Booking And availability

*Tours starting at $75.00 per paddler

Parade of Sail kayak tour

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SCHEDULe

THREE HOUR TOUR: $75
• Sunday August 11 8:30a-11:30a
• For up to date availability click "Book Now" above

Details

TOUR INCLUDES:
Kayak, PFD, paddle, wetsuit and paddling jacket if needed
* Solo and tandem kayaks available
• Kayaking safety and paddling instruction and tips
• History of each ship and the Duluth area
• Small group to guide ratio

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Departure location on Park Point
* Location subject to change base on weather.
• This is a one time tour, spots are limited
• Kid friendly (age suggestion is 13+)
• Not sure what you should bring along? Check out our packing list here

• Weather FAQs

* 2 person minimum group size per tour

 

About

The tall ships will return to Duluth in August 2019! The Parade of Sail kayak tour will ensure you a fantastic view of the “Grand Parade of Sail.” As you paddle the Lake Superior you’ll be able to watch the ships pass under the Aerial Lift Bridge. This tour will give you an uninterrupted and uncrowded view of the entire parade. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera! Not only do you get a front row seat, but our guides will narrate the history of each tall ship that passes under the bridge as it happens.

The Parade of Sail is a 2 hour event, the kayak tour is 3 hours long allowing us time to get your gear fit, give you kayaking instruction, and get into position for the parade. Please be aware that once you are on the water there is nowhere to get out of the kayak. For scheduling within 24 hours of the desired departure time, you will need to call or email us for availability (you will not be able to book online). 

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FESTIVAL OF SAIL INFO

The tall ships are returning to Duluth this year! The Festival of Sail will be held August 11-13, 2019 in the Duluth Harbor. As in years past it will feature a number of internationally known tall ships and friendly crew members. This has been a very popular event for Duluth, drawing up to 300,000 people for the 3 days of the event. The festival returns to Duluth about every 3 years, so don’t miss this chance!

Day Tripper of Duluth runs our paddling tours along with the Festival, we do not run any other tours associated with the Festival of Sail. Festival of Sail passes of any kind are not valid for our paddling tours. We encourage everyone to see the ships from land as well as from our kayaks or canoes.

Our paddling tours will launch from the “8th Street Beach” on Park Point. Parking is extremely limited for the duration of the event everywhere in Duluth. Plan on parking well away from anything and walking. There are no bathroom facilities on site so please come prepared.

Day Tripper of Duluth is an outdoor guiding and outfitting company that leads trips in all seasons for all skill levels. Summer activities include: kayaking, biking, canoeing, SUPing, and hiking. Winter activities include: biking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, and weather dependent kayaking. Please check out all the other activities and event options we offer.

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TALL SHIPS KAyak tour

*Starting at $49.00 per paddler - For same day availability please call.

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SCHEDULE

90 MINUTE TOUR: $49
• Daily start times
• For up to date availability click "Book Now" above
 

DETAILS

TOUR INCLUDES:
• Kayak, PFD, paddle, paddling jacket (if desired) - tandem and solo boats available
• Kayaking safety instruction and paddling tips
• Nature and history tour of the Tall Ships and the Duluth area
• Small group to guide ratio

ADDITIONAL INFO:
• Departure point TBD (email updates)
• Private tour add-on available - just your group and a guide. ($90)
• Kid friendly (2 and up)
• Small group to guide ratio
• Not sure what you should bring along? Check out our packing list here

* 2 person minimum group size per tour

ABOUT

See the ships from a new perspective! Our popular 90 minute tall ships kayak tour will get you out on the water and away from the crowds. After brief kayak safety and instruction you will head out on the water with and experienced guide. This tour is 90 minutes long and we will explore the festival area and some historic spots on the Duluth harbor.

You’ll paddle along the docked tall ships as our guide shares the history of the ship, both the original and replica. In addition to learning about the ships we love to share info about Duluth, Lake Superior, and the surrounding area. We will paddle as close to the ships as allowed by the USCG.

We like to keep our groups small, typically 6 paddlers per guide. That allows for proper safety and gives us the chance to share stories with you. If weather conditions, boat traffic, and time allows we may have the chance to paddle under the Aerial Lift Bridge and into Lake Superior (early morning tours only).

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Festival of sail information

The tall ships are returning to Duluth this year! The Festival of Sail will be held August 11-13, 2019 in the Duluth Harbor. As in years past it will feature a number of internationally known tall ships and friendly crew members. This has been a very popular event for Duluth, drawing up to 300,000 people for the 3 days of the event. The festival returns to Duluth about every 3 years, so don’t miss this chance!

Day Tripper of Duluth runs our paddling tours along with the Festival, we do not run any other tours associated with the Festival of Sail. Festival of Sail passes of any kind are not valid for our paddling tours. We encourage everyone to see the ships from land as well as from our kayaks or canoes.

Our paddling tours will launch from the “8th Street Beach” on Park Point. Parking is extremely limited for the duration of the event everywhere in Duluth. Plan on parking well away from anything and walking. There are no bathroom facilities on site so please come prepared.

Day Tripper of Duluth is an outdoor guiding and outfitting company that leads trips in all seasons for all skill levels. Summer activities include: kayaking, biking, canoeing, SUPing, and hiking. Winter activities include: biking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, and weather dependent kayaking. Please check out all the other activities and event options we offer.

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TALL SHIPS BIG CANOE TOUR

*Starting at $39.00 per paddler

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Schedule

90 MINUTE TOUR: $49
• Daily start times
• For up to date availability click "Book Now" above
 
 

Details

TOUR INCLUDES:
• Canoe, paddle, PFD
• Canoeing instruction and tips
• Nature and history tour
• Private group tour

ADDITIONAL INFO:
• Perfect for all skill levels and ages
• Canoe space for up to 9 adults (more if children)

• Not sure what you should bring along? Check out our packing list here

* 2 person minimum group size per tour

 

ABOUT

Paddle like the voyageurs! Hop in our 10 person canoe and see the festival from the water like never before. The North Canoe is a perfect option for groups up to 9 people that want a comfortable and group oriented way to see the ships.

You’ll paddle along the docked tall ships as our guide shares the history of the ship, both the original and replica. In addition to learning about the ships we love to share info about Duluth, Lake Superior, and the surrounding area. We will paddle as close to the ships as allowed by the USCG.

Our North Canoe is 26 feet long and can hold 10 adults (9 guests and a guide). It is a replica boat of what the voyageurs would have used during the fur trade. It’s stable and comfortable for those who may be a bit nervous on the water. It require 4 able paddlers to safely take out.

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Festival of sail information

The tall ships are returning to Duluth this year! The Festival of Sail will be held August 11-13, 2019 in the Duluth Harbor. As in years past it will feature a number of internationally known tall ships and friendly crew members. This has been a very popular event for Duluth, drawing up to 300,000 people for the 3 days of the event. The festival returns to Duluth about every 3 years, so don’t miss this chance!

Day Tripper of Duluth runs our paddling tours along with the Festival, we do not run any other tours associated with the Festival of Sail. Festival of Sail passes of any kind are not valid for our paddling tours. We encourage everyone to see the ships from land as well as from our kayaks or canoes.

Our paddling tours will launch from the “8th Street Beach” on Park Point. Parking is extremely limited for the duration of the event everywhere in Duluth. Plan on parking well away from anything and walking. There are no bathroom facilities on site so please come prepared.

Day Tripper of Duluth is an outdoor guiding and outfitting company that leads trips in all seasons for all skill levels. Summer activities include: kayaking, biking, canoeing, SUPing, and hiking. Winter activities include: biking, xc skiing, snowshoeing, and weather dependent kayaking. Please check out all the other activities and event options we offer.

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