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SEA KAYAK TOURS & LESSONS

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DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN, USA

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YOUR GUIDE TO AMAZING KAYAKING ADVENTURES
IN DOOR COUNTY

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddler looking for new adventures, Kayak Guide Justin offers unique tour experiences that capture the essence of Door County and the beauty of the Great Lakes.

SMALLER GROUP SIZES

Tours sizes are kept smaller to create a more personalized experience for our guests and to find more peaceful moments in nature. No need to feel rushed or lost in the crowd on tour. 

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PREMIUM QUALITY SEA KAYAKS

We feature modern kayaks that are comfortable, stable and easy to paddle. Single kayaks for all guests. Stay drier and smile more on tour with deluxe comfort seats with high back support.

THE BEST KAYAKING SPOTS

Easily find the hidden gems with our carefully curated tours designed to showcase the natural beauty and wild history of Door County & this area of the Great Lakes.

EXPERT-LED TOURS WITH A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE

A well trained kayak guide with nationally recognized certifications means a higher level of safety and customer service for you. 

Kayak Guide Justin is a certified Wisconsin Master Naturalist, ACA L3 Sea Kayak Instructor & Wilderness First Aid/CPR trained. 

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Please call 920-241-3539 for more info or email us here.

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GUIDED KAYAK TOURS

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DOOR BLUFF KAYAK TOUR

Tall bluffs, a shipwreck, some wild history and amazing views that capture the essence of Door County.

  • Get a close-up view of the Schooner Fleetwing shipwreck from the 1800's.

  • Explore Door County's tallest Bluff from the water and learn about the local geology.

  • Enjoy scenic views of Lake Michigan including Washington Island, Plum Island and Gills Rock.

  • Learn about the history Port des Mortes (aka Death’s Door) from a unique perspective.

  • Search for ancient Native American pictographs hidden in the bluffs.

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ECO-TOUR: PENINSULA STATE PARK

Island exploration, tall bluffs, amazing geology & history in Door County's most popular state park.

  • Paddle to a small island in the Great Lakes for a true adventure experience.

  • Explore the ancient sea caves and amazing 400 million year old geology of Eagle Bluff.

  • Enjoy scenic views of Peninsula State Park and Green Bay including the Strawberry Islands.

  • This tour offers a look the natural history of Door County with a certified Wisconsin Naturalist.

  • A light picnic lunch and complimentary water is included with your tour.

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ECO-TOUR: NEWPORT STATE PARK

Learn about the Great Lakes and Door County's northwoods on this kayaking and hiking eco adventure.

  • Kayak along the northern coast of Newport State Park on Lake Michigan.

  • Hop out on shore to look for 400 million year old fossils and learn how Door County was formed.

  • Enjoy scenic views of Deaths Door and the ferries crossing to Washington Island in the distance.

  • Get a closer look the natural history of Door County with a certified Wisconsin Naturalist.

  • A light picnic lunch and complimentary water is included with your tour.

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CANA ISLAND KAYAK TOUR

Island crossing, 1800's lighthouse, Great Lakes maritime history and goregeous views of Lake Michigan.

  • Kayak from Moonlight Bay to Cana Island with scenic views of Baileys Harbor.

  • You'll have a chance to explore Cana Island and even climb to top of the lighthouse.

  • This tour theme focuses on the 1800's maritime history of the Great Lakes.

  • A very good chance to view a variety of wildlife near the wetlands departure point.

  • A light picnic lunch and complimentary water is included with your tour.

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ROCK ISLAND KAYAK TOUR

Explore Wisconsin's oldest wilderness state park, Thordarson Boathouse, tall bluffs, rocky coves & more!

  • Cross from Washington Island to Rock Island in a sea kayak and circle the entire island.

  • Paddle through an architectural marvel, the Thordarson Boathouse.

  • Learn about the history Rock Island and what life was like for early inhabitants.

  • Take in amazing views of Washignton & Detroit islands and Lake Michigan panoramas.

  • Enjoy a light picnic lunch somewhere peaceful along the water and relax on this peacful tour.

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PLUM ISLAND SEA KAYAK TOUR 

Beautiful scenery, lots of history and amazing views that capture the essence of Door County.

  • Uncover the secrets of Plum Island and explore this uninhabited gem in the Great Lakes.

  • Cross the legendary strait of water known as Deaths Door with a highly experienced guide.

  • Extraordinary views of Lake Michigan including Washington Island, Pilot Island and the mainland.

  • Explore Plum Island on foot and then check out an 1800's shipwreck just off the coast.

  • Option to bring your own sea kayak with advance approval from your guide.

CUSTOM KAYAK TOUR

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CUSTOM KAYAK TOUR IN DOOR COUNTY

Choose your own adventure with this fully customizable tour option for nearly anywhere in Door County.

Tell us what you want to see in Door County and we'll create a custom tour just for you. Welcome to adventure made easy!

Is there somewhere in Door County that you've always wanted to see in a kayak? Are you looking for a tour in small, private groups for a more personalized expereince? Have you already taken the Cave Point tour and now looking for new places in Door County to explore?

Are you seeking a more challenging athletic adventure beyond the standard tours? Did you know that private kayak tours are a great way to celebrate a special occasions like honeymoons, anniversaries, reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties? A Custom Tour is the answer! 

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DEDICATED TO CREATING AMAZING TOUR EXPERIENCES

Here's what people are saying about their tours with Kayak Guide Justin:

"Simply the BEST kayak tour guide in Door County. Justin is a great guide, skilled kayaker, knowledgeable and passionate about Door County, and a wonderful person as well. He started his own Kayak company to give customers the best experience and he is rocking it."

Douglas G., September 2023, TripAdvisor

"The highest quality and most enjoyable kayak tour in Door County. Easily. Justin is a great guy, with a local’s point of view, and takes you to some really special spots. We can’t recommend him enough!"

Erik B., June 2023, Google Reviews

"Justin did a great job of making the trip enjoyable and educational. He accommodated different skill levels well. Would definitely book with him again."

Michelle S., July 2023, Google Reviews

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QUESTIONS? LET'S PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE!

Please call 920-241-3539 for more info or email us here.

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SEA KAYAK INSTRUCTION

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SEA KAYAK COACHING PROGRAM  

Learn to sea kayak with an ACA certified Sea Kayak Instructor that can create a customized lesson plan to quickly get you to your paddling goals. Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to build upon specific areas of your paddling skills, this program will make learning fun with plenty of hands-on learning time on the water and online mentoring off of the water.  Your kayak coach can also help you select paddling gear, offer tips on fitness and be a resource for you to help answer any questions that may come up. Once you join the program you can schedule as many learning sessions as you like. Getting started with any new sport can be overwhelming to navigate but Kayak Guide Justin is here to help get you paddling in the right direction! Email us here to get started.

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SEA KAYAK STARTER COURSE

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning to sea kayak. You'll learn the core basics of sea kayaking that introduces the concept of boat-body-blade, covers basic paddle strokes, bracing, ruddering and self-rescue. After we have a chance to learn and practice near shore we will finish the day with a short sightseeing tour to put your new skills into action! 

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TEAM TRAINING FOR KAYAK GUIDES

Build a strong team of guides that can deliver amazing tours and keep your customers safe. Kayak Guide Justin makes learning fun and engaging for younger guides new to the job with a hands-on training sessions and helpful tutorials that cover everything from weather to equipment/gear to safety protocol and more. Available in May. Call for more info 1 (920) 241-3539

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DOOR COUNTY RECOMMENDATIONS

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Helpful Tip from Your Guide: Quickest way to eat in DC! Sandwiches made to order and lots of ready made to-go items. Stop here before or after your tour, load up the cooler with food & drinks and find a nice spot outside for a relaxing picnic instead of a crowded restaurant with long waits.

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Helpful Tip from Your Guide: This is iconic, old school Door County at its finest. This longstanding local favorite requires you get there early. And get the ribs and deep fried onions. And really cold beers.

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Helpful Tip from Your Guide: With a strong emphasis on the 'O' sound, go bowlin' why dont'cha this evening? Grab a lane and some stylish rental bowling shoes, order your pitchers of beer and big ol' pizza and blame your awful score on the kayak tour earlier that day.

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Helpful Tip from Your Guide: Old school, outdoor movies on summers night... need I say more? Best way to relax with your crew and raid the fully loaded concession stand. Get there early and setup camp chairs or blankets! Click on link above for start times and movie showings.

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Helpful Tip from Your Guide: Settle the score after tour with the all or nothing sport of mini-golfing. Just kidding. It's really fun and relaxing. Check out these fun events planned for 2024.

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