Join SPOKES on a guided adventure to one of the many lakes in the west metro this summer.  The focus of these adventures is to provide our customers with a relaxing and worry free excursion out on the water.  All of our guided adventures are scheduled to last 2 hours and 30 minutes, which will give us enough time to for a quick orientation/equipment check and to get out on the water for a great adventure.  Below you will find a basic description of a few of our favorite paddles in order to help you find your perfect adventure. Please feel free to contact us if have further questions or want to book a tour.  

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Private/Custom Adventures
Ever driven by an area body of water and wondered what is what like to see the world from the “Out There”?  Grab your family and friends and plan an outing with Spokes Paddle to any body of water in the Metro Area…basically if you can dream it Spokes Paddle will do all the work to make your experience enjoyable.  Spokes can accommodate groups of 1 to 10 paddlers on basically any Metro body of water.  Prices are all based on group size and will include guide (at least 1 to 5 guide/participant ratio), kayaks/boards, and all related paddle gear dictated for our excursion.  Please feel free to give us a call…more than likely we will have some insight to make your idea a reality!

Lake Waconia History Tour
We consider Lake Waconia our home lake and it is a place that is “near and dear” to us at SPOKES Paddle.  Most of our staff has grown up in and around this beautiful body of water and we know its waters best! On this tour, we will paddle a section of the Lake and, depending on wind conditions, end with a circumnavigation of Coney Island.  As you paddle Lake Waconia your guide will take you through the basic history of the town and lake, sharing a variety of stories and answering any questions you may have.

Lake Minnewashta
A classic little lake in the shadow of Lake Minnetonka, just minutes from downtown Victoria, Chaska or Excelsior.  Minnewashta is one of the most overlooked lakes in the west metro, which makes it perfect for paddlers.  All Minnewashta tours will depart from the west shoreline and groups will attempt to paddle the entire shoreline. 

Small Water Adventure
You would be surprised at how many nice little lakes there are in and around our west metro neighborhood.  These are great bodies of water for people new to paddling, bringing the entire family or just trying to find a little respite from the crowds.  Our favorite small water paddles would be Whale Tale, Lake Zumbra, Parley Lake or Piersons Lake, these are all hidden “gems” that we find ourselves escaping to on a regular basis throughout the summer months.

Lake Minnetonka
Where to begin?  Lake Minnetonka is a monster, but as you start to explore this lake you will find that it is one of the best places to find adventure in the west metro.  We have a variety excursions that depart from various landings throughout the lake and our guides will help you unlock the secrets of this giant lake.  Our favorite landings include Mound Beach, Excelcior Beach, Grays Bay Dam, and North Arm Landing…each of these departure points have a wide variety of paddle experiences.  One could literally spend a lifetime exploring Tonka, so let us help you learn the basics of this lake.

Minneapolis Chain of Lakes
The Minneapolis chain of lakes is one of the most unique paddle destinations in the state of Minnesota.  Gliding along in a kayak or a SUP board while looking out at the Minneapolis skyline is a unique experience to say the least.  During this tour participants will visit Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles and Cedar lake via the canals that connect these bodies of water.  This paddle outing is the PERFECT excuse to “hit the town” afterwards at one of the many bars or restaurants in the Uptown neighborhood, which is within walking distance of our paddle.  Not familiar with the UpTown neighborhood or want to find a new place…we would be HAPPY to help you find the perfect place for a post paddle après!

Custom Cruise
Don’t see a lake on the list that you want to paddle?  We are more than happy to help you explore that body of water you have “had your eye on”!  More than likely we have paddled it or we can do the research to make it possible.  We look forward to your ideas!

Adventure Cost: $50 per participant

Guided Adventure Experiences include…
     1)   basic paddle training/refresher course (if needed)
     2)   all related paddle equipment & safety gear
     3)   friendly and knowledgeable paddle guide

     1)   tours need at least 2 paddlers and are limited to 6
     2) all tours can be done on Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Boards
     3) Kayak paddle excursions will cover more distance
     4)   We can handle larger groups, but will need at least 1 week notice

What to bring?
     1)   Sunscreen, Sunglasses & Hat
     2)   Water bottle
     3)   Camera (we can provide dry bag)
     4)   Shoes that can get wet
     5)   Swimsuits are recommended

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