The Ultimate Duluth Kayak Experience
Enjoy an All-Inclusive Guided Kayak Adventure In Minnesota's #1 Outdoor Town

The Best Kayaking in the World is Right Here in Duluth

Duluth is the destination for outdoor adventure and we’ve got some of the best kayaking in the world waiting here for you. Join one of our tours and we’ll set you up with everything you need for an amazing experience on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Estuary. This is flat-water kayaking at its best and we’ve got the perfect balance of exercise, exploration, and fun (heavy on the fun).

Choose your next kayak adventure with The Duluth Experience!

Lake Superior Kayak Adventure

Experience the ultimate thrill of paddling the world’s largest freshwater lake. We provide all the gear and handle all the logistics so you can focus on the fun!

Sunset Paddle Adventure Series

Explore the beauty of Duluth’s scenic shoreline and enjoy a leisurely paddle under the setting sun. This is truly the best way to end a perfect Duluth Day!

St. Louis River Estuary Adventure

Join our experienced, fun-loving guides for a flat-water adventure in the world’s largest freshwater estuary… and one of Duluth’s best kept secrets.

Black Sand Beach Kayak Adventure

This unique paddling experience combines big water paddling and a visit to Lake Superior’s only black sand beach. Get ready for a fun-filled kayaking day trip with The Duluth Experience crew.

Wednesday Glensheen Paddle Series

Paddle the North Shore and enjoy unique Wednesday evening events at Glensheen: June beer tastings, concerts in July, and Wednesday wine tastings in August. This is a great new way to experience the old estate.

The Night Owl Kayak Adventure

Join this special Saturday night kayak adventure and experience amazing views of the Duluth’s night-scape from a whole new perspective! It’s a spectacular paddling experience under the night sky.

Split Rock Lighthouse Kayak Adventure

Explore Lake Superior’s rugged coastline and experience Split Rock Lighthouse from a new perspective with professional guides who share your passion for the outdoors.

Experience Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity in Duluth!

What Our Guests Are Saying:

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All-inclusive experiences designed with you in mind.

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.

We now have 2-person tandem kayaks upon request. Call to reserve!

Kayak Adventure Details:

Price > Varies depending on the adventure you choose – NO ADDED TAXES OR FEES
Duration > Lake Superior & St. Louis River kayak tours are approximately four hours from pickup to drop-off, Split Rock and Black Sand Beach kayak tours run approximately six hours, and the Sunset and Night Owl kayak tours run approximately two and a half hours
Availability > Daily tours running from April through September – see the tour calendar for specific dates
Meeting Location > Pickup and drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
All Inclusive > Transportation to and from the kayaking location, plus all the gear you need for a fun and safe kayaking experience (e.g., kayaks, paddles, life jackets, dry bags, etc.), lunch*, and lots of fun
Food > A delicious picnic lunch from Amazing Grace Bakery is included on our Lake Superior, St. Louis River, Black Sand Beach, and Split Rock Lighthouse tours… the Sunset, Glensheen, and Night Owl paddle adventures do not include a meal
Tipping > Tips are not included, please consider tipping your guide
Extras > Complimentary snacks and water are included
Maximum Participants > 8 people (call for larger group options)
Maximum Weight > Our kayaks can accommodate a maximum guest weight of 275lbs
Minimum Age > 10, 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:

All of The Duluth Experience kayak adventures are led by professional guides with years of experience and a deep passion for the sport. We layer each trip with interesting stories about the geology of the North Shore and the formation of Lake Superior so you can gain a better understanding of how important our water resources are to the economic and cultural identity of the region. Each tour is designed to create memorable learning opportunities that are both fun and adventurous.

Still have questions? Visit our Kayak Adventure FAQ Page for more information.


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