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Welcome to Apostle Islands Kayaks!
 
Across the Bay - a World Away.
 
We are located on beautiful Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in the world. Please make yourself at home on our website, and telephone or email if you have any questions.  We promise you the very best kayaking experience.
Best wishes, and we hope to see you soon.  Telephone 715 747-3636 to make a reservation.
 
     THE 2015 SCHEDULE
 
HERE ARE YOUR DAILY KAYAKING OPTIONS:
 
 

1. GUIDED KAYAK TOURS FROM BIG BAY STATE PARK.  11 a.m.- 3 p.m.  From Big Bay State Park, we paddle a short distance to the caves and cliffs at the State Park, then through the Lagoon and back to the State Park. Check in with us at our downtown location between 10 and 10.30 a.m. Limited transportation is available by arrangement or you can take your car or bicycle to the Park. Lunch break is about 1 p.m., so bring food (and water).  Instruction included. Single and double traditional sit-in kayaks; $59 per person. Children free or half price*. Reservations recommended.  Campers can arrange to meet us at the Park.

2. SELF-GUIDED KAYAK RENTALS FROM BIG BAY TOWN PARK. 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. From the Town Park, paddle in the Lagoon and/or along the shore to the caves and cliffs at the State Park. Check in with us at our downtown location by 9.15 (hurry if you catch the 8.45 ferry from Bayfield!), then meet us at the Town Park parking lot by 9.30 p.m.. Limited transportation is available by arrangement or you can take your car or bicycle to the Park. Instruction included. Single, double and triple sit-on-top kayaks; $39 per person . Children free or half price*. Reservations recommended.  Campers can arrange to meet us at the park. 

3. SELF-GUIDED KAYAK RENTALS FROM BIG BAY TOWN PARK. 1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. From the Town Park, paddle in the Lagoon and/or along the shore to the caves and cliffs at the State Park. Check in with us at our downtown location between 12.15 and 12.45 p.m., then meet us at the Town Park parking lot by 1.30 p.m. Limited transportation is available by arrangement or you can take you car or bicycle to the Park. Instruction included. Single, double and triple sit-on-top kayaks; $39 per person. Children free or half price*. Reservations recommended. Campers can arrange to meet us at the Park.  

4. KAYAK AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION. Kayak from Joni's Beach.  Single, double and triple sit-on-top kayaks, 3 hours, $29 per person. Children free or half price*. We close at 5 p.m.

 5. STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS. FOR USE AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION, $15 per hour (2 hour minimum). We close at 5 p.m. 


 

ON YOUR WAY TO MADELINE ISLAND...

In Bayfield you might want to visit
the Madeline Island Information
Station just up the street from the
Mad Island Ferry. You will take
the frequent ferry to Madeline Is-
land. When you get off the ferry,
turn right on Main Street, walk five
minutes and you will find Apostle
Islands Kayaks across the street
from Joni's Beach - a great place
to have a picnic. If you have not re-
served a kayak, you will want to do
so, and experience the peace and
quiet of nature on the water.
Find a place to stay on Mad Island
or camp at Big Bay State Park (715
747-6425), or Big Bay Town Park
(715 747-3031).
Madeline Island has so much to
offer to kayakers (beginners or
experienced)! And  the only way to
really see the Island is by kayak.
You can kayak from Joni's Beach or
from the Town Park or the State
Park - Big Bay Lagoon is perfect for
observing the tranquility of nature
(great for kids - turtles everywhere)
and Big Bay's  three mile sandy
beach, rocks, cliffs and caves, is
magnificent. Your safety is our main
concern, and we are "experts" on
the weather. Note that the prevail--
ing wind is primarily from the west,
so if the west wind is blowing, the
east side of the Island -Big Bay - is
calm. So...
               
Across the Bay IS a World Away!
Have fun on Madeline Island! 
 
    Click on the picture of the
    Lagoon below for
    a detailed map of Big Bay
            (picture by Gary Knowles)

WE USE SIT-IN KAYAKS FOR GUIDED TOURS AND SAFE SIT-ON-TOPS FOR RENTALS. WE EMAIL PHOTOS OF YOU GOING IN, UNDER AND THROUGH CAVES AND JUST HAVING FUN (GUIDED TOURS ONLY).

PLEASE NOTE:

*CHILDREN 8 AND UNDER ARE FREE WITH 2 ADULTS IN DOUBLE AND TRIPLE KAYAKS.  THERE IS ROOM FOR TWO ADULTS AND A SMALL CHILD IN A DOUBLE KAYAK.  CHILDREN 9 - 11 ARE HALF PRICE.

A WATER SAFETY COURSE IS NOT REQUIRED.

YOU MUST CHECK IN AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION ACROSS FROM JONI'S BEACH UNLESS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.  

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED.

LIFE VESTS, PADDLES AND INSTRUCTION ARE PROVIDED.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE CANCELLED AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED KAYAKING.

WETSUITS ARE AVAILABLE BUT USUALLY NOT NECESSARY.

WE HAVE NEW AND USED KAYAKS, PADDLES AND ACCESSORIES  FOR SALE.  

SPECIAL: 15' Fiberglass Adventure Kayaks by Tahe Marine for BicSport, $1799

You can look forward to a great time on Madeline Island!  In the meantime, check out these links: www.madelineisland.com; www.madferry.com; www.bayfield.org, and for information on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, www.nps.gov/apis

Thanks for visiting.  We look forward to seeing you !

APOSTLE ISLANDS KAYAKS 

N690 Main Street, La Pointe, WI 548950, 715 747-3636

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