Kayaking the Big Lake

May 30, 2017

So you’ve never worn a spray skirt, done a sweep stroke or dropped a rudder. Guess what? It doesn’t matter. With Bluefin Bay’s complimentary kayaking tours, everyone – from absolute beginnersKayaking to advanced paddlers – can have a great time exploring the greatest of lakes.

Beginning June 1, daily tours of up to 10 guests head to our very own cobblestone beach, suit up in wetsuits, splash jackets, PFDs and gloves (all equipment is provided by Bluefin Bay), and climb aboard tandem sea kayaks to experience beautiful Lake Superior. Under the watchful eye of our expert and certified guides, tours typically head northeast along the rocky shoreline, paddling past waterfalls and over sea cliffs, dipping into caves and witnessing lots of wildlife.

More inland sea than lake, wind can sometimes be a factor on Lake Superior. When this happens, our guides play it safe and take guests to explore one of our many gorgeous inland lakes. Whether out on the Lake or in on a lake, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Regardless of paddling experience, all physically capable guests ages 12 and older are welcome to join in the adventure. While the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts provides all necessary equipment, including the very safe and stable tandem kayaks, we do recommend wearing a swimsuit under the wetsuit and shoes that can get wet (take it from us – paddling barefoot is not a good idea).

Tours hit the water three to four times daily through Labor Day (season may be extended due to weather and guest demand) and can be booked up to 30 days in advance by calling Guest Services. Given the perennial popularity of this watery adventure, we recommend reserving your spot now before all the paddles are taken.y of this watery adventure, we recommend reserving your spot now before all of the paddles are taken.