Our equipment

It is difficult to enjoy a kayak rental when the equipment is dated and worn out. We provide high quality equipment that is in good condition. Visit our rentals page to learn more about our rental equipment and process.

Our kayaks

We rent Malibu 2 kayaks by Ocean Kayaks. Ocean Kayaks is one of the most respected kayak manufacturers in the country. They are sit-on-top, tandem kayaks that can accommodate 1 or 2 adults or 2 adults and a small child. We can provide up to ten kayaks (30 riders maximum) at one time. Malibu 2's consistently receive great reviews--here's an example. Each kayak has a total rider capacity of 425 pounds, but we limit our rentals to 375 lbs per kayak to provide a more comfortable ride (at 425 lbs the kayaks ride low in the water). The kayaks are 12 feet long, 34 inches wide, and weigh 57 lbs. They are very stable on the water and easy to paddle for riders of all sizes and skill levels. The kayaks can accommodate riders of any height who are riding alone. If two adults are riding in the same kayak, we recommend that their combined height be no greater than 12ft to allow for enough leg room. All of our kayaks have current watercraft registrations in the state of Ohio.

Our life vests

  • Adults and young adults over 90lbs: We rent Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Life Vests which are especially designed for canoeing and kayaking. They are very comfortable and can be adjusted to fit well on most riders. It's easy to forget that you are even wearing them. We rent M/L vests for riders who have a chest size up to 44 inches (which is almost all riders). We also have a limited number of XL/XXL vests for riders who have a chest size of 44-56 inches. If you would like to rent vests that are XL/XXL or larger, please contact us before scheduling your reservation so that we can confirm that is possible. If your rental requires more than two XL/XXL jackets or jackets for individuals who have a chest size of 56 inches or greater, please let us know before booking your rental.
  • Children: We rent life vests that are similar to this model in extra small (for riders who are 20-50 lbs) and small (for riders who are 50-90 lbs).
  • Bring your own vest(s): If you prefer, you can bring your own life vest(s) as long as they are a U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type III Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device (PFD). 

Our paddles

 We rent Field & Stream Chute Aluminum Kayak Paddles which are 230 cm long. They are lightweight and easy to handle for riders of all sizes and skill levels.