Kayak the Apostle Islands Sea Caves!

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Experience the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by Kayak

Whitecap Kayak is committed to bring you a great experience on the water in one of the most beautiful paddling spots in the Midwest! With our small group sizes, emphasis on well trained local guides and quality gear we are there with you every step of the way! With many options available from a scenic afternoon paddle through the beautiful Meyers Beach Sea Caves to longer multi-day camping experiences among the islands we are here to put you first and help make your experience safe and memorable! Don't take our word for it though, read through reviews below, look at the photos and get in touch if you have any questions!

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Flexible Cancellation

If we cannot go out due to weather you have the option for a full refund or to reschedule.

Beginner Friendly

We cater toward beginners! Group sizes are kept small (2-6) for a personalized experience.

Everything Included

All the gear and equipment needed is provided! Bring some sunglasses as well as a water bottle.

We stand behind every trip! Read reviews from past guests here.

Kayak Trip Options

Kayak Camping Trip
$129/night
  • All meals, gear and tents included
  • Customized trip length for your group
  • Explore Apostle Islands National Park
Sea Caves Paddle
$70/person
  • Beginners Welcome!
  • About 2.5 Hours Long
  • Paddle among the Sea Caves
2019 Women's Trip
$450/person
  • 4 nights and 3 days
  • August 15th - 18th
  • All food and equipment provided

What to Know for Sea Caves Paddles

Meet at the address below on the date and time that you select.

 

                          Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

                               Meyers Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814

There is a $5 self service park fee as you come into the parking lot.

 

Typically we will wear wetsuits depending on the water temperature so bring shorts, tights or a swimsuit to wear underneath them. 

 

If we cannot go out due to weather you have the option for a full refund or to reschedule.

We cater toward beginners! Group sizes are kept small (2-6) for a personalized experience.

 

We ask that paddlers are at least 100 lbs and 12 years old.

 

Tandem kayaks are used for stability.

 

All the gear and equipment needed is provided, bring some sunglasses as well as a water bottle. 

 

Tours by reservation.

Tandem Sea Kayak

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Established in 1970 the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encompasses over 60,000 acres and 21 islands on the south shore of Lake Superior. The sandstone cliffs and shoreline have been sculpted by waves, wind, and ice to form the many caves, reentrants and nooks found along the shoreline. ​ Kayak through one of the highlights of this paddling destination and explore the caves of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore with an experienced guide. We launch from Meyers Beach in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Start with a short lesson or review before leaving for a 2.5 hour paddle along the shoreline to enjoy the natural beauty of the park and caves.

About & Reviews

Bayfield Whitecap Kayak is operated by Joshua Clark. Josh lives in Ashland, Wisconsin.  

 

Josh started kayaking in Door County and first received his ACA Sea Kayak Guide and Instructor Certification in 2013.

 

Whitecap Kayak operates under a permit through the park.

 

We are committed to bringing you a great experience on the water in one of the most beautiful paddling spots in the Midwest!

 

Visit our Facebook  Trip Advisor or Google Business page to read more reviews and see recent photos.

Apostle Islands Kayaking
Beautiful Sites, Great Tour Guide!

Kayaking on Superior was a little intimidating, as I've only kayaked rivers prior to this experience. Josh put our small group (6 people) at ease, and I felt comfortable and safe with his guidance! The sea caves are magnificent, and Lake Superior was breath taking. Thank you for a great experience, Josh! Highly recommended.

Ann S.
September 2018
Great kayak tour, awesome guide!

Josh took us on a great kayak tour. Our group was small and it was nice not being with a large crowd of people. He is a genuinely kind, patient and knowledgeable guide who seems to love what he does. I highly recommend!

Tim A.
September 2018
Apostle Island Kayak Tour of Caves

Josh did a fantastic job of touring us through the caves on the shore north of Meyer Beach. He ordered absolutely perfect weather for us and allowed us to explore as much as we wanted. He is highly experienced and a most excellent guide. He even demonstrated an Eskimo roll with both types of paddles! Most impressive! Josh is a sole proprietor and made our first experience one to remember. I recommend his services over any other.

Gerry B.
August 2018
Awesome!

Honestly, had an awesome time! Josh shared so much knowledge about the islands and Lake Superior. I would definitely recommend this even if you’re new at kayaking like us! The pace was great, and Josh was so patient guiding us through making it such a great experience.

Jacqueline P.
August 2018
Go see the amazing Sea Caves on the Apostle Island National Lakeshore

We had a fly nice time with our guide Josh and two other couples paddling tandem kayaks up the west side of Bayfield, WI from the Meyer’s Beach put in. Josh was knowledgable, friendly and professional. We felt very safe in his care. It took us about 30 minutes of way paddling to get to he caves and then we spent ago an hour exploring them, very cool.

Bill T.
August 2018
Kayaking the Apostle Islands

Josh was a great guide for our sea kayaking tour in the Apostle Islands. I highly recommend him and was so glad we did it!!!

Kourtney M.
August 2018
Sea cave and North Shore tour

Really cool experience to see the North Shore from the water. Water was calm which allowed us to go through a fairly small cave. If that's not your thing you could easily skip that part and go around. Josh was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was a very pleasant guide.

Aaron B.
August 2018
Sea Cave Kayak Tour

Josh was an excellent kayak and tour guide! He knows a lot about the area. His equipment is top quality. All of us felt safe and he showed us some tips to help us on our adventure.He took us to some cool spots around the sea caves and let us go in and out and get plenty of awesome pictures. If we ever make the trip up to the islands again we will definitely see if he is available.

Breanne B.
August 2018
An awesome day with an awesome view

Josh was very approachable, and a very good guide. He kept us entertained with historical tidbits and local lore. There were six of us ranging from people in their 20's to people in their 60's, all kayaking in tandem kayaks, Recommend taking a waterproof camera. The scenery is awesome, the sea caves are breathtaking........ and we couldn't have had better weather. Thanks Josh for a very enjoyable day.

Ted B.
July 2018
Beautiful Tour of the Shore

A group of three of us went on this kayak tour to celebrate a birthday and it was excellent! We were on tandem kayaks which were very stable and wet suits were provided if necessary (though the water temperature was warm enough that they weren’t required). The caves were astounding and I always felt safe. Josh was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and good sense of humor.

Lisa H.
July 2018
Apostle Islands kayak Tour

We did the 2-1/2 hour tour starting at 1pm and it was great! Josh was very helpful and provided many interesting facts on the islands and the area overall. We did a boat cruise and a sunset sail earlier in the trip and the kids said the kayaking was their favorite. They even thanked us for taking them! We all had prior kayaking experience but I don't think it is necessary as long as you are comfortable with being in the water.

Laura B.
July 2018
The Kayak Tour you're looking for!!

Great experience. Josh keeps the group size small. Which makes for an enjoyable tour. It’s really more like paddling with a small group of friends. Allows for plenty of time to explore the sea caves without the burden of waiting on a larger group. Josh is super personable and provides a great tour. Would highly recommend!

Dennis L.
July 2018
You can do it!

Four of us went with Josh who is a great guide. Two of us work out regularly and two of us don't work out regulary. We are average age of 60. We all had a great time. He provides shorty wet suits and enough training that you will be safe. I think a small group is fun because we could zip in and out of the caves without having to wait. It's 2.5 hours, so just the right amount of time.... and then you can go to Fat Radish for lunch! ps... I personally wouldn't take small children on this.

Liz K.
July 2018
Apostle Island Kayak Tour with Josh- The Best!

We had a fantastic time kayaking with Josh! Everything we had hoped for and more! He was so personable as well as knowledgeable! Loved the small group experience!Thanks, Josh!

Martin R.
July 2018
Kayak Tour

My family had a great time kayaking. Josh was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about the sea caves and the area history. His passion for kayaking came through on our paddle. I would recommend Apostle Island Kayak Tours for your next family outing.

Tim B.
July 2018
Morning sea caves tour

we did the kayak tour with Josh, he was extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history. He shows all the caves and explains how they form, and let's you choose what your comfortable paddling. I would recommend this tour to anyone beginner or experienced paddlers.

Patrick M.
June 2018
Fabulous morning Kayak tour

One of my best lifetime experiences! So grateful to have a small group to quietly explore the caves and shore. Josh was a great guide into this beautiful enchanted area. very chill and easy going. Josh even took pictures of us and texted us to them when we neglected to bring our camera due to our fear of getting them wet. We saw far larger tours that were out after ours and were grateful for the smaller group. I recommend a morning tour to beat the crowds as people were already descending on the shore line in larger troves after we returned. Thanks Josh!

Elaine H.
June 2018
Apostle Islands Kayak Tour

Amazing experience! The small group size was great and plenty of time to explore the depths of the sea caves. We would highly recommend a tour with Josh, he is knowledgeable and very helpful!

Sarah R.
June 2018
Cave tour by kayak

Josh was awesome to tour with out in the caves. He adjust well to the company he has. He has smaller groups compared to the other tours we saw which was awesome because we were really at control of seeing more because of the size. Great guide and a highlight of our trip.

Abbey W
June 2018
Morning cave tour

This tour was amazing! Josh responded quickly to my messages via email or text. I was unsure about the weather and he offered to refund or reschedule but we hoped for the best. My group felt pleased to have started early so we had the entire island to ourselves! Josh is very friendly and knowledgeable about the islands and the history. He made sure to really learning our names and talk with everyone in the group. The pictures don’t do justice to what you will experience and see in reality. I would go again!

Ka Lia
June 2018
Above & beyond with Customer Service

My 11yr old daughter and I planned on the Myers beach sea cave tour and were so looking forward to it. It was cancelled due to high winds and we got a full refund but I have to say they went above and beyond.

Ben M
June 2018
Amazing Kayaking through Meyers Beach Sea Caves

The Apostle Islands kayak tour was a blast and we couldn't have asked for anything better. Our group of 5 friends had been looking forward to getting to see the shores of Lake Superior and Meyers Beach for a few years and this tour exceeded our expectations! This 2.5 hour tour was the perfect length and was perfect for both experienced and beginner kayakers. The views were gorgeous and it was amazing getting the opportunity to kayak through the sea caves. We couldn't have asked for a better day, guide, and tour! We would highly recommend!!

Rachel H.
June 2018
Excellent for beginners

If your concerned about kayaking or if 2 1/2 hours is too long, then this is the trip for you. Josh is an excellent guide with interesting information about the Apostle Islands, sea caves and local attractions. - The pace was comfortable. - The instruction was good. - Josh was well prepared with everything needed. The water is cold, but you won't get too wet. This is a must do again!

Dina K.
May 2018
Meyers Beach Sea Caves Kayak Tour

Josh - our tour guide - met us at the Meyers Beach parking lot and had everything we needed to enjoy the trip ready for us when we arrived; wetsuits, life jacket, paddles, waterproof gear and of course, the kayak. After a brief teaching experience on the beach, we embarked for the caves. We had an absolutely gorgeous day of weather and Josh showed us all the best spots in the caves. He even snapped these photos for us during the trip. On the way back, Josh spotted a bald eagle and it’s nest, resting near the beach. 5⭐️ trip and 5⭐️ guide.

Taylor M
May 2018
First time sea kayaking!

Josh was an amazing tour guide! He was fun, informative and well prepared. Our kayak tour with Whitecap Kayak was the highlight of our trip. Thanks for a great adventure, Josh!

Kimberly M.
May 2018
Great tour!

Josh was an excellent guide. Even though the weather was not optimal, I had a great tour. Josh shared the history of the area. He took me out to the sea caves and explained how they were formed and guided us far back into a cave so I could hear the effects of the waves inside the caves. I had a wonderful time and highly recommend Josh if you are in the area.

Patricia H.
May 2018
Awesome Trip!!

We had a girls weekend (mom and daughters) and were so excited to check out the caves. Although this option was a bit more expensive ($10/person) than the general bigger tour, it was WELL WORTH IT! The extra money was well worth it to have an individualized experience. We were able to go farther along the shore and explore closer to the caves than the bigger kayak tour group that set out at the same time. Our guide had personal stories, history of the area, and a lot of general knowledge to share with us. The 1/2 day trip was catered to our abilities, interests and pace we wanted to paddle at. The three of us 100% recommend this kayak tour to anyone looking for an adventure. Enjoy!

Erin G.
April 2018
Beautiful experience!

Josh was an awesome guide! He took us around all the cool spots, gave us tidbits about the Islands with enough humor to keep it from being a boring old tour, and also answered a lot of our random questions about the waters and area. We felt safe, comfortable, and had a great time with some beautiful scenery. HIGHLY recommend this guy!!

Ann T.
April 2018
Excellent!!

I thought we were going to be part of a large group, but it was just our family and our guide. He did a great job. We all had a great time!!

Jan S.
April 2018
Such a great time!

We loved the kayak tour! Knowledgeable guide who made the trip fun, i would highly recommend taking this tour if you are in the area!

Hailey C.
April 2018
Great trip

A group of four of us went on this tour. It was so nice not being in a large group. We got to take our time. The instructor fit right in with us and it was a very relaxing trip.

Charlotte S.
March 2018
Amazing!

Beautiful water and caves! Very patient instructor for new kayakers. Great experience for a reasonable rate.

Tara M.
March 2018
1 2 3 Good times

I had a good time seeing the caves! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Might have talked too much on the second half of the trip, but in general it was a worth while experience. I don't Kayak often, so I was a tiny bit worried, but I had fun! I did the double with my fiance and it was good. I might do two singles next time though.

Dwane W.
March 2018
Kayak Tour

The Apostle Island Kayak Tour was an amazing experience! We spent the morning paddling though the sea caves and brilliant green/blue water. It was a short enough distance that the trip could be completed by any experience level when the weather is good. We would definitely recommend it!

Katelyn S.
March 2018
Great Trip

We enjoyed an excellent trip. I would definitely do it again! The guide was knowledgeable and it was not rushed.

Anthony F.
March 2018
Safe & Informative, relaxing tour

My husband and I loved our tour with Josh! We felt safe out on the waters and learned so much about the Apostle islands. He is a well educated and experienced tour guide. We will be back this summer for sure!

Rachel Y.
March 2018

2019 Womens Kayaking Trip

Sea Kayaking on a calm day on Lake Superior

 Join Britta on this women’s only paddling trip filled with gourmet campfire cooking, remote beaches, and gorgeous paddling that the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has to offer! 

Experience the raw natural beauty of Lake Superior on this trip while enjoying great food, good company, and spectacular scenery.

We cater toward beginner paddlers and all kayaking gear and meals needed are provided.  Contact us below for more information

The islands of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore dot the southern shoreline of Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin.  A popular destination for sea kayakers and silent ports enthusiasts this outdoor playground features pristine water, sand beaches and a wealth of opportunities to get away from it all. 

Join us on this all inclusive paddling trip designed for, planned by, and led by adventurous women.

                                                 

                                        4 days and 3 nights

                                   August 15th – 18th, 2019

                                           $450 per person 

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

A Marvelous Island Getaway!

“Our guides, Britta and Emily, were absolutely phenomenal! Not only were they great motivators and instructors for the long kayaking trips from island to island but they were crazy good at preparing meals on the campfire! The food was delicious and plentiful (pancakes, coffee, bagels, fruit, burritos, Mediterranean salad wraps, curry with rice, lunch meat sandwiches, and plenty of desserts including s’mores!) always offering seconds to feed the super hungry!”

About Britta

Britta has been put in canoes and kayaks since she was first walking! She has gone along to help on guided trips since she was 12 years old and hasn’t stopped since! She loves whitewater and sea kayaking, and is an ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak instructor.

     Britta graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelors degree in Microbiology & Environment & Natural resources. She is now pursuing a degree in nursing to become a nurse mid-wife. She lives in Ashland, and loves being at the doorway to the Apostle Islands! 

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