Come with us and explore beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that hugs the south shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s known for the dramatic multicolored Pictured Rocks cliffs. We will paddle along beautiful cliffs and explore caves and waterfalls. We have partnered with our kayak friends in Munising so we could offer the best Kayak trip in the U.P
We have reserved a campsite right off the Lake so after our paddle, and Sunset we (Scott & Ariane) will cook you a rockin dinner that ends the day right along with some local Munising Craft Brews.
This is the only trip along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that shows you the best of the park. Cruise aboard a 56-foot passenger vessel and launch your kayak right where the most notable scenery begins.
What’s so cool about launching from the boat…The boat follows you—making it more safe and convenient for varied ages and abilities. Because the launch boat follows you along as you paddle, you’ll always be within a reasonable distance of emergency help and restrooms. You can choose to take a break at any time, making your trip as comfortable as possible. (We don’t recommend this tour for smaller children.)
This trip is approximately 4-5 hours long with around 2 hours—or 5 miles—of kayaking time. Your tour begins at the East Channel of Munising Bay and heads into Lake Superior where you will launch your kayak just past Painted Coves. Once finished with the paddle portion of the trip, board the boat for a ride back to shore.
The night before our launch, you are invited to camp with us at Bay Furnace Campground part of the Hiawatha National Forest. The launch is right down the street so this is a great place to set up a home base. The campground is on Lake Superior. We have a reserved spot very close to the Lake. We will prep for the next day's paddle and get to know each other.
Saturday September 20th - We will meet at our designated launch site at approximately at 1:30. Our trip launches at 2:30. NO LATE arrivals please. The boat launches at 2:30 sharp.
We will paddle the most picturesque portion of Pictured Rocks. Highlights of the tour include Lovers Leap, Rainbow Caves, Indian Head, Grand Portal, Battleship Row, Flower Vase, Chapel Cove and Chapel Rock.
Trips are approximately 4-5 hours long with around 2 hours—or 5 miles—of kayaking time. Your tour begins at the East Channel of Munising Bay and heads into Lake Superior where you will launch your kayak just past Painted Coves. Once finished with the paddle portion of the trip, board the boat for a ride back to shore.
After our Kayak Trip we will return to Bay Furnace and cook to feed our hungry belly's after spectacular day of Kayaking. The price of the trip include this dinner. We all leave on Sunday Morning. (After coffee of course)
Keep in mind that we paddle in tandem kayaks based because of the improved stability. If you have an odd number in your group or you are a solo paddler, you will be paired with another Kayaker.
Munising, Michigan is located in the Eastern Time Zone (EST). Be mindful of the clock when traveling to kayak with us.
Paddling will be done with the wind at the paddlers back whenever possible. The tour will run weather permitting with a safety first mindset. A back up trip will be offered in case of weather conditions where we cannot safely kayak Pictured Rocks. Full Refunds will be provided if the weather forces us to cancel.
No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the tour.
The maximum weight capacity for two paddlers is 625 lbs. The cockpits are 17.3 by 35 inches in size and they are elongated. The maximum width is 17.3 inches. If you cannot fit into a space of about 17 inches it is highly likely you will not be able to fit into this space.
No previous kayaking experience is necessary for this tour. A basic safety and paddling course will be provided prior to the experience. There will also be ACA trained kayak guides with a safety first mindset available at all times and a passenger boat nearby for convenience and safety.
WHAT IS PROVIDED
18 foot Looksha T Tandem kayaks manufactured by Necky Kayaks
Personal flotation devices + spray skirts (All passengers will be required to wear a provided personal flotation device, wetsuits will be available upon request.)
ACA trained guides with a safety first mindset
Passenger boat nearby for convenience and safety
WHAT TO BRING
Trips are approximately 5 hours long, please be prepared for rain or cold weather with appropriate layers
*Food & water (no designated meal breaks) Cookout at Bay Furnace Campground will be provided
You are welcome to bring your own snacks and beverages; however, we do not allow large coolers or alcoholic beverages on board.
Jacket and shoes or sandals
Sunglasses & hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent
After reserving your spot, we will send you additional documentation that must be filled out before you can go. Our itinerary is available to download now, but waiver forms and other important forms will be e-mailed to you.
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Scott & Ariane have been assisting in outdoor educational events for over 10 years. As Certified Guides and Leave No Trace Trainers, Organizers and Instructors, we reserve the right to: Create, Invite, and Charge for events that we choose fit. Each Event/Trip/Class will normally have a charge. Each Event/Trip/Class will have it's own REFUND POLICY. It's your responsibility to READ that REFUND POLICY before RSVPing to an Event/Trip/Class.
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Adventure Trips Policy: If you need to cancel a booking or reservation for any Adventure Trip. We ask that you cancel NO LESS than 30 days prior to the Trip date. If cancelled prior to 30 days before the trip date, you will be offered a full refund minus PayPal fees. However, if cancelling the booking or reservation within 30 days of the scheduled Trip date, we will offer a refund minus PayPal fees and an additional 20% for time and planning incurred.
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Installment Payments/Deposits: You may make partial payments to book your trip. A trip deposit to secure a booking is 1/3 rd of the trip cost. 640.00 divided by 3. Bookings will NOT be secured until the initial deposit is paid. All payments must be made prior to 30 days before the Adventure Trip start date. NO EXEMPTIONS. Deposits and partial payments must be approved first. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to set up a plan for you.
Only options are: Sawyer International Airport in Marquette Michigan. Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city of the state's Upper Peninsula.
Each airport has it's own rental car services. Your car will be secure at the docking location for the period of the duration of the Kayak Tour.
Munising Motel - The Munising Motel is located in downtown Munising and within walking distance to many of the local Upper Michigan attractions. It is Pet Friendly. WiFi Internet, At Door Parking. Lot's of Shops right across the street. Great walking opportunities.
Sunset on the Bay Motel - Sunset Motel on the Bay in Munising, MI. Our unique Munising, MI lodging is located directly on the Lake Superior shoreline and is extremely accommodating for groups of all sizes. We have over 500 feet of private Lake Superior shoreline, picnic tables and grills for guest use. Great place to watch the sunset
Superior Motel & Suites - Superior Motel & Suites is centrally located in downtown Munising. We are located in close proximate to the Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore, Grand Island, and 17 Alger County Waterfalls. Our Upper Peninsula Lodging has 15 rooms and 3 suites that provide our guests with a variety of room types to best suit your needs. We also have free wireless internet service available.
Camping and RV
Bay Furnace Campground - At Bay Furnace Campground you can enjoy the scenic view of Lake Superior with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and occasional northern light displays. This convenient location makes it a perfect site for the traveler who would like to camp overnight. It is also a perfect place to stay while enjoying the recreational opportunities available in the Munising area.
Pictured Rocks RV Park - A place you can experience the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with all the modern amenities of camping in your own backyard. Explore all the beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island while sleeping under the stars. Featuring full service hookups at ALL sites. Sewer, water, and electrical hookups so you can have everything you need in the comfort of your own tent, camper, or RV. Located in Christmas, MI!
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