Kayak and Paddle Board Rental in the Finger Lakes Area

We offer three options for kayaking in the Finger Lakes

  • Daily Rentals – In Watkins Glen
  • Kayak Deliveries – For multi-day enjoyment
  • Guided Tours – Seneca Lake


Conveniently located in the Seneca Harbor Marina in Watkins Glen, we offer daily rentals of Perception and Wilderness System kayaks.  Rent a kayak for the day or just a few hours, and paddle on beautiful and serene Seneca Lake.  Or explore its waterways with a guided tour of Seneca Lake. Call 607-535-2701 for reservations or more information.

Daily Rentals: available, Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen at Seneca Harbor Marina, next to the Village Marina Bar and Grill.

Kayak Shack Hours

We will OPEN weekends* starting Memorial Day 2016 and daily starting June 25th, 2016.

*We are closed the weekend of June 17 & 18, 2016 due to the Waterfront Festival in Watkins Glen.

Our hourly kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis. Please call for kayak or paddleboard guided tour reservations.

Lakeside Deliveries: We will deliver kayaks to your Finger Lakes cottage rental, hotel, or bed and breakfast. Deliveries are available for Seneca Lake, Keuka Lake, Cayuga Lake, Waneta Lake, and Lamoka Lake. Delivery fee applies. Minimum three days, please call 607-535-2701 for pricing.

Our Guided Tours: available for Seneca Lake.

Hike & Paddle Tour: Departing from our lakeside location in Watkins Glen, your tour will head down Catherine Creek into the hidden gem of the Catherine Creek Marsh. As we paddle into the marsh we will land our kayaks and hike into the wilds. You will then have the opportunity to encounter a vast array of wildlife: deer, beaver, muskrat, foxes, turtles, frogs and countless birds. The scenery makes this kayak tour a nature lovers paradise. Enjoy the solitude of this hidden Finger Lakes gem.

Seneca Lake Paddle: Here you will enjoy a paddle down the canal, where you will encounter blue herons, king fishers, deer and beaver…just to name a few. As you leave the canal and its marinas, you will enter the crystal waters of Seneca Lake. Here you will have the opportunity to paddle past the Painted Rocks, Hector Falls, and Watkins Glen Marina Park.

All rentals and tours include PFD’s and paddles.

Kayak/Canoe Rental in the Finger Lakes Area