Apostle Islands Sea Kayak Camping Trips
Kayaks enjoying the view
"We enjoyed the time we spent with our guide and thought that he did an excellent job in all phases of the trip."
"The menu was varied and a pleasant surprise as we are experienced campers and know how hard it is to produce good meals on the move for days at a time."
"We were impressed with all of the equipment"
"The whole experience was very positive and worth every penny."
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a premier paddling destination for good reason. Exploring these islands by kayak gives you something few things do these days...time.
Time to quiet your mind and reset to a slower pace. Time to wonder what it was like when the glaciers covered this land in a mile of ice. Or what it would feel like to be a French Voyageur paddling these waters with your load of furs for trade. It gives you time to ponder what makes sea caves, or perhaps to visit a lighthouse and imagine what it was like to live on these islands as a light-keeper. You may find yourself paddling over a shipwreck and feel the cool hand of the lake give you shivers, or walk through the timeless wisdom of a moss-laden old growth forest.
Camping by sea kayak puts you in touch with the water and islands like no other form of travel. You will be camping, but you will also be traveling in style: Self-sufficient, self-propelled, and in touch with your surroundings.
What to Expect From Us
Experienced Staff - All of our guides have American Canoe Association training and lead guides have advanced first aid certifications with lots of time on the water.
Tasty Meals - This isn't backpacking... Expect specialties such as fresh whitefish and dutch oven brownies. Read about our food philosophy.
Small Group Sizes - Groups are usually between four and ten participants.
Solid Equipment - Chosen with safety in mind, offering top of the line single, tandem, and even triple kayaks.
Educational Opportunities - You'll come away from your trip with new found skills in paddling and kayak camping. Most overnight trips include our Introductory Safety Course which gives you the skills to rent on your own in the future. Every trip also includes lessons in natural and cultural history as our route and time allow.
Great video by one of our participants on a 4 day trip
Now it's time to choose...
A short trip will let you unwind a bit from the everyday, and give you a taste of sea kayaking in the Apostle Islands. If you are ready, a longer trip will allow you to see the more remote locations and give you a wilderness immersion that will quiet your mind and leave you refreshed. Also NEW for 2022, we're offering "The Experienced Paddler", a 4 day trip designed to go farther, faster.
Choose your preferred trip length below. If you don't see availability for the trip you want you can try a different trip length, or give us a call. We can often open up new dates with groups of 4 or more.