Lake Superior Day Trip Sea Kayak Adventures!

Lake Superior Day Trip Sea Kayak Adventures!

By Staffer Ben Miller

shore-2You can smell the clean cool crisp air of Lake Superior as your paddle is drawn through the water ever so quietly.

A cool breeze blows across your face while your back is warmed by the sun.  You can smell the clean cool crisp air of Lake Superior as your paddle is drawn through the water ever so quietly.  You look below your kayak and see crystal clear boulders scattered across the lake bottom that appear to be at a depth of 25 feet.  Experience these feelings of freedom and connections to nature and many more on any one of the Lake Superior Kayak Tours here.

blue_water-2The view on top of Brockway Mountain is great, but it is better looking up at it from a kayak floating out in Lake Superior! 

My name is Ben Miller and I am a second year KAC Lake Superior Kayak Guide.  I took these pictures on many great adventures with customers last season. Though all the trips are great, my personal favorite trip is the Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor Paddle.  The Agate Harbor Paddle is a shorter version of this tour.  This is great for visitors looking to spend a half day on the water and does not require as much endurance.  During the Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor Paddle customers will start off shuttling all of the equipment and gear to Eagle Harbor courtesy of the KAC.  This leaves personal cars and non-essential gear at Copper Harbor accessible during our return.  After the first hour, kayakers get to experience paddling under the prominent Sea Arch near Eagle Harbor which is great for pictures.  Then, we eat lunch on a remote island to boost our energy for the rest of the trip.  If time allows we can take a short hike to explore abandon mine buildings and an open pit mine shaft.  After lunch we make our way along the lake shore.  Customers can see ski runs on the well-known Voodoo Mountain, used in the winter for Cat Skiing at Mt. Bohemia.  The view on top of Brockway Mountain is great, but it is better looking up at it from a kayak out in Lake Superior!  As we paddle along the lake shore kayaker’s experience many rock formations and scenery that cannot be seen from highway M-26 or shore.  Towards the end of the day we visit the renowned Devil’s Washtub.  Paddling back through Copper Harbor is a scenic way to conclude the day!

devils-washtub-2The best Lake Superior Sunsets are seen floating in a kayak a few hundred feet off shore! 

I also enjoy guiding the Porter’s Island Paddle and Sunset Paddle which are great tours for beginners. Customers can practice diverse paddling techniques while in the safety of the harbor.  The Sunset Paddle is a scenic way to conclude your adventurous day.  The best Lake Superior Sunsets are seen in a kayak a few hundred feet off shore!  The Bare Bluff Paddle and Point Isabelle/Bete Gris Sloughs Paddle are very scenic.  We launch and return to a remote sandy beach.  A cool refreshing swim is a perfect way to conclude these tours.  Beautiful sandstone is visible beneath your kayak for most of the paddle.  All tours feature a 30 minute instruction on shore to get clients comfortable with their gear and kayaks. 

 sunset-2Watching customers experience feelings of freedom and everlasting connections to nature is my favorite part of guiding! 

Watching customers experience feelings of freedom and everlasting connections to nature is my favorite part of guiding!  The beauty of the Northwoods has so much to offer.  Customers enjoy many adventures from kayaking to mountain biking to hiking.  KAC also has great lodging rental accommodations to be the base of your outdoor adventures.  Much of the gear needed for these adventures can be rented and repaired at the KAC shop.  Don’t have a boring summer.  Plan your Lake Superior Kayak Adventure Today!

3 Comments
  • Debbie Burleson
    Posted at 20:14h, 26 April Reply

    Great article Ben. You can tell you have the love of kayaking! Enjoy this sean and make lots of memories

  • Chuck
    Posted at 22:54h, 05 November Reply

    Ben, nice article and I love the last picture. What camera were you using, if you don’t mind me asking? Thanks!
    -Chuck

    • Ben
      Posted at 15:45h, 06 November Reply

      Chuck, all the pictures were taken with my cell phone a Moto x and my olympus TG-870. Thanks for reading and let us know if you would like to join us for an adventure next year!

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