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Meyers Beach gets too crowded in August. There can be lines of kayaks waiting as long as 30 minutes to get into a cave. Boat tours also start going to Meyers in August and the fumes and boat wakes inside the caves can ruin the whole experience. We highly suggest Romans Point or Red Cliff in August. We are better able to cater your tour to your enjoyment and take as long as we want at each cave so you can explore the sandstone and take as many photos as you like. Romans is a bit more challenging than Red Cliff and has slightly better caves while Red Cliff is done in a very protected and calm area and also has a 300′ shipwreck, the Fedora from the 1800’s, in shallow water. We have discounted the tours that we encourage you to sign up for in August to make your decision even easier.
Apostle Islands Sea Caves Map
Meyers Beach is heavily promoted by the AINL staff because they collect a parking fee at Meyers Road which results in a very crowded Meyers Beach in August. Romans Point and Red Cliff Sea Caves are just as good and and not as crowded in August. Sea Caves can be found at the following locations and are listed in descending order by size and quantity of sea caves. Click on the red bullseye on the map below for more information about each set of sea caves. All the caves being ranked here are large enough to fit an 18′ tandem kayak; Devil’s Island, Meyers Beach, Sand Island, Romans Point, Madeline Island, Red Cliff, Stockton Island, Chequamegon Bay and Cat Island. You can expect large crowds at Meyers Beach. The other sea cave locations you will have mostly to yourself. You will need waves of 1.5 foot or less to enter the sea caves.
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Any Reservation that is cancelled more than 98 hours in advance receives a full refund. Less than 98 is 50% refund.No show, no refund.If weather cancels your tour you receive a full refund. We try to give you at least 24 hours notice by text or email if weather is a concern. If we cancel the tour you receive a 100% refund.
We do our best to get you out to your desired location. If weather does not permit we do not force you to go on a different tour. We will offer an alternative tour, a chance to reschedule or a 100% refund.
You must have previous kayak experience and know how to swim to rent a sea kayak. A 1 to 2 hour safety course is mandatory for all rentals and we reserve the right to require a guide for your rental.
Our goal is to facilitate your adventure into one of the most unique and biodiverse destinations in North America. The Apostle Islands are a sandstone island achipelago that feature long stretches of towering sandstone cliffs nestled amonst pristine beaches. These islands are some of the last places to find old growth boreal forest and home to the famous sea caves. The sea caves are found in 3 spots (Meyer’s Beach, Sand Island and Devil’s Island). They are sandstone cliffs in which the waves have etched out winding caves that are just the right size for kayaks and paddle boards. Any questions you have for us please feel free to contact us, we are happy to answer them.
Something for everyone
• Tours are appropriate for beginners and inexperienced paddlers.
• If you do not have kayak experience we highly suggest that you go on a tour with a guide.
• It takes kayaking skills, you must be in good shape and you must be able to swim to kayak without a guide in the Apostle Islands.
• Tours are appropriate for beginners and inexperienced paddlers as we only launch in safe paddling conditions and guides are equipped to tow if necessary.
We are pet friendly
• We are the only outfitter in the Apostle Islands that shadows our Meyers Beach tours with a support vessel.
• If any member of your group does not want to kayak or is too young, they can follow the group in our Support Vessel and Coast Guard certified boat captain.
• We even allow well-trained dogs to ride in the boat. The AINL rules for outfitters do not allow pets on tours in the AINL boundary. However, we can take dogs on several options for kayak tours that are outside the AINL boundary where we do allow well trained and friendly dogs in kayaks on the kayak tour.
• If you are thinking of bringing your dog on a tour we ask that it not be the first time they have been on the water.
• If you are bringing a dog in a kayak on a tour we ask that they have previous experience in a canoe or kayak.
Lake Superior is the most dangerous lake
• Lake Superior is a sleeping dragon. You hear lake and think to yourself “I’ve kayaked on lakes before”. It is far more dangerous to kayak on Lake Superior than most oceanic shorelines in the United States.
• The real danger is the water temperatures but the location of the lake lies right in the jet stream, so winds can be brutal as well.
• If you are thinking of renting a kayak we highly encourage you to call us and we will spend as much time as you want answering whatever questions you have.
• If you haven’t kayaked on Lake Superior and you don’t have any questions, you should probably reconsider renting a kayak in the Apostle Islands.
Military and Group Discounts
• We offer group discounts starting at 6 people 10% off, and the discounts increase as the group size grows.
• We also offer group discounts to active and retired military and their immediate family members.
• Give us a call and we will discuss what type of discount we can offer and we’ll also tell you where to find places off the beaten path that you can be one of the highlights of your visit to the Apostle Islands.