SPOT - The World's First Satellite GPS Messenger



At Avantura, we specialize in renting & selling SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger & Tracker. Short and long term rentals are available. We support large race tracking as well as a lone tracker in Algonquin Park!


SPOT CONNECT - you asked, you got it! Simply pair your smartphone with SPOT Connect, and get connected to a global satellite network that lets you send messages and GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere on the planet. Update Twitter and Facebook. Send text messages or a short email. Request non-emergency help from contacts or professional service providers. And in the case of a critical emergency, send an SOS message requesting emergency assistance.


+ Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite

+ Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options

+ Connects to your iPhone and Android phone via Bluetooth (free SPOT Connect App)

SPOT 2 is the 2nd generation Satellite GPS Messenger. It's 30% smaller & lighter, with an enhanced antenna that boasts faster GPS acquisition (helps with signal pick up while hiking under the thick canopy). Other unique features include dedicated GPS acquisition & "Message Sending" indicator lights and protective cover over the 911 (now branded SOS) button! SPOT 2 is available in orange and silver color.

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SPOT satellite messenger buy or rent

SPOT is the world’s first and only Satellite GPS Messenger, a truly unique device. It uses the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sends its location – with a link to Google Maps™ – as a pre-programmed e-mail message via a commercial satellite network to your friends and family.

SPOT GPS Personal Tracker can also send the message to the mobile phone.

Unlike a traditional GPS device, which only receives a satellite signal indicating your location, SPOT utilizes dual satellite networks to receive your location as well as transmit it, along with pre-programmed messages, to the recipients of your choice.

Whether you’re just checking in, allowing others to track your progress, or calling for help SPOT gives you a vital line of communication with your friends, family or workplace when you want it, and emergency assistance when and where you need it. And since it utilizes 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world – even where cell phones don’t.

When using Help, Check-in and Track Progress functions, you  can pinpoint your location for others or save as waypoints for future reference using email links to mapping from Google Maps™


Our clients include: Geological Survey of Canada, Department of National Defense, Long Distance Tracking Companies, Remote Outfitters, Canoeists, Remote Fishing Lodge Operators and other Outdoors enthusiasts.

Our two offices are located in Toronto and Bell's Rapids, on the east side of Algonquin Park.


News & Alerts:

01 June 2013: SPOT announced a $50 rebate on SPOT-2, valid until 30 September 2013.

21 November 2012: Team Avantura leaving for the Colorado and Grand Canyon today; to celebrate this trip, SPOT-2 is on special for 79.99 after rebate! Track us here "Avantura 3"

22 October 2012: SPOT-2 promotion is back - $50 rebate available until 31 December, 2012. Click here to purchase!

13 June 2012: Our lowest SPOT-2 price ever $89.99 no tax, free shipping, free floatation case. Click here to purchase!

14 April 2012: $50 rebate on SPOT-2 just announced!

2012 Texas Water Safari: Click here for more information about TWS SPOT-2 special ($159.99 + Free Tracking/Free Shipping/Free Float Case/No tax)

North Carolina 2011 Challenge & Ultra Marathon: How far could you go in a small boat? Maybe further than you think. Please bring your SPOT with you. Click here to see the WaterTribe special for SPOT-2!

Francophone Games in Sudbury: Great Urban Canoe Adventure! Check here to watch the live tracker on 23rd July 2011 as the participants race over Lac Ramsey to the finish line!

Race the Phantom: Avantura will be on hand in New Brunswick to provide live tracking of this great race that combines trekking, mountain biking, paddling and navigation (29-30 July). Phantom racers, check out the Avantura SPOT-2 special!

Wilderness Traverse, Aug 20-21, Haliburton, Ontario Bob Miller and his team challenges you to partake in this incredible experience. You will love it, apparently. You will hate it, too. Above all, you will feel powerful. And, you'll want it to end...just so you can do it again next year. Avantura will be there to provide SPOT tracking.

2011 Texas Water Safari: a 260-mile canoe race along the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers to the Gulf of Mexico was another success of the event organizers and racers! Avantura proudly provided the SPOT rental fleet to track over 50 participants! You can read the post-mortem on the race, check out the result and see the photos here

SPOT-2 Special: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger $50 mail in REBATE $149.99 - $50 = $99.99!!! Offer good until December 31st, 2011 on SPOT-2 device only.

SPOT Connect Satellite Communicator

SPOT CONNECT: No Cell Signal? No problem. Turn your Smartphone into a satellite communicator with the SPOT Connect device. Compatible with Android platform 2.0 or later.

LIVE the adventure with SPOT live maps! Learn how to stream SPOT waypoints and embed them on your website.

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SHARE YOUR ADVENTURE NOW! To add your trip to the Avantura Live Tracker, complete this simple form.


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