Can you kayak to Apostle Islands? Because of Lake Superior’s power and unpredictability, the National Park Service does NOT recommend the use of small open boats, canoes, open cockpit or sit-upon kayaks, and paddleboards for travel between islands or to the sea caves. A sea kayak is the recommended kayak that should be used in the Apostle Islands.
Which Apostle Island has best sea caves? It was a fun trek and we learned a lot about this region. We even took a cruise with the Apostle Islands Cruise and they were the best to see the sea caves from close for less of what we had paid for kayaks. They brought us to Devil Island, which has the most astonishing sea caves in this region.
Can you kayak the Apostle Islands without a tour? It takes kayaking skills, and you must be in good shape and you must be able to swim to kayak without a guide in the Apostle Islands. Tours are appropriate for beginners and inexperienced paddlers as we only launch in safe paddling conditions and guides are equipped to tow if necessary.
Can you kayak Apostle Islands by yourself? While most guide companies in the area only provide tours, there are a few that do offer kayak rentals and packages (including wet or drysuits, spray skirts, etc.) if you’d prefer to do some self-guided Apostle Islands kayaking.