KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD RENTALS
Looking for something unique and fun to do in Southwestern Michigan? Want to explore what West Michigan's Harbor Country has to offer away from the beaten path? Look no further! Third Coast Surf Shop's Galien River and Paw Paw River Kayaking & Paddleboard Rentals is it.
You and your family and friends can experience what most visitors (and locals) never get to see as you lazily paddle down the mellow, winding Galien or Paw Paw River or at one of Southwestern Michigan's premier beaches. Each river paddle offers a serene, slow moving kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) unguided tour on an unspoiled river with and an abundance of nature and wildlife such as Great Blue Herons, deer, rarely seen birds, beavers and other local flora and fauna. Our beach locations allow you to see Lake Michigan from a kayak or stand-up paddleboard; perfect for summer!
Galien River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals are available in two locations in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor (see below for addresses and link to directions):
Paw Paw River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals are available in two locations in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor (see below for addresses and link to directions)
Both Paw Paw and Galien River rentals are available from 11:00 - 6:00 EST (Michigan Time) 7 days a week from late May through early October, and at the beaches from 12:00 - 600 EST late June through the end of September (weekends only at Jean Klock Beach and in September). CLICK HERE for current hours for Galien River & New Buffalo Beach rentals, and CLICK HERE for Paw Paw River & Jean Klock Beach rentals. All equipment is available on site and reservations are not necessary or accepted - show up any time you want and be on your way down the river on Lake Michigan! Please feel free to call us for current times or for more information: 269-932-4575.
What to bring?
Dress for the weather; come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and be out in the sun. Lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Sunglasses, sunblock and a hat. You can bring camera's, but they do have the possibility of getting wet, so bring a water proof bag. No alcohol allowed!
How much does it cost?
Prices include the kayak (single or tandem) or SUP, paddle and life vest!
Galien River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals
New Buffalo City Beach & Boat Ramp
Paw Paw River Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals
Jean Klock Park Beach