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Kayak, Canoe, SUP, Snorkel, Dive & Sail

 

Kayak, Canoe, & Paddleboard

Kayaking the serene waters of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary located at Duck Park is a great way to melt away stress.

Our Sanctuary of the Great Lakes is 66% water, making the Alpena area a prime destination for water trail enthusiasts! Quiet rivers and lakes provide a serene setting for an afternoon of gliding on the water, wildlife watching, or daydreaming. Kayak, canoe or standup paddleboard a variety of settings across the region including our 500 acre Wildlife Sanctuary and the Thunder Bay River. Paddle over some of the shallow water shipwrecks in the area with this handy guide: Shallow Shipwreck Paddle Guide.

For more water adventures, check out Rock the Boat! Summer on Alpena’s Waters


Snorkeling Tours

You don’t need to be a scuba diver to see some of Lake Huron’s famous shipwrecks up close. All equipment needed  is available  from local vendors (see listings below) for rental including masks, fins and wet suits. A wet suit rental makes a chilly lake comfortable, allows you to float without effort, and avoids sunburn. Novices welcome!


Explore Shipwrecks

Sue Peterman kayaks over the Portland shipwreck lying in shallow waters in Bell Bay.

Alpena is home to the nation’s only freshwater marine sanctuary. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary protects about 200 historically significant shipwrecks that lay at rest on the bottom of Lake Huron. View the collection of shipwrecks in what is known as Shipwreck Ally via kayak, or aboard Alpena’s glass-bottom boat, Lady Michigan. Visitors are also welcome to snorkel and dive the wrecks to get up close and personal with remnants of our nation’s past.

You can also explore the history and archaeology of these wrecks at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, the Marine Sanctuary’s 20,000 square foot river-front dry-land headquarters. Exhibits on Great Lakes maritime history and shipwrecks include the new “Exploring the Shipwreck Century” exhibit, (a 9,000 square ft. permanent exhibit where visitors can experience elements of a traditional maritime museum, combined with a hands-on discovery center featuring life-sized recreations of a historic Great Lakes schooner and shipwreck sites), artifact displays, and interactive learning stations on technology and diving. Open year-round; Free admission.

Stay safe on the big lake with a few of these safety tips: Paddle Kayak Canoe SUP Safety Guide


Sailing School

The Youth Sailing Program in Alpena offers summer programs annually.

From beginners sailing lessons to competing in Yngling fleet races, Alpena offers sailing lessons for people of all ages at the Alpena Youth Sailing Club. Enjoy the Pure Michigan experience on Lake Huron and don’t forget your sunscreen!

Alpena Youth Sailing Club
www.alpenayouthsailingclub.com
e-mail: pwilson@alpenaagency.com
Sailing lessons for kids and adults 8 years and up.

 

You can also watch local yngling sailboat races throughout the summer weeks at the Alpena Municipal Boat Harbor and Bay View Park. 

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2111 Long Lake Park Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 595-5040
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Pontoon and Jet Ski rentals, boating supplies. Full service center.
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413 South Ripley Blvd.
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 356-6228
888-4-ALPENA
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Open year-round, Weekdays 9:00-5:30, Memorial thru Labor Day 2:00 – 6:00. Call ahead for air fills anytime. Air &
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Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 356-9361
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Licensed Fishing Charter & Guide Service Fish with Capt. Ed Retherford aboard the Trout Scout out of Alpena or Pr
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Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 657-4325
E-Mail Address: twoheartedcharter@yahoo.com
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The "Two Hearted" is a fully equipped 25.5' Sea Ray Amberjack. She has a 10 foot open fishing platform, stand up bathroo
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2961 Werth Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 464-7241
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25 ft. Sea Ray, dive-ready, 6 passengers. See web site for details!
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Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 255-4524
(989) 356-3220
E-Mail Address: Rick@wipeoutcharters.com
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Come fish with Capt. Rick on the fantastic waters of Lake Huron. Cast your line off the "Wipe Out", a 27 foot sports cra
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Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 657-4646
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400 Cedar St.
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 916-9990
E-Mail Address: nick@greatlakesdivers.com
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We offer recreational and extended range wreck diving opportunities from Alpena to Whitefish Point. Full-service dive sh
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3001 Werth Road
Alpena 49707

(989) 464-7241
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YOUR CUSTOM ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS Being in the adventure business for 30 years give us an edge to create a pers
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Duck Park on corner of Long Rapids Rd. & US-23
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 884-1702
E-Mail Address: info@performancelocker.com
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Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Book Rentals By Appointment 24/7 HERE New! All Rentals Located At Duck Park (Co
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5005 Long Rapids Road
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 356-3708
E-Mail Address: CampersCove@Charterinternet.com
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Located on beautiful Thunder Bay River and Lake Wynah. Fantastic Lake Huron diving area, fishing charters, many nearby g
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7376 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 619-1013
E-Mail Address: captmike@core.com
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Captain Mike’s 30-foot Island Freighter II provides divers with lots of room for donning gear and easy entry and exit
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5614 Emils Landing Rd.
Hillman, MI 49746

(989) 742-4166
E-Mail Address: fletcherslanding@hotmail.com
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Hunt…Fish…Relax on the shores of Fletcher Pond. 12 modern 1 and 2 bedroom cabins with kitchen and bath. Open year ro
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20836 Tennis Rd
Hillman, MI 49746

Phone: (989) 742-4370
E-Mail Address: jackslanding@gmail.com
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Fletcher Pond is Michigan’s 11th largest inland lake, 9000 acres of pure fish habitat and home to one of the largest c
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Presque Isle, MI 49777

Phone: (507) 236-2280
E-Mail Address: CaptBrianAnderson@yahoo.com
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4968 N. Hubbard Lake Rd.
Spruce, MI 48762 US

Phone: (989) 727-2797
E-Mail Address: john@vikingmarine.biz
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Located on the East Shore of Hubbard Lake
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Alpena Adventures

3001 Werth Road
Alpena 49707
(989) 464-7241
YOUR CUSTOM ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS Being in the adventure business for 30 years give us an edge to create a pers More

Alpena Pedal & Paddle Rentals, by Performance Locker

Duck Park on corner of Long Rapids Rd. & US-23
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 884-1702
Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Book Rentals By Appointment 24/7 HERE New! All Rentals Located At Duck Park (Co More

Campers Cove Campground, RV Park & Canoe Livery

5005 Long Rapids Road
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 356-3708
Located on beautiful Thunder Bay River and Lake Wynah. Fantastic Lake Huron diving area, fishing charters, many nearby g More

Captain Mike's Dive Charters

7376 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 619-1013
Captain Mike’s 30-foot Island Freighter II provides divers with lots of room for donning gear and easy entry and exit More

Chum Bucket Charters

Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 657-4646

Dodge Marine & Storage

2111 Long Lake Park Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 595-5040
Pontoon and Jet Ski rentals, boating supplies. Full service center. More

Fletcher's Landing

5614 Emils Landing Rd.
Hillman, MI 49746
(989) 742-4166
Hunt…Fish…Relax on the shores of Fletcher Pond. 12 modern 1 and 2 bedroom cabins with kitchen and bath. Open year ro More

Great Lakes Divers

400 Cedar St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 916-9990
We offer recreational and extended range wreck diving opportunities from Alpena to Whitefish Point. Full-service dive sh More

Jack's Landing Resort

20836 Tennis Rd
Hillman, MI 49746
Phone: (989) 742-4370
Fletcher Pond is Michigan’s 11th largest inland lake, 9000 acres of pure fish habitat and home to one of the largest c More

MN-Blackdog Diving LLC

Presque Isle, MI 49777
Phone: (507) 236-2280

Thunder Bay Scuba

413 South Ripley Blvd.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 356-6228 888-4-ALPENA
Open year-round, Weekdays 9:00-5:30, Memorial thru Labor Day 2:00 – 6:00. Call ahead for air fills anytime. Air & More

Trout Scout Charters

Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 356-9361 (989) 657-2681
Licensed Fishing Charter & Guide Service

Fish with Capt. Ed Retherford aboard the Trout Scout out of Alpena or Pr More

Two Hearted Charters Great Lakes Sports Fishing

Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 657-4325
The "Two Hearted" is a fully equipped 25.5' Sea Ray Amberjack. She has a 10 foot open fishing platform, stand up bathroo More

UpNorth Charters

2961 Werth Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 464-7241
25 ft. Sea Ray, dive-ready, 6 passengers. See web site for details! More

Viking Marine

4968 N. Hubbard Lake Rd.
Spruce, MI 48762
United States
Phone: (989) 727-2797
Located on the East Shore of Hubbard Lake More

WipeOut Charters

Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (989) 255-4524 (989) 356-3220
Come fish with Capt. Rick on the fantastic waters of Lake Huron. Cast your line off the "Wipe Out", a 27 foot sports cra More

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