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!

  • 1 Hour Trip Plainwell to Otsego: 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.
  • 2 Hour Trip Otsego to Trowbridge Dam: This newly renovated trek on the flowing Kalamazoo River will take approximately 2 hours. The trip is best for the experienced kayaker looking for a bit of action on the water at a few points along the way. Beginning in mid June we will launch you from Otsego at our new kayak launcher dock just off Jefferson Street downtown. On weekdays we are flexible with the departure times. We strive to leave Plainwell Kayak Company promptly at 11 AM & 1 PM for this trip on Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays!
  • 3 Hour Trip 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 strive to leave from Plainwell Kayak Company promptly at 10 AM & 12 PM for this trip on Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays! We are more flexible on weekdays.\
  • 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 Fannie Pell Park sign on your left (West) of Main Street.

As you turn in you will notice a small brick building; look for the sign “Plainwell Kayak Company”.  We refer to this building as the Kayak Barn where we you will sign in and get ready for your trip.

Our Rates

1 Hour Trip: Single = $25 | Tandem = $40
2 Hour Trip: Single = $35 | Tandem = $60
3 Hour Trip: Single = $45 | Tandem = $80

Lake Trip Hourly Rate: Single = $25 | Tandem = $40

Transportation Service : $10/ personal kayak

Ask about our Frequent Kayakers Card!  

Our Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day

Thursday – Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM

We are also available by appointment Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, please call in advance so we can plan for your trip.  We welcome groups for outings and team building!

Plan Your Trip

Have questions?  Check out our FAQ

KAYAK WITH US!

Let us show you how we make kayaking easy!

Our Hours

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Thursday – Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM
We are also available by appointment Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, please call in advance so we can plan for your trip.
We welcome groups for outings and team building!

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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