Pictured Rocks Kayaking

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Paddle where it counts - launch offshore!

Skip the unnecessary work with the only area tour that shuttles you by boat, launching your kayak right where the park’s best scenery begins!

The Tour

Launch offshore to kayak the most notable sections of Pictured Rocks from Painted Coves to Chapel Rock.

Map of kayak tour
  1. Miners Castle
  2. Painted Coves
  3. Caves of all Colors
  4. Lovers Leap
  5. Rainbow Cave
  6. Indian Head
  7. Gull Rookery
  8. Grand Portal
  9. Battleship Rocks
  10. Flower Vase
  11. Indian Drum
  12. Chapel Cove
  13. Chapel Rock

Explore more with an offshore launch! We’re the only trip along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that shows you the best of the park. Cruise aboard our 56-foot passenger vessel and launch your kayak right where the most notable scenery begins.

Our boat follows you—making it more safe and convenient for varied ages and abilities. Because our launch boat follows you along as you paddle, you’ll always be within a reasonable distance of emergency help and restrooms. Families and seniors can choose to take a break at any time, making your trip as comfortable as possible. (We still don’t recommend this tour for smaller children.)

Trips are approximately 4-5 hours long with around 2 hours—or 5 miles—of kayaking time. Your tour begins at the East Channel of Munising Bay and heads into Lake Superior where you will launch your kayak just past Painted Coves. Once finished with the paddle portion of the trip, board the boat for a ride back to shore.

summer schedule

Book your 2019 trip via the Book Now button or by calling (906) 387-5500.

Memorial Day – September

Morning Tours 9:00 am & 10:00 am EST
Afternoon Tours 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm EST

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We paddle in tandem kayaks. If you have an odd number in your group, we can easily accommodate by pairing you with another paddler.
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to confirm your booking, receive gear and review safety protocol prior to boarding.

 Tours will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals.

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Adults $149
Youth 12 & Under $110

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Plan your Trip


Keep in mind that we paddle in tandem kayaks based because of the improved stability. If you have an odd number in your group or you are a solo paddler, you will be paired with another kayaker.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to confirm your booking, receive gear and review safety protocol prior to boarding.
Tours will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals.

Munising, Michigan is located in the Eastern Time Zone (EST). Be mindful of the clock when traveling to kayak with us.

Paddling will be done with the wind at the paddlers back whenever possible. The tour will run weather permitting with a safety first mindset. A back up trip will be offered in case of weather conditions where we cannot safely kayak Pictured Rocks.

No alcohol or drugs are permitted on the tour.


  • 18 foot Looksha T Tandem kayaks manufactured by Necky Kayaks
  • Personal flotation devices + spray skirts (All passengers will be required to wear a provided personal flotation device, wetsuits will be available upon request.)
  • ACA trained guides with a safety first mindset
  • Passenger boat nearby for convenience and safety


  • Trips are approximately 5 hours long, please be prepared for rain or cold weather with appropriate layers
  • Food & water (no designated meal breaks)
  • Jacket and shoes or sandals
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses & hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent

FAQ & Safety Policy

Let us answer your questions before the trip.

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1348 Commercial St. Munising, MI 49862


(906) 387-5500

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