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Address: 690 Main Street, La Pointe, WI
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+1 715-747-3636
09:00 - 17:00
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Learning how to kayak

We took the early ferry to Madeline Island, as it gave us time to visit the town. We had no idea that our instructor was 80 years old. He was quite agile and was way faster than... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

It was an amazing experience. We had a great time with friends. Edward is very interesting and nice person. He taught us how to work with pedals and showed us the most beautiful places of Madeline Island.

Thank Marina M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We took the early ferry to Madeline Island, as it gave us time to visit the town. We had no idea that our instructor was 80 years old. He was quite agile and was way faster than any of us. Wow! He is also quite a nice guy. He brought us to the Big Bay Town or I should say... More 

Thank Robby G C
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

My family were all "first timers" when we booked our reservation on 6-11-16. To begin with, Ed gave us walking directions from the ferry since we were staying in Bayfield. Once we FINALLY arrived to his location he inquired about our car. Not knowing we needed a car to get to our launch site we followed his walking directions. While... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. We are beginners but felt super comfortable with Ed. He is probably the most interesting person we've ever met who wants to make sure you not only have a great time but learn the right way to kayak. We started in the lagoon to practice then went out to the lake. The water was choppy but... More 

1 Thank Ronda M
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

This was the best thing we did on Madeline Island by far. Ed was very flexible and fun and we had a great day!

Thank Kelli1000
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We went kayaking over Memorial Day weekend with our 9 yr old and 5 yr old. Ed the tour guide was excellent!! He was great with our kids and made our first time kayaking an enjoyable experience. Although we didn't get to go in the caves because of the high tide (we were very disappointed since we were looking forward... More 

Thank Courtney J
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

I called the evening ahead to rent kayaks for the following morning (Not a good idea if you want to guarantee a spot on the water!), and Ed was awesome. He took my reservation right away, even adding in a time slot for us that would be inconvenient for him. The day trip ended up being amazing! Ed met us... More 

Thank NurseJay
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

We booked our tour with the owner, Ed, and had a great time kayaking to the sea caves. We started with a kayaking, which was helpful in that it save my arms from doing all of the work! Ed made sure everyone was well educated before taking off to the lake. Even the experienced kayakers thought the lesson was useful.... More 

Thank AmfromtheStP
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Our family of four LOVED our experience with Apostle Islands Kayaks. And this was in no small measure because of the thoughtful and experienced skill of Ed Kale, our guide. This is an honest guy who has been doing this for years. He's good at it because he loves it and the region.

Thank Bernard F
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Despite an unexpected high wind and small craft warning that caught us out on the water, owner Ed and guide Kelsey did a great job of giving us a safe, fun-filled day that made up for the fact we couldn't make it to the sea caves. Kelsey took us through the lagoon for a calmer experience, sharing his love of... More 

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