Bay Paddleboarding offers top of the line paddleboards to those wishing to explore Lake Erie at a slightly slower pace than power boats and get a workout at the same time! This fun, sporty activity is easy to learn and even easier to fall in love with.
Bay Paddleboarding Details
Close to all the downtown destinations on Bayview Avenue, Bay Paddleboarding is conveniently located. Stand Up Paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is a very popular activity these days in both lakes and oceans. While it can seem challenging at first, the expert staff at Bay Paddleboarding will make you feel at ease in no time.
They offer 12’ bamboo SUP boards along with a paddle at affordable prices. And because there is no motor, this is a totally green activity!
They accept Paddle Board Reservations from 10am-12pm everyday, but the rest of the afternoon is first come first serve. They offer Ocean Kaya Brand Nalu with a max weight being 250lbs. There is no way to test required to paddleboard.
- 1 Hour: $30
- 2 Hours: $40
- Full Day: $80
The highly trained staff instructs all paddlers on water safety, rules, and regulations before heading out onto the water. Beginners will be shown how to best use their SUP boards. While a bit of balance is required, this activity is easy once you get a hang out of it.
Make your reservations at least 36 hours in advance and everything will be ready and waiting upon your arrival. They accept reservations via phone by calling 419.341.7775.
This Lake Erie boat rental is one of the favorites for visitors that come to the island. Paddleboarding also offers a range of discounts. Island employees enjoy discounts throughout the summer so they can enjoy the lake while taking a break from slinging cocktails at Mr. Ed’s or taking reservations at the only Put in Bay resort, The Commodore. The people who make the island go round enjoy ½ board rentals with proof of employment.
The Miller Ferry provides discounts throughout the summer on their site. Paddleboarding is really fun and you can very easily get hooked. Don’t be surprised if you come back time and time again. Luckily these discounts make your return visits even easier. Gift certificates are also available for purchase.
Lake Erie Water Trails
The waters around Put-in-Bay are the perfect place to enjoy some paddleboarding, and to make it even easier, Lake Erie Shores and Islands has created water trails, a map of a path not unlike a nature hike, that will highlight some of the best sights to see when out on the water. You need to check out the South Bass Island water trail!
Bay Paddleboarding is located right in the heart of downtown, across the street from Put-in-Bay Winery. The Put in Bay ferry drops you off right near downtown so you can get to paddleboarding right away! After a rigorous workout on your board, take a stroll over to the Put in Bay winery for a congratulatory glass of wine in their lovely garden.
Other nearby joints include Hooligans Irish Pub for hearty classics like Fish ‘n Chips and Shepherd’s Pie. And of course, the popular Boardwalk is just down Bayview. Dig into a bowl of their famous Lobster Bisque while taking in views of the lake you just experienced on your board.
There are plenty of things to do in Put in Bay. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars to visit when downtown and the nightlife is something to be seen. There are plenty of family-friendly things to do as well. Take a stroll in downtown Put-in-Bay and find out what all the talk is about!