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Kayak the Bay

760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
+1 419-967-0796
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My wife and I along with two friends rented kayaks here. Wife and I had a tandem and two friends... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Vermilion, Ohio
via mobile
Kayak on a sunny day

Great service with Carter! Three of us walked up to rent kayaks with no wait. We were able to kayak... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Bill C
via mobile
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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
760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
+1 419-967-0796
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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
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

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
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I rented 2 kayaks from Kayak the Bay and had the best time! It was $20 per person for 2 hours, which was a great price! The person who got us all set up was very helpful in telling us where to...More

2  Thank Erin H
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were there on what was quite possibly the most hot and humid day of the summer, and had been walking all day after our jetski plans on the other side of the island got shut down due to high winds/waves. The owner/operator Vicki was...More

Thank happysteel
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Lovely and beautiful location. Must place to visit and try the kayak. Safest place to be around and enjoy the day with kayak. You can spend hours over here and enjoy the beauty of this place,

Thank kousik p
Reviewed June 28, 2016

It was first time when I tried kayaki, and I had awesome time. We rent double kayaki for 2 hours which costs 20$ for each person and went to Middle Bass island. We had rest there, swim, take photos and then ride back. It was...More

1  Thank Kanan D
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We showed up around 4PM and the guy at the booth was very nice and recommended a large kayak for me, my husband, and our 6 year old. We have never been kayaking before. The weather was PERFECT. The guy told us to aim straight...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed June 6, 2016

The guy was helpful and courteous. He informed us about the calm areas and what to do in case a wake approaches. Overall, it was a fantastic experience.

1  Thank GoingGermany
Reviewed May 30, 2016

This was our second time using Kayak the Bay while visiting Put-in-Bay. They are absolutely fantastic and the lady who runs it is so nice. We kayaked out around the private island owned by OSU and also kayaked down the shoreline to the "ship house"....More

1  Thank madimorg
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Some good things to start with: it is easy to find, and they have a lot of kayaks. Besides that, my experience wasn't great. I took some international students here, and we were excited to try something new. I guess we caught her on a...More

4  Thank Dani B
kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2015

If I said crybaby-it certainly wasn't making fun. I get motionsick too. Sorry my joking didn't go well. If I remember this group-they seemed very happy. I guess after questions like.......do you have skydiving? is there any shade out there? how many people can you...More

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Geo A
what time do you open in the morning and how far is it to Middle bass and where is a good place to look for lake glass see you soon,Geo
August 9, 2015|
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
Brian W
What is the cost for two adults?
July 6, 2015|
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