Itching to try stand-up paddle boarding and explore our coastline from the water, left your boards back home, or want some more toys for your visiting family and friends? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! We introduced stand-up paddle boarding to the midwest in 2006 and since then have continued to share our passion for paddling and knowledge for the sport with our community and those whom come through!
Reservations must be made one day in advance.
Delivery and Pickup time is between 9:30am and 10:30am.
Rentals picked up after designated pickup hours will be charged a $20 late fee.
All Rentals must be returned by 5:30pm the day your rental period ends.
You may also pay for an extended overnight rental, and return the board(s) at 9:00am the following day.
Please remember that if you need to cancel or reschedule the activity for any reason, please call 231-326-9283 or email [email protected] If you must cancel, please do so before 6:00pm day prior to your reservation to receive a refund.
Before sending you off with your SUP rental, we will give you a quick and thorough overview of how to use and care for the board, paddle, and other equipment, as well as tips and techniques when paddling the board to ensure you have an extraordinary time, and that you, as well as our equipment, comes back in the same shape it went out in.
Your rental includes the following:
- Appropriately sized Stand-Up Paddle Board
- Adjustable paddle
- Leash (must be worn around your ankle & attached to your board at all times)
- PFD (Must be on person or on your board at all times per Coastguard regulation)
How to get your board to the water? For boards going to Empire beach, we recommend taking advantage of the simple rolling carts we supply and walk the boards the mere block to the beach or we can strap them on top of your vehicle if you plan on driving down from town or away to a different paddling destination. Delivery options are available for multi-day rentals, and do include a delivery charge dependent on location.
We also continue to offer inflatable paddleboards (iSUPs) in addition to the traditional hard boards. The inflatable boards are perfect for overnight expeditions along the lakeshore and/or river explorations ~ the options are endless. The inflatable paddleboards require a 2-day minimum rental.
When we started renting and selling stand-up paddleboards in 2006, everyone was intimidated by the oversized boards. Since then, stand-up paddleboarding has taken off in Northern Michigan and is the fastest growing sport in the nation!
Our large fleet of Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals are the perfect way to view the lakeshore and the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Michigan. It is an ideal way to perfect your experience ‘Up North.’ Take your boards right down to Empire beach to experience the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Not only can you see the Empire Bluffs, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the vast lakeshore in between, but stand-up paddleboarding allows you to see everything beneath the surface as well. But don’t be worried… There are no sharks, dangerous creatures, salt, coral or large rock masses to create anxiety during your peaceful paddle! For another paddleboarding experience, South Bar Lake is right next door – a beautiful, calm inland lake with an incredible ecosystem.