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. (no island shuttles in 2021)
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:

Canoe Sport Outfitters: Paddling tours - advance reservations required.
515-961-6117
jeff@canoesportoutfitters.com

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

Rustic Makwa Den: Paddling tours, kayak rentals, overnight camping trips, and guided snowshoe tours.
715-209-3216
rusticmakwaden@gmail.com

Trek and Trail: Paddling tours, kayak rentals and overnight camping trips.
800-354-8735
715-779-3595
info@trek-trail.com

UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program: Organized group paddling tours and overnight camping trips - advanced reservations required.
218-726-7128
rsop@d.umn.edu

Voyageur Outward Bound School : Paddling tours - advance reservations required.
218-365-5761
suellen.sack@vobs.org

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, powerboat supervised inflatable recreational kayaking, Big Bay State Park recreational kayak rentals.
715-747-2100
trips@adv-vac.com

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

PMG Charters: Motorized boat tours and water taxi.
262-337-3078
pmg@pmgcharters.com

Superior Charters Inc.
715-779-5124
sail@superiorcharters.com

Willigan's Adventures: Chartered fishing and motorboat tours.
763-381-7076
will@willigans.com

 

Sailing Charters:

Cornucopia Sailing, LLC Sailing day trips to the sea caves and around the islands.
920-915-7548

Dreamcatcher Sailing Adventures Multi-day and day trip sailing charters, chartered island drop-off/pickups.
800-262-4176
715-779-5561
info@dreamcatcher-sailing.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: Chartered fishing and motorboat tours.
763-381-7076
will@willigans.com

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

Last updated: September 22, 2021

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415 Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Phone:

(715) 779-3397

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