Eco Estuary Tour

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Map Marker LocationCounty Q & Sunset Dr., Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

An Unforgettable Paddle Through Wisconsin’s Premier Wetlands

Bring your family on a great tour for beginners or first-time kayakers! Our tour begins on the incredibly serene Rieboldt Creek at the base of Moonlight Bay, where beginner kayakers can hone their skills on the quiet, calm water. Venture through the twists and turns of the creek and out onto Mud Lake to experience one of Door County’s hidden gems. Our kayaks provide access to these environments that cannot be granted by any other mode of transportation.

This tour offers a unique opportunity to see Door County’s globally significant wetlands. Along with the fun paddle, you are treated to a visual spectacle. The plants, insects, fish, birds and countless other pieces come together to form a spectacular ecological community. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to paddle through our world-class wetlands.

What to Expect

No experience is necessary, and Red Cross-trained instruction is provided. After an introductory lesson, we launch from Mud Lake Preserve, which contains a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest and lowland cedar-hemlock forest. Mature beech, hemlock, and sugar maple trees are found bordering the creek. In the spring, wildflowers are outstanding at this location, with hepaticas, spring beauties, trilliums, and trout lilies putting on a show from mid-April to the end of May.

  • Chevron down Cancellation Policy
    • You have 48 hours before the tour to cancel and still receive a refund.
    • If there are strong winds and waves, we work with you reschedule your tour to another time. If you do not have other availability, we kayak in a more protected location, like the caves, wetlands, or another bluff location. This happens on about 10-15% of our tours. We are happy to issue you a return discount to come back if we are not able to safely see your requested tour location.
    • If there is lightning/thunder, we try our best to reschedule to a later time or day. If you are not able to make a later time, we refund your deposit.