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Kayak and stand up paddle board rentals based on Mackinac Island, MI. For beginners we offer basic instruction and guided tours in the calm waters of the marina, and for our more experienced paddlers, we lead tours to Arch Rock, Devil's Kitchen...more
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Mackinac Island, MI 49757
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All reviews sunset tour great guide took pictures amazing sunrise experienced paddlers hour trip round island explained everything the water was crystal clear lake huron devil's kitchen highly recommend this tour great pictures fun facts an awesome experience explore the island beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Had a excellent adventure! Anthony was a lot of fun, knowledgable, and provided individual attention to everyone in our group! Highly recommend! You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank cschew0421
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We have never kayaked. We are both 60, a little overweight, but in relatively good shape. We had no problem kayaking at all. I think I've found my sport! The trip was fabulous. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The guide was interesting...More

1  Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have done a kayak tour. The past tour years we did the Arch Rock Tour with Kwami. This year we were a little more adventurous and did the tour to Round Island. What a fabulous...More

2  Thank ShelTehv
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We did the Sunrise Tour. Note, this isn't a tour launching at sunrise, it's designed to have you out on the water near Arch Rock AT sunrise. Paddling through the harbor pre dawn was exciting. On our trip, there were mostly clear skies and no...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Our guide, Anthony, was patient, great instructor for our family tour. He provided some great history for the area as part of the package. As half the family were "newbies" he made everyone feel safe. We would most definitely kayak again. One of our highlights...More

1  Thank nadiapinto26
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I had been wanting to book a tour through Great Turtle Kayak Tours the last few visits to Mackinac, and we finally made it happen! There is no better way to see the island. This will be something we do every time we visit. It...More

1  Thank gaged0314
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great early morning paddle with Gabriel (guide). This is must do on Mackinac!! Seeing the island from the water is priceless. Sunrise tour is quiet and the best way to start the day. Gabriel made us feel safe and well taken care of. Very courteous...More

1  Thank LukeDuke12
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute of tour It was my first experience in a kayak and the guide gave clear instructions. Would highly recommend it

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What a fun thing to do with a big group. There were 15 if us and Q and the other guide (his name escapes me right now) did a great job teaching us and then giving us ongoing tips while in the water. We only...More

1  Thank Foursweet1s
Reviewed 18 August 2018

So, my group was a varied group. One person had never kayaked before, one had tried kayaking a few times, but was not very successful, and I have kayaked many times. With that being said, by the end of our tour, none of us wanted...More

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7 June 2018|
Response from cschew0421 | Reviewed this property |
40 per hour/per person
Carl G
25 March 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Property representative |
Hi Carl, Thanks for getting in touch! Yes, you can rent a kayak at our hourly rate, and you are free to choose any time duration and destination that you would like. You are not required to sign up for one of our predefined... More
21 June 2017|
Response from Paul S | Property representative |
Hi, We have a few different models of single and tandem kayaks and standup paddleboards, but we do not have any pedal kayaks at this time. Thanks!
5 June 2017|
Response from Paul S | Property representative |
We have tandem (2-person) kayaks, which we find to be much more stable than canoes, especially for beginners. They are capable of taking 2 people up to a total combined weight limit of 650 lbs. Thanks!
4 September 2016|
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Response from Paul S | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer kayaking in October. Our actual season length is weather dependent, and this can vary greatly from season to season, but typically we give tours all through October. Thanks!