APOSTLE ISLANDS KAYAKS - MADELINE ISLAND

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IT ALL STARTS AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION - SEE THE VIDEO BELOW*

 
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 2016 SCHEDULE
 
THIS IS THE TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR 2016:
 
 

There may be some changes. The schedule will be finalized by May 1, 2016. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK ON LINE.

GUIDED KAYAK TOURS LEAVE FROM DOWNTOWN AT 9.30 and 1.30. We paddle in the Lagoon and/or to the caves and cliffs at the State Park, stop for a snack, and then kayak back to the starting point. 3 1/2 hours. YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH US AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION A HALF HOUR BEFORE YOU TOUR LEAVES. Limited transportation is available by arrangement or you can take your car or bicycle to the starting point by arrangement. Bring a snack and water.  Instruction is included. Single and double traditional sit-in kayaks; $59 per person. Children free or half price.** Reservations are recommended.  Campers can meet us at the starting point by arangement.  

KAYAK RENTALS  LEAVE FROM DOWNTOWN AT 11.  Paddle in the Lagoon and/or to the caves and cliffs at the State Park and back to the starting point. 3 1/2 hours.  YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH US AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION A HALF HOUR BEFORE YOUR TOUR LEAVES.  Limited transportation is available by arrangement or you can take your car or bicycle to the starting point by arrangement.  Instruction is included. Single, double and triple sit-on-top kayaks; $39 per person. Children free or half price.**  Reservations are recommended.  Campers can meet us at the starting point by arrangement.  

WE ALSO HAVE KAYAKS AND STAND UP PADDLEBOARDS AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION.  SUPs are for use downtown only (we may change this).

 


 

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 haven't 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 
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! 
 

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

**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.  
  • 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 FOR SALE! 

Links: www.madelineisland.com; www.madferry.com; www.bayfield.org, www.nps.gov/apis.  And the video at  http://www.wisconsinrivertrips.com/segments/madeline-island

Thanks for visiting.  We look forward to seeing you !

APOSTLE ISLANDS KAYAKS 

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

PLEASE ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR TOURS IN CUBA: www.cubakayaktours.com

FOR A MAP OF BIG BAY click on the picture of Big Bay Lagoon >

(Picture by Gary Knowle

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