Door County Kayak Tours

Cave Point, Door County Kayak Tour

Come paddle with us on a guided Door County Kayak Tours of majestic Cave Point. We’ll launch our kayaks just north of Cave Point Park and begin our paddle down the beautiful, rocky shores of Lake Michigan. On the way to the caves, you’ll learn about the Niagara Escarpment, a geologic formation that runs hundreds of miles through our state and beyond, forming a great circle all the way to Niagara Falls at the New York-Canada border.  Along the escarpment you can explore crevasses, caves, and rockfalls, see beautiful rock formations, or search for fossils, Indian artifacts, rare plants and animals. This tour is great for all levels of paddlers. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, you’ll love this world famous geological feature and the memories are sure to last you a lifetime.

If time should permit, our visit to the caves will be followed by a quick stop at the Whitefish Bay Dunes beach for a quick swim.

Shipwreck and Wildlife Kayak Tours

Come join us on a Door County Kayak Tour using a clear bottom kayak to explore The North Bay Shipwrecks. This shipwreck and wildlife tour is the ideal tour for nature lovers and shipwreck enthusiast alike.  Explore the bay with our new and amazing Perception Kayaks! This beginner friendly tour will lead you into North Bay, given it’s name by Great Lake mariners due to the fact that it is the Northern most safe harbor on the peninsula. Many ships were no match for the powerful storms and gales that the area produces. The murderous Alpena gale storm of October 1880 was especially disastrous. Waves pounded Cana Island Lighthouse, flooding the lower level of the keeper’s house and forcing the keeper and his family upstairs Many ships were lost in the great storm. Today the bay is scattered with shipwrecks, many that are still visible in the shallow waters. The most famous shipwrecks include the Cherubusco that sank in 1872, the G.J. Tracy 1881, and the A. Bronson 1875.

  • Awesome tour experience for beginner and novice alike
  • Stable and Beginner Friendly Sit-On-Top Kayaks
  • Clear blue water allows viewing of fish and other marine life
  • Great Photos from tours
  • Your kayak tour will last about 2-3 hours, and your memories will last a lifetime!
  • Awesome first time tour experience
  • Stable and Beginner Friendly Sit-On-Top Kayaks
  • Sit on Top Kayaks let you see the shipwrecks and fish
  • Great Photos from tours
  • Your kayak tour will last about 2-3 hours, and your memories will last a lifetime!

Itinerary:  Your Door County Kayak Tour adventure begins at Schauer Park Boat Launch! One of our knowledgeable and experienced guides will be there to welcome you and get you outfitted with a PFD and paddle. Once you are all properly outfitted, your guide will go walk you through a dry land paddle lesson. Next, you will get situated and comfortable in your Sit-On-Top Kayak before heading out into the Lake Michigan and down the coast to the Caves. Your guide will take this time to make sure that you are situated correctly and comfortably in your kayak. Take in the beauty of the Door Peninsula as you search the land and water for sign of wildlife. Your guide will take photos of you along your journey.

Weight Limit: 40lbs – 250lbs

Cost: $65/person

Location: Schauer Park – Boat Ramp – Jacksonport, WI. 54235  Located at Clark Lake Road & Schauer Road on Lake Michigan South of Jacksonport.

GPS 44.9436075,-87.184269

Parking: Please don’t block the boat launch when parking.

Tour Length: 2 hours

What to bring:

  1. bring a swimsuit
  2. lightly layered synthetic clothing
  3. wind breaker
  4. fleece if cooler
  5. change of clothes
  6. towel
  7. hat
  8. sunglasses
  9. sunglasses retainers
  10. sunscreen
  11. water proof camera
  12. mosquito repellent
  13. water
  14. and a smile

Itinerary: Your Door County Kayak Tour adventure begins on the beach of the beautiful Gordon Lodge waterfront resort! One of our knowledgeable and experienced guides will be there to welcome you and get you outfitted with a PFD and paddle. Once you are all properly outfitted, your guide will go walk you through a dry land paddle lesson. Next, you will get situated and comfortable in your Sit-On-Top Kayak before heading out into the bay. Your kayak will allow you to see what’s going on under the water and give you an amazing view of the shipwrecks! Your guide will take you to explore shipwrecks, as well as the North Bay State Natural Area, a huge migratory area for birds. This area is rich with wildlife and famous for dragon fly sightings. Over 1.2 of the 1.5 million Whitefish in Lake Michigan spawn in North Bay every Fall, making the shallow bay popular for fishing. Your guide will take photos of you along your journey.

Weight Limit: 40lbs – 250lbs

Cost: $55/person

Location:

Gordon Lodge Beach 1420 Pine Drive, Baileys Harbor, WI. 54209
Fifteen minute drive from Sister Bay, Fish Creek, Ephraim, and Egg Harbor.

Our kayak tours launch from Gordon Lodge, tucked away between North Bay and Lake Michigan in Baileys Harbor. The resort has 130 acres of picturesque forest and lake that has hosted guests for over 80 years. Make sure to book your next vacation in Door County with Gordon Lodge and enjoy the beautiful landscape, nature trails, pool, beach and very own restaurant, Top Deck. Gordon Lodge has many different types of lodging including private cabins ranging in size and hotel rooms.

GPS 44.9436075,-87.184269

Parking: Near the restaurant Top Deck. Meet your Guides on the right side of the beach next to the yellow kayaks. Bathrooms are on-site, as well as vending machines for water or snacks and an ATM.

Tour Length: 2 hours

What to bring:

  1. bring a swimsuit
  2. lightly layered synthetic clothing
  3. wind breaker
  4. fleece if cooler
  5. change of clothes
  6. towel
  7. hat
  8. sunglasses
  9. sunglasses retainers
  10. sunscreen
  11. water proof camera
  12. mosquito repellent
  13. water
  14. and a smile

Food:  Visit Top Deck on site for a great meal pre or post tour!

Important Information

Things to know about Booking your tour
  • Book early in your vacation week, this gives us inclement weather space
  • Save some time for Paddleboarding
  • If you want to book a combo zip line tour too, then just click on “continue shopping” when you get to your checkout page and add a zip line tour day/time.
  • Safety is our number one priority
  • Tours are based on the wind strength, wind direction, weather and groups ability
  • All Gravity Trails guides are certified in First Aid, CPR and are trained extensively.

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