Water Sports

Silent sports are pure joy in Wisconsin. Turn your gaze to the water on any given spring, summer or fall morning and you’ll see people gliding across mirror surfaces on kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard.

One of the most spectacular places for Wisconsin kayaking is the ancient sandstone sea caves of Lake Superior, the largest and most pristine of the Great Lakes. It’s here you’ll also find the Apostle Islands archipelago, a string of 22 islands plus a 12-mile segment of shoreline comprising the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The other Great Lake, Lake Michigan, is popular for charter fishing, to be sure, but also sailing, especially along the Door County peninsula.

The largest inland lake is Lake Winnebago, where boating and fishing are part and parcel of the warm weather lake culture.

Wisconsin’s stretch of the Mississippi River and the Great River Road provide scenery second to none, with lots of Wisconsin B&Bs dotting the road map. Enjoy a river cruise on the La Crosse Queen. Take the Cassville Car Ferry, one of the few operating car ferries on the Upper Mississippi River.

Essentially, you’ve not really vacationed in our state unless you’ve gotten out on the water, starting with a Wisconsin kayaking trip.

Stewart Inn

Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau is situated on the Wisconsin river (just 6 blocks from the Stewart Inn).  As such, we offer some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state.  In fact, Wausau is such a great site that it serves as an olympic qualifying venue for kayaking and canoeing.  We also host the Grand Prix of Wisconsin, the North American Powerboat Championship.  For recreational boating, Lake Wausau and Lake Du Bay are local favorites. 

Wausau is situated on the Wisconsin river (just 6 blocks from the Stewart Inn).  As such, we offer some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the state.  In fact, Wausau is such a great site that it serves as an olympic qualifying venue for kayaking and canoeing.  We also host the Grand Prix of Wisconsin, the North American Powerboat Championship.  For recreational boating, Lake Wausau and Lake Du Bay are local favorites. 

Brayton Bed and Breakfast

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Oshkosh is surrounded by a .25 million acres of water. Whether you are looking to dip your toe in the water or or taking a pontoon boat on one of our several lakes, Captain Scotty can help you out with that. We offer pontoon rentals to our guests for half off. 

Oshkosh is surrounded by a .25 million acres of water. Whether you are looking to dip your toe in the water or or taking a pontoon boat on one of our several lakes, Captain Scotty can help you out with that. We offer pontoon rentals to our guests for half off. 

The Buckingham Inn

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison offers easy access to the sparkling lakes of the Yahara River chain. Lakes Mendota and Wingra are just blocks away from The Buckingham Inn, with rentals of paddle boards, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and pontoons. Or book a public cruise with food and bar service!

Madison offers easy access to the sparkling lakes of the Yahara River chain. Lakes Mendota and Wingra are just blocks away from The Buckingham Inn, with rentals of paddle boards, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, and pontoons. Or book a public cruise with food and bar service!

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