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.


Concession Operated Tours:

Apostle Islands Cruises: Narrated sightseeing boat tours and island shuttles.

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.

Lost Creek Adventures LLC: Paddling tours, kayak rentals and overnight camping trips.

Meyers Beach Kayaking, LLC: Paddling tours.

Trek and Trail: Paddling tours, kayak rentals and overnight camping trips.

Whitecap Kayak: Paddling tours and overnight camping trips.

Wilderness Inquiry: Accessible paddling trips and camp experiences.


Water Taxis & Motorized Boat Tours:

Adventure Vacations, Inc.: Chartered powerboat tours and powerboat supervised inflatable recreational kayaking.

Escape Excursions: Chartered boat tours, island drop offs/pick-ups, powerboat supervised recreational kayaking.

PMG Charters: Motorized boat tours and water taxi.
(262) 337-3078

Willigan's Adventures: Custom, private sightseeing tours, island water taxi service, and fishing charters.


Sailing Charters:

All Hands Sailing: Multi-day and day trip sailing charters, chartered island drop-off/pickups.
(715) 779-5561

Lake Superior Tall Ships, LLC: Multi-day and day trip sailing charters.

Superior Charters Inc. Sailboat charters and bareboat sailboat rentals (prior experience required for boat rentals).

True North Sailing Charters - Captained sailing trips among the islands from Bayfield.


Fishing Charters:

Willigan's Adventures: Custom, fishing charters, private sightseeing tours, and island water taxi service.

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 770
Bayfield, WI 54814


715 779-3397

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