Join Fluid SUP for a one of a kinda Northern Michigan adventure. Spend the day paddling and soaking up the northern summer sun on the big water of Lake Michigan. Take a tour of the beautiful coastline of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and discover the shipwrecks of the Manitou Passage via stand up paddle board.
Paddling experience is required for most Fluid SUP Lake Michigan adventures, as the water and winds on Lake Michigan can be more unpredictable than calm inland lakes. A lesson in water safety and improving efficiency in paddling strokes and turns will be given at the beginning of all tours.
Viewing the shipwrecks cannot be guaranteed due to variable wind conditions, however breath taking views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will always be viewable!
Launch sites for this excursion will depend on the weather/wind conditions and will be decided the day before the adventure. Launch and take out locations are Port Oneida beach, Good Harbor Beach, and Bohemian Beach. A detailed email with directions to your launch location will be provided the day before the adventure.
Lunch will be provided from Village Cheese Shanty of Leland. Contact Fluid SUP via text/email/call to place your order for your sandwich before 4pm the day prior. The menu is available at VillageCheeseShanty.com.
Be aware that this is not always an easy lazy Sunday paddle. Paddlers must be in good physical shape and feel confident in paddling for longer periods of time and against light winds. The adventure will remain near the shoreline and paddlers can safely get off their boards and take a break when needed.
Because this is a longer excursion it is recommended that you dress in layers (a dry bag will be available to put extra layers of clothes in), wear suncreen and drink lots of water.
This SUP adventure is of course at the mercy of Mother Nature. If the winds are steadily over 12 mph and/or not directionally in our favor, we will change the location to a more sheltered area of Lake Michigan, or have to cancel the excursion. A full refund will be given if the weather causes cancellation prior to going on the water. If the weather takes a turn for the worse part way throughout the adventure, no refunds will be given.
4 hours is allotted for this adventure so that we can take our time and enjoy the beauty of the local area. Actual end time may vary depending on wind conditions. If the journey ends earlier than expected, attendees will have until 2pm to continue to utilize their time on the paddle boards as they wish, or simply enjoy their time on the beach.
If you or your group have no prior experience and is interested in a Lake Michigan excursion Fluid SUP will offer a discounted rate for a private or group beginner SUP lesson to prepare you for this adventure. Contact Leda at 231-944-fSUP for information on pricing and times for a beginner paddling lesson prior to the adventure.
The staff at Fluid SUP is CPR certified and trained for on water rescues. For groups over 5 people a second guide will attend to assure your safety on the water.
Gather your friends and pick your location. Paddle shipwrecks, Lake Michigan shorelines, fun inland rivers and more! Contact Leda at Leda@fluid-SUP.com to inquire about adventure options for adventures for your group.