Beaver Island has an outrageous history, good fishing, a couple of good restaurants and some very interesting paddling opportunities. Although not appropriate for first-time paddlers (remember, we’re in the middle of Lake Michigan), it is a relaxed pace trip that offers some great exploring to nearby Garden and High Islands, some opportunities to learn surf paddling skills. Interesting European and Native American history (including an active graveyard), warm shallow waters and fine hiking trails all await you. Just bring your clothes, paddling gear and a little money for incidentals before we depart on the ferry.
Day 1: Meet at the ferry dock in Charlevoix no later than 7:30 am for the departure on the Emerald Isle. After we get off the ferry, we'll pack our boats and head out to a nice wilderness campsite on Garden Island; weather permitting.
Days 2-3: After a hearty breakfast, we'll do some exploring on the island, find the spirit houses in the Indian graveyard and get oriented. Explore islands, swim, paddle the crinkly edges, surf, eat lots of great food, learn lots about paddling, tell lies--the usual good stuff that goes on during our trips.
Day 4: After being inducted into the crack of dawn squad, we'll get you to the ferry for the 11:30 am ride back to Charlevoix. After a great whitefish lunch in town, we’ll have you headed back toward home by early afternoon.
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Professional guide/instructor,
- Ferry fees
- All group gear (dry bags, tents, kitchen, safety gear)
- The best meals you've ever wrapped your mouth around.
You do need a kayak at least 14 feet long with fore and aft flotation to participate in this trip. Great boats can be rented from us for $100 for this program. We offer Wilderness Systems, Valley and NDK. Kayaks are transported for you.
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M15163 has provided terrific travel value programs with the very highest of standards for nearly 25 years. We are owned by naturalist/ guide/ chef/ author/ kayak instructor trainer Michael Gray. Our international sea kayak programs are considered skills courses and work with the highest standard American Canoe...
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