Pigeon Bay Kayak Trip Description
The Pigeon Bay kayak trip is a Lake Superior kayaking trip that explores Pigeon Bay, which is split between Canada and the U.S. We’ll follow the American shoreline and paddle past towering basalt palisades topped with a pristine boreal forest. Along the way, keep your eyes open for loons and eagles. The peninsula that we paddle next to juts northeast out into Lake Superior and narrows at a rocky beach that features a portage to the other side.
Our turn around and lunch break happens when we reach Hole in the Wall, a hidden cove that you could easily describe as magical. It feels like a pirate cove with a sandy bottom and turquoise water. We’ll land on the sand beach, eat lunch and relax. Near our landing site, there’s an old cabin with journals dating to the 1970s contained within. After lunch, we’ll paddle back to our launch at the Pigeon River. This Lake Superior kayaking trip is one of the most remote trips you can take along the U.S. shore.
While Tettegouche State Park is more well-known, we think this is the must do paddle on the Minnesota shore.
What people are saying: The Pigeon Bay trip was fantastic from start to finish. Our group of four included two very nervous novice paddlers. Bryan quickly put everyone at ease. We were lucky enough to have a calm day that allowed us to strike out right across the bay for the Box Cars. They must be seen to be believed. From there we kayaked along the base of soaring cliffs and eventually got a peek out around Pigeon Point toward the Suzie Islands. Bryan’s knowledge of the area and enthusiasm for kayaking and spending a day taking in the natural wonders of the area made him a great companion for what was a very a memorable day. – Jaye, Augusta, Maine
2 people: $150 per person
3 or more people: $110 per person
Price includes lunch.
Our guides accept gratuity.
Time: 9pm to 3pm
Age limit: 13 and up. Must be 100 lbs.
Skill level: Beginners welcome. Consider taking our Introductory Safety Course.
Where to meet: Grand Portage State Park
Reservations: Advanced reservation and payment required.
The weather on Lake Superior is dynamic, and if our guides determine it’s too rough, we will change locations or reschedule the tour. Trips go out in light weather conditions such as light rain, cool temps or fog.
Most Tuesdays and by arrangement. Call for availability. If you can’t make the trip on Tuesday, call us to check on availability for other days.
Pigeon Bay Kayaking Photos