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Address: 690 Main Street, La Pointe, WI
Phone Number: (715) 747-3636
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Perfecty fine trip off Madeline Island

My husband and I booked our kayak adventure for early June, which was before their "busy" time of year and we were the only two on our "private" tour with Ed. We found him to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2012
Jessica B
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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
1 review
11 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My husband and I booked our kayak adventure for early June, which was before their "busy" time of year and we were the only two on our "private" tour with Ed. We found him to be very knowledgeable and interesting, full of good stories of life on and off the island. He transported us from the location on Main Street... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife and two little boys (3 and 5 at the time) rented a couple of Kayaks from Ed and Apostle Islands Kayaks last summer. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Ed is a very entertaining guy with a unique background in academics and activism. He is also very friendly, reasonable, and knowledgeable about kayaking in the area. He graciously... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

You may have to knock on the door of the house a couple of blocks from downtown but the person you meet will leave you wanting to come back for another Kayak trip. Ed is the owner and tour guide on your experience. This is his retirement job and he is very good at it. He knows the island and... More 

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