A man and a woman, each in a solo sea kayak, paddle on calm the waters of Lake Huron in the Les Cheneaux Islands with a beautiful sunset and clouds beyond them.

Several solo sea kayaks are paddling toward the camera on Wilderness Bay in Lake Huron's Les Cheneaux Islands while on a sunset kayak tour with Woods & Waters. The sun is setting behind an island.


Two tandem kayaks with illuminated solar lanterns sit on calm waters at dusk in Lake Huron's Les Cheneaux islands while on a sunset kayak tour with Woods & Waters. A crescent moon is visible in the sky above them.



Sunset Kayak Tour

Offered every night! 

Enjoy paddling Lake Huron when she often behaves like an inland lake. Some nights guests paddle waters that are as calm as glass. Regardless if the sky show is subdued or a breathtaking display of clouds and color, sunset paddles are always a relaxing way to end your day in the Les Cheneaux.

We will do our best to set you up to paddle the last half of the tour into the setting sun so you can enjoy as much of the sunset as possible. And if we're a little slow getting back to shore, we bring along solar lanterns for the kayaks so we can remain visible to motorized boaters. 

  • Paddling time averages 3:30 hours with plenty of time for taking pictures. 
  • All levels welcome.
  • Start times vary based upon when the sun sets. 
  • Do make sure you've eaten something as dining options may be limited afterwards (in June, we are landing just before 10:00 pm because the sun sets so late)

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Enjoy both a sunset and moonrise in the Les Cheneaux — and as dusk settles you'll paddle a kayak illuminated by solar lanterns waiting for the moon to crest the islands.

  • May 22 & 23*
  • June 21*
  • July 21* 
  • August 19* & 20
  • September 17 & 18* (Super Moon)

Actual full moon tours are indicated with an *. Trips may be offered the day before/after the official full moon too based on the moonrise's timing. 

Although suitable for all levels, recommend mature teens as an age minimum due to the later evening. Tandems sea kayaks will be used. 

Note: Although we can take requests for a tour route, we will always pick the best place to paddle depending on the day's forecast. All guided kayaking trips include top-quality sea kayaks, all associated gear, and trained kayak guide. Every trip starts with a beach talk where we teach basic kayaking information.