Total Time

5 - 6 hrs. Hiking/Paddling

Price Per Trip


Join us for a one of a kind adventure in Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore.  Spray Falls is the most remote, and arguably the most impressive waterfall in the park. It plunges 70′ from the cliffs of the Pictured Rocks into Lake Superior, and can only be fully appreciated from the water.  We are the only outfitter in PRNLS to offer trips to Spray Falls, and we’ll take you along the cliffs from Chapel Beach to the base of the falls for an up-close view.

Your trip will begin with a hike from the trailhead at the Chapel Basin Parking Lot through the forest and along the Chapel Creek Gorge.  You’ll pass Chapel Falls, another of the parks more impressive waterfalls, on your way to Chapel Beach where we’ll meet you with all the gear for your paddleboarding adventure.  The hike covers a distance of 3 miles over rolling terrain, and takes the average hiker about an hour and forty-five minutes.

After a brief safety and paddling technique review on the beach we will paddle past Chapel Rock, along the cliffs to Spray Falls, and then back to Chapel Beach. From there you’re free to head back out to the parking lot, lounge on the beach, or  hike along the cliffs to Mosquito Beach.

All of our paddleboards are equipped with a kayak conversion option.  If at any time during the trip you decide you’d like to sit down and paddle, we can clip on a seat, modify your paddle, and transform your paddleboard into a sit-on-top kayak.

You can find detailed directions to Chapel Beach by following this link to the Park Service website,  https://www.nps.gov/piro/planyourvisit/scenicsites.htm#CP_JUMP_3031898 , or give us a call at 906-202-0144 and we’ll talk you through.

  • Category
  • Total Time
    5 - 6 hrs. Hiking/Paddling
  • Price Per Trip
8:00 am
Arrive at the Chapel Basin Parking Area.  Hike along Chapel Creek, past the falls, to Chapel Beach. The hike is about 3 miles and takes the average hiker 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Give yourself ample time and don't forget to bring some water.
10:00 am
Safety gear and Wetsuits will be issued on the beach, followed by a safety talk and paddleboarding overview.
10:30 am
Depart for Spray Falls
1:30 - 2:00 pm
Arrive back at Chapel Beach, guests return gear, and enjoy the rest of their day on Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
All of our SUPs and paddles are equipped with a kayak conversion option. Just clip on the kayak seat, convert your paddle, and cruise in style on a sit-on-top kayak. The kayak conversion can be done at any time. Remember, it’s your trip and it’s all about fun. So, whether you’re standing up, or more comfortable sitting down, we’ll gladly take you out on the water. Trip is weather dependent and subject to cancellation. If your trip is cancelled due to weather, you have the choice to receive a full refund, or, if you still want to get on the water, we will offer an alternate trip and refund the difference in price.
What WE Provide (All or any combination of the following is available at no extra cost):
  • AURORA paddleboards (and all related paddleboard gear)
  • Life-jackets
  • Farmer John wetsuit
  • Neoprene wetsuit jacket
  • Splash jacket
  • Drybag (for dry clothes, snacks or anything else you may need to keep dry during your trip)
What YOU Should Bring
  • Drinking water (at least 16 oz.) Water for refilling bottles will be available on the support vessel.
  • Snacks
  • Comfortable footwear for hiking
  • Sandals or shoes that can get wet
  • Swimming suit or boardshorts
  • Insulating base layers and warm socks for early season trips. (mid July) Polypropylene, wool, or other synthetic long underwear. NO COTTON
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel and a change of clothes for the ride home.

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We are the only SUP guide service in PRNLS and we offer guided trips for all ability levels in some of the most beautiful and scenic paddling areas in the world.


North Coast Paddleboarding

(906) 202-0144

Munising MI,  49862

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