Listed below are several guided trip destinations available to meet your experience and to suit your paddle enjoyment. River trips length of time on the water are fully dependent on water levels and rain fall. Total paddle distance for each locations are provided. Please read our cancellation policy which details inclement weather.
4 Hour Trips:
Green Lake – A 70 acre lake just outside of West Bend remains a quiet training site for those who wish to preform beginner paddle strokes and wet exits, if one becomes unstable in the kayak. This is a great starter lake for those who need the time in the seat (2 mile lake circumnavigation).
Random Lake – This smaller lake (212 acres), located within the town of Random Lake. Local residents find enjoyment trolling around on their pontoon boats viewing the cattails and ducks which frequent the area. This lake is one of the training lakes we use (3.5 mile lake circumnavigation).
Long Lake – Long Lake is a 423 acre lake located in Sheboygan, Fond du Lac Counties. Part of the Kettle Moraine North unit; It has a maximum depth of 47 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing, public beaches. The lake’s water is moderately clear (5.5 mile lake circumnavigation).
Big Cedar Lake – This is located just outside of West Bend, This 900 acre lake, with 16 miles of shoreline is fairly popular to water sports enthusiasts (power boats and jet skis) especially in the warmer weather months. There is a ‘super secret’ back water location which is the natural spring feeder to the lake. We take an up close and personal view of the ‘blue hole’ from which the waters bubbles it’s cold, clear, water (4 mile round trip to the blue hole – 16 mile lake circumnavigation).
Covered Bridge to Cedarburg – Another favorite area to paddle. It is usually a gentile, quiet, and easy paddle through wooded banks and very little residential development. We shall start at the last remaining coverage bridge of Wisconsin, built in 1876. Although motorized traffic can not use this, it still remains an active pedestrian walkway. Our travels will venture though the back acres of Cedarburg and the outskirts of Grafton, eventually arriving in the heart of Cedarburg’s historic district (about a 5 mile paddle).
6 and 8 hour Trips:
Milwaukee River – (country setting): A paddle through the countryside, with a gentile flowing current. A local favorite and quite relaxing to see the changes of the seasons on this stretch of the river. The water clarity is slightly tannic, some aquatic plants to help you guide your kayak the correct direction. There are two sections of the entire stretch which have seasonal riffles and thrills – but mainly a gentile paddle trip. The banks of this river have various trees which at times, canopy and dapple sunlight. You may also encounter several deer grazing along the edge, heron, cranes, and other birds. (8 mile, 11 mile or 13 mile paddle trips available)
Milwaukee River – (city): Explore the inner city of Milwaukee unlike any other sight seeing method – from the water. This unique view from the water provides a prospective of the historic city. Passing under several bridges and waving to the pedestrians above us. Several rivers flow into the Milwaukee, and we shall pass by the grounds of Summerfest (and channel connecting the Milwaukee river to Lake Michigan) – and paddle towards a local pub for lunch (8 mile round trip paddle).
Lake Michigan paddle – This is an open water paddle, where the lake dictates how the outcome of the trip will play out. This is always a weather dependent destination. A fairly accurate condition report is available usually three days prior to the trip. Even with careful planning and consideration of the weather patterns, Mother Nature usually has the upper hand. Prior to this trip, one should be familiar with a wet exit, be comfortable with getting wet, and should have a decent self-rescue skill. A spray skirt, and proper clothing is always required for any of these trips. Our destinations distance is usually 10 miles or less – taking a break at the half way mark to explore Lion’s Den and the shoreline.