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2K Adventure Tours
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Want to put your toe in the water and see if you'll like kayaking? You'll learn how to paddle a kayak without developing bad habits or taking unnecessary risks. Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing and learned how to get back in a kayak from deep water". Those are a few of the skills you learn in our rescue technique kayak course. Our ACA Certified instructors are patient and well trained to help students work through their anxieties about getting out of an upside down kayak. We'll also get you started on the path to an efficient forward stroke and show you how to turn, steer a straight course, and we'll cover how and when to use rudders and skegs.
2K Adventure offers ACA certification classes as well as basic kayak classes. Group lessons or private lessons are available.
Kayaking 47: Essentials of Kayaking
Kayaking 101: Fundamentals of Kayaking
Kayaking 105: Fundamentals of Kayaking---Women’s Class
Kayaking 201: Rescue Techniques
Kayaking 202: Intermediate Strokes Class
Kayaking 301: ACA Level 2 Certification
Kayaking 302: ACA Level 2 Assessment
Kayaking 401: River Paddling
Kayaking 501: Expedition Training
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Mad Dans Sunday Breakfast Paddle
Join us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am as we start the day by paddling Lake Mary. Morning is the best time of the day to be on the water and we invite you to paddle with us for approximately two hours before enjoying a family style breakfast at Mad Dans Restaurant.
We simply walk across thye street from Lance Park (launch site) and enjoy eggs, pancakes, meat and coffee/tea. What could be easier?
Cost is $15.00
Add $15.00 for a rental kayak.
Friday Sunset Fish Fry Paddle
Enjoy the end of the work week by relaxing on beautiful Silver Lake a few miles north of Wilmot, Wisconsin. We meet at The Marina at 6:30 for an approximate the hour paddle.
After our paddle you will enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner including baked, fried fish, potatoe pancakes, coleslaw and bread.
The Marina offers a full bar (not included) and is located on the south shore of Silver Lake (CountyF) near the railroad crossing.
Cost is $15.00
Add $20.00 for a rental kayak.
Kayak France 2012
Paddle the Loire River and enjoy 10 days visiting the incredible sights of central France. Click for more details..
Rock Climbing Lessons
Details will be posted soon.
SEA KAYAK DAY TRIPS:
The following day trips can be booked for the same weekend in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
LAKE SUPERIOR SEA CAVES EXPLORATION
Kayak the Apostle Islands Sea Caves! We will leave from the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula to launch our boats on Lake Superior. After a short paddle, we'll explore large sandstone cliffs & caves that extend for a few miles along the shoreline. We'll enjoy lunch along the shore, & view the caves again on our return.
$110 per person
CANYONS & CLIFFS WATERFALL TOUR
Kayak along Lake Superior’s Canyons and Cliffs with us! This will be a memorable & relaxing day trip! We’ll paddle between Saxon Harbor & Little Girl’s Point. In less than a mile from the harbor, we come to the mouth of the Montreal R. & kayak a short distance through the last portion of the river canyon up to a 40-foot final cascade of the 90 foot Superior Falls. We'll have lunch on a gravel bar just below the falls, swim, take pictures & enjoy the beauty. Depending on the interests & energy of the group, we can explore the rugged shoreline alongside the 60 foot rock cliff & paddle alongside or under numerous smaller waterfalls depending on recent rainfall. For many, the short paddle to the Falls & back to the Harbor will be just far enough. This trip, therefore, offers great flexibility.
$90 per person
LAKE SUPERIOR APOSTLE ISLANDS
Kayak and camp the Apostle Islands with us! This is one of the most popular sea kayak destinations of the world! Camp on Islands, explore sandstone sea caves, hike trails, visit former brownstone quarries, lighthouses & former fishing camps. There are numerous options available depending on the size, interests, & ambitions of the group.
$275 per person two days,
$350 three days,
$425 four days,
$475 five days,
$525 per person for six days camping
LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE & WATERFALL
Kayak remote Lake Superior shorelines! This memorable & exciting trip (our favorite!) will take you to places seldom seen! (Bring your cameras & tripod for this one)! We'll launch from Saxon Harbor, visit the mouth of the Montreal River & Superior Falls, & paddle the secluded shoreline between Little Girl's Point & the Porcupine Mountains. Waterfalls on numerous creeks, the Black River, Maple Creek, and the Presque Isle River & Carp River can be seen & photographed after short hikes. We'll enjoy solitude & unmatched beauty as we setup camp along the secluded shoreline. Shorter sections of this pristine paddle may be done as day trips.
$250 two days camping,
$325 three days,
$400 four days,
$450 five days,
$500 per person for six days camping
Introduction to Whitewater Paddling
Start warming up those whitewater-kayaking muscles by learning and practicing your basic strokes, safety, and the start of play-boat tricks. This is for people who want to get started in Whitewater or for those with some experience but want to learn more. Skills practiced will depend on group & individual interests & abilities.) All gear is provided.
$200 per person
Nippersink Lunch Paddle $69.00
Keystone Landing to Spring Grove.
Live in Chicago?
Don’t have a car?
Don’t worry, Metra transportation is available.
Nippersink is a scenic prairie stream that meanders through protected prairie and woodland areas as well as private lands. Slow to moderate current and even some small sections of easy rapids/riffles makes this a great paddle for paddlers of all levels provided you catch the right water levels.
Our day begins by either picking you up at the Metra station in Fox Lake if you are coming from Chicago or meeting you at Keystone Landing at 10:30. The Keystone Landing is located on Keystone Road just off of Barnard Mill Road north of Wonder Lake. There is a small parking area here and restrooms. You can also access a group of hiking trails here that are part of Glacial Park. Nice developed put-in with no mud.
The Nippersink Creek Watershed is . . . .
► Located in northeastern Illinois and southern Wisconsin
► The largest tributary to the Fox River, draining 137 square miles in Illinois and about 50 square miles in Wisconsin.
► Among the finest of Illinois streams. Surveys for the presence of pollution-sensitive fish found that the Mainstream rates as a ‘B’ quality stream and the North Branch received a ‘Class A’ ranking.
► Home to at least 21 animals and 30 plants listed as Illinois endangered or threatened species.
► Contains 46 McHenry County Natural Area Inventory Sites quality upland, wetland and reaches of stream which are remnants of the region’s original natural diversity.
► Offers one of the best river trails for canoeing and kayaking in NE Illinois.
Once we gather at Pioneer Road we will enjoy a fantastic buffet lunch prior to getting on the water. Old Town 12 foot sit-inside kayaks, paddles and life vests will be waiting for you at Keystone Landing.
Halfway through our tour we will stop for a buffet lunch at Pioneer Road Landing. Here you will be able to stretch your legs, use the restrooms and relax as you enjoy a fantastic lunch consisting of salads, sandwiches, pastries (for that extra energy) and an assortment of beverages to get you through the last leg of the trip. We will spend approximately one hour eating, lying in the shade of the trees and resting before we get back into the water and head for Spring Grove, out take-out point.
Then entire trip covers 11 miles of varied terrain and it is an excellent way to escape the stress of our daily lives. Transportation back to the Metra Station in Fox Lake is included for everyone that came in on the train.
Plan on bringing the following gear.
- Water Shoes
- Rain Jacket
Paddling gloves and Dry Bags for your personal items are available for purchase.
Wisconsin River Camping Trip $249 pp
Beginner to intermediate skill level. Primitive style camping.
Included: kayak, tent, shuttle service from take out back to the put in, all meals on the river.
This two-night camping trip begins on Friday evening in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Make plans to arrive at the state park by 7 pm. The evening begins at the campground where your tent will be waiting for you. Drop off you gear and then head to Arthur’s restaurant where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat fish fry and chicken buffet or indulge in one of Arthur’s famous Angus steaks. Trip details will be handed out and the itinerary will be discussed. After dinner everyone heads back to the campground for s’mores around the campfire.
Plan on rising early to enjoy breakfast before we stage vehicles for post paddling transportation. The put-in is two minutes from the campground. Your personal items should be packed and stored on your kayak. We will hit the water for a 16 mile paddle.
Lunch will be waiting for us on one of the many sandbars located in the middle of the river. There will be plenty of time to eat sandwiches, wraps and salads, take a quick swim or relax by grabbing a quick nap on the warm sands.
We should get to our campsite by early evening. Our support crew will have the tents set up, the wine chilled and the cheese waiting to be cut as they prepare a fantastic dinner. Dinner is followed by desert including fire roasted cherry and apple pies. Lounging next to the campfire is a great place to spend the remainder of the evening. Beverages and snacks are always available.
Day three starts with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and campfire grilled bacon drifting past your tent. Breakfast is always a special treat usually consisting of fruit, oatmeal, eggs, pastry, fresh blueberry pancakes and our famous Chilaquiles. (Mexican chorizo, chile peppers, scrambles eggs and fried tortillas).
We will paddle down river arriving in Muscoda by 1pm. You will be transported back up river to Spring Green to get your vehicle. You may want to go home at this time or perhaps take a brief detour to New Glarus to enjoy great food or take a tour of the micro brewery.
Wisconsin River Kayak Trip
Snowshoe Saturday & Sunday
The demand was so great, we have added Snowshoe Saturday in Lake County. There are two session per day including hot breakfast.
McHenry County, Glacial Park, Harts Road, Ringwood, IL
Lake County Location to be anounced this fall
(8:00 am & 10:00 am)
Start your day with an invigorating hike through the woodlands of Glacial Park (site of the 2K Adventure Gear First Annual Glacial Park 5K Snowshoe Race, January 29, 2011)
We will meet in Glacial Park (THE BARN AT THE END OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD) at 8:00to enjoy our coffee and pastries buffet before heading onto the trails. Our 5K hike takes us up the kames, through the grasslands and over the wooded areas taking in the diverse terrain of the park.
Bring your kids and enjoy the sledding hill after your hike. (Don’t forget that the Nippersink usually stays open all winter and we kayak all twelve months. Join us for the Nippersink New Years Day Paddle.)
Package includes snowshoe rental (adult and youth sizes), breakfast pastries and beverages.
Allow 2 hours to enjoy breakfast and the hike.
Reservations can be made by calling 2K Adventure Gear, 815.862.1400.