Our Kayak 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.  We will pick you up in Otsego at Jewel Street and transport you back to Plainwell.
  • 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 kayaker who can navigate the choppy waters at the first part of the trip and “rapids” midway.  The second half of the trip requires some paddling as the river is wide and the waters flow a bit slower.  You will depart from our kayak barn in Plainwell and we will transport you to the launch site in Otsego.  We strive to leave Plainwell Kayak Company promptly at 11 AM & 3 PM for this trip as we have to schedule pick up times on 26th street.
    • The two sets of rapids are not dangerous if you follow these directions from the folks who worked with river bed and rocks after the dam was removed.
      • First rapids are just after the Pine Lake Dam: stay to the left edge or the right edge of the river to pass through safely.  Many rocks and boulders are in the middle
      • Second set of rapids on the former Bittersweet/Otsego Township Dam: stay in the middle of the river to avoid the potentially dangerous rocks
  • 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.  There is some adventure at the end of this trip as you can either “portage your kayak” around the spillway of choose to ride over the spill way; conditions permitting!  Its a much talked about thrill by kayakers around here.
  • 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).

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 : Single = $25 | Tandem Hourly Rates

Transportation Service : $10/ personal kayak

We accept all major debit or credit cards & cash

  • Ask us about our Frequent Kayaker Card to get your 6th rental free!
  • Gift Certificates Available upon Request!

Safety First

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

Download and sign Parent Consent Form

Download and sign Release of Liability Form

Planning Your Trip

Have questions?  Not sure what to bring?

Click on the button below on our frequently asked questions (FAQ).

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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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