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Kayak the Bay

Put in Bay, OH, USA
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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
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This was some of the best kayaking I've done in a while. The people who run this place were so helpful and answered all of our questions. They gave us tips on where to go and how long it would take to get there. We kayaked through the rocks and over to South Bass Island where
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We rented 3 kayaks from Ms. Vicki, Kayak the Bay. She is a HOOT! Very funny and friendly. We paddled over to Middle Bass, had some apps and a couple of beers at JF Walleye's, walked around Lonz's Winery, paddled back. Water was nice and clean (in other years, the algae has
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Response from kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay
Responded Aug 5, 2019
I'm glad you went for the "adventure" route. I love it when people can go over and see another island. Thanks so much for kayaking with us.
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My Girl Scout Troop was trying to kayak while on the Island. After several phone calls and emails early in the spring to get all the details and paperwork arranged we got a call the week before our trip notifying us that the the docks were under water and not accessible. We were
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Response from kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay
Responded Jul 25, 2019
Thank you so much. I was disappointed that we couldn't get something together. Thank you so much for your understanding. I hope you bring the girls back again sometime. Vicky
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Wish I could put no stars, ....online and the recording stated that they would be open on June 1st, showed up on June 1st. No one was there at the site at the opening time. Called about 5 times before someone answered the phone and was told “oh our docks aren’t in the water”.
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Response from kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay
Responded Jun 10, 2019
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ManagePhotos-g50874-d1157707-Kayak_the_Bay-Put_in_Bay_Ohio.html#/managePhotos/management?action=&lightboxPhoto=400729978 Take a look at this flooded dock a few days before you came to the island. I'm sorry we weren't open for you, but Lake Erie is the highest it's been in decades. My call on opening has been very hard due to the docks situation and safety. I would appreciate if you would reconsider your review.
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