Project Description

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking


About this Trip

Wisconsin and Lake Superior meet on the state’s northern end. Towns like Ashland, Bayfield, and Cornucopia dot the landscape there. A prominent feature of this area is the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a collection of islands rich in geology and history. There is no better way to explore the Apostle Islands than from the seat of your own sea kayak. A Camp Nicolet tradition since the 1990s, this trip is professionally guided by Lost Creek Adventures of Cornucopia, Wisconsin who provides single and tandem kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, wetsuits, instruction, and a professional guide dedicated to the 5-day adventure. Itinerary dependent, paddle amongst sea caves, towering rock formations, and past historic lighthouses. Enjoy yummy trail food from the Lost Creek Adventures trail kitchen, swimming in Lake Superior, spectacular sunsets, and spot clues revealing turn-of-the-century Apostle Islands history! This trip is interesting on so many levels, and offers a fantastic paddling experience at this locally sought-after destination. Highly recommended for participants interested in the Voyageurs Wilderness Canoe trip.


The Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking trip teaches extended tripping skills; including the importance of self and personal gear care on extended outings, the importance of listening skills and good personal conduct in public places, taking instruction from a professional guide in a high-risk natural environment, the importance of Leave No Trace ethics and wilderness best-practices, the importance of teamwork and goal-setting in a challenging environment, and gaining perspective in relation to the geological and anthropological history of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Guided and outfitted by Lost Creek Adventures, LLC in cooperation with experienced Northpoint Adventures trip leaders certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Lifeguarding and/or Wilderness First Aid.

  • July 29th through August 2nd, 2024

  • Offered during Session II

  • Recommended for Participants ages 13+

  • Intermediate level sea kayaking experience – length varies over 5 days



Trip Length

5 Days

Who’s Coming?

Participating in this season’s trip:


  • To Be Announced

Trip Leaders:

  • Elena Vargas Herrera

  • NPA Leader – To Be Announced

  • Lost Creek Adventures Pro Guide – TBA

Packing List

The following items are necessary for a safe and comfortable Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking experience. If you have questions, please e-mail Northpoint Adventures.

– 1 Fleece Top
– 1 Nylon Jacket (for paddling)
– 1 pair Rain Pants
– 1 pair Quick-Dry Long Pants (nylon sports pants, hiking pants, etc.)
– 1 pair Long Underwear (Hot Chilis, Under Armour, etc.)
– 2 T-Shirts – one long sleeve, one short (polypropylene, preferably)
– 1 cotton T-Shirt for around campsite
– 1 pair Nylon Athletic Shorts
– 1 pair of Tennis Shoes for around campsite
– 1 Swimsuit
– 2 pair cotton Socks for around campsite
– 1 pair Wool or Smartwool socks
– 1 pair of Pajamas or sleeping atire
– 1 Baseball Cap or Visor
– 1 Stocking Cap
– 1 pair Gloves or Mittens
– Undergarments (underwear, sports bras, etc.) as necessary

-1 pair of Tennis Shoes for wear around the campsite
-1 pair of Sandals you can strap to your feet (Chacos, Tevas, etc.)

EXTRAS (but still important…)
– 1 Chapstick or Blistex
– Toothbrush & Toothpaste
– 1 Headlamp – important to have your own
– Camera*
– Bug Spray – preferably Black Fly Formula
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
-1 package of Wet Ones or similar hand wipes
-1 small Towel or “Pack Towel”
-1 small Sleeping Bag
-2 Nalgene-brand Water Bottles (wide-mouth, one-quart size. MUST be Nalgene-brand to work with our water purifiers.)
– 1 Crazy Creek Chair or Sleeping Pad – not both, space is limited*

*denotes optional item

Northpoint Adventures & Living Adventures, Inc. will provide remainder of gear, including wet suits, life vests, paddles, and boats. Living Adventure guides will also provide participants with a safety orientation prior to trip departure.


This mini-gallery is from our past trips! Additional photos are found on our Facebook Page.


Check out the route!

Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Map