Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a two-hour kayak or paddleboard rental for two (an $80 value)
- $40 for all-day kayak or paddleboard rental for one (a $75 value)
Before sending patrons off on their journeys, the staff offers brief introductory tutorials that can cover key kayaking strokes or paddleboarding techniques. Rental clients must present a valid driver's license, and patrons aged 16–18 must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Walk-in rentals are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and reservations are available seven days a week.
West River Kayak & Canoe
Customers at West River Kayak & Canoe take their pick from a fleet of kayaks, canoes, and standup paddleboards to cruise down the 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail, a Class I–II waterway. Turtles, beavers, and deer make their homes along the banks and occasionally dart out to greet travelers as shale cliffs rear up in the distance. The shop's staff ensures that even boating newbies can wend their way through the picturesque scenery by offering introductory tutorials before each rental to impart the basics of paddling, from how to turn to how to rub two paddles together to make a fire for roasting hot dogs.