Skill Level: Beginner
Time / Distance: 2 Hours, 4 miles
Kayaks: Tandems, Triples.
Red Cliff features a sea arch, a sea cave, and a shipwreck. 2020 won’t be a great year for the Red Cliff tour because the water level on Lake Superior is near record high, making it more difficult to see the shipwreck and harder to enter the only cave on this tour. The Fedora Shipwreck, the highlight of this tour, sank in 1901 and makes for an excellent pit stop on this tour. The shipwreck is 282 feet long and was run aground in 15 feet of water. You can see nearly the entire ship in the waters of Lake Superior, and it has been incredibly well preserved by these cold waters.
The Red Cliff sea cave tour does not have many caves, you find more sea caves on the Houghton Point and Roman’s Point tour. Red Cliff is the same length as Houghton Point, which are both easy, and not nearly as long as Roman’s Point. Red Cliff is not quite as secluded as Roman’s or Houghton because the South Channel can have a lot of boat traffic.