Apostle Islands Kayak, Camping, and Ice Cave Tours
Sea Caves Tours
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 need waves of one and a half feet or less to enter the sea caves.
The sea caves on Sand Island are unique because they act like one inter-connected tunnel cave, weaving from one cave to another with the incredible sounds of the caves reverberating off the walls. It is suggested that you pack a lunch for this sea cave tour.
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 one-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.
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 sea kayaking tour with a guide. It takes kayaking skills, and 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 kayak rentals and Apostle Island sea cave tours in advance. That is our busy season and with prior notice we can guarantee a reservation for you.