Island Spirit Kayak
Island Spirit Kayak
4.5
Gear RentalsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We are located right on State Beach at the Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs. Our kayaks are located on the pond side of the beach so you can paddle in Sengekontacket Pond or go under the bridge and out to the Vineyard Sound. We are 1 mile from Oak Bluffs town center. You can reach us by the #13 bus route, and quick and beautiful bike ride, walk from town or there is plenty of parking available at our Little Bridge location. Happy Paddling!
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

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CorinneF49
Madison, NJ22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Our visit to Martha's Vineyard was made extra special with our sunset kayak tour on Lake Tashmoo. Our lead guide Tucker took the time to get to know each of his guests, reviewed safety protocols and pointed out interesting sites throughout the 2 hour tour. With the small group we had the opportunity to get to know each other, when we stopped on the beach to enjoy refreshments, snacks and of course the amazing sunset. They specifically selected Lake Tashmoo due to the spectacular sunset and calm waters. My college age daughter and husband really enjoyed the evening.

Take the time to enjoy kayaking while visiting the vineyard you won't be disappointed.
Written August 25, 2020
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sullenbergerl
Loudonville, NY15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family of 5 including 2 teenagers and one 12yo went on a sunset paddle board - the paddle boards were made of see through plastic and once the sun went down we turned on the board lights. This allowed us to see below the water. Very cool!
Saw fish and eels and crabs.
Everyone had a good time and there were minimal complaints (if you do any event with teens, that means it was a winner!).
Written July 13, 2021
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marcanthonyc
Nantucket, MA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
As a new resident to Martha's Vineyard, I was looking for a place to rent a kayak and some locals recommended Island Spirit Kayak. Now I see why! I called to make my reservation and spoke to the owner Chick. I booked for Sat Nov 7th as the weather was perfect and something you should consider in the off-season if you can. For $35 I was able to rent a kayak for as long as I wanted and the best part of the experience was that she offered to drop the kayak off at several locations on the island. I went to Oak Bluffs and on the day of, she dropped me the location pin right on my phone! When I arrived, the kayak was all ready to go and included a life vest and dry bag. I couldn't have asked for a more seamless experience. Island Spirit is now my go to! You won't be disappointed!
Written November 9, 2020
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Christina S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
What an excellent experience! We had reservations for the sunset kayak tour and it did not disappoint! Due to extremely high winds that day, our kayak tour was moved from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven. Chick, the owner, contacted us in advance to let us know that the location was changing. Since we didn't know if we could make it to the new location in time, she graciously offered to pick us up. She provided lots of knowledgeable information as she drove us across the island, and was absolutely correct that the new location was stunning! Our tour guide, Max, was very enthusiastic and also extremely knowledgeable about the island. While we do not often kayak, we enjoyed our time on the water and the sunset and would do it again! We highly recommend this activity on your next trip to the island! Thank you Island Spirit Kayak for a lovely evening in Martha's Vineyard.
Written July 4, 2021
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Dream35920659002
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Sadly we had higher expectations for this adventure. Our two guides barely said two words to us, and that was only once I initiated a conversation while paddling and asked some questions. They both paddled well ahead of us so didn’t notice when my son’s hat blew off in the wind and sank to the bottom of the ocean. My other son flipped out of his kayak while attempting to retrieve the hat and neither guide was anywhere nearby to assist us. I was extremely disappointed with this trip especially based on its cost. Would steer clear and look for another company or just rent kayaks on your own at Long Point if you’re not expecting any info on sea or bird life while paddling. Big disappointment in my opinion.
Written August 2, 2023
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Jo S
Swampscott, MA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
This was a great tour and company to work with. Liam, our tour guide, not only was an enthusiastic and prepared professional but, he gave us a dinner suggestion and even what to order and he hit it out of the park. Easy on line booking, even accommodated us starting a bit early.
Written October 3, 2020
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Tim R
Boston, MA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had planned to kayak and paddle-board a bit before taking the ferry back home, so reserved online which was easy as could be.

It ended up being a windier day than we had hoped, so the SUP was tough going, but we enjoyed ourselves and they gave us good tips on where to paddle so we wouldn't be too exhausted with the extra chop in the water.

We were also traveling with our dog, and they had a pfd for him, so he could go in the tandem kayak with us!

All in all a great experience!
Written July 16, 2020
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Jay B
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We rented two tandem sea kayaks for home delivery in Edgartown. The folks we spoke with were friendly, enthusiastic, and communicative—truly pleasant to deal with! And the flexible delivery service was convenient and reasonably priced. I'm docking a star for the state of the kayaks themselves: frayed straps and broken buckles on the storage compartments and the dry sacks smelled so bad we didn't want to put our stuff inside them. I'd have expected more pristine equipment for the cost. Still had a great time and would happily call you again.
Written August 9, 2022
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flower8330
United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We rented a paddle board and 2 person kayak for 6 days with delivery to a rental property on the island. They delivered and picked up on time and simply. Equipment came with necessary life jackets. Equipment was in excellent condition. Would definitely rent from them again.
Written August 29, 2020
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clambert9591
Norwalk, CT5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Liam, our guide, took us to a beautiful, hidden spot where flocks of mallards burst from the tall grass and mud-bound mussels clicked shut as we approached in our kayaks. He told us about the history of the island and the ecology of the ponds. We learned about life on the island all year round and about the community that supports it.

The equipment was in great shape and pond was gorgeous.

Can’t recommend this highly enough.
Written June 18, 2021
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