Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUPs)
Stand-up paddle boards, often called SUPs (say it like the first syllable of the word "supper"), are a popular way to get out on the water. We have both beginner-friendly and more advanced boards to rent, as well as some inflatable versions. The brand we carry is Glide which are made in Salt Lake City and have a super durable coating on them making them well-suited to our rocky shorelines. If you are new to the sport, you want a wider board for stability.
We also offer SUP lessons too which are a great way to go out and learn the basics before your rental. Lessons last about 2 hours. When making a reservation, let us know if you're interested.
We have several types of sit-on-top kayaks to rent — including solo (one person) and tandem (two people). We also have the Perception Rambler 135s which allow you to paddle with a kid or a dog sitting in-between the front and rear paddlers. All or tandem sit-on-tops can also be paddled by one person simply be placing one seat into the center position — meaning if you are looking to rent a versatile boat for a days or the whole week of your cabin rental in the Les Cheneaux, these boats are really flexible. Some of the boats are also functional for kayak fishing.
Fishing Sit-On-Top Kayaks
Wanting to go fishing while visiting the Les Cheneaux Islands? There are some wonderful quiet spots you can reach even on a sit-on-top! The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 105 is a solid option for kayak fishing, but we also have the Wilderness Systems Targa 130 which has "lawn-chair" seats that can be positioned facing forward, or one forward and one reverse — great for venturing out with a friend so you can swap fish tales. We also have the Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 as well.
Sea kayaks are our jam — and our fleet is well rounded with many different offerings. Just like shoes, there are boats that fit each person better or are more well-suited to the type of padding they want to pursue. We also have tandem seat kayaks available for rent, which can be a great option — especially if you're looking to go camping on Government Island.
You can also rent in order to test-drive a boat you may be considering ordering. We are an official dealer for both P&H and Current Designs.
Safety is important, so don't be offended when we want discuss your skills and maybe encourage you to take either a wet exit crash course or a private kayaking lesson.