Sit-on-Top Kayak Rentals

Sit-on-Top Kayak Rentals

Sit-on-top kayaks are exactly what they say – kayaks that you sit on top of! No climbing in and out of a cockpit, simply perch into the molded-in depression on top. Sit-on-tops are excellent for family fun and/or a leisure paddle. They are also often times more accommodating to those with large body types, long legs, or limited flexibility.

  • For self-guided use on inland lakes only
  • No guide, Water Safety Course or test-out required
  • Rentals include life-vest and paddle
  • Delivery available for an additional charge (see shuttle service)


Round Trip Delivery/Pick Up Fees to nearby inland lakes (same fee for one or more kayaks):
  • Lake Fanny Hooe: $10
  • Lake Manganese: $10
  • Lake Medora: $25
  • Lake Bailey: $40
  • Lac La Belle: $60
  • Gratiot Lake: $80
sit-on-top kayak rentals, Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan

From the Keweenaw Convention & Visitor’s Bureau:

The many inland lakes of the Keweenaw offer a variety of opportunities for paddling canoes in a number of scenic and sheltered locations.

  • Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Manganese are both located within a mile of the Copper Harbor village limits and often times have placid conditions for a leisurely paddle.
  • Lake Medora, just four miles south of Copper Harbor, is a Canadian-like lake that has a number of islands, scenic mountain views and is known to have some good fishing.
  • Lake Bailey, also known as “the donut lake” as seen above from Brockway Mountain, is 10 miles west of Copper Harbor.  This shallow and marshy lake is home to a variety waterfowl and is mostly undeveloped.  The island is publically owned is a good place for paddlers to have a picnic lunch.
  •  14 miles from Copper Harbor, Lac La Belle is one of the largest inland lakes in the Keweenaw and is inhabited with a number of seasonal camps and cottages and is known to have some good walleye, rock bass, perch and northern-pike fishing.
  • Gratiot Lake, which lies at the feet of Mt. Horace Greeley and Mt. Gratiot, contains 1,438 acres and is the largest lake in Keweenaw County. These peaks are the two highest points in the Keweenaw, at 1550 feet and 1490 feet, respectively. Gratiot Lake is at 743 feet, while Lake Superior is at 602.


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Reviews We Love

Sea_Kayaking Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 5 reviews
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Great Bunch!

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Jeff & I did the 4 night to Isle Royale last week with Ben Miller. Within the last 5 years we have kayaked ice fields in Iceland, the Na Pali Coast off Kauai, and Milford Sound in New Zealand, to name a few.. This trip was every bit as enjoyable as any we have done. Ben was a wonderful guide, and I really appreciated the effort Sam took in putting this together with the right people. It was a great bunch! Thank you Sam.

4 day/3 night Isle Royale kayak trip

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I can't begin to describe how totally awesome this trip was for my Wife and I. Our KAC guide, JJ, is not only an excellent and highly experienced paddler, it turns out he is a great cook as well. He knew exactly where to go and, probably more important, where not to go. Early on in the trip JJ asked each of the 4 guest paddlers what their expectation was for the trip. The most common answer were things like good weather, see a moose and other wildlife etc. My answer was a bit more uncommon in that I wanted to kayak Lake Superior during high surf and bad weather; it's just how I roll. I have to say that JJ delivered on everyone's expectations, including mine. We saw a gigantic bull moose up close on Raspberry island, a huge beaver and 5 Bald Eagles soaring together overhead in Rock Harbor; truly amazing. JJ also pulled some strings and delivered some beautiful weather, except for a brief period when a brief squall came through as we were passing between two islands. Some of the most exciting paddling I have ever done. After we crossed to Raspberry Island JJ took me and another paddler out into open Lake Superior to experience the big surf I was hoping for. I cannot give JJ more praise for the experience that he provided. In the end, I think that Isle Royale should be on everyone's bucket list. The park is indescribably beautiful and the facilities at each of the campsites were fantastic. Our experience with KAC and JJ were all top notch and I have been relaying my experiences with anyone who will listen.

Sea kayak adventure

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Went on a 2 hour tour with J.J. Yesterday 7/30/16, fantastic trip! J.J. Was very knowledgable about kayaks including the safety aspects. Nice too that he told a lot of facts about the area. Very well run operation, definitely will recommend Keweenaw Adventure and J J again! He was awesome!!

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