4 hour Miner’s Beach to Lover’s Leap Sea Arch Kayak Tour

The 4 hour Miner’s Castle to Lover’s Leap Sea Arch Kayak Tour is the full experience kayak tour.

In this four hour tour you will paddle past the Miners Castle and sea caves first, and venture out to the famous Lover’s Leap Sea Arch. This is a total experience of 4.5 hours with safety meeting, paddlers will be back at launch point in four hours.

  • $168 Adult
  • $158 Teenager (13-17)
  • $138 Flyweight ( 30-90 LBS)

Kayak Tours: Where to Meet

tours meet at the Tangle Wood Inn in Shingleton, Michigan:

Tanglewood Inn
e12534 M28
Shingleton, Michigan 49884


Due to the high volume of visitors at the park, we are required by park service to shuttle our kayakers in. We meet at the Tanglewood Inn and take a shuttle to the launch park. Shuttle is included with the tour. There are no additional fees.

Please arrive at the Tanglewood Inn 1 hour prior to your scheduled tour time. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MISSING THE BUS.
Full Day Kayaking Tour 

The Fours Hour Miner’s Castles Kayak Tour

This pictured rocks kayak tour consists of a 30 minute fitting and 4 hours of paddling.

Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate
Time:  4 hours*
Distance: 8 mi. round trip
Kayaks: Tandem and Triple


Four Hour Pictured Rocks Kayak Tour Description

The artistry of the cliff side is imbued with its rich color by mineral rich water for the last 12,800 years cascading down the walls of the ancient sandstone cliffs. The last ice age released the landscape and as it melted it filled in Lake Superior – the largest freshwater lake on earth.

We consider this a full day because it covers roughly 8 miles and requires consistent paddling.

Other tours that are full day, encompass boat rides or other options, and you will spend an entire day and still only paddle 4 hours.  Our intention is to get you the most for your time with us, as there is so much to do in the area.  8 miles is a very respectable distance for someone who is a novice paddler and even beyond.

In our experience most are in agreement that four hours is the perfect amount of time in a kayak for a tour such as this.

After meeting your guide at the designated launch point you will be fitted with your tandem kayak, paddle, dry bags, pfd and optional wet suit, soon after you will be fitted into your kayaks for the trip. Once fitted you’ll receive a concise safety and paddle presentation as well as a pre paddle skills workshop.


What We Include on the Tour

PICTURED ROCKS ADVENTURE will supply for all customers:

  • Trained Guide certified by Pictured Rocks Adventure
  • All tours will be equipped with
  • First aid and safety equipment
  • dry bag
  • Tandem sea kayak, or triple
  • spray skirt
  • Life jacket, paddle and, if required, a wet suit
  • Marine Radio

What Your Sould Bring on the Kayak Tour

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Snacks & water
  • Rain jacket. (this will protect you from wind and rain)
  • Water shoes or sandals. (feet must be covered, sadly glass does end up in the lake)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen and bug repellant
  • Camera

*other outfitters call this a 6 hour but we aren’t in large groups like they are)

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