Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Launch safely from our boat - paddle the most iconic stretch of Pictured Rocks.

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  • Relax and enjoy a boat cruise to and from your launch point
  • Paddle close enough to touch - experience the geological layers of these mammoth cliffs up close.
  • Safety and convenience - our cruise boat is nearby to assist - or just offer a bathroom break.

Why You Need to Take a Kayak Tour of Pictured Rocks

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Launch safely and conveniently from our boat, not from shore.

The Tour

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Map of kayak tour
  1. Miners Castle
  2. Painted Coves
  3. Caves of all Colors
  4. Lovers Leap
  5. Rainbow Cave
  6. Indian Head
  7. Gull Rookery
  8. Grand Portal
  9. Battleship Rocks
  10. Flower Vase
  11. Indian Drum
  12. Chapel Cove
  13. Chapel Rock

Paddle the most iconic stretch of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

We’re the only trip along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that shows you the best of the park. Cruise aboard our 56-foot passenger vessel and launch your kayak right where the most notable scenery begins.

Our boat follows you—making it more safe and convenient for varied ages and abilities.

Because our launch boat follows you along as you paddle, you’ll always be within a reasonable distance of emergency help and restrooms. Families and seniors can choose to take a break at any time, making your trip as comfortable as possible. (We still don’t recommend this tour for smaller children.)

Trips are approximately 4-5 hours long with around 2 hours—or 5 miles—of kayaking time.

Your tour begins at the East Channel of Munising Bay and heads into Lake Superior where you will launch your kayak just past Painted Coves. Once finished with the paddle portion of the trip, board the boat for a ride back to shore.

Alternate Tour

Sometimes Mother Nature has different plans and we cannot safely kayak along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. When the winds are too strong and the waves are too big, we offer an alternate tour along Grand Island. Read on about our alternate tour.

summer schedule

2022 schedule now available!

Memorial Day – October

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We paddle in tandem kayaks. If you have an odd number in your group, we can easily accommodate by pairing you with another paddler.
Arrive at least 40 minutes prior to confirm your booking, receive gear and review safety protocol prior to boarding.

 Tours will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals.

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Adults $168
Child 5 – 12 $128

View our refund and cancellation policy. Tickets are per person.

Plan your Trip


Keep in mind that we paddle in tandem kayaks based because of the improved stability. If you have an odd number in your group or you are a solo paddler, you will be paired with another kayaker.

Please arrive at least 40 minutes prior to confirm your booking, receive gear and review safety protocol prior to boarding.
Tours will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals.

Munising, Michigan is located in the Eastern Time Zone (EST). Be mindful of the clock when traveling to kayak with us.

Paddling will be done with the wind at the paddlers back whenever possible. The tour will run weather permitting with a safety first mindset. A back up trip will be offered in case of weather conditions where we cannot safely kayak Pictured Rocks.

No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the tour.


  • 18 foot Looksha T Tandem kayaks manufactured by Necky Kayaks
  • Personal flotation devices + spray skirts (All passengers will be required to wear a provided personal flotation device, wetsuits will be available upon request.)
  • ACA trained guides with a safety first mindset
  • Passenger boat nearby for convenience and safety


  • Trips are approximately 5 hours long, please be prepared for rain or cold weather with appropriate layers
  • Food & water (no designated meal breaks)
  • Jacket and shoes or sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses & hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent

FAQ & Safety Policy

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1348 Commercial St. Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-5500

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