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Address: 760 Bayview Ave., Put in Bay, OH 43456
Phone Number: 419 967 0796
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Description: Kayak the Bay, Ltd. has single and double sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks in...
Kayak the Bay, Ltd. has single and double sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks in downtown Put-in-Bay, Ohio in Lake Erie. Gibraltar Island is only a few minutes paddle away with extraordinary limestone cliffs and coves. You can take an easy paddle in the harbor and paddle up to the 3rd tallest national monument, Perry's Monument, or follow the west shore to the Benson Ford (this has been on MTV's Unusual homes)or paddle over to Middle Bass Island and a walk around the old Lonz Winery with the glacial grooves in the back of the property. A paddle east will take you to East Point where you can get a great view of Middle Bass Island and Ballast Island or get out and have a picnic. Pull up and walk the beach Our kayaks are for getting in between the cliffs and rocks-they are very stable. Great for beginners and experienced kayakers. We give instructions on where to go depending on weather and your skill level. We can accommodate large groups and can personalize custom Sunset Tours or any kind of tour with a guide for your group.
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Fun kayaking on Lake Erie

Deciding to kayak one afternoon, we walked over to the kayak rentals. Vicki, the proprietor, was wonderful to deal with, discussed the experience, gave us life vests and helped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gahanna, Ohio
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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Deciding to kayak one afternoon, we walked over to the kayak rentals. Vicki, the proprietor, was wonderful to deal with, discussed the experience, gave us life vests and helped us into the two person kayak. She recommended places to go and instructed us on paddling and how to avoid wakes from other watercraft. Off we went. It was a fun... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

ON THURSDAY THE 21ST WE WENT TO PIB TO GO KAYAKING ,I have been there with the family and by myself many times, this year I called ahead to check the opening time and the owner said noon so we reworked our schedule from 10 am to 12 no big deal we would have plenty of time to kayak and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My daughter and I stopped at Kayak the Bay in the morning intending to go kayaking at that time. The owner (unfortunately I can't recall her name) asked our experience level. Since we were fairly inexperienced kayakers, she recommended that we wait until the afternoon to see if the wind died down some. We took her advice and as a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We tried to use this service. We met with the owner and she was not very nice to us. She talked down to all of my family and even cut off my adult son off in mid sentence by saying "Next". We did go to another establishment and they were able to accommodate us with no problem. I am sure... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We knew when we came to Put-In-Bay that we wanted to try to kayak around the island one day. We found Kayak the Bay, which had reasonable prices for a few hours of kayaking. We asked the owner about kayaking around the island - she said she didn't recommend it because of the wind that day, but we decided to... More 

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kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

It WAS some kinda wind day, but you guys did it. Actually 4 hours with that wind was seriously good time. For safety, there are certain days that are NOT optimal for most of my kayakers, but I'm glad you met the challenge and your goal. (BTW- I had backup if you had been too late) Thanks for coming!!!! More 

Put in Bay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great time! I went about a week ago for the first time, and the service was friendly, informational, and quick. Vicky instructed me, and made me feel safe, and confident in going out on the water. It was beautiful, and a work out which I loved. I am going again today, and I can't wait. I work on the island,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Next time we will definitely use the other company, Gear Rentals. Owner not very personable. Not welcoming, not fun. Maybe better if you take a guided tour but the location they send you out at is the busy boat marina compared to calm water on the other side of he island. She didn't give us good directions so really didn't... More 

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kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. I don't what "Gear Rentals" is. There is nothing like that on the island. Weather guides where I can send you. There was some pretty good wind that day-so I can only safely send people in the harbor and MAYBE around Gibraltar-if you are adventurous enough. Come back and try a calm day where... More 

Rossford, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great experience for first time trying out kayaks. Our family(2 Adults and 2 kids(ages 14 and 9) kayaked around Gilbraltor and back in about an hour. I would recommend that children be able to swim and feel comfortable in water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A must do when visiting the island. Fun and exciting and worth every penny. You get a lot of time per rental and it gives you the opportunity to see the island in its beauty.

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kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks for taking time for the review. I'm not sure if you went during the last few days-but it has been windy. It's not much for distance, but everyone has been having a blast in the waves. Please come back and try one of the "routes" we have. I've been telling everyone- it can be peaceful or exciting as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Kayak the Bay was great! I had never been kayaking before and the lady gave good instructions before we headed out. So I felt that I knew what I was doing along with my 3 other family members. She also showed us pictures and where to go to get the best kayaking experience. I also thought the prices were reasonable,... More 

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kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

Annie T- Thank you so much for coming and kayaking with us. There were some good waves and great cliffs to see. I hope to see your family again. I really DO have a FUN "job". Thank you!! Safe journeys home. More 

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