Black Sand Beach Kayak Adventure
An Adventurous Day Trip To Lake Superior's Only Black Sand Beach

Paddle Lake Superior’s Rugged North Shore

The Black Sand Beach Kayak Adventure combines the excitement of big water paddling with expert instruction on kayaking technique, water safety as well as the geology and ecology of the North Shore. With an amazing 2,726 miles of rugged shoreline, it’s hard to believe that Lake Superior has only one black sand beach… but it’s true. This secluded North Shore beach outside of Silver Bay had been all but forgotten until just recently when it was opened to public access. This unique experience combines big water paddling on Lake Superior and North Shore exploration in a fun-filled day trip with The Duluth Experience.

Dip Your Paddle And Enjoy A Unique Paddling Experience



Tour Details:

Price > $115 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Availability > May through September – see the adventure calendar for specific dates
Meeting Location > Pickup and Drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Tour Times > Depart Fitger’s Complex at 9:00AM and return at approximately 3:00PM
Kayaking Location(s) > Black sand beach outside of Silver Bay
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Lunch > Sandwich selection included with the tour along with bottled water and snacks
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
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

Tour Highlights:

The 6-hour Black Sand Beach Kayak Adventure provides a fun day trip on Lake Superior’s North Shore. Your tour will begin at 9:00am when you are met at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth. You’ll hop aboard our comfortable tour van and sit back while your guide sets a course for Silver Bay – approximately 50 miles north of Duluth. Once you arrive in Silver Bay, you’ll embark on a fun paddle along the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior where you’ll learn about the nearby wreckage of the Hesper – a 250-ft wooden-hulled, single propeller, triple-masted, freight-carrying steamship – that sank during a late spring snowstorm in 1905. You’ll explore the shoreline and the geology of the North Shore before landing on shore to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.

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


What Our Guests Are Saying:

"Wanted to find a new way to see the North Shore, and this was such a great experience."
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"Wanted to find a new way to see the North Shore, and this was such a great experience."
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Designed for All Skill Levels

You’ve never been kayaking? No problem! Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will provide practical instruction on paddling techniques and water safety while guiding you along routes that have been carefully chosen to suit your skill level and ability. This adventure will give you a chance to explore some amazing Duluth kayaking with local guides who know the routes and share your passion for the outdoors.


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