Kayak and Canoe Rentals
If you have some experience kayaking and feel comfortable in renting kayaks and canoes from us without a guide we are happy to accommodate you with some restrictions.
We do not rent any equipment to be used at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore between Miners Beach and 12 Mile Beach unless all participants in the rental have satisfactorily completed a kayak safety course with us or another ACA (American Canoe Association) certified with a company in a similar geographic area i.e. cool to cold water. Our training course consists of 6 hours of instruction and testing and costs $65 per person. Note: We also cannot deliver rental kayaks to the Miners Beach area due to our permit restrictions.
Otherwise, rentals are available for Grand Island, Grand Marais, and the Marquette area as well as Inland Lakes, Rivers, Isle Royale, and other locations. We have some car racks and blocks for car topping and trailer rentals too.
Sea Kayaks- Single, Double, and Triple kayaks available. Note: Triple kayaks include a small center cockpit and seat for a youngster in the 60-80 lb. range. It can also be used to storage.
Single Sea Kayak- $60 per day, $75 per 24 hours, $150 per 3 days, $300 per week
Double Sea Kayak- $90 per day, $120 per 24 hours, $225 per 3 days, $450 per week
Triple Sea Kayak – $100 per day, $135 per 24 hours, $250 per 3 days, $500 per week
Included in this price are paddles, PFD’s, spray skirts, paddle floats, bilge pump, and 2 dry bags.
Recreational Kayaks are meant for use on inland lakes and rivers. Single and Double kayaks are available. Stand Up Paddle Boards are also available for rentals.
Single Recreational Kayak- $30 per day, $45 per 24 hours, $75 per 3 days, $150 per week
Double Recreational Kayak- $45 per day, $65 per 24 hours, $115 per 3 days, $230 per week
Stand Up Paddleboard- $25 per day, $37 per 24 hours, $62 per 3 days, $124 per week
Canoes- Our canoes are Old Town Polylink and Royal EX models.
12-16 foot models- $45 per day, $65 per 24 hours, $115 per 3 days, $230 per week
17-19 foot models- $50 per day, $70 per 24 hours, $125 per 3 days, $250 per week.
Shuttling Services are available for $1.50 per mile with a minimum charge of $75 each way within Marquette and Alger Counties. This rate is for up to 6 boats.
All rentals are subject to Michigan Use Tax of 6%.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals in other locations
Uncle Ducky Outdoors, LLC provides a very diverse fleet of rental kayaks and canoes in the Upper Peninsula. From our main base of operations at 321 S. Lakeshore in Marquette we have available for rental a fleet of over 100 kayaks and canoes. Single and tandem sea kayaks, recreational kayaks and canoes. If you are planning a multi-day sea kayak trip and are qualified you would contact us here in Marquette for your outfitting. Or, for kayaking in the Marquette area you would schedule with us in Marquette.
Christmas, MI. N7770 Candy Cane Lane. Uncle Ducky Operations. Rentals are available here by calling us at 906-228-5447.
If you are staying in other parts of the Upper Peninsula listed below are Uncle Ducky rental agents that may be near your location and that have kayaks and canoes available for rental:
Grand Marais- Grand Marais Outfitters- 906-494-3333
Munising- Grand Island Ferry Dock- 906-387-3503,
Sunset Motel on the Bay 906-387-4574
Marquette- Dockside Marine- 906-228-5447
321 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Michigamme- Van Riper State Park 877-228-5447,
Craig Lake State Park 877-228-5447