Paddle sports can be a great way to get your kids outside this summer! It is great exercise and a lot of fun. This is a comprehensive list of companies that have kayaks and canoes for rent in Northeast Ohio.
As usual, if you know of any other places that offer canoe or kayak rentals please submit the details and we’ll get them added. Thanks!
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Ashtabula County
Best Coast Water Sports
4605 Padanarum Rd., Geneva, OH 44041
One and two person sit-on-top kayaks can be rented per hour. Jet ski and stand up paddle boats are also available.
GOTL Water Sports
Geneva Ohio State Marina – 4599 Padanarum Rd, Geneva, OH 44041
Rent Jet Skis and Kayaks by the hour or day. Guided Tours are available.
Kayak & Canoe Rentals on the Grand River
3825 Fobes Rd., Rock Creek, OH 44084
This family owned company offers multiple packages ranging from an hour to a week. Car top rentals are also available by the day or week.
The North Coast Outpost
4499 Padanarum Road, Geneva, Ohio 44041
Ashtabula County’s only beachfront kayak and paddleboard livery! We provide rentals by the hour for a truly unique experience on Lake Erie! They have double kayaks, single kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and THE MEGALODON, a five-person stand-up paddleboard!
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Columbiana County
Beaver Creek Kayak Company
East Liverpool, OH
This company offers four different trips and be prepared to get wet. They only accept cash and there is a 2 person minimum rental.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Cuyahoga County
Kayak excursions range from 2 to 6 hours. They also offer lessons, guided tours, and you can receive a 10% discount off your next trip if you pick up extra trash during your trip.
41o North Coastal Kayak Adventures
1500 Cleveland Metro Park Dr, Lakewood, OH 44107
Single and tandem kayaks can be rented by the hour. They offer access to the Rocky River and Lake Erie (1 mile paddle). Stand up paddle boards are also available.
Great Lakes Watersports
1148 Main Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Single and tandem kayaks, boat, and jet ski rentals available. Kayaks are rented by the hour and can be used on the Cuyahoga River or Lake Erie.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store
1 West Dr., Hinckley, OH 44233
Canoes, small and large single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available for rent per hour. They also offer many other boating vehicles including pontoons and paddleboats.
River Cruiser Kayaking
This company offers single and tandem kayak rentals per hour or day. They offer guided and self-guided tours with several locations to choose from.
Single kayak rentals are available for ½ hour or 1 hour increments. Paddleboats and standup paddle boards can also be rented.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in GeaugaCounty
Crooked River Adventures
13468 Main Market Rd., Burton, OH 44021
Kayaks and canoes can be rented for either a short (5 miles) or long (10 miles) trip on the Cuyahoga River. Transport is included in the cost.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Lake County
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
301 Huntington Beach Dr., Fairport Harbor 44077
Sit-on-top kayak and stand up paddle board rentals are available per hour or you can purchase 10 hour/unlimited passes for the season. Boating classes are also available.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Lorain County
Findley State Park
25381 State Route 58, Wellington, Ohio 44090
The marina rents canoes, rowboats, and 2-person kayaks. Two launch ramps can be used to access the lake.
Great Lakes Kayaking
1355 Black River Parkway, Lorain, Ohio 44052
Single and double kayaks can be rented per hour and can be used on the Black River and Lake Erie. They also offer paddleboard rentals.
Loco Yak Shak
Loco Yak Shak is a mobile rental unit which means they have a new location every day and can even deliver. They have single and tandem kayaks to rent by the hour or by the day and offer classes and guided trips as well.
West River Paddling Company
655 W. River Rd., Vermilion, Ohio 44089
Canoes, single kayaks, and paddle boards can be rented anywhere from an hour to a week. Guided trips and lessons are available.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Mahoning County
Mill Creek Metroparks
Lake Glacier Boathouse – 41.0976488, -80.6781474
Lake Newport Boathouse – 41.0627239, -80.6789563
Kayaks are available at both locations per hour. Pedal boats, passenger boats, and charters can also be rented.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Portage County
A Short Adventure
3518 St. Rt. 303, Mantua, OH
Canoes, single, and double kayaks are available for a 2 or 3 hour river adventure. Monday through Friday trips are by appointment only.
Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak
12274 Abbott Rd, Hiram, OH 44234
Canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards can be rented for short (7 miles) or long (10 miles) trips. They offer group and family discounts and 2 to 3 hours of their pavilion use is permitted before or after your trip.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Stark County
Canal Fulton Canoe Livery
219 W. Cherry Street, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Canoes, single, and double kayaks are available for either a 6 or 11 mile trip. Look for discounts on select days. There is also a pavilion for rent, camping, and mini golf which makes this a great weekend getaway.
Sippo Lake Marina
5300 Tyner St. N.W. Canton, OH 44708
Canoes, single and double kayaks are available to rent per hour. Many other boating options including stand up paddle boards and pedal boats are also available.
Trailhead Canoe Livery
135 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44647
Canoes or kayaks can be rented for a 3 or 6 mile trip. They also offer a pedal paddle which includes a bike rental or monthly night canoes which include a campfire and food.
Walborn Reservoir Marina
11324 Price Street NE Alliance, OH 44601
Canoes, single and double kayaks can be rented by the hour. Other boating rentals including stand up paddle boards and pedal boats are also available.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Summit County
Burning River Adventures
2025 Munroe Falls Ave Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Self-guided and guided kayak trips on the Cuyahoga River. All trips meet at Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls by the boat launch.
Silver Creek Boathouse
5171 S. Medina Line Rd., Norton, OH 44203
Canoes are available for rent per hour or by the day. Only one kayak is available for rent per hour. Row boats and pedal boats are also available for rent.
Places to Rent Canoes & Kayaks in Trumbull County
Mosquito Lake State Park Marina
1439 State Route 305, Cortland, Ohio 44410
Kayaks are available for rent by the hour. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, and paddle boats are also available for rent.