Here is a sneak peek of what to expect on our Cave Point kayak tour. Join our professional guides as they take you above, alongside and into Cave Point County Park. Constantly changing over the past 400 million years Cave Point has taken its time to look this good. It's your adventure, let us be your guide!
Join us for a beautiful kayak trip along Door County’s pristine Lake Michigan coastline. The trip will take you along Cave Point County Park, and Whitefish Dunes State Park. With the unique vantage point of your kayak, you’ll be able to experience the beauty of the dolostone caves and and observe the beautiful karst landscape on crystal clear Lake Michigan. These dolostone rock formations are what is known as the Niagara Escarpment, and Door County's band of rock goes from Wisconsin around the north end of Lake Michigan and Huron all the way to Niagara Falls. We venture into a couple of the accessible caves, and spend some time relaxing with our feet in the water, enjoying the natural beauty and soaking up the sun before kayaking back to the launch point at Schauer Park.
The water is generally calmest in the morning, so it is best to book earlier in the day. The kayak seating area does tend to get a little wet so dress accordingly. Flip flops and water shoes are highly recommended, but you can also jump in barefoot! We also highly recommend shorts or leggings made of materials other than cotton (synthetic fabrics) for wicking moisture away from your body, as you will get wet. On calm days there is ample opportunity to view the submerged caves all along the coast. The conditions are always subject to change, but as long as you arrive with a smile the trip will only brighten your day.
We like all of our guests to show up at our location 15 minutes prior to their tour. We start with the waiver and then you will get fitted for your life jacket. Then we will leave from our shop at the departure time and drive 10 minutes to the boat launch where all of our guest will be given a paddle and receive an orientation on the most effective methods for maneuvering a kayak. Once the tour will kayak alongside Cave Point County Park to the edge of Whitefish Dunes State Park. This trip is an out and back, meaning that we will then return to the boat launch where we began before driving back to the shop. On the water will take 2 hours and cover roughly 4 miles of some of Door County's most popular coastline.
You will want to bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, shoes that can get wet, extra dry clothes for colder days and some positive energy. GoPros, cameras and cell phones, with a proper case and lanyard, are a great way to capture your experience.
Our guests normally paddle in sit-on-top tandem kayaks. The exception is when a group has an odd number of people. Groups will odd numbers will have to decide amongst themselves which guest will be paddling in a single sit-on-top.
With the continuously rising lake levels most of the caves at Cave Point County Park are now submerged. There are still two caves that we can kayak into but they do require calm conditions and we are not always able to safely to get into them. On calm days Cave Point does offer immense clarity and you will have the best seat to see the submerged caves.
All Cave Point County Park trips leave from our shop in Jacksonport, WI. The address is 6300 Highway 57, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235. Although it is a Sturgeon Bay mailing address we are located about 20 miles north on the lake side of the highway. It is about a 5 minute drive to the boat launch before our adventure to kayak Cave Point can begin!
At Peninsula Kayak Company we want your Cave Point Kayak tour to be one to remember. We offer tours and rentals for kayaks, paddleboards and water bikes. We have everything you need to make your vacation complete. Curious about a guided kayak tour of Cave Point? Reserve your spot today!
Kayaking offers numerous health benefits such as improved cardiovascular fitness without the increased wear and tear on your joints; strengthened muscles in the back, shoulders, chest and arms; and increased mobility all while reducing stress.
Whether you're going on a tour or creating your own adventure with a rental we recommend that you bring comfortable clothes that can get wet, plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. You should also remember to check the weather before you go so you can dress appropriately. If you want to bring your phone to capture your experience we have waterproof phone cases available at all of our locations.
Before anybody goes out on one of our boats they will be given a paddle orientation. Some simple rules to keep you safe on the water are: Always listen to your guide, always wear your personal flotation device, don't kayak alone, tell someone where you're going, make sure you have an adequate supply of water and when in doubt then don’t go out. With all of these tips in mind, you're ready for your kayak adventure. Book your reservation with Peninsula Kayak Company today!