St. Louis River Kayak Tour
Enjoy A Scenic Paddle & Explore Duluth's Best Kept Secret

A Wild Experience in the Heart of Duluth

Join our experienced, fun-loving guides on this scenic flat-water adventure and you’ll explore the picturesque coves and inlets that drew early Native Americans to the river and set the stage for the Duluth we enjoy today. You’ll learn about the cultural and natural history of the St. Louis River Estuary and you’re likely to see some of the abundant wildlife that still inhabit the river today – like bald eagles perched above the river, herons wading along the shoreline, and waterfowl paddling past your kayak. Scenery, wildlife, and a leisurely paddle… that’s what it’s all about.

Exploring The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary



Kayak Adventure Details:

Price > $75 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Duration > Approximately 4 hours
Availability > May through October – see the adventure calendar for specific dates
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) > St. Louis River Estuary
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

Kayak Adventure Highlights

Your guide will pick you up at Fitger’s Complex and you’ll head out to Munger Landing following the St. Louis River as it meanders from its origins up-stream. Your guide will get you set up with your kayak and run through some great info on paddling technique and safety before setting out on your kayak adventure. You’ll paddle the world’s largest freshwater estuary – taking in the wild views as your guide weaves together the stories of the river – from the early Native American arrival to the industrialization and the more recent restoration efforts that have led to the river’s designation as a National Water Trail.

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


What Our Guests Are Saying:

"The whole trip was great... I would recommend taking a tour with the Duluth Experience to everyone I know!"
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"The whole trip was great... I would recommend taking a tour with the Duluth Experience to everyone I know!"
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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 Lake Superior with local guides who know the routes and share your passion for the outdoors.

St. Louis River Wildlife Great Blue Heron


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