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Kayak the Bay

760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
+1 419-967-0796
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We keep coming back!

This is one of our favorite activities on the island! It is an inexpensive way to explore and see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Very friendly!! Best on the island

Our first trip to South Bass wouldn't have been complete without a Kayaking trip. KTB was exactly... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Brandi P
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
760 Bayview Ave, Put in Bay, OH 43456-6525
+1 419-967-0796
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of our favorite activities on the island! It is an inexpensive way to explore and see views of the bay and nearby shores that you wouldn't otherwise see--especially when some of the tall ships are in port! The owner is always so...More

Thank MrSparky2014
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our first trip to South Bass wouldn't have been complete without a Kayaking trip. KTB was exactly what we were looking for. Super friendly, top notch gear, and a very friendly owner who gave us lots of sightseeing tips, not just for our kayaking but...More

Thank Brandi P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This is a no fuss way to spend a couple fun hours kayaking. I think it was $40 for two hours which I found very reasonable. The woman was helpful but not overbearing. She had fun suggestions about where to kayak. They are also so...More

Thank Angie V
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Put In Bay since 1989. A friend and I decided to make a day of it 8/12/17. Made a phone call to get some info. The owner called me right back and filled me in. Showed up after a great...More

Thank jasonjohndro
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went on a Kayaking tour of Gibraltar Island and the Stone Lab. This was such an incredible learning experience! Kayaking around the island had the most amazing views and our guide was so knowledgeable about the history and science of the...More

1  Thank palmerchad5
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nate was staffing the dock the day we went and quite enjoyed talking cars with him afterwards. He got us properly outfitted in a double (so my wife didn't have to do all the work herself), and in under an hour we went around Gibraltar...More

Thank Jennifer G
KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Jennifer G- thank you so much. Nate is very good at giving information for a good time. I'm glad you enjoyed your paddle. Thank you.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great day kayaking around Gibraltar island and out to Benson Ford. Rented from kayak the bay, walked up and we were helped right away, lots of kayaks and helpful with drybags for phones and where to go.

Thank Niki M
KayaktheBay, Owner at Kayak the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Niki M- Thank you for going out with us. Did you take pictures? Please post. I love the pictures. We hope to see you again. Maybe, the beach at the other end? Middle Bass and lunch?

Reviewed 14 September 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 19 March 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 12 September 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 24 August 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
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Geo A
9 August 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
7 July 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