Glensheen Kayak Tours
World-Class Paddling and Homegrown Fun

Scenic North Shore Paddling at The Historic Glensheen Mansion

Our summer kayaking lineup features The Historic Glensheen Mansion – a vibrant, lively destination focused on entertainment, history, and fun. From locally brewed beer to live music… from epic vistas to picnics on the beach… this unique summer kayak experience combines world-class paddling with homegrown fun and summer celebration with our partners at Glensheen.

A New Way To Experience Glensheen Mansion

Wednesday Morning Kayaking at Glensheen Mansion

This Lake Superior Kayak Adventure explores the scenic North Shore with its rugged shoreline and tall lakeside cliffs before ending with a delicious picnic lunch at the historic Glensheen Mansion.

July’s Concerts on the Pier Live Music Series

World-class paddling and an amazing local show at Duluth’s most unique outdoor music venue… and your kayak will give you the best seat in the house!


Wednesday Morning Kayak Adventure

Glensheen Kayak Tour
Experience Glensheen Mansion from a brand new perspective! This unique kayak adventure combines big water paddling on the world’s largest freshwater lake with epic views of the rugged North Shore. Paddle the shoreline and explore Lake Superior with fun, professional guides before stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch at the beautiful historic estate.

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Adventure Details:

Price > $79 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Duration > Four hours
Availability > Every Wednesday this summer – see the adventure calendar for availability
Meeting Location > Pickup and Drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Departure Time > Pickup at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth at 9:00AM
Return Time > Return to the Fitger’s Complex at approximately 1:00PM
Kayaking Location(s) > Lake Superior with the Duluth Harbor as a backup location
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Lunch > Picnic lunch from Amazing Grace Bakery is included – choose your lunch option during registration
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water included
Maximum Participants > 8 people (call for larger group options)
Weight Restriction > Our kayaks can accommodate a maximum guest weight of 275lbs
Minimum Age > 13, under 18 accompanied by an adult/guardian (for younger children please ask about our 2-person tandem kayaks)
Difficulty > All skill levels welcome and no experience is necessary
Option > 2-person tandem kayaks are available upon request (limited availability so call ahead to reserve)
Tipping > Tips are not included, please consider tipping your guide

Adventure Highlights:

After being picked up at the Fitger’s Complex in downtown Duluth, you will be transported to the Historic Glensheen Mansion on Lake Superior’s scenic North Shore. You and your guide will launch from the Glensheen beach and paddle the scenic coastline to experience the thrill of kayaking on the world’s largest freshwater lake. You’ll explore the Historic Glensheen Mansion and Tischer Creek from the water and learn about the natural and cultural history of Duluth and Lake Superior before joining the craft beer celebration and sipping locally made craft beer with amazing local brewers.

Still have questions? Visit our Kayak Tour FAQ Page or email us for more information.


Glensheen Concerts on the Pier

Glensheen Concerts on the Pier
Each July the folks at Glensheen host a series of Concerts on the Pier as a celebration of Lake Superior, local music, and Duluth’s most famous historic estate. Now you can experience the concerts in a whole new way! The Glensheen Concert & Kayaking Experience combines our popular Sunset Paddle Series with Duluth’s amazing music scene. You don’t want to miss this experience!

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This Season’s Music Lineup

Wednesday, July 3rd | To Be Announced
Wednesday, July 10th | To Be Announced
Wednesday, July 17th | To Be Announced
Wednesday, July 24th | To Be Announced
Wednesday, July 31st | To Be Announced

Glensheen Concert & Kayaking Details:

Price > $69 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Duration > 3.5 hours
Availability > Every Wednesday in July – see the adventure calendar for availability
Meeting Location > Pickup and Drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Departure Time > Pickup at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth at 5:00PM
Return Time > Return to the Fitger’s Complex at approximately 8:30PM
Kayaking Location(s) > Lake Superior via Glensheen Mansion
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water are included
Beer > Beer (and wine) will be sold at cash bar – current and valid ID is required to purchase beer
Maximum Participants > 8 people (call for larger group options)
Weight Restriction > Our kayaks can accommodate a maximum guest weight of 275lbs
Minimum Age > 13, under 18 accompanied by an adult/guardian (for younger children please ask about our 2-person tandem kayaks)
Difficulty > All skill levels welcome and no experience is necessary
Option > 2-person tandem kayaks are available upon request (limited availability so call ahead to reserve)
Tipping > Tips are not included, please consider tipping your guide

Glensheen Concert & Kayaking Highlights:

Our guide will pick you up at the Fitger’s Complex in downtown Duluth. From there, you’ll be transported to the Historic Glensheen Mansion on Lake Superior’s scenic North Shore in our comfortable adventure van. You’ll begin your kayak adventure by learning proper paddling techniques before setting off to experience the thrill of kayaking on the world’s largest freshwater lake while exploring the rugged shoreline and the epic views. During the paddle, you’ll explore Tischer Creek and The Historic Glensheen Mansion from the water while learning about the region’s natural and cultural history before enjoying live music played by a local band from the Glensheen pier. You’ll definitely have the best seats in the house for this show!

Still have questions? Visit our Kayak Tour FAQ Page or contact us for more information.


What Our Guests Are Saying:

"Experiencing the concert from the water was awesome! We avoided the crowds and had the best seats in the house."
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"Experiencing the concert from the water was awesome! We avoided the crowds and had the best seats in the house."
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Fully Customizable Private Adventures Available

Are you looking for something a bit different from our daily Kayak Adventure? Something more customized to your outdoor adventure needs? Not a problem! We’ll work with you to develop an adventure package that will create memories to last a lifetime! Click on over to our Private Group Page and fill out our Inquiry Form. If you prefer, you can send us an email or speak to a representative of The Duluth Experience at: (218) 464-6337.


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