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. Depending on the changing river levels and flow rate throughout the year, your trip time may vary.

Get out here and be proud of the years of river clean up efforts. Enjoy and be with mother nature at the amazing and breathtaking views you’ll go by.

We offer two trips:

  • 1 hour Trip from Plainwell: The river level and flow rate can make this trip longer or shorter. When the river is low, this trip will take approximately 1½ hours. 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, expect no longer than 3½ hours most of the summer.  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.

Our Kayaks:

  • We have single and a few tandem kayaks for rent
  • We provide life jackets and paddles.
  • We also provide livery service to local launch locations.  Perfect for groups.

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.



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 = $20 | Tandem = $35

3 Hour Trip: Single = $35 |  Tandem = $65

Transportation Service: $10/ personal kayak

We accept all major debit or credit cards & cash

Our Hours

Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

11 AM – 6 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11 AM – 6 PM Saturday & Sunday

Other times may be available by appointment.

Plan Your Trip

Have questions?  Check out our FAQ first.


Let us show you how we make kayaking easy!
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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