Best Sea Kayaking in Wisconsin

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

  • #1 Squaw Bay Sea Caves

    2 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like glass, and with the setting sun, the sandstone cliffs glowed red in ...
    •  Day or half-day trip
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Squaw Bay sea caves are a magic place. On our last visit we arrived at the caves just before sunset. The water was like ...

  • #2 Whitefish Dunes State Park

    1 Reviews

    Valmy, WI

    This short and sweet trip has a great sand beach and some very good examples of the limestone cliffs that Door County is known for, including several stone grottos and caves. The clear but intensely ...
    •  Part day
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short and sweet trip has a great sand beach and some very good examples of the limestone cliffs that Door County is ...

  • #3 Milwaukee: Bradford Beach

    0 Reviews

    Milwaukee, WI

    This quiet and surprisingly scenic paddle is a good get-away from the noise and bustle of the city, particularly on weeknights. The tall bluffs north of Bradford Beach are still wooded for the ...
    •  Part day
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This quiet and surprisingly scenic paddle is a good get-away from the noise and bustle of the city, particularly on weeknights. ...

  • #4 Sand Island Circumnavigation

    1 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    Located about 2 miles from Little Sand Bay, Sand Island is easily accessible as either a day trip or an overnighter. The island has many interesting areas to explore by kayak, including excellent ...
    •  Long day or overnight trip
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Located about 2 miles from Little Sand Bay, Sand Island is easily accessible as either a day trip or an overnighter. The ...

  • #5 Peninsula State Park

    0 Reviews

    Fish Creek, WI

    Peninsula State Park has a little of everything: bike and hiking trails, beaches, bluffs, a lighthouse, and an easily accessible offshore island for paddlers.
    •  Part day
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Peninsula State Park has a little of everything: bike and hiking trails, beaches, bluffs, a lighthouse, and an easily accessible ...

  • #6 Basswood Island

    0 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    A day trip to Basswood Island is an excellent option when rough weather makes other trips difficult. Located about 1.5 miles from shore near the Red Cliff Buffalo Bay Tribal Marina, the island ...
    •  Day trip or overnight trip
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day trip to Basswood Island is an excellent option when rough weather makes other trips difficult. Located about 1.5 miles ...

  • #7 Inner Island Loop

    0 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    The Inner Island loop is a great way for paddlers to explore four beautiful islands as a weekend trip. The route is protected from northeast winds by the outer islands, allowing less-experienced ...
    •  Two or three day trip
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    The Inner Island loop is a great way for paddlers to explore four beautiful islands as a weekend trip. The route is protected ...

  • #8 Outer Island Loop

    0 Reviews

    Bayfield, WI

    The Outer Island loop includes eleven of the Apostle Islands and some of their best beaches, sea caves, and historic lighthouses. The larger islands also have extensive hiking trails. Rounding ...
    •  Full week trip
    •  70 miles
    •  Guide

    The Outer Island loop includes eleven of the Apostle Islands and some of their best beaches, sea caves, and historic lighthouses. ...

  • #9 Rock Island State Park

    0 Reviews

    Northport, WI

    Off the tip of the Door County Peninsula is a chain of islands that stretch north across the entrance to Green Bay all the way to Michigan. These limestone islands are known for their scenery ...
    •  Day trip to multi-night
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Off the tip of the Door County Peninsula is a chain of islands that stretch north across the entrance to Green Bay all the ...

  • #10 Newport State Park

    0 Reviews

    Northport, WI

    Although this park doesn’t have some of the more dramatic scenery of other areas in Door County, it is a good place to escape the crowds. Campsites must be accessed by foot, bike, or boat, which ...
    •  Part day to multiday
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Although this park doesn’t have some of the more dramatic scenery of other areas in Door County, it is a good place to escape ...