Lake Superior Kayaking Trips, Grand Marais Kayaking Tours and Kayaking Instruction. We’re Grand Marais’ Sea Kayaking Company.

Grand Marais Kayaking Trips

Grand Marais kayak tours

Explore Lake Superior on a half-day Grand Marais kayaking trip. Our trips, guided by experienced and safe kayaking guides, start in Grand Marais’ harbor and allow you to get your sea legs in a protected area before we kayak out on Lake Superior. Beginners welcome!

BWCA Kayaking Trips

Kayak the Boundary Waters on one of our BWCA Kayaking Trips. We offer guided kayaking on many inland lakes. Pick your favorite or see a new route.

Lake Superior Kayaking Trips

Lake Superior kayaking trips

Kayak the north shore on a full-day kayaking trip with a safe and experienced kayaking guide at one of three locations that feature kayaking up against towering cliffs, remote beaches and crystal clear waters.

We offer kayaking trips to the cliffs and caves of Tettegouche State Park, and to the hidden and seldom visited Manitou River Waterfall. Beginners welcome!

Grand Marais Family Kayaking Trips

grand marais kayaking for families

Join us for a guided family kayaking trip in the Grand Marais, Minnesota area. We’ll take you and your seven-year-old and up children out on a family kayaking trip on an inland lake near Grand Marais.

For the trip, we’ll use tandems and solos depending on your family. For younger children, tandems with the child up front and the parent in back make it easier for the child to paddle further. Kids really get and understand kayaking, so solos allow them to challenge themselves.

Coastal Kayaking Instruction

kayak instruction

Instruction is essential for getting the most out of paddlesports. With instruction, you will have more fun, gain confidence, go further, faster, with less effort. Beginners welcome!

Kayak Camping

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world and the best way to experience her many moods is by kayak camping. Our guided trips utilize the Lake Superior Water Trail to explore its rugged shoreline. They’re lead by some of the most experienced kayakers on the north shore.

Thank You

Thank you for the awesome three years! We put over 1,000 people on the water. We’re no longer offering tours. If you own your own kayaks, we’re still offering ACA instruction through ACA’s programs.

Trained, Experienced and Professional Guides

Our guides and instructors are professional guides who not only guide for a living but who have devoted their lives to getting people involved in the outdoors. We provide sensitive and supportive leadership. We’re friendly, honest, polite, helpful and when you take a trip with us, you become one of family.

We’re experienced and passionate about kayaking. We’re the best in Grand Marais at what we do.

Licensed, Permitted and Fully Insured

North Shore Expeditions is a licensed Lake Service Provider by the State of Minnesota, permitted by both the City of Grand Marais and the U.S. Forest Service and fully insured.

Safety is Our Top Priority

Your safety is our top priority. Lake Superior’s water is cold, so we supply wetsuits and splash jackets to keep you warm. We also supply kayaks, spray skirts, life vests, paddles and all the safety equipment required by the U.S. Coast Guard. On all our tours, we teach a short lesson to make sure you know how to get out of your kayak, maneuver and paddle efficiently. All our guides have Wilderness First Responder medical training and are American Canoe Association certified or have equivalent experience.

Kayaking is Our Passion

We concentrate on one sport with a passion, and our passion for kayaking rubs off on you. Join us for a day of fun.

Comfortable and Stable Singles and Doubles

Our kayaks feel comfortable and stable. You can easily go straight when you want and turn quickly when you need to. The seats adjust to fit you correctly. We want you to have fun, so we selected kayaks to make that easy.

We use a combination of singles and tandem kayaks. If you want to feel the freedom of solo kayaking, ask for a single. If you want more stability, ask for a tandem.