Full Day Sea Caves Paddle
Kayak through one of the highlights of this paddling destination and explore the caves of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore with an experienced guide.
Join us as we leave from the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula to launch our kayaks on Lake Superior. After a short lesson or review we will launch from the beach to explore the towering sandstone cliffs and water-worn caves that extend for a few miles along the shoreline.
We’ll enjoy lunch along a secluded beach before enjoying the caves on the paddle back.
Typically we will wear wetsuits so bring shorts, tights or a swimsuit to wear underneath them.
All gear and equipment needed is provided.
We like to meet at 8:00 at the beach to beat the crowds and find calmer seas. We'll likely finish around 1:00 - 2:00. However, the time can be customized for the conditions of the day or your schedule. Sometimes, we'll even meet at 3:00 and finish at 8:00. For the lunch , we'll try to meet your dietary preferences.
Typically Tandem Kayaks are used as they tend to be more stable and a bit faster. Solo kayaks are an option, however, you’ll need to discuss this with your guide ahead of time.
WHERE WE MEET
For day trips we meet and launch right at Meyers Beach. It is located about 20 minutes west of Bayfield just off of Highway 13. The address is below.
Bayfield, WI 54814
There are changing rooms and bathrooms there as well as self pay parking for $5 through the park.
For more information visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Website.
SCHEDULE YOUR FULL DAY SEA CAVES TRIP
What do I wear?Typically we will wear wetsuits so shorts, tights, swimsuit or something similar is best. Bring a layer as it can sometimes be cooler on the water. Bring a dry bag or ziplock bag if you plan to bring a phone for photos.
Where do we go?On half day trips we will be paddling the "Mainland Sea Caves" area in the park. This four mile out and back shoreline paddle launches and lands at Meyers Beach.
Do you allow dogs?Sorry, due to limited space in the kayaks we are unable to allow dogs.
What about bad weather?If we are not able to go out due to weather or if you do not think it would be a good experience (due to rain, cold, etc.) you have the option to either reschedule or have a full refund. Lake Superior is notorious for it's quickly changing weather conditions, forecasts often change dramaticaly up until your trip departure. We will do everything we can to get you out on the water safely! We ask for flexibilty in situations where weather and other events are out of our control.
Is there an age or weight limit?We ask that paddlers are at least 100 lbs and/or 12 years old. In our experience it starts to become difficult to accommodate at about 270 lbs or above as it is hard to maintain stability and balance in the kayak but contact us for more information or body types.