This class teaches the basics of kayak rescues and paddle techniques. Come learn in a warm pool and prepare yourself for paddling on open water. Sign up through the YMCA today at 920-743-4949 or 868-3660
May 5th 11:30am-2:30pm @ Fish Creek YMCA
May 4th TBD @ Sturgeon Bay YMCA
May 18th TBD @ Sturgeon Bay YMCA
Call the YMCA to to reserve your spot, spaces are limited!
Bay Shore’s BYOB (bring your own boat) offers a non-competitive way to enjoy the outdoors with like minded people. Kayak the open waters and inland lakes of Door County with old and new friends. Spend time paddling the waters less traveled in this place many of us call home.
This is open to the everyone who has a kayak (rentals also available at Bay Shore Outfitters) and is interested in exploring the water that surrounds Door County. This group meets every month during the summer. If you are interested in becoming a part of this exploration please call Tonya at (920) 854-7598 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out more information on these great paddles by visiting Bay Shore Outfitters Hike and Kayak Facebook page.
Bay Shore Outfitters will be once again hosting the popular SUP Yoga classes at Sister Bay Waterfront Park! No matter your paddle board or yoga skill level, this class is sure to work your mind and body, and improve your dry-land technique. Classes are led by certified yoga instructor Amy Jacobs, who will make you feel comfortable while you push your limits.
No Experience Necessary
Tuesdays and Fridays
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. SUP Yoga
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Practice and/or Paddle
June 25-August 16
Cost $250/10 sessions. Drop Ins: $35/Class
Situated along the north shore of Clark Lake, Logan Creek is an undeveloped, isolated gem of Door County. The Wetland Kayak Tour is a peaceful paddle. You’ll kayak along Logan Creek, which is tucked away in the quiet side of the Peninsula. Its pristine waters are designated an Outstanding Water Resource. If you arrive early in the season, the banks of the creek are alight with the vivid yellows of the marsh marigolds and soft whites of the American starflower. The only noise you will hear along Logan Creek will be the wind through the forest, dominated by white cedars, white pine, black ash, yellow birch, balsam fir, and hemlock. Launch from our private location and within minutes the only sound you hear will be the occasional ovenbird, red-eyed vireo, black-throated green warbler, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, rose-breasted grosbeak, and hermit thrush. A year-round habitat for waterfowl of all kinds as well. The paddle continues onto Clark Lake to the north shore of Whitefish Dunes State Park.
Once on the Clark Lake, the Wetland Kayak Tour becomes more free form, as you will be able to explore as much as you desire, including the option to get out of the kayaks for a hike around the Dunes, or along the Ridges Sanctuary property. A truly unique tour. A perfect paddle for beginners or early in the season when the winds are blowing.
WHAT TO BRING ON THE WETLAND KAYAK TOUR
A hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, natural insect repellent, and a smile. The creek is spring fed and remains cool all year round, so a long sleeve shirt would be recommended for the first portion of the tour. Jeans are not advised.
The natural area has additional seldom used hiking trails that are worth exploring if you have the time and energy. They are accessible directly from 5890 WI-57, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (same location as Mr. G’s Supper Club)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $50 per person
Departs daily at 1pm
This two-hour kayak tour along Door County’s pristine Lake Michigan coastline will take your breath away as you paddle past Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park. With the unique vantage point of your kayak, you’ll be able to experience the mysterious caves and marvel at the limestone bluffs on crystal clear Lake Michigan. Weather permitting, you’ll venture into a couple of the accessible caves at Cave Point and spend some time taking in the natural beauty and soaking up the sun, before kayaking back to the launch point at Schauer Park.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE CAVE POINT KAYAK TOUR
The water is generally calmest in the morning, so it is best to book earlier in the day. The kayak seating area does tend to get a little wet so dress accordingly. The temperature does run cooler on Lake Michigan, so layers of quick-dry material is recommended. On calm days there is ample opportunity to view the submerged caves all along the coast. Mother Nature is fickle and the conditions are always subject to change, but as long as you arrive with a smile the trip will only brighten your day.
WHAT TO BRING
You will want to dress appropriately for your Cave Point kayak tour. Water shoes or flip flops are recommended. Swim trunks or wicking/tech clothing is recommended over jeans and cotton. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and positive energy. We welcome GoPros, cameras, and cell phones with a proper case and lanyard – a great way to capture your experience.
Cost: $55 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Cave Point Kayak Tour Departs Daily at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm
What a better way to start your day than paddling under the shadow Door County’s highest bluff – Eagle Bluff’s 150-foot dolomite cliff face? Only thing we can think of is to start with a breakfast from Good Eggs?
The Eagle Harbor kayak tour departs from the Ephraim Kayak Center, and takes guests along the sea caves and under forested terraces and bluffs of Peninsula State Park, all while enjoying a great view of Horseshoe Island and the quaint Ephraim shoreline. Located between Fish Creek and Ephraim, Peninsula State Park is one of the most visited parks in Wisconsin, and the Eagle Harbor tour guides guests along her shores. Take in breathtaking views of the park from Nicolet Bay and Tennison Bay, as well as catching a glimpse of the 150-year-old Eagle Bluff Lighthouse.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The water is generally calmest in the morning, so it is best to book a tour earlier in the day. The seating area does tend to get a little wet so dress accordingly. Jeans are not recommended – wicking/tech clothing is best. On the Eagle Harbor kayak tour there is ample opportunity to view towering bluffs, Horseshoe Island, Eagle Tower, Eagle Lighthouse, and Nicolet Bay. The conditions are constantly changing and it is a good idea to check the weather before heading out the door so you can dress appropriately.
WHAT TO BRING
You will want to bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and some positive energy. We welcome GoPros, cameras and cell phones, with a proper case and lanyard – it’s an accessible way to capture your experience. Pets are permitted on very calm days – be sure to notify us beforehand if you are bringing your pet.
Cost: $55 per person
Eagle Harbor Tours Depart: 9 am and 12pm, 6 pm for Sunset Tour
Duration: 2 hours