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rocky cove and sea kayaker at plum island


This is an exclusive tour that no other tour company offers in Door County. Cross the legendary stretch of water known as Deaths Door on this half-day adventure tour that explores Plum Island of Lake Michigan. Launch from mainland Door County, circumnavigate Plum Island with a shipwreck viewing and a pit stop on the island for exploration and picnic lunch.

There's nothing quite like the exhiliration of crossing to a distant island in a sea kayak. The adventure level is high, the water views are life-changing and the sense of accomplishment from the challenge is astounding. If you are looking for a true adventure on the Great Lakes in Door County, this is it! 

Test your skills and endurance with our most challenging tour designed for experienced paddlers. Bring your own sea kayak or we can provide a rental. Safety skills training required prior to tour, call to book this tour.

Highlights of Your Adventure:

  • Explore the rich natural history of Plum Island and the stretch of water known as Deaths Door.

  • Land on Plum Island for a walk with a certified Wisconsin Naturalist.

  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch amidst the stunning scenery from the island.

  • 3.5 hours of unforgettable adventure and discovery.

  • Marvel at the gorgeous shoreline of Pulm Island throughout the journey.

  • See a shipwreck from the 1800's


Duration: 4 hours

Tour Start Time: 8am

Ages: 18+

$144 per person includes:

  • Sea kayak rental (option to bring your own)

  • 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 Pressure tipping policy:  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.


This is the ultimate sea kayak tour in Door County! Cross to an uninhabited island on the Great Lakes. Earn your Lake Michigan stripes and cross the legendary strait of water known as Deaths Door on this exhilirating adventure. We'll see a shipwreck, circumnavigate the entire island and stop on shore for a picnic lunch featuring local artisan products. Paddle safely with a local and professional sea kayaker that makes this crossing often, year-round and calls these waters home. Kayak Guide Justin has made this island more than any other tour company in Door County. Period. Learn all about the rich history of Deaths Door, Mishipeschu the water spirit and Plum Island on this once in a lifetime tour.

Strong fitness required

This is a tour designed for intermediate to advanced paddlers that want to make an 1.5 mile island crossing on Lake Michigan. Please be honest with your guide and yourself about your athletic level of fitness regarding your ability to safely complete the tour route. Please consult your guide with any concerns or questions


Tour Requires Guide Approval 

Please call to book this tour so we can gauge your skill level. Tour must be booked 72hrs in advance. We offer tours for all skill levels but this specific tour requires some fitness and sea kayak safety training. Kayak Guide Justin is a certified Sea Kayak Instructor that can give you the skills you need to safely paddle the Great Lakes for many years.

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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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