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Kayak and Paddleboard



Wisconsin Dells Guided Kayak Tours and Rental Trips

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. The more adventurous can explore hidden coves within the Dells famous rock formations, or even practice rolling their kayak! Tour time are at 8am, 9am, and 1pm daily.

“The Big Dells”
9am or 1pm Kayak Available
  • $99 a person for 2 people
  • $79 a person for 3 or 4
  • $69 a person for 5 or more
  • Ask about our large group discounts
  • Rentals are available for this trip
Depart from Vertical Illusions with your guide and launch your custom fit kayaks on the placid waters of the Perupper Dells. This three-mile trip includes towering rock formations, 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.

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“Cambrian Park”
8am Sunrise Paddle
  • $99 a person for 2 people
  • $79 a person for 3 or 4
  • $69 a person for 5 or more
  • Ask about large group discounts
 Start with an adventurous portage down and into the “Heart of the Dells”, 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. Best time to go is at 8am.

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.

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Paddle Board Tours
By reservation only
  • $99 a person for 2 people
  • $79 a person for 3 or 4
  • $69 a person for 5 or more
  • $69 a person for 2 hours of paddle boarding at Friendship Lake
Refresh yourself on the most pristine and beautiful waters in the area.  Leave from the beach at 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 to cool off, learn new skills or to enjoy more fun with your friends and family.

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Now that you have booked your tour you will want to wear comfortable clothes or a swimsuit (highly recommended) if you plan on getting wet. You may also want shoes or sandals to wear getting in and out of your boat, but don’t need them once on the river. If you don’t want to risk losing it, you may want to leave your camera at home. Our guides all have cameras and will be taking pictures of your adventure. A complimentary CD of your photos will be provided at the end of your tour.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances customers’ credit is transferable to another tour within one year. Vertical Illusions cannot make any refunds within 48 hours notice. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

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!


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