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Black Oar

4012 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park

One-, Two-Hour, or Half-Day Paddleboard Rental With Optional Lesson at Black Oar (Up to 50% Off)

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Highlights

Sport enthusiast cruise through clear waters of lake Minnetonka on a sleek paddleboard

Customer Reviews

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AprilTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
7 ratings7 reviews
September 19, 2019
Second year coming here. The staff is awesome. Very knowledgeable. The lake is beautiful. Definitely a must if you’re into paddle boarding. It’s just a bit far if you’re from Saint Paul area but so worth the drive.
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Brenda
4 ratings1 reviews
September 14, 2019
Great fall day to paddle board--the paddle boards were very sturdy--staff was very friendly and knowledgeable gave great info and tips.The weather cooperated and we had a super time thanks!
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Kathy
1 ratings1 reviews
September 9, 2019
They are awesome. Take time to make sure you are safe and prepared. Definatly recommend them. Very friendly.
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Tina
2 ratings2 reviews
September 7, 2019
This was a first time for our family and we had a blast. Will be back again. Staff is real nice, and friendly. Clothing for sale was very reasonable. Owner gave great tips and which areas of the lake to visit for what. Restroom to change in.
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Mark
4 ratings1 reviews
September 2, 2019
Took 3 kids for a paddle, Alex was great at setting us up and giving us multiple options for where to go. Very hands on getting us going!
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HalliTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
47 ratings44 reviews
August 27, 2019
The staff were very friendly and it was a great experience! The only thing is make sure to plan accordingly because the wait could be long if there are a lot of people wanting to paddle board.
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Vic
3 ratings1 reviews
August 26, 2019
FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF. GOT GOOD ADVICE ON PADDLEBOARDING AND GOOD TIPS ON GOOD ROUTES TO TRAVEL ON LAKE.
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Joelle
3 ratings1 reviews
August 25, 2019
Love The Black Oar. Location is great and can’t beat the price for a lovely day on the lake!
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What You'll Get

Choice of:

  • One-Hour Paddleboard Rental With Optional Lesson
  • Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental With Optional Lesson
  • Half-Day Paddleboard Rental With Optional Lesson

The Black Oar is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 365 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Black Oar

Established: 2010
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.

Black Oar

Sport & Outdoor, Water Sport, Kids Activity, Kid Sport