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Kayak and Paddleboard Tours



Vertical Illusions kayak tours are perfect for any age or skill level, and our professional guides will customize the trip just for you! Families with younger children can enjoy tandem kayaks and the miles of sandbars and beaches, while the more adventurous explore hidden coves within the Dells famous rock formations, or even practice rolling their kayak!  Please call 608-253-2500  Between 9am and 9pm to reserve your Adventure.  Tour times are at 8am, 9am and 1pm.

“The Big Dells”
1pm Tour Times Every Day
  • $99 a person for 2 people
  • $89 a person for 3 or 4
  • $79 a person for 5 or more
  • Ask about large group discounts
Depart from Vertical Illusions with your guide and launch your custom fit kayaks on the placid waters of the Perupper Dells.  This trip includes towering rock formations (some of the largest in the Dells), native american pictographs, overhanging rock ledges, and miles of sand beaches to enjoy!

Difficulty: Beginner, or anyone looking for a nice relaxing paddle.  Perfect for families with children, or those looking to catch a few rays!

Duration:  about 3 hours with 2 hours paddling.

“Cambrian Park”
8am Tour Times Every Day
  • $99 a person for 2 people
  • $89 a person for 3 or 4
  • $79 a person for 5 or more
  • Ask about large group discounts
Be the first person of the day to tour the Dells!  Help your guide down the short portage to the river, then jump in your kayak and explore Sunset Cliff, Rhoodes Glen, Coldwater Canyon, and BlackHawks Cave as you paddle with the current through the Upper Dells.

Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced, or anyone looking for adventure!  Perfect for those who have some kayaking experience and don’t mind the deeper water and towering cliff sides.

Duration: about 3 hours with 2 hours paddling.


Paddle Board Tours
Available as a guided tour or Zip Line Add On
  • $65 a person to paddle board
  • Everyday at 1pm 
  • Great for all skill levels!
Refresh yourself on the most pristine waters in the area on Friendship Lake.  Leave from the sandy beach adjacent to Chimney Rock Park and learn the finer points of paddle boarding, all while enjoying great outdoors!  Perfect for an add on to your zip or rock climbing experience.

Now that you have booked your tour you will want to wear comfortable clothes or a swimsuit if you plan on getting wet. (We highly recommend a swim suit.) Also you may want shoes or sandals to get in and out of your boat but don’t need them once we are on the river. You may want to leave your camera at home and let our guides take pictures for you. We offer a CD of your photos at no charge to you.

If you are just 1 person please allow some time for us to put you in a group.  If we can’t find a group for you the cost would be the price for 1 or 2 people.

Free Cancellation Up To 48 Hours!

When you book your tour we do require a 20% deposit and offer a free cancellation up to 48 hours of your reservation.  The full payment is due at the beginning of your adventure. If your trip is cancelled due to weather (on our part) we can reschedule or give you a refund for your deposit.  If you do not show or after 25 minutes of your tour time the 20% deposit will be kept.

As Vertical Illusions Guides we make it our personal responsibility to offer a world class experience for you and your group. If you are 100% satisfied and love your adventure we appreciate Gratuities of 10 to 20% if we have earned it. We look forward to taking an adventure with you!