Skill Level: Easiest, Kid friendly
Age: 2 years and up
Time / Distance: 2 Hr / 5 Caves 1 Sea Stack; 3 miles round trip
Kayaks: Tandem and triple
Meetup Location: Barksdale, WI
Come enjoy the safest, easiest and most relaxing sea cave tour near the Apostle Islands! Beginner and advanced paddlers love this tour. Beginners love it for the shallow water, incredibly protected location and quick access to the sea caves. Advanced paddlers love how remote and beautiful this location is. We are the only outfitter in this area and for now it is our best kept secret location so you won’t have to deal with big crowds. Only peace and tranquility on this tour. 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! Kids adore the more intricate sea caves along this route. Plus, given the shallow nature of this bay we can swim through sea caves in very pleasant water temperatures. 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.