Get Wet! Ways to Enjoy the Water
July 18, 2012
When visiting Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, you’ll likely want to get out on the lake in some fashion. Water recreation is an essential source of activity in the summer and the options are endless here.
Ride the waves on a Jet Ski or WaveRunner. Cool off with an exciting tubing adventure. Endure a peaceful yet exhilarating experience parasailing. Unwind with a relaxing kayak trip around the islands and enjoy the beauty of nature with a breathtaking Lake Erie sunset. Take a canoe trip on the Huron River or near the Lake Erie shoreline.
Not sure where to start? A number of local businesses can help with watercraft rentals or fun water activities.
8009 Barrett Rd.
Sandusky OH 44870
Boat rentals are available for almost any use – fishing, skiing, tubing, or just boat riding and sightseeing on Sandusky Bay or Lake Erie. Also offering Yamaha WaveRunner rentals for use on Sandusky Bay. See website for pricing and important requirements. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Open May-Sept, daily 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Endless Summer Island Charters
East Harbor State Park Marina, Dock C2
2188 N. Buck Rd.
Marblehead OH 43440
Endless Summer Island Charters offers unique evening, daily and weekend “Island Experiences” aboard a twin-engine 30′ Pro-Line boat. Packages or separate rentals available for jet skis, tubing, island hopping, sightseeing, sunset dinner cruises, snorkel/dive historic shipwrecks and fishing. Dream it and make your “Island Experience” happen.
Erie Spirit Sailing Erie Spirit Sailing
at Lakevue Marina – 8549 Northshore Blvd., Marblehead
Steer a 33 ft. sailboat under the guidance of Captain Jim or sit back and relax during a three hour cruise. Morning, afternoon, and romantic sunset sails available. Daily mid-May-Sept.
Kayak The Bay, LTD
next to Oak Point State Park – 760 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay
As seen in Midwest Living Magazine’s “Best of the Midwest.” Rent a kayak and explore Put-in-Bay harbor and Lake Erie. See the limestone cliffs of Gibraltar Island and South Bass Island. Guided tours also available. Great for beginners, families and large groups. See the third tallest national monument, collect lots of beach glass, get adventurous and explore, or have lunch on neighboring islands. If you can ride a bike, you can kayak the bay. Daily Memorial Day-mid-Sept 10 am-dark.
130 Walnut Ave., Lakeside
419.798.4461 or 866.952.5374
Sunfish and kayak rentals are available to visitors and residents of Lakeside. Located directly in front of Hotel Lakeside in the Sailing Center.
North Coast Boat Tours
Lake Front Marina – 1805 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton
Offering a unique and memorable experience that gives the freedom only a private boat charter can provide. Hourly, custom excursions that we can help you design.
North Coast Parasail & Water Sports
at Cedar Point Beach – 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Experience the thrills of WaveRunner riding and parasailing on the beach behind Cedar Point’s Hotel Breakers. Call for details about new boat charter service and fishing from their second location. A $12 parking fee is collected to enter the Cedar Point peninsula.
Sawmill Creek Water Rentals
at Mariner Village Marina – 608 Mariner Village, Huron
419.433.2376 or 800.729.6455
Rent a Jet Ski or kayak and enjoy the open waters of Lake Erie while viewing some of the most beautiful coastline, beaches, parks, and wildlife. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 9 am-6 pm.
Looking for more options? Call the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center for a complete list.
Whatever your pleasure, indulge in a memorable day of fun in the sun at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands!
Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands
One of the Midwest hottest vacation spots, the region between Toledo and Cleveland provides an eclectic mix of historically significant sites, family-fun amusements, gorgeous scenery, and outdoor recreation.