Pictured Rocks Adventure

Pictured Rocks National Lake shore is indelibly ‘on the map’ as a premier paddling destination and has become one of the most highly visited national parks for sea kayaking in the country.  Travelers from both coasts and around the world visit here to experience the unique beauty of our local sandstone formations found on Lake Superior.  Paddle into the realm of wild nature and exploration.

Our tours are all designed with you in mind.  We meet at your SHUTTLE point, and you arrive right at your car after your tour, ready to set off on the rest of your Upper Peninsula adventure.  Your tour is all paddle time.After the brief safety presentation we depart immediately.  We wont keep you for 6 hours when you only paddle for 4 hours.  Helping you create great memories with us and plenty of time to create more on your own.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We make it easy to enjoy a kayak tour at Pictured Rocks Adventure.  Book your tour, follow the ‘what to bring’ guide on the tour page and just meet 60 minutes before your pre-booked tour to get in your boat and paddle. That’s it.  We won’t keep you any longer than your paddle time once we’ve departed.  Our guides are serious about your safety and are well trained by seasoned experienced guides.

Overnight Trips Any Length

Experience the lake shore day and night.  Enjoy epic sunsets after a hard days paddle or hike.  With several exit points from the trail on a hiking tour, it can be easily customized to suit your skill level and time frame.  Kayak overnights can be out and back, or one way.  All overnight bookings must be approved in advance.  We will help you plan your adventure to make the most of your time in the outdoors.

 

Small Groups

Our tours mainly consist of 12 paddlers or less.  We paddle in smaller sized groups than other larger outfitters which allows us to explore more areas and spend more time at each feature, and allows guides the time to provide more personal attention to each client on the tour.  Larger groups end up waiting in line for caves or other features so we tend to keep group size lower.  Private tours can be accommodated by request as well.

 

Local Business

We are a local Northern Michigan business, and when you call or text us you are speaking with the owner or one of our kayak guides.  If we cant get your call immediately, please send a text and we will respond personally and promptly, as soon as we are back on land.  Be sure to include your name, number, and brief description, we can get the details on the call back.  Remember you must speak to management in order to cancel or alter a booked tour.

Here at Pictured Rocks Adventure our aim is to get adventure seekers on the water and off efficiently and safely.  Whether on the water or off the trail you will have everything you need to enjoy your outdoor experiences with us.

Theses adventures require a specific level of fitness, and the ability to swim is required.  Guests must be able to paddle for several hours depending on the tour selected.  The 2 hour tour is the recommended tour for absolute beginners.  All tour times are approximate.  If it takes a little longer to get to the good stuff, chances are we will row with it if weather and time allow.

All guides are certified by Pictured Rocks Adventure, and they make calls based on the safety of our guests. 

Cancellation & Refund Policies

Any Reservation that is canceled 24 hours in advance receives a full refund, and if weather cancels your tour you also receive a full refund.  We try to give you at least 24 hours notice by text or email if weather is a concern.

Tour Policies

We do our best to get you out to your desired location.If weather does not permit we do not force you to go on a different tour.  We will offer an alternative tour, a chance to reschedule or a 100% refund.  Paddlers must be fit and within 250 lbs.  You must be able to sit on ground with your feet out in front of you and stand up unassisted.  IF YOU ARE LESS THAN FORTHCOMING ABOUT ANY ISSUE SUCH AS WEIGHT OR FITNESS LEVEL YOU CAN BE TURNED AWAY WITH NO REFUND.  IF YOU MISS THE SHUTTLE THERE IS NO REFUND.  You cannot simply show up to the beach waving your arms and get in a kayak because you were late.

About Us

Pictured Rocks Adventure llc. Is guide owned and operated.  The owner of the company will likely be on the beach or guiding your tour.  The lead guides have all worked at least one season together so group synergy is a given element.

 

Here at Pictured Rocks Adventure our aim is to get adventure seekers on the water and off efficiently and safely.  Whether on the water or off the trail you will have everything you need to enjoy your outdoor experiences with us.

  Guests must be able to paddle for several hours depending on the tour selected.  The 2 hour tour is the recommended tour for absolute beginners.  All tour times are approximate.  We reserve the right to cancel a tour for any reason.  We are not monsters though and we love kayaking so even If it takes a little longer to get to the good stuff, chances are we will row with it if weather and time allow.

All guides are certified by Pictured Rocks Adventure, and they make calls based on the safety of our guests.  Please refer to our size and weight limit for paddlers based upon safety guidelines. Prior to any tour if we feel we can’t get you back into the boat in the event of a capsize we cant take you. End of discussion.