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

A Wild Experience in the Heart of Duluth

Join our experienced, fun-loving guides for a scenic adventure on the St. Louis River. You’ll explore picturesque coves and inlets, discover the St. Louis River’s cultural and natural history, and keep an eye pealed for the abundant wildlife that still inhabit the river today – 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 this experience is all about.

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Explore The World’s Largest Freshwater Estuary



Kayak Adventure Details:

Price > $79 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Availability > May through October – see the adventure calendar for specific dates
Duration > Approximately 4 hours
Transportation > We provide transportation in our comfortable adventure van
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 1:00PMM
Kayaking Location > St. Louis River Estuary
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags, and personal flotation devices
Lunch > Picnic lunch includes your choice of freshly baked bread, fixings, and house made chips (you’ll make your selections during registration)
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water to keep you fueled
Maximum Participants > 8 people (call us 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:

The St. Louis River Kayak Adventure showcases relaxing, flat-water kayaking in the world’s largest freshwater estuary. Your guide will meet you at The Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth and transport you to our kayak launch on the western edge of Duluth. From there, you’ll embark on an incredibly scenic paddle and take in the river’s wild landscape as your guide weaves together the stories of the river – from early Native American arrival and natural history to the industrialization and recent restoration efforts that have led to the river’s proposed designation as a National Water Trail. Along the way, you’ll take a break along the shoreline to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch before continuing on the rest of your adventure. Then we’ll get you back to The Fitger’s Complex and say our goodbyes.

Still have questions? Visit our Kayak Tour FAQ 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 experience amazing kayak adventures with local guides who know the routes and share your passion for the outdoors.

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