Kayaking is a versatile activity that combines the arm workout of canoeing with the big-stick philosophy of Teddy Roosevelt. Row softly with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for a kayaking trip for one (a $40 value)
- $39 for a kayaking trip for two (an $80 value)
- $75 for a kayaking trip for four (a $160 value)
Customers pilot their own kayaks on all-day bayou/wildlife tours. Rentals include a flotation device, paddle, and map of the Grand River. All kayaks have been inspected and certified by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Lakeshore Kayak Rental
The bayous and creeks flowing into the Grand River form an inviting home for wildlife, including eagles that nest in the trees along the shoreline. Perched in their aeries, the birds study the water's surface. Spotting a disturbance, an eagle lifts off and glides toward the water, opening its talons to pluck the prey suspended just beneath the surface.
The team at Lakeshore Kayak Rental lends their kayaks—inspected and certified by the DNR—and other watercraft to help visitors stumble upon sights such as these throughout the gentle Grand River and its connecting waterways. The staff, which includes instructors claiming certifications from the American Canoe Association, provides lessons for beginner kayakers, canoeists, and paddleboarders, and recommends areas for more experienced outdoorsmen to explore. With advanced notice, Lakeshore's crew can also arrange transportation to and from some area lodgings and farther-away launch points. To encourage camaraderie throughout the kayaking community, Lakeshore's team hosts the annual Grand River Kayak Race.