PLAINWELL KAYAK COMPANY

Kayak Rental and Transportation Service

We’re located at 211 N. Main Street in Plainwell, Michigan 49080

 

We make Kayaking easy!

Our trips are on the smooth flowing and crystal clear waters of the Kalamazoo River or a peaceful local lake.  If you are seeking adventure or relaxation we can accommodate you!

Enjoy the beauty of the lake and river banks as you relax and experience the views that only those on the water can see.

We offer river and lake trips:

  • NEW Otsego to the Trowbridge Dam site opened August 30, 2018: This newly renovated trek on the flowing Kalamazoo River will take approximately 2 hours. Two launch sites are available for the more advanced kayaker looking for a bit of action on the water (Otsego launch site) and the beginner track beginning at the Fox Mountain launch; formerly the Bittersweet Dam site!  We leave from Plainwell Kayak Company promptly at 11 AM & 1 PM for this trip on Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays!
  • 1 hour Trip from Plainwell: The river level and flow rate can make this trip longer or shorter. This is perfect for beginners and people with young children. The terrain after leaving the docks in Plainwell is mostly grasslands and some trees. You will see many birds and turtles.
  • 3 Hour Trip from D Avenue to Plainwell: The river level and flow rate can make this trip longer or shorter, we expect your trip to take no longer than 4 hours; please let us know if you would like to rent the kayak for an extended trip! The trek is tree lined and very private most of the way. You will see many birds, turtles, and maybe even fish as you glide along the waterway. We leave from Plainwell Kayak Company promptly at 10 AM & 12 PM for this trip on Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays!
  • Lake Kayaking: This trip allows you to enjoy a relaxing float without the current of the river. The hourly rate will start when you are on the lake; you decide the duration of the trip.

Our Kayaks:

  • We have single and a few tandem kayaks for rent
  • We provide life jackets and paddles
  • We also provide transportation service for those who own their own kayaks or canoes (advanced reservations are appreciated).

 

  • Safety First:

We do require any children under 18 years of age to have a Parent Consent Form signed by their parents or Guardian and be accompanied by an adult.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP WITH US

Directions

Directions from Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids

If you take the Plainwell Exit off of Hwy. 131 you will be heading East on Bridge Street.  At the intersection of Bridge & Main Street, turn left (North) and travel one block.  Look for the sign “Plainwell Kayak Company” on your left (West) on Main Street.

We will meet you at the “kayak barn”, located in front of Plainwell City Hall in downtown Plainwell.  Look for the Fannie Pell Park sign.

Our Rates

1 Hour Trips: Single = $25 | Tandem = $40

3 Hour Trip: Single = $40  Tandem = $70

Transportation Service: $10/ personal kayak

We accept all major debit or credit cards & cash

Our Hours

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. WE ARE OPEN LABOR DAY

By appointment Monday – Friday after Labor Day; there are plenty of great days to kayak this fall!

10 AM – 6 PM Saturday & Sunday  We will be weekends through the fall as weather permits!

Other times may be available by appointment.

Plan Your Trip

Have questions?  Check out our FAQ first.

KAYAK WITH US!

Let us show you how we make kayaking easy!

Our Hours

 By appointment Monday – Friday after Labor Day; there are plenty of great days to kayak this fall!

10 AM – 6 PM Saturday & Sunday We will be weekends through the fall as weather permits!

We may be transporting kayaks, so please be patient and we will get back with you.

NOTE: For same day reservations, please call us at 269-365-2926.

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