Your Schedule
Custom Destinations
No Experience Necessary
We Provide the Gear


Not Your Ordinary Guiding Service

Our unique approach to guiding Apostle Islands Kayak Trips sets us apart from other touring services; You tell us when and where you want to go! Plus, we don't overbook our guides. That means your tour is as leisurely, or as quick, as you like it to be. (We're not an "assembly line".)

Well trained!

Our guides carry some of the highest levels of certifications through the American Canoe Association of all the guide services in the Apostle Islands!


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Half Day Sea Caves Paddle

Day Trip

Kayak through one of the highlights of this paddling destination and explore the caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore with an experienced guide.

Length: About 2.5 Hours

Launch: Meyers Beach, WI

Cost: $75 per person

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Full Day Sea Caves Paddle

Day Trip

Accessible only by water, these famous caverns along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are a playground of unique geographic wonder!

Length: About 5 Hours

Launch: Meyers Beach, WI

Length: $140 per person


Sand Island Excursion

Day Trip

Explore the sea caves of Sand Island.  Make the 3 mile crossing from beautiful Little Sand Bay over to Sand Island. This island has some wonderful and deep sea caves! Enjoy lunch near a historic lighthouse.

Length: About 6 Hours

Launch: Sand Bay, WI

Cost: $150 per person

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Saxon Harbor Waterfall, Cliffs, and Canyon Day Trip

Day Trip

It’s impossible to convey all of Lake Superior’s vast geological beauty. But this paddle may, perhaps, capture the heart of it.

Launch: Saxon Harbor, WI

Length: Day Trip

Cost: $140 per person

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Upper Peninsula Shoreline Kayak Camping Trip

Overnight Trip

Kayak along towering rocky cliffs. Set up camp amidst rich green foliage, hidden creeks and waterfalls. Scout smooth pebble beaches. The shoreline will ignite the explorer in you!

Launch: Saxon Harbor, WI 

Length: Overnight Trip

Cost: $150 per Day

Apostle Islands Camping

Kayak and Camp in the Apostle Islands

Overnight Trip

A "playground" for historians, paddling-enthusiasts and beach-lovers alike!  The Apostle's boast of old brownstone lighthouses, remote sandy beaches, and plenty of islands to explore!

Launch: Sand Bay, WI 

Length: Overnight Trip

Cost: $150 per day


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Spring 2021 Whitecap Kayak Learning Weekends

Join Whitecap Kayak this spring for a few weekends of ACA updates, paddle instruction and some great paddling around the Bayfield Peninsula!  Review the course options below and feel free to reach out with any questions! 

Dates: Weekends in Spring 2021

Cost: Variable

ACA Costal Kayaking Certificaton

ACA Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor Certification Exams

It’s more than just bragging rights! Take your love for kayaking to a much higher level! We strongly value formal training. The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a great organization that standardizes paddle-sport safety and instruction. It’s acknowledged as the “Gold Standard” of paddle-sport education throughout the US and several foreign countries. 

Dates: TBD 2021

Cost: $270 per person

Whitewater Kayaking Montral Canyon

Learn to Whitewater Kayak

Feel the rapture of being alive as learn the skill of whitewater kayaking! Join us at Wausau for their recreational dam releases, and let one of our instructors guide you through the basics of whitewater kayaking.

Length: About 2 Hours

Launch: Wausau, WI



My husband and I just got back from our anniversary trip. Everything was stellar. Neal was fantastic at the beginning of our reservation and the trip was totally customized for us. We had a three day two night trip that covered four islands . Britta and Kiah were our guides. Britta is like a ball of sunshine and Kiah was super knowledgeable. Food was outstanding and the scenery can’t be beat. Equipment was well-used but reliable and functional. I would go again.

My wife and I had a FANTASTIC experience with Whitecap Kayak this summer. They worked with our (tight) schedule to create a perfect 4 day 3 night excursion to several of the Apostle Islands.

Did the sea cave tour in a tandem kayak with my mom last weekend. Had a great time, guides were really personable and helpful (thank you, Britta & Emily!) Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in a day trip, and we got out with enough time to visit Bayfield and take one of the later ferries to Madeline Island. We were tired but delighted with the trip!


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.