Join Outward Bound and other Veterans on this sea kayaking expedition designed to provide Veterans an opportunity to be together outside the military.
You don’t need to have previous sea kayaking experience. We will teach you the skills for wilderness travel – how to pack appropriately, paddle kayaks, set up tarps and navigate. Your course will begin with your group meeting at the Duluth International Airport. From the airport a shuttle will take you about two and a half hours to the shores of Lake Superior where you will begin your exploration of the Apostle Islands.
For information on eligibility, click here to see the Veterans page.
Travelling by sea kayak is a close encounter with the power of water and wind. As the wind moves across Lake Superior unobstructed, it often creates emerald green waves of water that provide an exhilarating paddling experience. Beginner kayakers are definitely welcome and intermediate students will have the opportunity to hone their skills further. You will learn the art of paddling a sea kayak in varied weather, landing your craft in a variety of conditions as well as navigation and rescue techniques. Your instructors will share the art of balancing your boat, handling it safely in the elements and travelling as a group. You will develop your paddling skills and come to know your group while traveling from island to island and camping just inland from sandy-beached bays or rocky shorelines. You will receive map and compass instructions for taking on more challenging open-water crossings where fog, waves and weather can make sea kayaking much more than just paddling. The Apostle Islands host a wide variety of craggy and smooth shorelines dotted by the occasional antique lighthouses and fringed by thick forests.
Apostle Islands, Lake Superior – Located on the southern shores of Lake Superior, this national park has windswept beaches, sea caves, cliffs and a rich history. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas.
To apply for this course click the enroll button next to the course dates that work for you. Or better yet call one of our expert Admission Advisers at 866-467-7651.