Island Day Trips

Though the majority of the Apostle Islands require multiple days in order to access by kayak, there are a few within the inner ring that are accessible and enjoyable within one day. If you are looking to kayak to an Apostle Island, look no further!

Explore our Guided Island Day Trips

Sand Island Full Day – $149

Daily: 8am

Approximately 7 hrs / 9 miles.

This paddle includes an open water crossing to the idyllic Sand Island. This full day adventure highlights the historic Sand Island Lighthouse, the lost village of Shaw, and some of Lake Superior’s most intricate sea caves.

Lunch is included.

Shuttle to/from Little Sand Bay is included.

Basswood Island Full Day – $149

Daily: 9am

Approximately 6 hrs / 8 miles.

On this journey, you will cross the open water of the west channel to discover the wonders of the quarried Basswood Island. Explore the Fedora shipwreck, hike to Basswood’s brownstone quarry, and spend time swimming and eating lunch on the sand beach.

Lunch is included.

Tour departs from Bayfield.

All guided trips use and include tandem and triple sea kayaks for safety.

Trip Policies:

“Because of Lake Superior’s power and unpredictability, the National Park Service does NOT recommend the use of small open boats, canoes, open cockpit or sit-upon kayaks, and paddleboards for travel between islands or to the sea caves. A sea kayak is the recommended kayak that should be used in the Apostle Islands.”

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Learn more about the National Park Service’s recommendations here! Kayaking

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Bayfield, WI. 54814

Hours: 8am – 5pm, Memorial Day – Early Oct,
Closed Tuesdays thru September

7 Washington Ave., Bayfield, WI 54814

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Commitment to Safety

With one of the world’s largest lakes as our day to day office, we are committed to continuous rescue and safety development both on and off the water. Each spring (and weekly training meetings) our guides and mentors work through ACA Level 1-3 and WFA certification to keep our adventures just as safe as they are fun.