Detroit Outpost

Kayak Adventures

Open Tours

Every month we host a variety of preset guided tours.  All tours are $40.00 and includes a life jacket, paddle and kayak. Select your date below to reserve your spot for our next tour. 

 

The Sunset lagoon

Thursdays 7-9pm

Skill: All Paddlers
Cost: $40/person

 

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This tour highlights the Blue Heron Lagoon located at the East end of Belle Isle. This is a quiet, 42 acre, wetland preserve.

This paddle is the closest destination to far, far, away. You will be amazed to see this small paradise in the middle of the Detroit River.  We take a short paddle to Belle Isle directly across from the launch. From there we paddle through a canal that takes us to the East end of the island towards lake Saint Clair. Just around the corner of the East entrance we paddle under a bridge to enter the Blue Heron lagoon. You're encouraged to wander and roam this calm, nature preserve on your own. This is amazing place to drift in a sunset with very little effort involved.  We then paddle down river to watch the peak end of the sunset drop down on the city skyline.

 

 

The Canals

Wednesdays 6-9pm

Skill: Intermediate
Cost: $40/person

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This tour highlights Grayhaven , Detroit's oldest boat clubs, Harbor Island and Klenk Island as we paddle through canal routes used by Bootleggers during the 1920's Prohibition.

Paddling through the canals of Detroit could easily be compared to paddling through a live historical and nature museum. This paddle starts upriver and through the small hidden treasures of Detroit's historical canal neighborhoods.  We then head downriver, passing alongside monster freight ships,  Detroit sail races and Belle Isle.  The paddle ends with a surreal view of Detroit's City Skyline, Belle Isle and the Canadian riverside border.

 

 

 

Belle Isle Beach 

Saturdays 2-5pm

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Skill: All Paddlers / Family
Cost: $40/person
 

 

This tour Highlights the Belle Isle beach, the DYC and the canals inside that end at Hipster Beach and the Blue Heron lagoon.

This is a perfect paddle for a hot day. Pack a small cooler. This paddle starts downriver and across to the Belle Isle Beach. Once we get to the beach,we head up river to the canal next to the DYC. This is a great place to get out, stretch and swim in front of an amazing city skyline. After, we paddle through the canals inside the island to visit hipster beach and the Blue Heron lagoon.  We exit the East end of Belle Isle and head down river back to our launch.

 

 

After Hours Sunset

Fridays 8-10pm

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Skill: All Paddlers
Cost: $40/person
 

 

This tour highlights Greyhaven , the Fisher mansion, Detroit's oldest boat clubs and a mind blowing view of the Belle Isle bridge and Detroit's city skyline.

Twilight is our favorite time on the river. This is when the water and current calm down. The sun falls behind the skyline. The riveris lit up by the reflections of the city lights and we are in the middle of the river watching it all take place. Welight up the kayaks and paddle upriver to Greyhaven. This is a perfect, quiet pocket to drift in the twilight and paddle pass the historical Fisher Manson and the ruins of old wells and houses from the 1920's.  After we leave Greyhaven, we catch the tail end of the sunset and watch the city light up as we take our time paddling back to the launch.

 

 

After hours Sunrise

Sunday Morning 4-6AM

Skill: All Paddlers
Cost: $40/person

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This tour highlights the Detroit Skyline, Belle Isle bridge and lake Saint Clair.

This is a perfect way to end your night or start your morning.  When the city is sleeping we light up the boats to journey down river towards the Belle Isle bridge then back up river to watch the sun rise on lake Saint Clair.  While studies suggest you need plenty of sleep we STRONGLY suggest you sacrifice a few hours to experience this tranquil paradise at least once.