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.
Please use the Book Now button (above) to make reservations.  Telephone us if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon!
 
     THE 2016 SCHEDULE
 
          TOUR ALL OF BIG BAY 
 
 

Paddle in the Lagoon AND to the caves and cliffs at the State Park

GUIDED KAYAK TOURS: Check in with us at our downtown location by 10.30 a.m. WE LEAVE FROM DOWNTOWN at 10.45 a.m. From the Town Park we paddle in the quiet Lagoon and then to the caves and cliffs at the State Park. After a short lunch break we cross the Lake back to our starting point, OR we start at the State Park. 4 hours, i.e. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Transportation is available by arrangement or we can meet you at the starting point.  JUST BE SURE TO CHECK IN AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION and bring food and water!  We begin with expert instruction and we use single and double traditional sit-in kayaks.  $59 per person. Children free or half price.** Reservations are recommended.

 

NO KAYAK RENTALS ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME - PERHAPS LATER THIS SEASON

PADDLEBOARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT OUR DOWNTOWN LOCATION.  

 


 

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! 
 

IF YOU WISH WE WILL EMAIL PHOTOS OF YOU KAYAKING IN THE LAGOON AND AROUND THE CAVE AREA.

**CHILDREN 8 AND UNDER ARE FREE WITH AN ADULT.  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.  

* Video: 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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