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Kayak The Bay

Kayak The Bay
760 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-967-0796

Located next to Oak Point State Park about 1/2 mile west of the Boardwalk, you’ll find your next Put-in-Bay adventure waiting! Explore the island with Kayak The Bay on the water and take in all the beautiful Lake Erie sites. Points of interest include kayaking the limestone cliffs of Gibraltar Island and the Needle's Eye. Next, towering over the rocky cliffs and jutting out into the lake, is the famous Benson Ford shiphouse which has been featured on HGTV’s Most Unusual Homes. The unique home was made from the superstructure and deck of a salvaged ship and originally owned by Henry Ford's grandson.

A little nervous about your first kayak ride? Don’t be! Kayak The Bay has tutorial videos on their site so you will feel comfortable before you even arrive. Note that you will also receive some basic instructions before you head out on the water.

Before heading out: Be sure to grab your Bay Bucks Coupon Book so you can get some great discounts on area attractions including Kayak The Bay, as well as area restaurants and lodging. You can order your book online and get it in the mail before beginning your Put-in-Bay vacation, or download it electronically as soon as your purchase is made.


  • Sit Inside Kayaks available
  • Sit on Top Kayaks available
  • Single or Double Seater Kayaks available
  • Tubes available
  • Equipment and Basic Instructions are included
  • Personalized Guided Tours available
  • Groups Welcome! (Call ahead for Reservations)

Things to Note:

  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (Although they may still ride in their own kayak)
  • Individuals under 18 years of age need a guardian to sign a release form
  • Open weather permitting (Will close if inclement weather) - Call for updates
  • Storage and dry bags available for your gear
  • Parking available for cars, bikes, and golf carts

Kayak The Bay Rates
1 Hour: $25.00 Per Person (You get your 2nd hour free!)
Beyond 2 Hours: $10.00 Per Person, Per Hour
Hours of Operation Memorial Day - August 31 - Open 7 Days a Week - 10:00 AM - Until We Leave (Varies with Sunset/other conditions. Last rental in by 8:00pm)

September - 12:00pm - 6:00pm Monday thru Friday
10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Kayak The Bay Contact Information: 419-967-0796

760 Bayview Avenue

Put-in-Bay, OH 43456