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Article - Should I do the Half Day or Full Day Sea Caves Kayak Trip?

Updated: Feb 22, 2020

One of the most common questions we are asked is; "What is the difference between your half and full day sea caves kayak trips?" The answer is both simple and not.

Meyers Beach Sea Cave - Part of the mainland caves, Apostle Islands national Lakeshore

The simple answer is that we visit the same sea caves on both trips. These caves are located on the mainland. (not on an island) If you were to paddle the entire length it is about 8 miles from the launch beach to the end of the caves and back again. On our half-day trip we paddle half way down, a distance of about 4 miles, and then paddle back. So on the full day trip you get to see the entire cave system, and are provided a great lunch.

The less simple answer is that you get more than more caves and lunch on a full day trip, just like you get more from a 2 day camping trip than just a full day. The more time you spend in an area the more you see, but also the more you take in.

Solitude, exercise, memories, relaxation, clean air... These are the intangibles we receive from being outside and adventuring.

Now please note that I'm not trying to talk you out of or in to a particular trip. If you only have a half day, or are short on funds, then by all means the half-day trip is great, and you get to see most of the biggest caves to boot. But if you do have the time, you might want to think about the "intangibles" you receive by being out in nature and on the water for a longer period of time.

If you have further questions please feel free to comment below!

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