Best Sea Kayaking in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular sea kayaking in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota sea kayaking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 The Twin Ports: Duluth-Superior Harbor

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    Duluth, MN

    Duluth and Superior together called the “Twin Ports,” are the leading bulk cargo ports on the Great Lakes, with forty to forty-five million tons of cargo shipped each season, and total tonnage ...
    •  Part or full day
    •  10 miles
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    Duluth and Superior together called the “Twin Ports,” are the leading bulk cargo ports on the Great Lakes, with forty to ...

  • #2 Lake Superior Water Trail

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    Duluth, MN

    There are plans in the works for a water trail around the whole of Lake Superior, and currently two sections are in existence: the Minnesota trail and the Keewenaw waterway in Michigan’s Upper ...
    •  Half-day to two-day trip
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are plans in the works for a water trail around the whole of Lake Superior, and currently two sections are in existence: ...

  • #3 Grand Portage Bay & the Susie Islands

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    Grand Portage, MN

    Like Isle Royale, the Susie Islands give paddlers a taste of the Canadian North Shore, with cobble beaches, rocky basalt and granite points covered with boreal forest, and a few arctic plants ...
    •  Full day
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Like Isle Royale, the Susie Islands give paddlers a taste of the Canadian North Shore, with cobble beaches, rocky basalt ...

  • #4 Lake Superior-St. Louis River to Two Harbors

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    Duluth, MN

    The sand beach of Minnesota Point gives way to the craggy shore that characterizes most of Lake Superior’s North Shore. The shoreline can be traveled by canoe, but a sea kayak is better suited ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    The sand beach of Minnesota Point gives way to the craggy shore that characterizes most of Lake Superior’s North Shore. The ...

  • #5 Lake Superior-Two Harbors to Caribou River

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    Two Harbors, MN

    The shoreline through this stretch is often lined with cliffs—beautiful to look at but hazardous when a strong south wind pounds the shore with waves. North of Two Harbors, the shoreline becomes ...
    •  3-5 days
    •  50 miles
    •  Guide

    The shoreline through this stretch is often lined with cliffs—beautiful to look at but hazardous when a strong south wind ...