Kayak and Paddle Board Rental in the Finger Lakes Area

We offer three options for paddle sports in the Finger Lakes

  • Daily Rentals – In Watkins Glen
  • Guided Tours – Seneca Lake
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards – Rentals & Lessons


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

OPEN daily thru Labor Day *

10:00 am-4:00 pm

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

Kayak Rentals

Single Kayak- $18.00/hour

Double Kayak- $30.00/hour

Paddle board- $20.00/hour

*We will close the kayak shack or cancel a tour if there is inclement weather or as we deem necessary.

All rentals and tours include PFD’s and paddles.

Our Guided Tours: Public and Private tours are available for Seneca Lake. Reservations are required for both.

Click the links for more information about our Public Tours:

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Seneca Lake Sunset Paddle

Canal Paddle Tour: Departing from our lakeside location in Watkins Glen, your tour will head down the canal way towards Catherine Creek surrounded by Catherine Creek Marsh. 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.

Learn to Paddle Board-Stand up Paddle Board Lessons

Paddle boarding has quickly become a very popular water sport, as it becomes more mainstream, the desire to learn to paddle board has increased. The Finger Lakes are a great place to learn to paddle board, and Summit to Stream Adventures now offers lessons!

Our paddle board lessons can be taught one on one, or in a group session. Each session consists of one hour of instruction, followed by an hour of free-paddle time. The instructor will teach you the basics of paddle boarding, starting with getting on the board, how to position yourself on the board, and paddling technique.

Single person instruction $60 per session, each additional person is $50. If more than one hour of instruction is needed it will be charged at an extra $ 20/ hour per person.



Kayak/Canoe Rental in the Finger Lakes Area