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About Kayak the Bay
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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Kris S wrote a review Sep 2021
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We really enjoyed a nice two hour trip! Nice views from the bay and fun to go around rocks of Gibraltar Island! Highly recommend if you’re on the island.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Kathleen S wrote a review Aug 2021
Atlanta, Georgia28 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a great experience at Kayak the Bay! From the safety instructions to suggestions on where to paddle while out - top notch experience! We had a great time on a beautiful hot day kayaking the Bay!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Joy B wrote a review Jul 2021
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We rented five single-person kayaks and really enjoyed our paddle around Put-In-Bay. We went all the way to Massie Cliffs Preserve and back with time to spare (we had 2 hours). The staff were very friendly and fun, and we will definitely go back!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Jeffrey S wrote a review Jul 2021
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My wife and I always love renting kayaks from Vicki. She's knowledgeable about weather conditions and the best routes to paddle. Kayak-the-Bay is at least half the reason we come to South Bass Island. Thanks for all you do Vicki! Jeff Simons and Amanda Wallace
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Date of experience: June 2021
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PasssionateTraveler wrote a review Aug 2019
Payson, Arizona1166 contributions316 helpful votes
Highly recommend kayaking while visiting the island. One couple in our party had never kayaked, and they made them feel at ease and confident they could do this. They have single and two person kayaks. They also have the kayaks you sit on top and the other where you are sitting inside and closer to the water. (I prefer the latter.) You pay for one hour but get two. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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