Island FAQ

What to Bring:

You need your own vehicle to drive to the launch point after equipment fitting at shop. The morning of your tour, please make sure you bring a water bottle, a small lunch, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and anything you might need while out on the water. Note: there is little to no cell service at Big Bay, and sometimes spotty cell-service at the cliffs where we stop our tour for a snack/cliff jumping/snorkeling. We do have dry hatches in most of our kayaks to store your belongings. We recommend ziploc bags as well in case a bit of water enters the hatches. We can stop on beaches and cliffs to take breaks and get out, stretch or take pictures, or access the items in the hatches. We recommending keeping your water bottle handy in your seat during the tour. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Best Island Accommodations:

There is a fabulous campground right at our launch point at Big Bay. It is called "Big Bay Town Park" and they fill up fast. The other camping option on the island is "Big Bay State Park". Their websites are: http://www.bigbaytownpark.com/ and

 https://wisconsinstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/big-bay-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=WI&parkId=60004

There are more hotel style options available in La Pointe and Bayfield. Comprehensive lists are available on their Chamber of Commerce Websites. https://www.madelineisland.com/  and https://www.bayfield.org/

Best Island Food

"The Pub" Fine Restaurant and Wine Bar - http://www.madisland.com/

"Cafe Seiche" Creative Gourmet Dinner - https://www.cafeseiche.com/ 

"The Farmhouse" The Island's BEST breakfast, coffee & lunch - locally sourced farm to table - https://www.farmhousemadelineisland.com/

"The Beach Club" - Great burgers, wraps, apps & full bar - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Beach-Club/218853648148712 

"Mission Hill" - Early morning till midday coffee shop with yummy sandwiches & gift shop - http://madelineisland.chambermaster.com/list/member/mission-hill-coffee-house-70.htm

"Island Market" - The sweetest little mom and pop grocery store you've ever seen, and the island's only fresh hand cut steaks, fresh caught or smoked fish, hot ribs and amazing hand dipped ice cream cones. http://madelineisland.chambermaster.com/list/member/island-market-36

"Grandpa Tonys" - I like their pizza a lot. Especially the chicken alfredo - add corn. :-) https://www.grampatonysmadelineisland.com/