Evening Kayak Tours at Glensheen
World-Class Paddling and Homegrown Fun

Wednesday Night Glensheen Paddle Series

Start the evening with a scenic paddle along Lake Superior’s North Shore and enjoy Glensheen’s Wednesday night event series all summer long! We’ve expanded our summer kayaking lineup to feature the Historic Glensheen Mansion – a vibrant, fun destination focused on entertainment. From locally brewed beer to live music… from wine tastings to cozy bonfires on the beach… this unique summer kayaking experience combines world-class paddling with homegrown fun and summer celebration with our partners at Glensheen.

A New Take on Your Summer Glensheen Experience

June: Beer Garden Paddle

A Lake Superior kayaking adventure that combines scenic North Shore paddling with locally made craft beer and bonfires at the Historic Glensheen Mansion.

July: Concerts on the Pier

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!

August: Wine Wednesdays

In August we’re pairing our classic Lake Superior adventure with Glensheen’s classy wine tasting events. Learning about the wines you sample and explore the 12-acre lakeside estate.


June: Beer Garden at Glensheen

Glensheen Beer Garden
June’s Beer Garden at Glensheen showcases the amazing local brewing companies here in the Twin Ports. One local brewery will be featured each week and will have an opportunity to sample their beer and chat with the brewers after your paddling adventure on Lake Superior. The evening experience includes yard games and the grounds will be open for self-guided exploration… or relax by the bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior and celebrate your Wednesday night kayak adventure.

Reserve Your Spot!

Wednesday, June 6th | Castle Danger Brewery
Wednesday, June 13th | Earth Rider Brewery
Wednesday, June 20th | Lake Superior Brewing Co.
Wednesday, June 27th | Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Tour Details:

Price > $59 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES
Duration > 3.5 hours
Availability > Every Wednesday in June – see the adventure calendar for availability
Meeting Location > Pickup and Drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Tour Time > Depart the Fitger’s Complex at 5:00PM and return at approximately 8:30PM
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water
Beer > Beer will be sold at cash bar – current and valid ID is required to purchase beer
Maximum Participants > 8 persons (call for larger group options)
Weight Restriction > 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

Tour 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.


July: 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 great music showcasing Duluth’s amazing music scene. You don’t want to miss this experience!

Reserve Your Spot!

Wednesday, July 4th | Big Wave Dave and The Ripples
Wednesday, July 11th | The Latelys
Wednesday, July 18th | Black River Review
Wednesday, July 25th | The Black-Eyed Snakes

Tour Details:

Price > $59 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
Tour Time > Depart the Fitger’s Complex at 5:00PM and return at approximately 8:30PM
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water
Beer > Beer will be sold at cash bar – current and valid ID is required to purchase beer
Maximum Participants > 8 persons (call for larger group options)
Weight Restriction > 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

Tour 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 live music which you can enjoy from your kayak or from the beach. You’ll have the best seats in the house!

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 an awesome experience!"
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"Experiencing the concert from the water was an awesome experience!"
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August: Wine Wednesdays

Glensheen Wine Wednesday
August is Wine Wednesdays at the Historic Glensheen Mansion. Classy, right? Join us every Wednesday night in August and we’ll explore the beautiful North Shore by kayak before landing on the beach at Glensheen. Then you’ll get a chance to experience wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the wine-making process at Glensheen’s beautiful lakeside estate.

Reserve Your Spot!

Wednesday, August 1st | New Zealand
Wednesday, August 8th | STAY TUNED
Wednesday, August 15th | STAY TUNED
Wednesday, August 22nd | STAY TUNED
Wednesday, August 29th | STAY TUNED

Tour Details:

Price > $59 per person – NO ADDED TAX OR FEES!
Duration > 3.5 hours
Availability > Every Wednesday in August – see the adventure calendar for availability
Meeting Location > Pickup and Drop-off at the Fitger’s Complex in Downtown Duluth
Tour Time > Depart the Fitger’s Complex at 5:00PM and return at approximately 8:30PM
Included Gear > Kayaks, paddles, dry bags and personal flotation devices
Munchies > Complimentary snacks and bottled water
Wine > Wine will be sold at cash bar – current and valid ID is required to purchase wine
Maximum Participants > 8 persons (call for larger group options)
Weight Restriction > 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

Tour 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 landing on the beach and enjoying the Glensheen wine tasting event.

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


What Our Guests Are Saying:

"This was our first time out kayaking... I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try it out!"
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"This was our first time out kayaking... I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try it out!"
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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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