The Gift of Pictured Rocks Kayaking
The best way to see Pictured Rocks in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula is by water on a kayak or cruise boat. This year, give the gift of adventure of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, perfect for all ages and walks of life – they’re guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime.
Paddle Along the Pictured Rocks
Pictured Rocks Kayaking provides the only off-shore launch – which means rather than taking off from land, kayakers cruise from Munising Bay aboard a kayak-launching boat and are released into Lake Superior just past Painted Coves. You can skip hours of paddling and get straight to the best parts. Once finished with the paddling portion of the trip, kayakers board the boat for a ride back to shore, leisurely gazing at the colorful cliffs. Bathrooms are available on board.
Tour Pictured Rocks by Boat
View brilliantly colored cliffs, sea caves, and pristine beaches aboard Pictured Rocks Cruises. Experience the same cruise that has been delighting passengers for over 70 years! Lovers Leap, Indian Head, Miners Castle, and Chapel Rock are just a few of the natural landmarks seen on this cruise.
Pictured Rocks Cruises offers three tours for guests: the Classic Cruise, the Spray Falls Cruise, and the Sunset Cruise. Each tour offers intimate views of the East Channel Lighthouse on Grand Island, Miners Castle, Lovers Leap, and other park landmarks. The Spray Falls Cruise takes passengers a little farther along the lakeshore to an additional waterfall – Spray Falls. Experience the stunning sight of the sun rays cascading along the rock face on the Sunset Cruises. Cruises vary from 2 to 3 hours long, each traveling approximately 40 miles round-trip.
Gift certificates can be purchased year-round and are found here.