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Watersports On Lake Erie



Lake Erie ranks fourth among the Great Lakes in terms of size, and it stands as one of the most popular boating destinations in the United States. 


One fact that might surprise you about Lake Erie, though, is that it’s also a hotspot of activity when it comes to watersports! Even if you don’t own a boat, you and your group can still enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake Erie, thanks to Port Lorain Marina and our kayak & paddleboard rentals. 

Are you located a little closer to Cleveland? Head over and find Oasis Adventures on the waterfront and rent yourself some kayaks from our North Coast Harbor Marina facility instead!


Lake Erie Watersports: A New Wave of Adventure

As the annual boating season gets underway, many are unaware of the hidden gem that Lake Erie represents to those looking for something a little different. 

There’s nothing like cruising across the Great Lakes on your own vessel, of course, but kayaking and paddleboarding can be just as fun. You’ll get a more up-close and personal view of the sights and sounds of the area, too.

Whether you are a seasoned watersport veteran or someone looking to try something new, Lake Erie’s welcoming waters invite you to embrace the adventure. And you can reserve your kayaks today at Port Lorain Marina. 


Port Lorain Marina: Your Gateway to Fun

As the premier spot for kayak rentals in Lorain, Ohio, Port Lorain Marina has all the gear you need for an adventure-filled day on Lake Erie.

Reserving your kayaks or paddle boards with us is easy. Simply purchase a summer pass online or contact our team to get started. We offer flexible rental options so you can soak up the sun, have some fun, and get in a great workout in the process, all without worrying about breaking the bank. We also accept walk-up guests and have an online process that makes renting as easy as 1, 2, 3. Check our rental inventory here.

Port Lorain Marina isn’t just your average rental facility, though. We are a full-service marina, true to our name! Our facility has a wealth of standard and premium amenities for boat captains and their guests, including:

  • Restrooms

  • Ship store and provisioning

  • Ice

  • Parking

  • Water taxi

  • Shower facilities

  • Floating docks

When you stop in to pick up your kayak, make sure to grab any other gear or supplies you’ll need for your day of adventure. Fill your cooler with ice, buy some snacks, and grab plenty of water to stay hydrated. 


Oasis Adventures: Paddleboarding and Kayaking

Located at our North Coast Harbor facility in Cleveland, Oasis Adventures provides a secondary launch point for your Lake Erie water sports adventure. You’ll find everything you need, including:

  • Kayaks

  • Paddleboards

  • Helmets

  • Life jackets

  • Supplies

While you can pop by anytime, Lake Erie watersports are more popular than ever, and self-propelled vessels are in demand. As such, we suggest reserving your kayak or paddleboard in advance, especially once summer arrives in full swing. 


Paddleboarding vs. Kayaking 

Paddleboarding offers an exhilarating opportunity to experience Lake Erie. You can kneel down or stand up and guide your craft along the water. That said, given the more intense nature of the sport, paddleboarding requires a bit more coordination and focus. If you are up for the challenge, we’ve got plenty of vessels for rent at both of our Ohio marinas. 

Of course, if you are new to Lake Erie watersports like paddleboarding, you might not be entirely sure of what type of vessel you need to rent, let alone how to control it. 

With that in mind, kayaking can be a more appealing choice for less experienced explorers. You can connect with nature, cruise along at your own pace, or enjoy a leisurely paddle. And if you want to bring a friend along, just rent a two-person kayak and go on a tandem excursion.

If you’re ultimately not sure which craft better aligns with your goals and skill level, though, why not buy a season pass and try both? 


Ready to Book Your Adventure? 

It’s never too soon to plan your summertime Lake Erie watersports adventure. Our team makes getting out on the water easy and convenient. Simply visit one of our marinas, pay the rental fee, and grab your craft. 

We also offer summer season passes, so you can rack up the savings and take full advantage of the warmer months. We look forward to seeing you at Port Lorain Marina or at Oasis Adventures in Cleveland this summer!


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