- 182 Ratings
Pictured Rocks Morning Kayak Tour
Paddle for four miles between Miner's Beach and Shipwreck Point over incredibly clear water, along 150-foot sheer cliffs, and by colorful mineral-stained rock formations. See small sea caves, a shipwreck and Bridal Veil Falls.
What You Will Do
- Touch colorful mineral-stained rock formations and duck into shallow, dripping caves
- Squeeze through a small sea slot at Kissing Rock, enjoy stunning views of 150-foot sheer cliffs and see the remains of an old schooner at Shipwreck Point
- Take in the pristine beauty of the 140-foot Bridal Veil Falls, which drops right into Lake Superior
- Learn the skills you need to have a safe, enjoyable paddle during a pre-launch training session
- Two-hour, four-mile guided kayak tour along Pictured Rocks
- Tandem kayak, spray skirt, life jacket and paddle
- Dry bag for snacks, cameras and valuables
- Paddling instruction prior to launch
Tour operates during rain, fog, light wind and waves and cold weather. Please wear water shoes, sunglasses, hat, water-appropriate clothing, sunscreen and rain jacket. It is recommended that you dress in warm layers for cold weather, such as a polar fleece. Some sights are dependent on outdoor conditions. Tandem kayaks can accommodate large and tall people, but if your legs are longer than 38 inches or your waist and hips are larger than 50 inches, please call the operator. Please no children under 8 years old. Drugs and alcohol are not allowed. Guests must sign a waiver and complete a medical questionnaire before the activity.
Full refund if operator cancels due to unsafe weather, wind and wave conditions. Partial refund if you cancel and operator can refill your spots. Gift certificate for 50% of trip value if you cancel and operator cannot refill your spots.
- 182 Ratings
The staff was very kind and passionate about what they do. The day of our trip it was a little on the wavy side (it IS Lake Superior) and they took extra time to explain what to expect and gave plenty of opportunities for people to go as far as they were comfortable. I live in the UP but have never done one of these so I brought my friend from Detroit out and we both had a wonderful experience. I have already recommended Northern Waters Adventures and will continue to do so!
Our tour was great! Our tour guides were friendly and very knowledgeable and helped to keep riders calm during a rough day on the water. My only criticism would be the transportation system to and from the beach. Once we arrived back on shore, there were not enough spots to transport everyone back to the cars. A handful of people were left behind. Better planning or a larger vehicle could easily solve that problem, however, and would make for a perfect day! Kudos and thank you to the guides!
Very nice and knowledgeable group of people.
Great guides with a great day on the lake. The only bad part was the two trips, one to the check in one to the bus pick up and one to the beach
We felt very safe. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Most reasonably priced tour for a family in the area and high quality. We took the 1/2 day trip and had a great time.
Hi...overall we had a great time! Our 2 guides, El & Carson were awesome! Very professional and I appreciated the effort of explaining in detail how to handle a kayak on Lake Superior. I also appreciated how they stressed safety & continued to keep an eye out on everyone. I also was happy that there were in fact two guides, one in the front and one in the back, which other companies in the area do not have. I would highly recommend Northern Waters to a friend.
Great experience from start to finish. While booking the trip, very thorough expectations were set. Organized when we arrived. Knowledgeable and friendly guide on the water(Miles). Reasonably priced.
Delayed start. We never left until almost 10:00 with a 9:00 start time posted. The guide was great the equipment was great the time factor was the concern
got our money's worth.
I am wondering if you could see more on the half day tour making it just a tad longer? I was really wanting to see the rock that resembles a turnip!
The guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the tour, they made sure to engage with all people on the tour and answer all questions. The route planned was great as it provided great opportunity for pictures. Also I unfortunately had 2 people cancel just before the tour and the staff worked to make sure the spots were filled.
Everyone was awesome and very accommodating. Expect for the gentleman with the gray beard, he needs some better customer service skills.
We had a great time on the half day tour! When I tried to book online there were only 3 places left and we had four people. The lady I spoke to over the phone was great about finding space for us and getting us booked in. The guides who went out with our group were Miles and Joe, both of whom were great teachers, very knowledgeable about the area and funny too! I liked the fact that the half day group was broken into 2 smaller groups with families in one, and people without kids in the other. The only sad part was that we would like to have given a tip to Miles and Joe but we had left our money in the car as we did not want to bring it on the kayak. It would be great if there was a way that the guides could travel with us back to the parking lot so we had a chance to thanks them properly. We would definitely do this trip again next time we are in the UP!
Exceeded my expectations