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Paddling Michigan/Uncle Ducky Outdoors
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
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“pictured rocks”(116 reviews)
“hour tour”(20 reviews)
“dry bag”(8 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We did the paddle and hike tour. Our guide was Ryan and he was awesome. Attentive, made a point to get to know everyone, and he worked hard all day long. The views were lovely and now that we've gone, this is what I wish...More

9  Thank leahb908
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I am creating a trip advisor account specifically to leave this review of Paddlers Village. This is the first time I have ever had to complain, but it is necessary. Aside from the fact that paddlers village is far from what you expect after reading...More

69  Thank Heasterle
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

As a novice, a Kayak Tour of Pictured Rocks is the only way to go. I took the tour in the second week of September and the weather was great. I would recommend you take a waterproof camera if you'd like some great photos. I...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 September 2018

NOTE: This review is specifically about Paddler's Village. There is absolutely NOTHING glamorous about this place, except for the location (right on the lake). We stayed in a yurt for two nights and I could not get out of there fast enough. First of all,...More

1  Thank Maxceen A
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Starting from how easy it was to book, and then correct when I booked for the wrong day, this company was easy to work with. They have a small shop where you sign in. Then they direct you to a large parking lot where you...More

Thank hstevens001
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had perfe t weather and Miles was a fantastic guide. He was experienced which gave me confidence and my husband and I were in a tandem which made the full 6 hour excursion pretty easy. This is not for everyone and in less than...More

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The weather was overcast and rainy, but the adventure was amazing! I’ve been on the cruise, but this tour takes you up close, under, and through. Loved going into the small caves. The kayaks are easy to navigate and the pace was easy going. The...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We took the sunset kayak tour. The weather and water were beautiful. We had a great time but I had 2 complaints. 1.) Our guide could not find the sunken ship and 2.) when we got out of the kayaks, there was no transportation to...More

Thank just4fun_as
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Our sunset paddle got cancelled 2 days in a row due to weather. I’m disappointed as this paddling experience is why we chose to visit the UP. With that being said, I respect and am most appreciative of the staff at Uncle Ducky’s, and their...More

Thank ldillinger9195
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this trip last November. We hesitant about the full day trip. But it turned out to be spectacular. The weather was perfect. The staff is very helpful and courteous. Our guide, Joe was awesome!

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had a blast!! My family of four all had a nice time on the 6 hour kayak tour of the Pictured Rocks. Many beautiful sites to see. Our lunch stop at Mosquito beach was really nice. We were even able to see pieces from...More

Thank 28tinar
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We were supposed to go on the 6 hour kayak tour along the shore at Pictured Rocks but small craft advisories delayed us until the next day (Saturday) and only the 3 hour paddle was available. We were very happy as 3 hours was plenty...More

Thank Jeff G
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Bonnie L
30 July 2018|
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Response from Matthew G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Just saw his. I’d say you would be ok. Hope you had a great trip!!
18 July 2017|
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Response from emrobbins33 | Reviewed this property |
They have since changed their policy online it looks like they are trying to improve the customer service which is good because they can be a great outfitter that is the only area they are slacking in. According to the new... More
Renee F
1 August 2016|
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Response from MLHoner | Reviewed this property |
Sunscreen, bug spray, and a wide brimmed hat. If you are comfortable taking a camera, it's a must!