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Live Life Well With Bay Shore Outfitters

Located on the Greater west side of Sturgeon Bay sits Bay Shore Outfitters, Door County’s only full service snow shoe and cross country ski rental, outdoor, paddle sport, and kayak tour business. With stores in both Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay, and waterfront kayak and stand up paddle board rental sites in multiple locations, Bay Shore Outfitters is set to service its customer's many passions.

Bay Shore Outfitters does seem to do it all, and a look inside their Sturgeon Bay store sums it up. The first thing you will notice is all the amazing outdoor lifestyle clothing from some of the industry’s top brands like The North Face, LOLE, Patagonia, Kuhl, Prana, and Mountain Hardwear. As you explore the store, you will notice it's not just clothing but much of the gear and gadgets associated with hiking, camping, and paddling. There are stand up paddle boards for sale from BIC, Board Works, and Loon and kayaks from Wilderness Systems on top of more gadgets and gear. They really are a full service outdoor store!

When asked to describe his business, co-owner Mark Schuster answered, “Fun! We sell clothing and gear associated with getting outside and exploring life. Whether that be camping, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or just enjoying a concert or dinner. Our staff is knowledgeable and embraces our philosophy of living life well.”

During the summer months, you will find Bay Shore embracing its “fun” by leading guided kayak tours of the waters of Sturgeon Bay and taking groups out on stand up paddle boards for its signature Boards and Beer nights. As Mark explained it, they take you stand up paddling, and after, buy you a pint of locally crafted beer at their favorite Sturgeon Bay brew pub, Starboard Brewery. Coming up August 3rd Bay Shore Outfitters is offering Tall Ship Kayak Tours when the fleet of Tall Ship sailing vessels come into Sturgeon Bay. Paddle past a 16th century Spanish Galleon, a Viking Longship, and seven other Tall Ships.

Bay Shore’s “fun” doesn’t end there. They also offer kayak and stand up paddle board rentals by the hour, day, or longer. If you want to explore the shipwrecks, tugboats, lighthouses, or any of the other natural beauty by water, this is the place to call. They will set you up so you can explore Sturgeon Bay’s waters by the hour, put the kayak or board on top of your car so you can explore numerous locations for the day, or deliver the equipment to your home, condo, or cottage. Bay Shore Outfitters definitely goes that extra mile to service its customers and help make vacation memories.

To sum up Bay Shore Outfitters, Mark explained it this way. “We are your guide. Our job is to show you places to explore or paddle, what gear and clothing makes the most sense for your journey, and what you’ll need along the way. Every activity is important no matter how big or small. We want to help our customers live life well.”

To explore Sturgeon Bay and Door County, contact Bay Shore Outfitters at 920-818-0431 or on their website at www.kayakdoorcounty.com

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