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Explore the tallest limestone bluff, Door Bluff, on this relaxing guided tour that shows you a shipwreck, ancient cliff drawings and the legendary stretch of water from which Door County takes its name. Beautiful scenery and a fascinating past make for a fun tour that really captures the essence of Door County in just 2 short hours.

On this tour you'll learn about the unique geology of Door County and how it was formed over time. Hear stories of Native American rival tribes and search for remnants of ancient cliff art hidden in the bluffs. We'll even check out a shipwreck to get a sense of what life was like on the Great Lakes in the 1800's. 

Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or an adventurous soul, this tour promises an unforgettable tour experience in Door County with gorgeous views and fascinating history. All skill levels welcome.

Kayak guide leading a happy tour group in front of tall bluff on a sunny day
kayak guide justin helping guest get comy in their tour kayaks
underwater image of 1800's shipwreck
2 kayakers hanging out on a summers day on Lake Michigan
tall limestone bluff that looks like a big game of jenga

Highlights of Your Adventure:

  • Explore the secrets of the historic Schooner Fleetwing shipwreck from the 1800's.

  • Marvel at ancient Native American rock art nestled within the bluffs.

  • Take in breathtaking views of Lake Michigan including Washington Island, Plum Island and Gills Rock.

  • Witness the legendary Port des Morts (Death’s Door) from a unique perspective.

  • Take in the panoramic views of Door County's tallest Bluff from the water.


Duration: 2 hours

Tour Start Times: 8am, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm

Ages: 16+

$79 per person includes:

  • Sea kayak rental

  • Paddle rental

  • Lifejacket rental

  • Kayak lesson

What to bring:

  • sun hat/sunscreen/sunglasses

  • beach friendly shoes

  • water bottle 

Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance for 100% refund.

No tipping neccessary:  Unlike other tour companies that try to pressure you for a tip after you've already paid for tour.


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


Northern Door County is Amazing

Tired of the crowds? Looking for something besides the same old factory style tours that are run at Cave Point? Head north to the find better nature experiences, more water and greenspace to explore and have some fun. While Door County boasts 300 miles of shoreline unfortunately much of it is private or developed but there are still a few gems you should really visit. Door Bluff is one of them.

Relaxing & Easy Tour Route for All Skill Levels

We paddle an easy route and your guide keeps you in safe, shallow waters and know where the currents and rip tides are because our highly trained guide calls these waters home and has over two decades of experience. This tour departs from Garrett Bay and stick to shallow waters for this tour. Your expert guide is local, lives down the road from this spot and knows the north end better than any other guide out there, hands down. This is Kayak Guide Justin's home base.


Interesting History & Local Stories 

This tour is packed with amazing historical facts that you won't get on any other tour. Did you know that Kayak Guide Justin is Door County's only tour guide that is ACA Instructorer and Wisconsin Master Naturalist certified? Your highly trained guide will not only offer paddling tips, but also share interesting stories frim the past and describe the landscape and natural history of Door County.


All Skill Levels Welcome for Door County Bluff Kayak Tour

This is a great tour for beginners! Your guide will only take you out on safe water conditions. This 2 hour Door County kayak tour is perfect for friends, families, and couples – even if some of your group is paddling for the first time. Kayak Guide Justin specializes helping beginners feel safe and enjoy their time on the water.


While we do accept walk-up participants, this tour regularly sells out. Once a time slot is booked other tours may not be available at that same time slot.  To get your preferred choice and to avoid missing out, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible.

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The Highest Quality Kayak Tour in Door County. Period.

This is the tour for travelers looking for a unique kayak experience different from what the other high-volume tour companies provide.  Our tours are designed to offer a connection to nature and our fellow humans but also learn about the sport of sea kayaking. We believe in seeking health and happiness through outdoor activities that bring awarenes to the Great Lakes  We are a low-volume, local, guide-owned company that is dedicated to creating life-changing experiences on the water.

Free Cancellations & No Tipping Required

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a FULL refund. We know that plans can change quickly and that your vacation time is important, that’s why we offer one of the most generous cancellation policies in Door County.


Professional Guide for a Higher Level of Customer Service

Professional guide is a pretty loose term these days in Door County but Kayak Guide Justin can offer real credentials with globally recognized organizations. No other tour in Door County is led by guide that is an ACA L3 Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor and Wisconsin Master Naturalist. Paddle safely with Wilderness First Aid/CPR certified guide that grew up on the Great Lakes and kayaks Door County all 12 months of the year. 

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