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Isle Royale Kayak Tour

offered by supplier M15163 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 8 people
Destination(s): Michigan  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: August - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1395 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1395 US Dollar (USD)

We are going to strap our kayaks to the roof of a ferry, motor over fifty miles out to the largest island in the largest lake in the world and have a bit of a paddle. This is not a small thing. This unique island park with its Moose and Wolves is a popular destination for backpackers, but since it is an island we thought that it would make more sense to explore it from the water. Since we are budgeting nine days for this trip there will be plenty of time for day hikes, brisk swims, good lake trout fishing and listening to the loons. This is a magical place wrapped up in ancient rock, thimble berries and the unforgiving waters of Superior. To insure your safety and maintain the flexibility of small camps, we limit this trip to only five participants. This can be a challenging destination with weather conditions that can get a bit "interesting". Though not appropriate for first time paddlers, for those with a little water time, Isle Royale is truly a Superior Jewel.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 - Rendez-vous in Copper Harbor at 7 p.m. for a quick backcountry packing orientation.

Day 2 - 7 am boarding of the Isle Royal Queen for the 5 hr. ride to Rock Harbor. Organize and pack for the short paddle to the first campsite. Go over basic strokes, braces and rescue drills.

Days 3-8 - The heart of the trip--you'll find yourself paddling an average of 4 or 5 hours/day sandwiched with day hikes, fishing, shooting photos, looking for Moose and listening to the music of our largest freshwater sea. We may choose a layover at a particularly nice campsite to give us more time to explore and linger a bit. You should be prepared for temps between 40- 80...bring a wool hat and a swimsuit. We'll be covering 50 to 70 miles total with a fairly relaxed pace. You can count on learning lots of new paddle skills and having a truly spectacular experience. On the afternoon of day 8, we'll be ferried back to Copper Harbor for a fine meal at the Harbor Haus, and a good night's sleep.

Day 9 - After breakfast, we'll part company for your homeward travels.

*Beginners are welcome on this trip if they participate in a basic strokes/rescue clinic with us at our base in NW Michigan or a similar program close to them.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Registration Information: A $150 registration is required to hold your reservation and is refundable until 30 days of departure. Your balance is also due at this time. When we receive your deposit, you will receive a personal equipment list, a participant profile (so that we may tailor your trip to your interests and tastes in food), and any other pertinent info we can find.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006
Client Request Served: 58

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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