Kayak rentals in the downtown harbor of Put-in-Bay
The Tall Ship Niagara will be in the harbor the summer of 2015. Check it out by kayak.
Kayaking the limestone cliffs of Gibraltar Island and the Needles Eye
Last year Kayak the Bay, Ltd. received the Lake Erie Living Magazine award "one of 3 best" kayak rentals in the Lake Erie area. You can go many times and see different sights each time. Go to East Point and have a picnic on the beach and see Ballast Island. Go to the Benson Ford and see limestone cliffs and Rattlesnake Island. Of course-IN the harbor for everyone to see is the Needle's Eye and beautiful rock formations on the north side of Gibraltar Island. If you like beach glass-we will tell you where to get your collection started. We have many suggestions and places to explore by kayak and experience. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO KAYAK AND A WONDERFUL ISLAND TO EXPLORE. Do it now before the summer slips away. It's still great weather and the water is fine.
GROUPS- Be sure to get your reservations in soon. We are starting to book groups now.
2011 "Best of the Midwest" Midwest Living Magazine
2013- "One of the best kayak rentals"-Lake Erie Living Magazine
2015- "Kayaking on Lake Erie immerses paddlers in God’s creation" - The Catholic Chronicle of Toledo
"Must Do" at Put-in-Bay, Ohio (TripAdvisor)
30 minute paddle to the Benson Ford ship >
(as seen on Most Unusual Homes- HGTV)
Kayak the Bay has appeared in articles in Ohio Magazine, Pilot Getaways Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure Magazine and the Columbus Dispatch and Lake Erie Living Magazine. Check out what Great Lakes Mariner Magazine had to say. Columbus Alive has great things to say about Kayak the Bay, Ltd. and info on the island.
Read about Kayak the Bay on Trip Advisor! Kayak the Bay at Put in Bay, Ohio has many customer reviews. Also see The Great Lakes Mariner Magazine's experience with us on page 34.
Have a fun experience during your island visit by kayaking around the islands. There is so much to explore along the islands' shorelines and kayaking the Bay at Put-in-Bay gives you a unique perspective of the Lake Erie Islands.
Kayak the Bay, ltd. offers single and double sit in and sit-on-top kayaks for exploring the Bay area of Put-in-Bay, including Gibraltar Island, home to The Ohio State University's Stone Lab.
Get a close-up view of the limestone rocks along the islands' shoreline. Thread "Needle's Eye" at Gibraltar and paddled under the unusual Cliff House on the West Shore
Feeling adventurous? Paddle over to Middle Bass Island for lunch and to explore, or travel down Put-in-Bay's west shore and see the former Dykstra ship structure that is now perched on a cliff and used as a summer home.
On your kayaking adventure search the beaches for beach glass, lake glass and sea glass. We'll give you some tips on where to find beach glass on the islands.
Or point your kayak east, paddle past the limestone cliffs to Ballast Island. Whatever you decide, you're sure to discover a different side of Lake Erie, Middle Bass, South Bass and Put in Bay during your next island vacation.
Kayaking is fun and also great exercise that just about anyone can do. With a few minutes of basic instruction and learning to maneuver your kayak you'll be on your way to a fun experience.
We try hard to accommodate your fun island vacation or visit. We love Put-in-Bay and enjoy its beauty. You will too. And with a little practice you'll get to explore a side of the island that even some islanders have never seen.
Explore another side of Put-in-Bay this summer and tell everyone you 'Yakked the Bay.