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Bay Shore Outfitters

2457 South Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay, WI,

Winter Hours

Sept - May: 10am - 5pm daily

Want to head out on a genuine Door County adventure?  Want to purchase superior outdoor supplies?  Whatever your preference, Bay Shore Outfitters is far more than a store – it is also your ticket to adventure in Door County.


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For adventure or shopping, in summer or winter – look into Bay Shore Outfitters for a unique Door County thrill!  Their shop is loaded with tremendous lines of activewear and equipment, like no other shop in Door County.  Line's like The North Face, Prana, LOLE, Patagonia, Quicksilver, KEEN, Chaco and others.  We love it.

We spoke with the owners and a tour guide at Bay Shore Outfitters!  What a great find!  And they now have a new Bay Shore Outfitters shop in Sturgeon Bay too, opened May 2017.

And now they rent bicycles too!  Cool!

Kayak Tours – Guided

There are several types of kayak tours you can participate in.

  1. Bay Shore offers what they call a “Coastal Adventure” - this is a begbayshorestore outfitters kayaking near eagle bluff lighthouseinner and family friendly tour, in tandem kayaks. Your guide will provide basic kayaking instructions while telling you about Door County’s ecology and history. A 3 – 4 hour tour, this is a fun one for all!
  2. “Sea Kayaking 101” offers more in-depth instruction, all while you enjoy the rugged shorelines of Door County. 3 – 4 hour tour.
  3. “Sunset Tour” – well, if you can take in a gorgeous Door County sunset from a tandem kayak out in Eagle Harbor (Ephraim), wow! You can do that on this tour!   This is about a 2 hour tour.
  4. “Family Fun Tour” – Great if you have kids under 12 in your group! This trip goes to Europe Lake – a small in-land lake up near Newport State Park. Hiking, swimming, and water guns are all part of this great family trip!

Or you can rent canoes or kayaks on your own. From recreational kayaks to light touring kayaks, to tandem kayaks and canoes, to performance light touring kayaks or canoes – you can get it all right here. I can tell you, there is nothing like seeing Door County from the water, and a kayak tour is an awesome way to do it.

Bay Shore Outfitters gets a lot of repeat customers and families (ages 10 and up). They can even customize a Guide training 2012 010 2 400 by 300tour for you, and have taken out as many as 24 people at a time!  Ask them for more information – if you have a water trip in mind that you have always wanted to take in Door County, they put it together for you – ask!

Want to learn more about kayaking? You can take kayak lessons, too.

Kayak in Ephraim
If you want to kayak in Ephraim, their Ephraim Kayak Center offers hourly kayak rentals, and tours twice dailys. 

Winter too!  Yep - they rent winter equipment also!

Do It All Here!
In the winter, you can rent snowshoes or cross-country skis, and sledding tubes (take them to Hill #17 in Peninsula State Park!) so you can try out that winter sports you have been wanting to try for so long. Bay Shore Outfitters makes it easy for you.

Satisfy all your outdoor needs right here at Bay Shore Outfitters in Sister Bay, and at their facilities in Ephraim, and in Sturgeon Bay.

The Store – Sister Bay
Yes, it is a store too – of course! And loaded with top-line outdoor adventure goodies. You can purchase your very own kayak or canoe (new or used), paddling accessories like life vests, active wear, books on Door County wildflowers, kayak Five Kayaks on tour 400 by 300instruction books, and a whole lot more. Want a fishing/sport kayak? Available right here! Whatever related outdoor gear you need, you will more than likely find here at Bay Shore Outdoor Store.

You will find the full line of North Face™ including the shells, fleece, water proof pants and the casual line too. Also available, LOLE women’s technical and lifestyle apparel, made of everything from high tech synthetic, performance-oriented materials to soft, natural fibers, Adidas Outdoor (similar to North Face™ ) in jackets, some coats, shorts, made with fleece, down or Gore-tex™. You will even discover Smartwool™ - a line of base layers made of Merino wool (from New Zealand) that does not scratch, and is a natural high performance material – which dries from the inside out keeping you dry and warm as it wicks moisture away. Bay Shore carries a couple of dozen of the Smartwool™ socks, which are great sellers.

Kayaks, and Canoes to Choose
The shop carries top line kayaks like Wilderness Systems, Current Designs,and Necky Kayaks™. Canoes by Wenonah™ range from 14.5 feet to 18 feet. Also, great kayak accessories are available, like Werner™ or Aqua-bound™ paddles, life vests by Stohlquist™ and Astral™, and full lines of paddling accessories and safety equipment.

Other Outdoor Equipment
Bay Shore Outdoor Store also carries camping equipment by MSR™, Therm-a-Rest and others, sleeping bags, backpacking stoves and North Face day packs.

Do It All Here!
Equip yourself, or join one of their existing tours, take sailing or kayaking lessons, rent bikes, hydro bikes, kayaks, canoes, cross-country skis, snowshoes, sledding tubes. Satisfy all your outdoor needs right here at Bay Shore Outdoor Store in Sister Bay, and at their facilities in Ephraim, and in Peninsula State Park.

And now, again, bike rentals too!

If you are into the outdoors, this is where it’s at – at Bay Shore Outfitters – so book a tour right now, stop in their shops while in Door County, and please tell them that sent you - that helps keep this site alive & well . . . for you!  Thanks!

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