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Looking for the best kayak tour? Take the Big Bay Water Trail from the Town park to the caves and cliffs at the State Park. The boardwalk between the south end of the Lagoon and Lake Superior was  finished in August 2018 (picture on the right). We proposed the boardwalk to the DNR in 2013.

Here's what we do:

We begin at the Town Park with a bit of expert paddling instruction. The peaceful Lagoon is the perfect place to start a kayak tour. It is  almost always calm with little or no wind which means we can practice our kayaking skills while enjoying the incredible beauty of the wetlands surrounding us - birds, flowers, little islands, turtles and other surprises. The Big Bay Lagoon is a part of Big Bay that you don't want to miss.

After kayaking down the Lagoon we land at the boardwalk and take the short portage over the forested sand spit to one of the most magnificent beaches on Lake Superior. It's time for lunch and a swim! We then kayak past the State Park beach to the rocks, caves and cliffs of the Big Lake (the biggest in the world!). After visiting a few caves (Ed is always taking pictures to send to you later), we stop for some cliff jumping - always a favorite activity for kids (big kids too). We then kayak directly to the Town Park staying on Lake Superior within view of the magnificent three mile long sandy beach (see picture map inset). We put the kayaks back on the rack and take our final group picture, refreshed and thankful for the beauty of nature that we have experienced.


CHECK IN WITH US at our downtown location across from Joni's Beach by 10.30 a.m. WE LEAVE FROM DOWNTOWN at 10.45 and drive to the Town Park. We return to the Town Park between 3 and 4.

TRANSPORTATION to and from the Town Park is available by arangement (contact us before you arrive!) or we can meet you at the Town Park.

BUT LET US KNOW when you arrive on Madeline. We need to know you are here and where you are going to meet us!

Book early! Our tours are limited to 12 participants.

Reservations are recommended 

A water safety course is not required

Life vests, paddles and instruction are provided

Wetsuits are available for rent (usually not necessary)

We have new and used kayaks and accessories for sale

Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before your scheduled kayaking

Children 8 and under are free; children 9 - 11 half price.

More information:

National Park Service / Apostle Islands


You will receive a confirmation email with further information.


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It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.  Albert Einstein, obituary, April 19, 1955, NYTimes