Kayak Rentals and Outfitting

State-of-the-art Kayaks and Gear!

We pride ourselves on the fact that we sell the majority of our used kayaks and equipment at the end of each season and in turn, reinvest in new, state-of-the-art kayaks and gear at the start of every year to ensure a high-quality experience for our customers! All our kayaks are made of polymer (molded plastic) and are equipped with two hatches with bulkheads and a rudder.

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* Sea kayak (Boreal Design) equipped with a rudder, deck-lines and two hatches with bulk heads
* Paddle, spray skirt, life vest (PFD), wetsuit, bilge pump, paddle float, a whistle and at least 2 dry bags per person
* VHF / Weather Radios capable of two-way communications with the NPS and/or other boaters may be rented for an additional $5/day


Prior to renting sea kayaks (not sit-on-top kayaks) for self-guided adventures, all participants must be at least 16 years of age and meet one of the following requirements:
1) Successfully complete our  Fundamental Water Safety Course
2) Test-out by successfully demonstrating a wet exit, assisted T-Rescue and  self-rescue Paddle-Float re-entry (a $35/person fee)
3) Provide documentation (signed by an ACA Certified Instructor) of having completed a water safety course meeting the same curriculum as ours within the past 3 years
Also, participants 15 years or younger (who weigh at least 80lbs) must paddle in a tandem kayak

NOTE: There is no pre-requisite for renting our sit-on-tops kayaks


Sea Kayak Rentals Rates:

  • NOTE: For Tandem Kayaks (two-people kayaks), add $35 per day per boat
Rental Period in Days Cost per day per boat
*Boreal Design EpislonP100 Length 16’4″   Width 22.5″ Cockpit 16″ x 31″ Paddler Weight: 90-160lbs
*Boreal Design Epislon P200 Length 17’, Width 23.5”,  Cockpit 16”x31” Paddler Weight: 140 – 225lbs
*Boreal Design Epislon P300 Length 17’6”,Width 24.25”,  Cockpit 17”x33” Paddler Weight: 200-280lbs
*Boreal Design Esperanto Length 19’6” Width 28.5” Cockpits 17”x32”  Paddler Weight: 80-250lbs per person (TANDEM KAYAK)
2-3 Days $ 99
4-5 Days $ 89
6+ Days $79

Must call to book (906.289.4303) — online reservations not available

Adventuring to Isle Royale?

Lake Superior Kayak Rentals, Isle Royale National Park Kayaking

Copper Harbor is one of two ports in Michigan providing passenger ferry service to Isle Royale National Park. Isle Royale is the only island park in the National Park system and is also the largest island in the largest fresh water lake in the world!  It is the least visited of all the National Parks and it’s said that more people visit Yellowstone in a day than Isle Royale in an entire season. A trip to Isle Royale offers a true wilderness experience unlike any other place in the world!   Hiking and boating are the only means of travel, as no vehicles are allowed on Isle Royale.  The island has over 150 miles of shoreline and numerous barrier islands and fjord like bays that can best be explored in a sea kayak.

Our kayak livery is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Isle Royale Queen IV ferry dock.  They will transport kayaks on the ferry for an additional fee. The three-hour, 56-mile journey on board the Isle Royale Queen across the world’s largest freshwater lake, is half the adventure!

IR6.jpgAdventuring the Keweenaw Water Trail?

Copper Harbor is also located on the Keweenaw Water Trail.  This is an established route designed from a paddler’s perspective which will allow the circumnavigation of the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Unique to this trail is the ability to paddle a loop and return to your point of origin without backtracking.  The entire loop can be covered by the average paddler in six to eight days, but allow a few extra days for possibly being wind bound.  This route is recommended for more experienced paddlers.  Sections of the water trail may be done as shorter day or overnight trips.

Need a lift? A drop-off or a pick-up?  Check out our Point-to-Point Shuttle!

Forget something? We sell pack and paddling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, maps and more in our Retail Shop.