Apostle Islands Kayaking

A group of happy paddlers kayak past an old brownstone lighthouse in the Apostle Islands.

Camp in the Apostle Islands

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Camp in the Apostle Islands

A “playground” for historians, paddling-enthusiasts, and beach-lovers alike! The Apostle’s boast of old brownstone lighthouses, remote sandy beaches, and plenty of islands to explore!

Kayak and camp the Apostle Islands with us! This is one of the most popular sea kayak destinations of the world! Camp on islands, explore sandstone sea caves, hike trails, visit former brownstone quarries, lighthouses, and former fishing camps. There are numerous options available depending on the size, interests, and ambitions of your group. We’ll often customize the trip to fit what works best for you, or if you’re on your own, we’ll try to find you a group. Typically, after paddling instructions and packing our kayaks, we’ll leave from Little Sand Bay and paddle 2 hours to Sand Island. This wonderful island has nice campsites with sandy beaches, great sea caves, a cool lighthouse that often offers tours, and some nice hiking. Depending on the length of the trip, we’ll visit and stay on York or Oak, with a visit to Raspberry. Trips longer than 2-3 days can be planned to other more distant islands.

What to expect

Kids are half-priced!¹
starting at


per adult²

¹ Ages 17 and under.

² Must have a group of at least 3 adults for these prices. An additional $25/ person will be applied for groups with less than three adults.


Adult* Child*
$300 $150 two days
$400 $200 three days
$500 $250 four days
$600 $300 five days
$700 $350 six days
$800 $400 seven days
$900 $450 eight days

*Prices listed above are per person per trip.


We assume everyone is a beginner.  We’ll teach, train and guide you throughout the trip — but also respect the experiences you come with.

Participants should be able to:
1. Understand basic instructions
2. Manage personal care and mobility
3. Enter and exit the kayak. You should be able to maintain a balanced upright position while seated.
4. Be comfortable in water and able to float in an upright position with a life jacket.

Where we usually meet

For trips in the Apostle Islands, it’s usually easiest to meet right at Little Sand Bay.

Coming from US 2 near Ashland Wisconsin, take Hwy 13 through Bayfield for a few miles north to Hwy K. Take a right (north) and follow the signs until you get to the harbor and park.

For more information visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Website