Come explore the Apostle Islands, Red Cliff Caves, and the majestic red sandstone towers of Wisconsin on a fun and fascinating sea kayak tour.
Red Cliff Kayak Rental
All levels welcome
- 1 Day Rental
- 2 Day Rental
- 3 Day Rental
- 4 Day Rental
- 5 Day Rental
- 6 Day Rental
- 7 Day Rental
Rent a kayak and explore the Apostle Islands
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.
Sea caves can be found at the following locations and are listed from most impressive to least: Devil’s Island, Sand Island, Meyers Beach, Romans Point, Stockton Island, Outer Island, Ironwood Island, Cat Island, Bear Island, Oak Island, Madeline Island. You can expect crowds of paddlers and motorboats at Meyers Beach and Madeline Island, which really detract from their splendor. The other sea cave locations you have mostly to yourself.
Sit-on-top kayaks do not require a $25 safety course, but they include free instruction. Sit-on-top kayaks are much safer for beginner paddlers because they are self-bailing. However, sea kayaks are the only kayaks allowed for island crossings. We require a free safety test and optional safety course (one hour, $25) for sea kayak rentals.
If you cancel your booking more than 48 hours ahead of your scheduled tour, you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the scheduled tour will receive a 50% refund. No-shows will not be refunded for their trip.
If we have to cancel your tour due to weather-related conditions, you are given three options:
- A 100% refund of your booking.
- Reschedule your trip for another day.
- Apply your payment towards an alternative tour, or a gift card for redemption on a future date and time.