Skill Level: Bunny Hill
Age: 2-8 yr old, 70+ Time / Distance: 2 Hr | 2 miles round trip Kayaks: Tandem and triple
Caves: 4 Caves 1 Sea Stack; Meet up Location: 50 Bono Creek Rd. Washburn, Wi 54891
This 2-mile round-trip tour is super easy and intended for youth paddlers 2 to 8 years old and anyone looking for the easiest option or bunny hill experience. There are 4 good caves and 1 very photogenic sea stack on this tour. The Cheaquamegon Bay Sea Caves tour is done in the shallowest and warmest water of all our tours and it paddles in the most protected location so it hardly ever gets canceled and paddles on glass calm conditions, this is the easiest location to paddle with the least challenges. If you have a teenager that’s kayaked before, this might be too easy for them, we would suggest Houghton Point Sea Caves in that instance. This tour is the lazy river experience, very slow, laid-back and easy. Our best guides Jack and Lisa do this tour. They are great with kids and full of great information about the area that they have learned living in this area for the last 5 years.
Come enjoy the safest, easiest and most relaxing sea cave tour in the Apostle Islands! This tour paddles a shallow water section of mainland sea caves near Bono Creek in Chequamegon Bay. Beginner and youth paddlers love this tour. Beginners love it for the shallow water, and incredibly protected location. Youth paddlers like the quick access to the sea caves. Everyone loves how remote and beautiful this location is.
The Bono Creek section of Chequamegon Bay is very protected from most wind directions so most days we paddle this tour on glass calm water. For this reason and many others, it is the perfect tour for kids! Young kids adore the more intricate sea caves along this route and the opportunity to swim among them.
Plus, given the shallow nature of this bay, it has the warmest water temps on Lake Superior. No need for a wetsuit!
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.
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 and email address when booking. We may need to reach out to you via text the night before with potential weather related concerns.