About this Business
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Lake Minnetonka is large enough that there is plenty of room for all the paddle boarders to hone their technique. The shop is across the street from the dock and parking is available in back of the shop. Staff are helpful and accommodating, and an hour rental is more than sufficient time to get the hang of it. Really enjoyed the freedom to explore Lake Mtka by paddle board!
What a fun time! We rented paddle boards and a kayak. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly as this was our first time. We will definitely be back next year.
Great service, friendly, plenty of supply's.
Beautiful lake, great day. Faculty was not open when we arrived. Had to wait about 45 minutes till staff arrived. They put a sign on the door, but they basically opened almost 3 hours late.
My daughter and I went paddle boarding at the Black Oar for a mother-daughter date. It was a really fun day. The instructors were thorough, and the venue was beautiful. We can’t wait to go back!
Very friendly staff! This is not my first time there. Only thing was we had to wait a little while to get out on the water. Also had a 10 year old child with me and it was hard for her to paddleboard because of the waves on the lake. Good thing to keep in mind if bringing children with.
Friendly people, provided a nice 5-minute demonstration on how to use the paddleboards. They were there to help us back on the dock and took a picture of our group and sent to us. Would definitely recommend.
From Our Editors
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Local Minnesota Brands
Pro Tip: Dress according to the weather conditions. All rentals and lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking garage
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Standup paddleboarding
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
You could say that Alex Linnell loves standup paddleboarding. So much, that in 2011 he broke world records as the first person to paddle the length of the Mississippi River—also the longest standup paddleboarding journey on record at the time. His dedication to the sport extends to the way he runs his standup-paddleboarding rentals and tours, too. He wants everyone who comes into his shop to fall in love with the sport, as he has, and he makes it easy. Guests can rent paddleboards for half- or full-day turns.
The Black Oar