Commercial Services

Business Partners of the Park: Tours, kayak outfitters, fishing charters & water taxis

The following businesses and organizations are authorized to provide visitor services at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore does not manage or endorse any of these services. Inquiries should be directed to the respective business offering the service in question.

Lake Superior is renowned for its cold temperatures, rough seas, fog, and sudden squalls. Some trips may not occur or may be delayed by weather. Kayak trips and boat tours may be delayed or postponed, and water taxis may need to reschedule pickups. We do not recommend any travel on Lake Superior during Small Craft Advisories or Gale Warnings. As you prepare for your trip, it never hurts to plan for an unexpected weather delay, monitor weather forecasts, and be alert to changing conditions.

 

Various Commercial Services Navigation

 

Concession Operated Tours:

Apostle Islands Cruises: Narrated sightseeing boat tours and island shuttles.
800-323-7619
715-779-3925

 
looking down from the trail on a sea kayak tour with an outfitter paddling along the caves
Sea kayakers at the mainland sea caves on a guided tour with an outfitter.

Kayak Tours & Outfitters:

Apostle Islands Rustic Makwa Den: Paddling tours and kayak rentals.
715-209-3319
rusticMakwaDen@gmail.com

Lost Creek Adventures LLC: Paddling tours, kayak rentals and overnight camping trips.
715-953-2223
info@lostcreekadventures.org

Meyers Beach Kayaking, LLC: Paddling tours.
715-209-4471
Erika.e.Barker@gmail.com

Trek and Trail: Paddling tours, kayak rentals and overnight camping trips.
800-354-8735
info@trek-trail.com

Whitecap Kayak: Paddling tours and overnight camping trips.
715-513-6196
whitecapkayak@gmail.com

Wilderness Inquiry: Accessible paddling trips and camp experiences.
612-676-9400
info@wildernessinquiry.org

 

Water Taxis & Motorized Boat Tours:

Adventure Vacations, Inc.: Chartered powerboat tours and powerboat supervised inflatable recreational kayaking.
715-747-2100
trips@adv-vac.com

Escape Excursions: Chartered boat tours, island drop offs/pick-ups, powerboat supervised recreational kayaking.
612-805-7454
shellysks@yahoo.com

PMG Charters: Motorized boat tours and water taxi.
641-757-2796
(262) 337-3078
pmg@pmgcharters.com

Willigan's Adventures: Custom, private sightseeing tours, island water taxi service, and fishing charters.
763-381-7076
will@willigans.com

 

Sailing Charters:

Dreamcatcher Sailing Adventures Multi-day and day trip sailing charters, chartered island drop-off/pickups.
(715) 779-5561
info@dreamcatcher-sailing.com

Lake Superior Tall Ships, LLC: Multi-day and day trip sailing charters.
262-422-0607
sail@lakesuperiortallships.org

Nauti Adventures: Two to five day sailing charters around the Apostle Islands.
612-978-8568
sailnautiadventures@gmail.com

Superior Charters Inc. Sailboat charters and bareboat sailboat rentals (prior experience required for boat rentals).
715-779-5124
sail@superiorcharters.com

True North Sailing Charters - Captained sailing trips among the islands from Bayfield.
715-513-6284
truenorthsailingcharters@gmail.com

 

Fishing Charters:

Willigan's Adventures: Custom, fishing charters, private sightseeing tours, and island water taxi service.
763-381-7076
will@willigans.com

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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Bayfield , WI 54814

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715 779-3397

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