50% of the total trip cost is required to secure reservations with a signed contract.
The balance is due 45 days prior to trip departure date.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip or add 15% to the trip price to the remaining balance if full payments are not made on time.In such cases the deposit is not refundable.
All discounts are rescinded on overdue invoices.
Cancellations made at least 45 days prior to departure will receive a refund minus 15% of total trip cost.
Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to departure or "no-shows" will receive no refund or no credit.
Trips are sold as packages and credits are not given for services not used.
If you use an outfitting service you are not eligible to get your own permit, we will have to get it for you through the NPS lottery process. To keep things fair we will place your group's request into the lottery system in the order that we receive them. If you book after the preseason deadline and only mainland/private camping is available your group will be responsible for campsite fees.
NPS group campsite site maximum is 18 participants and 3 guides. If your group is larger than that you will be split.
NPS individual campsite site will allow up to 6 participants & 1 guide. If more than that a group site will be needed.
12 or more
People in group
* There is an extra $30/person/day charge for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
* There is an extra $40/person/day charge for provisioning food (if needed) from local Bayfield diner "The Fat Radish". Not choosing food option will require group to provide food for the guides assigned to make meals together
* There is an extra $10/person/day charge for supplying tents &/or sleeping pads if required.
May 15 - June 30
PEAK -Base Rate*
July 1 - Sept 8
Schedule your summer 2019 dates and contract our services with a 50% deposit by December 30, 2019 for best group-site options.
You need to book early so we can receive prime campsite permits reserved through National Park Service Lottery System that happens in January.
Remember your group must have a minimum of 8 participants, with one contact person who coordinates and disseminates the necessary information to participants and parents of minor participants.
To receive Non-Profit Program Pricing there must be an established group of at least 8 with tax exempt status (501-C3). Trips must be paid for with one check or credit card per payment from one source and booked at least 90 days in advance.
*If your group wishes to book trips between July 1, 2019 - Sept. 8, 2019 (Mon-Thurs PEAK Season) You will be charged PEAK season rates listed below.
*If you wish to book trips that include weekend days (FRI-SUN) during July, August, Sept there is an additional $30/person/day surcharge.
Again, payment must be made by one person/source representing the entire group- not individuals!
Over the past 25+ years we have established a quality reputation with a diverse range of colleges/universities, middle/high schools, camps, scout, special interest, & church groups. As well as large families and businesses looking to have a bonding and team building experience.
Through these relationships we have learned that individual groups have their own unique needs, focuses, finances, and schedules.
At Trek & Trail we understand your needs and welcome the opportunity to custom design a program that will help your group reach it's desired objectives. Whether it is specifics like a badge in the scouts, or incorporating church group devotion time, personal reflection, self esteem building,Yoga, etc.
All programs will be taught kayaking and camping skills and will require both individual and team effort. This will build teamwork, leadership, and communication skills within your group.
We are here to help you meet any of your specific goals with our universal goal being to have fun while reinforcing our philosophy of "learning by doing".
Most courses can be universally accessible. They can be designed for those with little or no experience in the outdoors & kayaking to those with extensive outdoors and/or kayaking experience looking to increase their technical skills or preparing to be leaders among wilderness areas.
Trips can range from 1/2 day excursions, to our most popular day trip to the mainland Sea Caves, or to multi-day adventures. To get different trip ideas check out our overnights section..
Preseason booking program happening now!
* Note for non profit programs and those camping apostle islands.
Please make your guide aware of any pertinent medical conditions you may have -i.e. allergies, medications you're taking, etc. Also include any previous injury or illness that may present an issue during your Apostle Islands kayaking adventure.
Trips where we provide food it is essential you notify us of any food allergies or serious dislikes. A camper health history form will be provided to help you gather this information.
*If you have any concerns about your personal fitness level or ability to participate please consult your physician.
*We ask that all minors are accompanied by an adult on all tours. This can be a parent/family member, scout leader or guardian.
8-10 yrs must be in triple kayak with 2 adults
11-12 yrs. each must be paired with 1 adult in double kayak
13 + yrs. will be paired eldest with youngest.
Acknowledgement of Risk forms will be provided to leaders to obtain parental consent for minors.
*Please remember that if you are late for a trip you are not the only one affected. Our trips are normally fully booked.
Your promptness affects everyone's time on the water.
Please plan accordingly.
*We cannot control the weather.
Occasionally we are forced to alter our trip routes. Please be understanding.
* We recommend all participants acquire travel insurance to cover emergency medical situations, evacuations,and unforeseen last minute cancellations.
We have a strict cancellation policy and the purchase of a private short-term travelers insurance policy may put you at ease in the event you would need to recoup canceled trip costs.