Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips
Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Uncle Ducky Paddling Adventures
Phone Toll Free: 1-877-228-5447
Uncle Ducky Paddling Adventures offers guided sea kayaking trips on Lake Superior and canoe and kayak guided trips on rivers and inland lakes in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our paddling adventures are designed for everyone from novice to an expert paddler. Let us know your skill level, if you want a 1/2 day, full day, or multiple day trip, and we will put together a canoe or kayak trip you will enjoy.
~ Guided River and Lake Paddling Adventures ~
The Upper Peninsula is filled with dozens of rivers and streams that meander throughout the undeveloped wilderness that offer everything from a lazy paddle to an exciting whitewater adventure. Paddlers will enjoy the early spring in the Upper Peninsula as the woods comes alive after its winter nap, streams are rushing with winter snow melt, and the air is crisp and clean. Summer brings the warm weather, camping along a river bank, or a leisurely trip around an inland lake, while fall paddlers are treated to an awesome display of beautiful color.
Our Guides: Uncle Ducky provides you with top-notch equipment and trained guides that are proficient in first aid and CPR as well as knowledgeable about the area where we will be paddling.
Uncle Ducky offers Canoe and Kayak Rentals for those who do not want to take a guided trip, but prefer paddling on their own. We deliver or you can pick up your canoe or kayak. Call Toll Free: 1-877-228-5447 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for information
Kayak the shoreline and harbor at Marquette, Big Bay, Presque Isle & Partridge Island, or kayak along the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, an amazing water adventure. Paddle the Hiawatha Water Trail from Big Bay to Munising, or head up to the Huron Islands. Out trips include a scenic paddle with a stop for a lunch break along the shoreline. We also offer guided adventures at Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Our sea kayaking adventures will still be enjoyable even if the weather isn't perfect, as your gear will protect you from rain, fog, and cool weather. In case of rough conditions, a different location might be necessary, but we will make every effort to provide you with an exciting and scenic paddle.
Please visit our web site www.paddlingmichigan.com for details and prices for our sea kayaking adventures.
All sea kayaking trips on Lake Superior require a training session with out guide for your safety and comfort as well as for insurance purposes. We recommend our kayakers be within the weight range of 80 to 250 pounds.
Marquette Harbors: A good 2 hour paddling trip for the novice sea kayaker as there is almost always some calm water in one of the harbors for a nice paddle and a sightseeing trip. See the Upper and lower Harbor ore docks, the Lower Harbor Light, Marquette Lighthouse, and interesting rock formations.
Presque Isle and Partridge Island: Enjoy your sea-kayaking adventure as you paddle around Presque Isle where you will see some of the oldest exposed rock formations in North America, sandstone cliffs, small caves, and black lava-type Pre-Cambrian rocks over 1 billion years old. This trip takes about 7 hours and is for novice to intermediate paddlers.
Presque Isle to Little Presque Isle: This trip visits the shoreline of Presque Isle, Partridge Island, and then over to Little Presque Isle (or Garlic Island) where we will see Sugar Loaf Mountain and the old Wetmore Landing where logs were loaded on ships for transport to the larger cities. Approximately an 8-hour trip for novice to intermediate paddlers.
Paddling Big Bay: We offer trips around Big Bay that are perfect for a novice to an expert paddler. Enjoy beautiful scenery and historic buildings including the Big Bay Pointe Lighthouse. Trips are about 6 hours.
Huron Islands: An outstanding adventure for intermediate to advanced kayakers. Paddle in the waters around the eight Huron Islands of the Huron Island National Wildlife Refuge. View high sandstone cliffs and the Huron Mountains and the Keweenaw Peninsula in the distance. A stop at Lighthouse Island offers a chance to see and photograph the Huron Islands Lighthouse.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Paddle the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior as you enjoy these outstanding sandstone cliffs that rise nearly 200' high and view the cascading waterfalls tumbling down into Lake Superior. This trip depends on the weather and sea conditions. Intermediate to advanced paddlers recommended for this 6-hour trip.
Munising Bay and Grand Island: This is a very enjoyable paddle for novice, intermediate, and advanced paddlers. Munising bay is protected for the short trip to Grand Island National Recreation Area once inhabited by Native Americans with villages and trading posts. . . . A perfect spot to stop for our lunch before we continue on our paddle.
for Anglers and Paddlers in the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan
We offer guided paddling adventures on the Escanaba River, the Whitefish River near Rapid River, the Fox River near Seney, the Manistique River near Manistique, the Two Hearted River in the Lake Superior State Forest north of Newberry, the Sturgeon River Canoe Trail, the Michigamme River, the AuTrain River, and Craig Lake State Park. Just let us know if you wish a guided trip on a different body of water and we will try to work out a fun adventure for you. We offer half-day, full day, or multi-day paddling trips with fishing if you wish. We also offer canoe and kayak rentals with delivery and pick-up if you would like to go paddling on your own or you can pick up a canoe or kayak in Marquette.
Sample Paddling Adventures.
The Whitefish River near Rapid River flows through the Hiawatha National Forest and into Little Bay de Noc in Lake Michigan. Good trout fishing as well as salmon and steelhead and an interesting paddle on one of Michigan's Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The Manistique River near Manistique is good for fishing for tYout, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead. Paddle the peaceful upper river through the Seney Wildlife Refuge.
The Fox River near Seney is known for its Brook Trout and was the river written about by Ernest Hemingway. Not an easy river to fly fish or canoe but exciting and lots of fun. This is a Michigan Blue Ribbon Trout Stream.
The Two-Hearted River north of Newberry in the Lake Superior State Forest has been designated as a Wilderness River under the states Natural Rivers program. A wonderful destination for anglers and paddlers.
The Sturgeon River Canoe Trail starts south of Munising on Forest Highway 13 and runs for 41 miles with some fallen trees and 2 areas of rapids. The river can be fast, cold, and dangerous in early spring, so novice paddlers need to take precautions. One of Michigan's designated Wild and Scenic Rivers
Craig Lake State Park. This remote park is west of Marquette and offers a true wilderness adventure. Rustic campsites at Craig Lake with good fishing and wildlife viewing.
Undle Ducky also offers multi-day wilderness trips to the Sylvania Wilderness, Craig Lake State Park, or Big Island Wilderness in the Hiawatha National Forest. Call or e-mail for informatin.
Call Toll Free: 1-877-228-5447 or E-mail: email@example.com and we will be happy to get you all set up with an exciting paddling adventure.
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Uncle Ducky Outfitters: Guided fishing trips for fly fishing and spin casting in the inland lakes, rivers, and streams of the central Upper Peninsula. One day or multi-day trips. Custom Tours. Rentals of fishing equipment, motors, boats, tents, and other equipment.
Guided Fly Fishing Trips in the Upper Peninsula at Uncle Ducky Fly Fishing, 434 Prospect Street, Marquette, Michigan, 49855. The Upper Peninsula is filled with secluded lakes and streams filled with the elusive trout or salmon. We offer guided fly fishing trips for experienced anglers as well as those who want to learn the fine art of fly fishing. All equipment is provided and we have experienced guides to take you to that secluded stream. Float or wade in the crisp waters, drop that fly by the old log, and the excitement begins. Fish the Fox River, a Michigan Blue Ribbon Trout Stream made famous by Ernest Hemingway. Fishing trips for trout, steelhead, salmon or smallmouth bass, northern pike, and bluegill. Call Uncle Ducky at 906-288-5447 or toll free: 877-288-5447.
Kayak Rentals of single and double kayaks, and single and double sea kayaks. Some locations rent canoes. Not all watercraft are available at all locations. Please call the rental location or Uncle Ducky Outdoors toll free at 877-228-5447 for a reservation.
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