After crossing the Mackinac Bridge — take a short 30 minute drive to enjoy an ecotour in the Eastern Upper Peninsula!
Located just 30 minutes from the Mackinac Straits area (Mackinaw City and St. Ignace), Woods & Waters offers guided kayak tours among the the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands nestled in northern Lake Huron. We're also not a far drive from Sault Ste. Marie (the Soo), Trout Lake, Brevort, or even Petoskey, Harbor Springs, or Cheboygen!
The Les Cheneaux (lay shh-know) are an archipelago of 36 islands abound with quaint historic cottages, nature preserves, migrating birds, vintage wooden motorboats, eagles and ospreys, cedar-lined rocky shores, and waters that are suitable for all levels of paddlers. There are dozens upon dozens of shoreline miles and bays to paddle allowing repeat guests the opportunity to see different areas. Trips can be offered upon request on Drummond Island, the DeTour peninsula, or the Mackinac Straits.
Tours range from 2 hours to a full day on the water — or multiple days during a WOW! Workshop (Women On Water) or an overnight camping trip on Government Island in the Hiawatha National Forest. We also love to creating the custom experience you are seeking for your family, company, group, or organization. We also love helping paddlers develop kayaking stroke skills, gain confidence in bigger water, practice wet exits and rescues, and hone risk management through private lessons.
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.