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Address: 690 Main Street, La Pointe, WI
Phone Number: (715) 747-3636
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The Perfect Outing on Madeline for Family, Couples or Singles

Quick Background info: We are a family of 5 with 13 & 14 year old girls and a 7 year old boy. Madeline Island in general: I've found that most people that live on an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Quick Background info: We are a family of 5 with 13 & 14 year old girls and a 7 year old boy. Madeline Island in general: I've found that most people that live on an island run on island time- if you can understand this, then you will love every business on Madeline. Tips: -Bring your lunch + lots of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We did the self guided tour on July 22 at 1:30 and it was a blast. You get a few hours to paddle out to see the caves at Big Bay State Park. I think 3 hours will be enough for most, as you will get tired by the end. Ed will teach you techniques on how to paddle your... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

AWESOME KAYAKING TRIP - went on a tour guided trip - 5/23/2015 Everyone was friendly - Sea Caves were a site to see!!!!!! Awesome work out!!! will do it again - Karen S ,Highly Recommended

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Charlestown, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We kayaked the lagoons and went out to see the Red Cliffs along the mainland. Sea Caves were in our sights, but we were overruled by the windy water conditions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a lot of work in the wind. We had a good time though. Everyone was friendly we didn't get to see the caves due to wind which is beyond anyone's control. The reality is here you will pay less for this place than anywhere else on the island. We did a guided tour and the guide helped us... More 

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Lodi, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The kayaking was fun. It was a work out but worth it. We did the self guided tour. My husband and I had both kayaked before and knew somewhat what to expect, but it was a more difficult paddle than we have done in the past. We had a tandem kayak which I wouldn't recommend, it was harder to manuever.... More 

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Edward K, Owner at Apostle Islands Kayaks, responded to this review

I am glad that the customers enjoyed kayaking and the beauty of Lake Superior. We make it very clear on our website and during the reservation process, however, that customers are to "check in with us at our downtown location" by specific times, depending on which tour or rental activity they wish to participate in. Customers are then given specific... More 

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I had made reservations for my boyfriend and myself three weeks prior to our kayak trip. We originally planned to take out two single kayaks, as that was one of three options on their website. So we get there at 12:30pm, which is when the company told us to be there, but the employee didn't get there until well after... More 

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Edward K, Owner at Apostle Islands Kayaks, responded to this review

The customer did not check in at our downtown location as requested, but rather waited at the launch area 7 miles from La Pointe. Since the customer did not check in, my assistant had no way of knowing that the customer was waiting at the launch area, but she did her best to accommodate the customer. I am glad that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

In general was a good time for my own family, a great workout with beautiful up close views of Madeline Island shoreline and sea caves. Would not suggest for those not used to physical activity. The young guides gave very brief instructions on how to use the paddles but once in the water didn't help with tips much. They told... More 

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Edward K, Owner at Apostle Islands Kayaks, responded to this review

I rarely allowed my young guides, although they were well trained, to take out a tour group. This was one of those few occasions. Yes, many parents are not "prepared to work hard," and that is unfortunate. I do think, however, it is not difficult for most parents to paddle with a child. We do take a lunch break half... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The website does say trips/tours at 9:30 & 1:30 however we were told 11 am. Since we wanted a "no guide trip" and the weather/skies would be clearing that worked out great for us. Also I'm not a morning person and we had plans that evening, so the flexibility was good in our case. We've been to other islands, countries... More 

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milwaukee, wi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I absolutely expect a snarky response from Ed for this review, but I like to help others make the best decisions on what to do with their valuable vacation time. Let me start by saying that I think Madeline Island is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited and that the trip I'm reviewing is our second trip... More 

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Address: 690 Main Street, La Pointe, WI
Phone Number: (715) 747-3636
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  La Pointe
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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