Enjoying the views of Lake Erie and Put-in-Bay from a kayak is a very special experience. Kayak the Bay rents a variety of kayaks at affordable prices.
Located right on Bayview Avenue near Oak Point State Park, the company provides watercraft, guided tours, and tips on how to use a kayak. There are both sit in and sit atop kayaks depending on your preference. Due to their large fleet, big groups can easily rent kayaks for the day.
Kayak the Bay Guided Tours
One of their most popular tours is the Gibraltar Island Tour. This educational tour even includes a walking tour of the island. As a freshwater research facility for The Ohio State University, this island is rarely open to the public. Kayak the Bay will also take you to Cooke Castle, Perry’s Lookout, and the glacial grooves.
This tour also includes an overview of the Lake Erie ecosystem and current research being done to keep this precious resource clean. $10 from each ticket is donated to the summer scholarship program at Stone Laboratory.
The Sunset Tour is just that. A spectacular one hour paddle past the limestone cliffs of the west short of the island. Timed just right, the return trip between Green and Rattlesnake Island is in the midst of the kaleidoscopic sunset.
The staff is dedicated to teaching visitors about the fascinating ecology of the island. They love sharing their knowledge of Put-in-Bay and the surrounding islands. This activity is fun for families, groups of friends, and even a romantic outing for two.
This part of the island is also full of educational institutions that are both fun and fascinating. The Aquatic Visitors Center provides exhibitions, aquariums, and even a fishing pier to teach visitors about the wildlife of Lake Erie. The Stone Laboratory is at the forefront of freshwater research with Ohio State students working on-site in the summers!