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SHIPWRECK BLUFF KAYAK TOUR
COME JOIN US ON A DOOR COUNTY KAYAK TOUR TO SEE THE SCHOONER FLEETWING SHIPWRECK AND DOOR BLUFF HEADLANDS PARK.
SHIPWRECK & WILDLIFE TOUR
This shipwreck and wildlife tour is the ideal tour for nature lovers, geology lovers and shipwreck enthusiast alike. Explore Garrett Bay with stable and easy sit-on-top kayaks! This beginner friendly tour will lead you into Garret Bay and Hedgehog Harbor located at the tip of the peninsula in the “Death’s Door” area, famous for its shipwrecks. 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, some that are still visible in the shallow waters. The most famous shipwrecks include the Schooner Fleetwing.
Your Door County Kayak Tour adventure begins on the beach of the silent sports kayak launch of Garrett Bay nestled just next to Gills Rock. 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. Dependent on the water clarity, you will venture over the Schooner Fleetwing shipwreck and hear about its fateful tale. You will then venture towards the Door Bluff Headlands area to view old Native American Pictographs amongst towering cliffs and ancient old growth twisted cedar trees. Just past that sight, we often encounter Bald Eagles, Blue Herons and a cacophony of Seagulls and then go to view the highest bluff in Door County, the Door Bluff Headlands. Dependent on the wind and wave conditions, we can paddle into some waves or round the corner to view the Green Bay side towards Ellison Bay. From this vantage point, we can see Gills Rock, Washington Island, Ellison Bay and a glimpse of the other side of Wisconsin and the Michigan Upper Peninsula. We then head back to our launch location where we get a debrief and some suggestions for lunch and other fun activities in the area.
1310 Garrett Bay Rd
Parking: in the designated parking spots at the park. Please do not park on the road.
Swimsuit, lightly layered synthetic clothing, wind breaker or fleece, change of clothes, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, waterproof camera, mosquito repellant, water, and a smile!