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Address: 760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
Phone Number: 419 967 0796
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Kayak the Bay, Ltd. has single and double sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks in...

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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Great experience at a great price!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Erin H
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 go and how far things were. We had a great time exploring and especially loved... More 

1 Thank Erin H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 very nice and had good humor and was joking despite sitting out in the heat... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

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 really enjoyable and we didnt tired that much.

1 Thank Kanan D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 into waves in order to not tip. That was a nice suggestion and we ended... More 

Thank Jessica W
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Central Ohio
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5 of 5 stars 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". In this most recent outing ages ranged from 18 to 68 and everyone really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank madimorg
Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars 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 bad day, because the woman working was rude. She acted like we were all stupid... More 

3 Thank Dani B
kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

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 put in a double? can we rent that yacht?.....it's pretty tough 7days a week in... More 

Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Deciding to kayak one afternoon, we walked over to the kayak rentals. Vicki, the proprietor, was wonderful to deal with, discussed the experience, gave us life vests and helped us into the two person kayak. She recommended places to go and instructed us on paddling and how to avoid wakes from other watercraft. Off we went. It was a fun... More 

2 Thank Ohiodoglover
kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a great time and hope to see you again. There are lots of different directions to go to. Peaceful or adventurous. \ Thank you for coming by. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

ON THURSDAY THE 21ST WE WENT TO PIB TO GO KAYAKING ,I have been there with the family and by myself many times, this year I called ahead to check the opening time and the owner said noon so we reworked our schedule from 10 am to 12 no big deal we would have plenty of time to kayak and... More 

1 Thank Geo A
kayak43456, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this review

Sorry about that. There was a day that I had business that I HAD to take care of. I'm a one-woman band here and try my best. I'm very sorry and hope you will come back again. More 

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