Two Michigan Kayaking Trips Up for Best in Country
As a Michigan travel site supporting the best Pure Michigan has to offer, we often encourage our readers to vote for top Michigan destinations in national polls. Winning national awards can do a lot for Pure Michigan in terms of tourism and small business support. Today, we are sharing two great kayaking adventures that are up for Favorite U.S. Kayaking Tour.
The contest is put together by USA Today’s 10Best section. We have shared many of these contests the site runs throughout the year. Michigan towns and attractions fare well and we hope this one ends with a good result as well.
The Favorite U.S. Kayaking Tour has participants from Massachusetts, Alaska, Alabama, South Carolina, Washington, Florida, Wyoming, Hawaii, Maine, North Carolina, California, and Michigan. There are five that represent Florida.
Let’s show people across the country that Michigan has two of the greatest kayaking adventures you can take part in. Michigan kayaking is represented in the poll with Pictured Rocks Kayaking out of Munising and Great Turtle Kayak Tours from Mackinac Island.
Great Turtle Kayak Tours (Vote Here) offers great kayaking adventures around the Mackinac Island area and the Mackinac Bridge. This includes kayaks and stand up paddleboards that can take you around the island and also to nearby islands like Round Island and Bois Blanc Island.
Great Turtle Kayak Tours is highly recommended on TripAdvisor. It is the number one event listed for the entire Upper Peninsula and also ranks first for Mackinac Island. Of the 418 reviews, 406 gave a five star rating. In fact, only 3 reviews rated Great Turtle average (3 star) or below.
Pictured Rocks Kayaking Off-Shore Launch (Photo from their Facebook)
Pictured Rocks Kayaking (Vote Here) is one of several companies in the area that offer a direct way to see the great beauty of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Pictured Rocks Kayaking is currently the only off-shore option to kayak stretches of Pictures Rocks National Lakeshore. A four to five hour adventure includes over two hours of kayaking stretches of Pictured Rocks. You launch right from the boat and are never two far away from this boat, which has bathrooms and can give you a break if needed. For more great adventures in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, check out this guide to 50 things to do.
At the time of writing, Great Turtle Kayak Tours was in second place. It trailed only Rising Tide Explorers out of Naples, Florida. Pictured Rocks was in 10th place. Let’s help get Great Turtle to first place and help Pictured Rocks climb the leaderboard. You can vote once per day until the polls close on August 17th.
Looking for more great Michigan kayaking adventures? A search for “kayak” on Travel the Mitten shows several great Michigan kayaking adventures we have taken part in.