APOSTLE ISLANDS

RUSTIC MAKWA DEN

Welcome to Apostle Islands Rustic Makwa Den, a Veteran-owned business that specializes in kayaking and ice cave adventures in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior.

KAYAK TOURS & RENTALS

unique and biodiverse Tours

Meyers Beach: Simply the Best

Paddle your kayak through numerous sea arches, caves, and secret passages, with views of the Greatest Lake there is – Superior.

Red Cliff Sea Caves Kayak Tour

Embark on a Wisconsin cave kayak tour to discover the caves and shipwrecks of the Apostle Islands.

Night Caves Kayak Tour

Paddle through calm waters to witness the haunting glow of the sunken Fedora shipwreck, while surrounded by an array of colorful fish species.
Man paddling a kayak amidst the serene waters of Apostle Island, surrounded by nature's beauty.
Silhouette of a lady kayaking under the radiant glow of the setting sun at Apostle Island, perfect for kayaking activities.
Explore the Apostle Islands WITH OUR

RED CLIFF KAYAK RENTAL

Beginner paddlers are encouraged to use Basswood, Oak, Stockton, Madeline, Long, and Hermit Island. These islands are protected and offer a safer paddling experience. Paddlers with experience can utilize Sand, York, Raspberry, Bear, Otter, Rocky, Ironwood, and Manitou Island. These islands are more exposed and require that you can paddle in three-foot waves. We only allow expert paddlers to plan rental itineraries that travel to Devil’s, South Twin, Cat, Outer, and Michigan Island. North Twin and Eagle Island are off-limits due to NPS restrictions.
Kayakers navigating through the rhythmic waves of Apostle waters
about us

who we are

Welcome to Apostle Islands Rustic Makwa Den, a Veteran-owned business that specializes in kayaking and ice cave adventures in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. 

Our guided kayak tours of the Apostle Islands are perfect for beginners and inexperienced paddlers. We try to launch in only the safest paddling conditions (when possible,) and our expert guides are equipped to tow if necessary.

Experienced Guides

Trust our seasoned guides for a safe and knowledgeable journey.

Your Safety Matters

We prioritize your well-being with safe paddling conditions and expert assistance.

Unforgettable Experiences

Explore night caves and shipwrecks for unforgettable adventures.

Stunning Natural Beauty

Discover stunning sea caves and red sandstone cliffs with us.

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