Apostle Islands Camping Trips

Overnight Kayaking Trips

2020 COVID-19 Update

We recently heard from the Apostle Islands National Park Service that they’ve decided not to open the islands this year to camping.   We’re really sad and disappointed by that, but understand it has to do with concern for the safety of their staff and management.


Though we’re disappointed, we have a great alternative! We’re gearing up to do kayak camping trips in the Western UP near the Porcupine Mts., this summer. We’ve done trips there for years, and I don’t think anyone has been disappointed!


In addition to that there are still great paddling trips available in the park and Bayfield area.  Learn more about these alternative trip options below.

Sand Island Excursion

Day Trip



Full Day Sea Caves Paddle

Day Trip



UP Shoreline Camping Trip

Overnight Camping Trip



A “playground” for historians, paddling-enthusiasts, and beach-lovers alike! These Apostle Island kayak trips boast of old brownstone lighthouses, remote sandy beaches, and plenty of islands to explore! This will be an apostle islands kayaking tour you will never forget.

Kayak and camp the Apostle Islands with us! This is one of the most popular sea kayak destinations of the world! Camp on islands, explore sandstone sea caves, hike trails, visit former brownstone quarries, lighthouses, and former fishing camps. There are numerous options available depending on the size, interests, and ambitions of your group. We’ll often customize the trip to fit what works best for you, or if you’re on your own, we’ll try to find you a group.


Typically, after paddling instructions and packing our kayaks, we’ll leave from Little Sand Bay and paddle 2 hours to Sand Island. This wonderful island has nice campsites with sandy beaches, great sea caves, a cool lighthouse that often offers tours, and some nice hiking. Depending on the length of the trip, we’ll visit and stay on York or Oak, with a visit to Raspberry. Trips longer than 2-3 days can be planned to other more distant islands.

Where We Meet

For trips in the Apostle Islands we meet at and launch from Little Sand Bay. 

There are changing rooms, bathrooms, and free overnight parking there. 


Little Sand Bay

Russell, WI 54814

Your Schedule
Custom Destinations
No Experience Necessary
We Provide the Gear
Awesome Sights
Meals Included


Apostle Islands Camping Trip

2 Days: $300 adult / $150 Child

3 Days: $400 adult / $200 Child

4 Days: $500 adult / $250 Child

5 Days: $600 adult / $300  Child

6 Days: $700 adult / $350 Child

Kids are ages 17 and under. Must have a group of at least 3 adults for these prices. An additional $25/ person will be applied for groups with less than three adults.


We assume everyone is a beginner.  We’ll teach, train and guide you throughout the trip — but also respect the experiences you come with.

Participants should be able to:


  1. Understand basic instructions

  2. Manage personal care and mobility

  3. Enter and exit the kayak. You should be able to maintain a balanced upright position while seated.

  4. Be comfortable in water and able to float in an upright position with a life jacket.


Contact us below to set up your Apostle Islands Kayak Camping Trip

 Please contact us at whitecapkayak@gmail.com to begin setting up your Apostle Islands Kayak Camping Trip.  Include the trip name, date you are looking at as well as number of children and adults in your group.

Email: whitecapkayak@gmail.com

Whitecap Kayak

31375 Wannebo Rd

Washburn, WI 54891

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Whitecap Kayak offers customized guided Apostle Islands Kayaking trips on Lake Superior as well as ACA Sea Kayak Certification classes, Wilderness First Aid Courses and more.