Skill Level: Beginner Age: Must be at least 2yr and 30 lb Time / Distance: 2 Hr / 5 Caves; 3 miles round trip Kayaks: Tandem and Triple Meetup Location: Barksdale, Wi Max: 12ppl Experience Provider: Woods and Waters Guide Services Inc 715-408-2244
This tour is ideal for families, work retreats, new or experienced paddlers looking to learn about the area, how sea caves are formed, history of the Apostle Islands and enthralling tales of the region. This is the safest and easiest sea cave location on the Bayfield Peninsula. The sea caves on this route are protected from the weather that can potentially make other locations near the Apostle Islands area dangerous. The Chequamegon Caves are very unique sandstone sea caves that were formed before Long Island created a wave barrier for Chequamegon Bay. You will also see impressive, towering sandstone formations including “The Stack”, a picturesque sea stack that is home to cliff swallow nests and a great place for photos. As this is a very peaceful undisturbed area there is the potential to find Lake Superior agates, see Eagles swooping down to the water and, in the fall, we sometimes spot otters playing in the caves. You will not have to deal with crowds or other outfitters on this gathering. This is our little secret sea cave location and for now, other outfitters and paddlers have not found it. Most sea cave tours in the area have about a 20% chance of weather cancellation, but due to the protected nature of this gathering it only cancels about it 10% of the time.
*Children under 100lbs must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak*
**Must be less than 300 lbs and less than 6’6 with hip width less than 20″ to properly fit in the gear for this gathering**
***Please provide a reliable cell phone number when booking. We will need to reach you via text the night before with information for your tour and/or potential weather related concerns. ***