Kayak Rental

Please Call or Text for any rentals planned in September (715-209-2244)

Sit on top kayaks do not require a $25 safety course, they include free instruction.  Sit on top kayaks are much safer for beginner paddlers because they are self bailing.  However, Sea kayaks are the only kayaks allowed for Island Crossings.  We require a free safety test and optional safety course (1 hr $25) for sea kayaks rentals.  Safety test requires that you can do the kayak rescue skills shown in the videos below.

* Beginner paddlers are encouraged to use Basswood, Oak, Stockton, Madeline, Long and Hermit Island.  These islands are protected and offer a safer paddling experience.  Paddlers with experience can utilize Sand, York, Raspberry, Bear, Otter, Rocky, Ironwood and Manitou Island.  These islands are more exposed and require that you can paddle in 3 foot waves.  We only allow expert paddlers to plan rental inteneraries that travel to Devil’s, South Twin, Cat, Outer and Michigan Island.  North Twin and Eagle Island are off limits due to NPS restrictions.

*Sea Caves can be found at the following locations and are listed from most impressive to least; Devil’s Island, Sand Island, Meyers Beach, Romans Point, Stockton Island, Outer Island, Ironwood Island, Cat Island, Bear Island, Oak Island, Madeline Island.  You can expect crowds of paddlers and motor boats at Meyers Beach and Madeline Island which really detracts from their splendor.  The other sea cave locations you will have mostly to yourself.  

*We suggest a maximum of 10 miles of paddling per day for sea kayaks and a maximum of 6 miles per day for sit on top kayaks.


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Delivery Rates
* Fee is based on location only and not how many items you have delivered.

Bayfield — $50
Cornucopia- $50
Red Cliff- Free
Madeline Island $50
Sand Bay- $50
Meyers Beach – $50

* all multi-day sea kayak rentals are required to bring their own or rent from us a handheld waterproof VHF radio (1 per group).

*Rentals Travelling to exterior islands; Bear, Devils, Rocky, Cat, Outer, Stockton, and Michigan islands will be required to rent from us or bring their own SPOT satellite messenger / EPRB for $15/day (1 per group).  These devices work where cell phones do not and allow you to; (1). check in when arriving safely to your destination, (2.)  Pay a water taxi to pick you up and (3.) Send an SOS message to the coast guard station in Bayfield, Wi.  WATER TAXI RATES

 We reserve the right to deny a rental if you are unable to pass the safety test for sea kayak rentals.*

10% discount for groups of 8 or more

Kayak Rental Rates
kayak 24 hour
tandem sea kayak 65
single sea kayak 45
tandem sit on top 55
single sit on top 40


additonal 24 hours

tandem sea kayak

single sea kayak 25
tandem sit on top 35
single sit on top 25

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Sit On-Top Kayak Rentals

* can accommodate riders up to 300 lbs

* Sit on Top Kayak Rental.  Free safety course provided.

Sea Kayak Rentals

* can accommodate riders up to 250 lbs

 You must be able to do a T-rescue, wet exit &re-entry to be able to rent sea kayaks for island crossings.(illustrated in the 3 videos at the bottom of this page) If you do not know how to do these sea kayak skills we have a safety course available for $25.  We are quite strict about our guidelines for renting sea kayaks for island crossings.  If you plan on taking the sea kayak safety course, you must still pass the skills in the safety test to be able to rent a sea kayak for island crossings.

Includes — boat, paddle, life jacket, spray skirt, paddle float & pump.
*You must bring your own fully charged cell phone.  Verizon has the best service.  If you are traveling to the exterior Islands a VHF radio or ham radio is highly encouraged.

Additional Items for Rent

  • Safety Course — $25/person
  • Wet Suit — $5/day, $20/maximum per person
  • Roof Racks & Straps — $5/day
  • Dry Bag — $3/day, $20/maximum
  • VHF Radio — $8/day, $50/maximum
  • 2.5 watt VHF radio- $12 / day
  • Extra Paddle — $5/day, $20/maximum
  • Spot GPS EPRB— $15/ day  $50/ maximum


* If you are planning an overnight rental you can only launch at Cornucopia, Little Sand Bay, Bayfield or Legendary Waters Casino (Casino costs money to park and launch), as these are the only places to park a car overnight.* Sea Kayak Training for overnight rentals is done in Red Cliff, Wi and then delivered to your launch location.


Safety Test:  Must be able to execute wet exit and T-rescue



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*We reserve the right accommodate each rental as we see fit


Meyers Beach Sea Caves Real Time Waves

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Lake Superior 6 day wave forecast.

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