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Explore Wisconsin on the Water This Summer



The Wisconsin Dells is world-famous for its indoor and outdoor waterparks. Because of this, it’s easy for the other attractions in the Dells to be overlooked. Besides the waterparks, the lakes and Wisconsin River surrounding the Dells offer a great opportunity to get on the water. Spend a relaxing day on the water with a kayak rental or eat dinner on a sunset cruise. There is no shortage of Wisconsin Dells outdoor activities to enjoy this summer and our Sand County Vacation Rentals provide the perfect place to end the day. So, join us at the Dells, we’ll see you here!

Rental Company in the Dells

Dells Watersports has everything you need to get on the water. They have rentals for ski boats, pontoons, waverunners, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. Paddle up Dell Creek to Mirror Lake Dam in a relaxing kayak adventure. Rent a pontoon boat and enjoy a day of family tubing on Lake Delton. 

Get on the Water

  • Mirror Lake: Our favorite place for kayaking near Wisconsin Dells is Mirror Lake. The calm waters surrounded by pine forests and tall sandstone cliffs make this a relaxing and refreshing day on the water. 
  • Lake Delton: Kayaking on Lake Delton can be quite busy, but Lake Delton is the perfect place for boating. Rent a boat from Dells Watersports or bring your own and spend the day fishing. You can fish for panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye in Lake Delton. 
  • Wisconsin River: There are dozens of scenic sites that can be seen when you kayak on the Wisconsin River. There is parking along Illinois Avenue that provides access to launch your kayak. The kayaking here can be a bit dangerous, because of the boat tours that take this route. So we recommend staying close to the shoreline when you kayak on the Wisconsin River. 

Boat & Kayak Tours

One of our favorite ways to explore the area is on a Dells Boat Tours. The Upper Dells tour features a stop at the Witches Gulch, a canyon carved by wind and water that can only be seen on this tour! If you are looking for romantic dinner options in the Dells, it can’t get much better than the sunset dinner cruise. Take a guided boat tour of the Lower Dells on a WW II-era Dells Army Duck. The tour highlights sandstone rock formations that are over 14,000 years old! There is no better way to see the Upper and Lower Dells than on a boat tour. 

The only guided kayak excursion can be found at Vertical Illusions. The Big Dells tour allows you to paddle through towering rock formations, overhanging rock ledges, and sand beaches. This 8 am sunrise paddle from Cambrian Park is a scenic splendor with sites of Sunset Cliff, Coldwater Canyon, and BlackHawks Cave.

Wisconsin Dells Cottages with Sand County

When you think of Wisconsin Dells the first thing that comes to mind is waterparks and a lot of them. But, there are other ways to enjoy the water in the area including boating and kayaking. Wisconsin Dells outdoor activities are an underrated way to spend your vacation here. Our vacation rentals, condos, and cottages with Sand County are the ideal place to begin and end your day. We have quaint one-bedroom cottages for couples and vacation rentals with several bedrooms for families and large groups. Book your property with us here and call us at 608-254-6551 if you have any questions.