We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure store. Whether you are a veteran wilderness enthusiast or brand new to the outdoor life, we are excited to help you out.


In the middle of the world's largest lake, Isle Royale is the most remote and spectacular sea kayaking destination in the Midwest. This 22-mile sea kayaking journey explores the wild beauty of the island's southern shore: protected coves, nearby smaller islands, abandoned fishing villages and restored lighthouses. You will also have time to relax and explore some of the hiking trails found within this incredible National Park. Custom trips available.
Guests are responsible for securing their own accommodations in or around Grand Marais the night prior to the trip, as well as the night after returning to Grand Marais, if desired. There is a mandatory gear check the night before we leave, so each guest needs to be available on that date.
Starting at
$1750 USD
Package Price

We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure store. Whether you are a veteran wilderness enthusiast or brand new to the outdoor life, we are excited to help you out.

Quick Facts


  • Kayaking


  • Sea Kayaking & Touring


  • Paddling Trip


  • Big Lakes


  • North America


  • 6 Days


  • Wilderness Camping


  • Yes


  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging


Meeting Place


Day 1:

Day 1: Travel from Grand Marais to Isle Royale. After our arrival, we will have enough time to set up camp and provide some initial instruction for any guest in need.

Day 2:

Day 2: Kayak from Rock Harbor to Daisy Farm. This trip is a great opening paddle of six miles and allows plenty of time for adventuring in and around Mott Island. We will set up camp early enough to take an evening hike up Mt. Ojibway.

Day 3:

Day 3: Kayak from Daisy Farm to Chippewa Harbor. This leg is seven miles, and should take under four hours, leaving time for an inland hike, if desired. The area between Chickenbone Lake and Lake Richie is prime for moose sightings.

Day 4:

Day 4: We will spend the day kayaking from Chippewa Harbor to Malone Bay Campground. This is the longest leg of the trip, but still is less than 10 miles. Although the distance is further than any previous leg, this portion should be less dependent on favorable winds.

Day 5:

Day 5: After a short portage, (about ¼ mile) we will spend the day navigating Siskiwit Lake. Ryan Island is located on the east end of the lake – after visiting, you’ll be able to say you’ve been on the largest island in the largest freshwater lake in the world!

Day 6:

Day 6: Prepare for departure. Ferry pick-up is 10 am. We’ll return to Grand Marais about 6 pm.

Dates & Packages

Isle Royale Sea Kayaking Adventure

PFD, Kayak and kayak accessories, Paddle, Transportation from our store to Isle Royale, All necessary cooking and base-camp equipment (we won’t make you whittle your own fork), Wetsuit (or bring your own), Wetsuit shoes (or bring your own), Sleeping bag (or bring your own), Thermarest sleeping pad (or bring your own), Tent (or bring your own), Dry bags (or bring your own).

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