Half Day Tours

On this half-day tour, we will paddle from Tofte Park down to Temperance River State Park to view the falls that flow into the gorge and search for agates along Lake Superior beaches. You’ll learn how the river was formed and what treasures abound here. When heading out on the “big lake”, we will travel in 2-person kayaks and we will be wearing wetsuits.

Minimum age for this tour is 14.

half day tours
Half day tours
half day tours

General Information

  • Time: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. Arrive at our shop 20 minutes before the tour.
  • Cost – $60/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop and all equipment needed.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot. Please provide height and weight information when you call.
  • Participants need be in good physical condition.
  • We use sit-in (not sit on top) kayaks with narrow cockpits;  ask everyone in your group if they think they will be comfortable sitting in this type of kayak.
  • 2 people minimum for the tour to go.
  • Gratuities always welcome

What to Bring

  • Wear your Swimsuit and bring a Towel – We wear wetsuits on our Lake Superior Tours (which we provide as required safety equipment) swimsuits or a light pair of shorts work well to wear under them.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 1 bottle of water/person and any snacks you might want while you are out.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

This is a fun and relaxing tour for nature lovers. Your journey will include paddling a quiet wilderness lake located in the Superior National Forest. It’s  a great place for wildlife sightings like moose, eagles and loons. This tour is a perfect introduction to kayaking for beginners and also allows our guides to accommodate people who would like to expand their knowledge in paddling by trying out a single kayak.

This tour is fun for all ages and abilities.

Half day tours
half day tours
half day tours

General Information

  • Time: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. Arrive at our shop 20 minutes before the tour. (Minimum 4 people needed for tour to go)
  • Cost – $60/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop and all equipment needed.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot. Please provide height and weight information when you call.
  • Participants need be in good physical condition.
  • We use sit-in (not sit on top) kayaks with narrow cockpits;  ask everyone in your group if they think they will be comfortable sitting in this type of kayak.
  • 4 people minimum for the tour to go.
  • Gratuities always welcome

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit and Towel (optional)- Swimming is an option of the tour, come prepared if you want to take a dip.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 1 bottle of water/person and any snacks you might want while you are out.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

This tour is an abbreviated version of the full-day palisade tour. We highlight two of the more dramatic north shore features;  Palisade Head and the Palisade sea cave. The tour starts and finishes at Black Beach in Silver Bay. When heading out on the “big lake”, we will travel in 2-person kayaks and we will be wearing wetsuits.

Minimum age for this tour is 14.

General Information

  • Time: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm.  (Minimum 6 people needed for tour to go)
  • Cost – $70/person
  • Our guide will meet your group at Black Beach in Silver Bay.  Arrive at the beach location 20 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.

    Directions to Black Beach in Silver Bay
    – From the south take a Right on Mensing Dr (Near the AmericInn)
    – From the North take a Left on Mensing Dr  (There will be a sign on Hwy 61 for Black Beach as well)
    – Then take a Right on West Lake View Dr.
    – At the T intersection follow the sign for Black Beach pointing you to the Right.
    – Take your first left at the sign for Beach Parking.  This is the upper parking lot.  Dave will meet you at the lower parking lot just below this parking lot.

  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot. Please provide height and weight information when you call.
  • Participants need be in good physical condition.
  • We use sit-in (not sit on top) kayaks with narrow cockpits;  ask everyone in your group if they think they will be comfortable sitting in this type of kayak
  • Gratuities always welcome

What to Bring

  • Wear your Swimsuit and bring a Towel – We wear wetsuits on our Lake Superior Tours (which we provide as required safety equipment) swimsuits or a light pair of shorts work well to wear under them.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 1 bottle of water/person and any snacks you might want while you are out.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

This is a fun and relaxing tour for nature lovers. Your journey will include paddling a quiet wilderness lake located in the Superior National Forest. It ’s a great place for wildlife sightings like moose, eagles, and loons. This tour is a perfect introduction to canoeing for beginners.

This tour is fun for all ages and abilities.

General Information

  • Time: 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. Arrive at our shop 20 minutes before the tour. (Minimum 4 people needed for tour to go)
  • Cost – $60/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop and all equipment needed.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot. Please provide height and weight information when you call.
  • Participants need be in good physical condition.
  • 4 people minimum for the tour to go.
  • Gratuities always welcome

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit and Towel (optional)- Swimming is an option of the tour, come prepared if you want to take a dip.
  • Shoes that can get wet – Your feet will get wet stepping in and out of the water to get in and out of the kayak.
  • Set of warm clothes – Weather can change quickly, be prepared for cool weather with a warm insulating top and jacket.
  • Water and snacks – Bring 1 bottle of water/person and any snacks you might want while you are out.
  • Camera and/or binoculars – We have dry bags for these items so they are safe to bring.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat – These items are a must have while on the water, even if it is cloudy.

Summit the Peak: ½ day introduction to outdoor rock climbing at Carlton Peak

A professionally guided rock climbing tour with full instruction for the adventurers and aspiring climbers visiting the north shore.  Build confidence on the rock and make lasting memories while taking in views of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

General Information

  • Afternoon Tour 1:30-5:30 Meet at Sawtooth Outfitters 20 minutes prior to the tour.
  • Cost – $80/person – includes round trip transportation from our shop and all equipment needed.
  • Advance reservations required, credit card will hold your spot. Please provide height and weight information when you call.
  • 2 People Minimum for a tour to go.
  • Participants need be in good physical condition.
  • Gratuities always welcome

Gear Provided:

  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • All climbing equipment
  • Transportation from our store to the climbing site
  • Dry bag for your warm change of clothing

What to Bring

  • Breathable rain gear for top and bottom
  • Wicking (synthetic, wool or silk) long sleeve and/or short sleeve shirt (Remember: long sleeves can help protect from sun and bugs)*
  • Long pants*
  • Thin socks
  • Warm change of clothing (Think: “If I got soaked and wanted something to put on right away, what would I bring?” The minimum to bring is an insulation/fleece jacket.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Insect repellent and/or head net
  • Water bottle or hydration pack (we have filtered water here at the store, if you need to fill it)
  • Cup for hot/cold beverages (unbreakable, travel-style mug)
  • If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare(s)
  • Optional: camera in a waterproof, protective case

*We recommend comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for rock climbing. Please be aware that rock surfaces can tear even the most durable of clothes.