Apostle Islands

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***Apostle Islands Ice Caves Update 2/20/18:  The Red Cliff Ice Caves currently have 12″ or more of ice along the trail and will likely be open through March.  For Meyers Beach Ice Caves The Krumenacker curse has struck again.  Strong winds have broken up the ice sheet and today 2/20/18 the ice sheet at Meyers Beach is all icebergs.  Over the next few days the ice bergs will float away and there will be no ice at Meyers Beach.  Meyers Beach Ice caves will not be open this season, Red Cliff Ice Caves will only be open through March

***The photo slideshow below are pictures of the 2018 Red Cliff Ice Caves from 2/7/18***

This satellite image from 2/16/18 shows the current ice cover in the Apostle Islands (click here for larger image)

We specialize in adventure facilitation for Kayaking and Ice Cave adventures in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior.  

If you do not have kayak experience we highly suggest that you go on a tour with a guide.  It takes kayaking skills, you must be in good shape and you must be able to swim to kayak without a guide in the Apostle Islands.  Tours are appropriate for beginners and inexperienced paddlers as we only launch in safe paddling conditions and guides are equipped to tow if necessary.

If you are visiting Bayfield from July 4th-Labor Day please book your rentals and tours in advance.   That is our busy season and with prior notice we can guarantee a reservation for you.


Sea Caves

  Sea Caves can be found at the following locations and are listed from most impressive to least; Devil’s Island, Sand Island, Meyers Beach, Red Cliff, Stockton Island, Outer Island, Ironwood Island, Cat Island, Bear Island, Romans Point  and Madeline Island.  You can expect crowds of paddlers and motor boats at Meyers Beach and Madeline Island,  the other sea cave locations you will have mostly to yourself.  You will need waves of 1.5 foot or less to enter the sea caves.

Rental Policies

 You must be able to swim to rent any kayak from us.  Sea kayaks are the only kayaks allowed for island crossings.  Any person that can eskimo roll, rodeo re-enter and T-rescue a sea kayak and can demonstrate those skills on the day of your rental will pass our free safety test.  If you do not already have these kayak skills we offer a 1 hour training session for $25 per person.  However, you must still be able to pass a safety test after the training session to be able to rent a sea kayak.  Safety test requirements are being able to execute a successful; wet exit, re-entry and T-rescue.  

  Tours, Stand up paddle board rentals and sit on top kayak rentals come with free instruction.  $25 safety course and safety test are only for sea kayak rentals and is not required for kayak tours.

Tour Policies

 Instruction is free for all our kayak tours, you do not need a $25 safety course and our prices include guide, kayak, wetsuits and all gear.  The trip minimum for all of our  kayak tours is four people, most often the tour you sign up for will have 4 people booked by the time you launch, however  If you would like a private tour  for just two people you will have to pay for four people.  If you are signed up for a tour that only has two people and you do not want to pay for a private tour we will put you on a different tour that has enough people signed up.  We suggest you pack yourself a lunch or eat a meal before your tour.  Please come with weather appropriate clothing. When you book a tour or rental and weather forces a cancellation, we do our best to accommodate you.  We allow you to choose between  a 100% refund, rescheduling for another day, or an alternate tour for $55.  To hold a reservation we require full payment.  If you cancel less than 48 hours before your reservation you receive a 50% refund.  No show results in no refund.  If we make it to the sea caves the tour has been conducted, regardless of how far along the tour travels.  If we do not launch the sea cave tour due to weather you do have the option of a 100% refund.


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