100 Miles of Boating

Boating on Lake Pepin

The numerous sailboats that you see on Lake Pepin are a direct result of our area’s unique geological topography. The constant breezes that descend down through the valleys create ever changing wind patterns on the Lake, making it one of the top five sailing areas in the entire world!

Several sail boats offer sailing excursions and/or lessons. Marinas in the area, such as Pepin Marina, rent boat slips. And you can launch your own a boat at numerous public landings on both sides of the River. Don’t have a boat? No Problem! The Mississippi River backwaters area offers unique scenery and abundant wildlife that is a favorite spot for canoes, kayaks, and smaller powerboats. No visit to the area is complete without relaxing aboard a scenic, narrated cruise on the authentic paddlewheel boat, Pearl of the Lake or board  Rusty’s River Ride cruise ship for amazing eagle viewing along Red Wing and Lake City shores. Or try Riverland Outfitters in Alma, WI for kayak or canoes rental.

No matter how you like to enjoy the water, our region has the experience you are looking for!