Frequently Asked Questions


If I purchase a kayak or paddleboard can you ship it to me?

Yes! If you would like to purchase one of our kayaks or SUPs we can ship anywhere in the continental USA or Canada. Price depends upon your location in relation to us, and ranges from $200 to $400 for one boat or board. You can get an estimate here: Enter our zip code 54827 in the "from" section to get your quote. We have other options for shipping as well, but this will give you a ballpark figure.

Used Item Return Policy

For used items we do not accept returns.

NEW item return policy

We accept returns if the item is still in new condition, in unopened package as applicable.

Trips & Tours

Do we paddle tandem or single kayaks on your sea kayak trips?

Adventure loves company, right? For our half and full day tours we use tandem sea kayaks for guests. Tandems are more stable than single kayaks, and they have rudders to help you steer. Occasionally when a guest has prior sea kayaking experience we allow them to paddle a single kayak. (Your guide makes the final decision) On longer (camping) trips we will need at least one tandem kayak along for safety and storage reasons, but more single kayaks are permitted because of the more extensive training received. Going tandem!

What should I bring on a paddling trip?

That kinda depends... We send you a suggested packing list once you register, but besides quick-dry clothing (such as a bathing suit) It's nice to have a rain/wind top layer, since cold water norm and splash is common from paddles and wave action. We provide a wet suit at your option. to take a peek at our packing lists and other useful information please check out our resources page.

Where do your trips leave from?

We greet you at our store location in Cornucopia unless otherwise arranged. Where the heck is Cornucopia? Point your compass towards 22475 Highway 13, Cornucopia WI and you should make it here. Just use the roads, too many trees to go through otherwise. A little known fact... We are by far the closest outfitter to the world-famous sea caves. This means less time sitting in a van next to others in your form-fitting wetsuit and more time paddling.

What are your cancellation/bad weather policies?

"If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger" or in our case, it may make you wetter. We still go out when it's rainy and chilly (Hey, we're in Wisconsin) but for truly hazardous weather such as thunder or crazy wave conditions we may need to make an excuse to watch the latest Netflix. Luckily for you we have a very reasonable cancellation policy. Please see our reservation information page for details. "Greetings, today we're not going paddling."

Do I need advanced reservations?

Besides "Why are you guys so awesome?" this is one of our most frequently asked questions. Answer: Always! Smaller groups and individuals can often find a spot on our trips with 24 hours advanced notice, but larger groups should give us a weeks notice (or more) if your plans are during the busy part of our season (End of July and beginning of August.)

If I'm RENTING do I need advanced reservations?

This time the answer is: Maybe. For sea kayaks, ALWAYS. We are often booked full weeks in advance, and you will need to take our Introductory Safety Course first, which we have to schedule ahead of time. For Sit On Top Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards we suggest making the leap and committing ahead, but you can often walk in and find the boat of your dreams just waiting for you. The Sit On Top Kayak of your dreams awaits...

How fast do I need to (or get to) paddle?

We only have 3 rules; stay together, stay together, and don't seperate. We paddle as a group, and every trip is different. The best thing to expect is that you will be paddling with a nice group of people, at the pace that the group will need to go to be safe. For more information on how we paddle as a group as sea kayakers check out this blog article. WOW! Look at that group togetherness!

Can I bring our fur baby with?

Oh my, how we love dogs! But, nope, they are not allowed on any of our guided tours. However... they are allowed on sit-on-top kayaks which you can rent, unguided, for the Roman's Point area and inland lakes. It's also worth mentioning that they are not allowed on stand-up-paddleboards as their nails tear the foam topper.

Equipment Rentals

What are your cancellation/bad weather policies?

We have a very reasonable cancellation policy. Please visit our reservation information page for details.

Area Info

What's so special about the Apostle Islands area? (In no particular order)

*The Apostles have some of the last old growth forest left in the mid-west. *There are historical lighthouses on several of the islands that visitors can explore, one of which that still has a lightkeeper! *Each island environment is different. Some have open hardwood forests, while others look more like a rainforest with hanging mosses and lichen. *There are sea caves on several islands, each with its' own shape and feel. *There are 22 Apostle Islands with one (Madeline) outside park boundaries.

Where can we stay?

We have great options on site, both in our Apostle Islands bunkhouse and in our adventure suite. There are several other options in Cornucopia for camping and B&B accomodations as well. Please visit our Guest Resources page for more recommendations.

What else is there to do in your area?

There are some other GREAT paddling destinations that you can reach right from our store. Romans' Point has some beautiful sea cliffs, caves and scenery. Lost Creek is great for nature watching and fishing. You can also paddle directly to the world-famous sea caves or head out into the islands from our beach. There's also waterfall hikes, road and mountain biking, coffee and eateries, sailing, shopping, art galleries, kite flying, frisbee or just hanging out on a great beach. Contact Us if you have specific questions or need direction.

How can I get the most out of my time in the area?

We get this question in many ways throughout the season. Since it is such a big question we invite you to contact us with your specific situation. Day trips to different areas? An overnight trip? Do a kayak training then a rental? Let's chat.

Classes & Workshops

What are you class/workshop cancellation policies?

We have a very reasonable cancellation policy. Please see our Class information page for details.

Do I need advanced reservations?

Always! Our class sizes are limited, and we need to let instructors know how many to preppare for. Wilderness skills and Folk Arts workshops need at least 2 weeks notice most of the time.

There are no stupid questions, just frequently asked ones.

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