Keweenaw Water Trail Tours

Keweenaw Water Trail Tours


The Keweenaw Water Trail is a designated route that was established for paddlers to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula. The 100-mile-plus route ultimately enables an experienced paddler to circum-navigate the “Copper Island” and offers many other options for shorter day trips and overnights. The “tip of the Keweenaw”, the northern most locale, in particular is a true uninhabited wilderness area. Over 8000-acres and nine-miles of undeveloped Lake Superior Shoreline were acquired by the State of Michigan in 2002 as a part of the largest conservation acquisition in its history and now lies in a State Forest designation. There are no facilities of any kind and camping is primitive.

Our overnight tours will highlight this geological fantasy land of various rock types, crystal-clear water, cliffs, sea caves and arches, sea stacks, the Montreal Falls, intermittent sugar-sand beaches and campsites visited by the Voyagers. All of this incredible scenery is neighbored by quaint harbor-side communities filled with the history of their maritime and mining past. The Keweenaw Peninsula is gradually being discovered and is becoming recognized as one of the premier locations for sea kayak adventures on Lake Superior.

Overnight Kayak

Photo courtesy of T. Mackay



All trips are booked by appointment only, please call us at 906.289.4303 if you are interested in having us take you!

Dates Duration Price
Custom 3 day / 2 night
     – Tip of the Keweenaw: Bete Gris to Copper Harbor
Custom 4 day / 3 night
      – Southside & Tip of the Keweenaw: Gay to Copper Harbor
It has only been a few weeks since our trip and I can’t wait to get back to Copper Harbor in August. My brother and I would like to say thank you, one more time, for an incredible adventure. Everything was absolutely perfect. The entire trip was very well planned and was effortless on our side…. Throughout the entire process, we felt like Keweenaw Adventure Company did everything possible to make sure our trip was successful and problem free. Our guide Don was amazing in every way and the equipment was first rate.


Corey & Dennis Derop

What do I bring sea kayaking?

To ensure your sea kayak adventure is a good experience, we suggest that you bring the following:

  • A synthetic top such as polyester, polypropylene or capaline. Fleece is great for cooler days or evenings. Cotton should be avoided.
  • Shorts or a swimsuit that a wetsuit can be slipped over.
  • Water-shoes or sandals. Participants can choose to go barefoot if they desire. Shoes with laces are not allowed!
  • Hat for shade when it’s sunny. Cap for warmth if it’s cool.
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Drinking Water – a pint is sufficient for most.
  • Camera – take advantage of the many photo opportunities while on ‘da Big Lake!


  • Wetsuits will be provided, and use is mandatory because of Lake Superior’s cold water. Drybags are also available for your use, though participants assume their own risk for damaged or lost goods.
  • Weight Limits: There is a minimum of 80lbs and a maximum of 280lbs.
  • Cancellation Policy: Payments are refundable, less a 15% cancellation fee any time prior to two months of the scheduled tour. No refund for cancellations thereafter.
  • All tours are subject to rescheduling, alternate destinations or cancellations due to wind, wave or other unfavorable weather conditions. While we will try to reschedule, full payments will be refunded in the event of tour cancellations due to unfavorable paddling conditions.
  • Rain, fog or cool weather does not necessarily cancel a trip… customers find paddling in the rain more enjoyable then they thought, since they are well protected from the elements by the kayak, spray skirt, wetsuit, lifejacket, rain jacket and hat and generate body heat as they paddle. We will not venture out in  a heavy down pour or if thunderstorms are present.
  • Gratuities for your trip leaders are at your discretion.

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