WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION?
Harbor Beach Kayak's hours of operation are highly dependent upon the weather and time of year, so always be sure to check the weather or give us a call at 989-550-6661 before making a trip up to our shop. Our current hours can be viewed on our home page.
DO YOU RUN OUT OF RENTAL KAYAKS?
In July and on Saturdays we will sometimes run out of kayaks. Usually, if you arrive before 11:00 am you can get a kayak. In the event that we do run out, it is usually a short wait before someone returns with a kayak.
DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
Yes, you can reserve your kayak. Please make reservations beforehand by calling us at 989-550-6661.
ARE THERE PLACES TO REST ALONG THE KAYAK TRAILS?
No. Our kayaking trails are along private property, although you can always just take a break from paddling and rest in your kayak.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
We don't recommend it, but you can it if you want to. If so, you will need to sign a release form.
CAN WE KAYAK WITH KIDS?
Yes. We have many options to allow you to kayak with your kids. We believe that it is important for kids to get out on the water and experience nature. Small kids can sit on an adult’s lap in a single kayak or in the middle of a tandem kayak. Older kids can share a tandem kayak with an adult or rent their own single kayak and tie up to an adult when they get tired.
DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?
DO YOU RENT CANOES, JET SKIS, PONTOONS, OR OTHER BOATS?
No. We rent single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUPs).
I HAVE NEVER KAYAKED BEFORE. IS IT SAFE?
Most of our customers are beginners and many have never kayaked before. They almost always have a wonderful adventure. We rent top of the line recreation kayaks that are stable (don’t flip easy) and have a large cockpit area with plenty of leg room so you don’t feel trapped. It is rare that anyone would flip without fooling around. The trails follow along the shore and the water rarely gets over a person’s head. If you do have a problem it is easy to get to shore. We advise all our customers to keep an eye on the weather and if a storm moves in get to shore. If you ever have a problem, get yourself to shore and we will track down the kayak.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO KAYAK?
Kayaks come with basic instruction, life jacket and paddle. It is recommended that you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. The areas you will kayak to have very slippery rocks. Rubber soled water shoes will help with traction. We can provide zip lock bags for keys, cameras and other valuables for $1.00 (we do not guarantee that items will not get wet)
WHERE DO YOU LAUNCH?
We launch from Lincoln Park in downtown Harbor Beach into the protected harbor of Lake Huron.