Guided Tours in the Upper Peninsula
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a beautiful place to explore by kayak. Kayaking is a wonderful and fun thing to do that many enjoy for its peacefulness and little impact on the environment and surroundings. We would like to take you on a tour to explore a little sliver the Upper Peninsula around the Copper Country area. We have a few tours that you might like to join, see what one interests you and get a few people together and see the area like you can't from land.
We also rent kayaks if you want to do a self-guided-tour, let us know we can point you to some fun and beautiful areas.
NOTE: All of our kayak tours are for children 5+ to senior citizens and skill levels. If you have your own kayak you are more than welcome to join us (see rates).
It is recommended you make a reservation for our tours ahead of arrival into town. We may or may not always be able to accomodate you. (fine print)
The Portage Paddle Tour - $40/person $30/child (own kayak 30% OFF)
TIME: Tuesday nights - 7pm to sunset
This kayak tour will take us underneath the Portage Lift Bridge. We will then paddle past Michigan Tech University towards the Pilgrim River. The distance we travel depends on the endurance of the group, typically this paddle averages 2.5mi to 3 miles. This is a very easy paddle with wide open waters and allows you to see the city of Houghton and Portage Lift Bridge like you can't from the land. (fine print)
Pilgrim and Portage Tour - $45/person $35/child (own kayak 30% OFF)
TIME: Thursday nights - 7pm to sunset
This kayak tour will take us along the last part of the Pilgrim River. We will start off by Nara Nature Park bridge and paddle upstream about .25miles until we can't go any further by kayak. We will then make our way back down stream to the mouth of the Pilgrim River and venture up the Portage Canal. Sometimes we may venture towards Chassell, other times we may venture into Dollar Bay Lake. Sometimes we see trout swimming, Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons flying, beavers spashling, small birds singing, and wildflowers blooming. (fine print)
Sunset and Lighthouse tour. - $65 (own kayak 30% OFF)
TIME: Saturday nights - 7 or 8pm to sunset
This paddle will give you a great wide open view of the horizon for a magnificent Upper Peninsula sunset. We will paddle along the Portage Canal starting at the boat lauch off of the Houghton Canal Rd and to McClains State Park break wall. Sometimes we get out at McClains State Park beach and explore the Lighthouse too! You definitely don't want to forget your camera during this paddle! (fine print)
The Fine Print
-All fishing trips require reservation and payment before arrival at least a week prior, the earlier the better with guided fishing trips.
-All kayaking and hiking tours advanced reservation and payment is encouraged to ensure your space in the tour.
-Minimum of 2 paddlers per tour. If you're solo ask to join existing tour.
-Payments are refundable, less a 20% cancellation fee prior to 24hrs of your scheduled tour. If cancelling less than 24hrs prior to scheduled tour we are not able to refund payment.
-Weather, we cannot control, at times we may need to cancel a trip because the weather requires it. We will not go out during thunderstorms and heavy rain. We always encourage you to bring rain gear with you and an extra set of clothing in case of a light rain.
-Gratuity to your guide is up to you if you enjoyed your trip.
-$10 off Coupons not valid for any of the kayak tours listed on Year-Round Gear