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Kayak the Bay

760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
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Great family activity!

My husband and my two kids (ages 16 and 12) and I had a fabulous time exploring Put In Bay on kayak... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracey B
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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
We keep coming back!

This is one of our favorite activities on the island! It is an inexpensive way to explore and see... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
MrSparky2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and my two kids (ages 16 and 12) and I had a fabulous time exploring Put In Bay on kayak this week! Friendly owner and beautiful views made for a fantastic family memory. Bonus for my herpetology-freak husband was paddling around Gibraltor Island,...More

1  Thank Tracey B
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kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tracey, Thank you for adding the picture of your husband. Let him know that the snake he picked up on the dock is still here and has shed his/her skin. I'm very happy it's still around and I pet him/her all the time. This snake...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This is one of our favorite activities on the island! It is an inexpensive way to explore and see views of the bay and nearby shores that you wouldn't otherwise see--especially when some of the tall ships are in port! The owner is always so...More

2  Thank MrSparky2014
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KayaktheBay, General Manager at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thanks for the review, Mr Sparky. We hope to see you again!! I'm looking forward to another action packed summer.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Our first trip to South Bass wouldn't have been complete without a Kayaking trip. KTB was exactly what we were looking for. Super friendly, top notch gear, and a very friendly owner who gave us lots of sightseeing tips, not just for our kayaking but...More

Thank Brandi P
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KayaktheBay, Director of Sales at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Wow. Thank you so much. I have to say that I really love my job. It's so beautiful here and fun to share with others visiting. We hope to see you again this summer. Be sure to let us know that you are returning.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a no fuss way to spend a couple fun hours kayaking. I think it was $40 for two hours which I found very reasonable. The woman was helpful but not overbearing. She had fun suggestions about where to kayak. They are also so...More

1  Thank Angie V
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KayaktheBay, Director of Sales at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Too funny, Angie. Sorry about the Mortified part, but seriously most people don't take a dip right at the dock. We don't get too shook about it since you can stand up there. Come on back and see if you can stay inside the 'yak....More

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Put In Bay since 1989. A friend and I decided to make a day of it 8/12/17. Made a phone call to get some info. The owner called me right back and filled me in. Showed up after a great...More

Thank jasonjohndro
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KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

We are sooooo glad you enjoyed your time out on the water. There are sooo many places to go and explore. Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It's always good to hear that we are doing it right and you enjoyed your time.

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Kayaking tour of Gibraltar Island and the Stone Lab. This was such an incredible learning experience! Kayaking around the island had the most amazing views and our guide was so knowledgeable about the history and science of the...More

1  Thank palmerchad5
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KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It makes me feel great to know. We hope you come back this summer and check out more fun places. Middle Bass, maybe?

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Nate was staffing the dock the day we went and quite enjoyed talking cars with him afterwards. He got us properly outfitted in a double (so my wife didn't have to do all the work herself), and in under an hour we went around Gibraltar...More

Thank Jennifer G
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KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2017

Jennifer G- thank you so much. Nate is very good at giving information for a good time. I'm glad you enjoyed your paddle. Thank you.

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a great day kayaking around Gibraltar island and out to Benson Ford. Rented from kayak the bay, walked up and we were helped right away, lots of kayaks and helpful with drybags for phones and where to go.

Thank Niki M
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KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2017

Niki M- Thank you for going out with us. Did you take pictures? Please post. I love the pictures. We hope to see you again. Maybe, the beach at the other end? Middle Bass and lunch?

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I along with two friends rented kayaks here. Wife and I had a tandem and two friends had singles. We left at 3pm and decided to circumnavigate the island. We made it in 3 hours which we were told was exceptionally fast....More

Thank mark9519
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KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2017

I remember your journey. It's a very energetic task to take on and well done. It's not ad advisable for a beginner but quite excellent to do. I would always suggest to let KTB know you are doing this before you take off on this...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Great service with Carter! Three of us walked up to rent kayaks with no wait. We were able to kayak all the way out to the bay and had a wonderful afternoon.

Thank Bill C
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Geo A
August 9, 2015|
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Response from kayak43456 | Property representative |
We open 10ish in August and noon in September. Weather is always a factor. It is 1 1/2 miles to Middle Bass. I would have to explain where the beach glass is in person. (pretty hard on a computer) the water is quiet a... More
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Brian W
July 6, 2015|
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Response from kayak43456 | Property representative |
Hello. It's $20.00 for a single and $40.00 for a double for UP to 2 hours. It's only $5.00 each extra for additional hour per person. That's plenty of time to go to the Benson Ford on the west shore or to go to East... More
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