Your Gateway To Grand Rapids Area Lakes And Rivers

Thanks so much for stopping by our website. Please take a few minutes to look around and see what we have to offer because we are not your typical canoe/kayak rental livery. We go to you. We pick you up from your location and we have 37 different trip options to pick from (including two new Moonlight Paddle options that we will be offering this year). You can see all of what we offer here: Experiences.

Here’s a short video showing what it’s like to experience a trip down the Grand River with GR Paddling: Canoeing on the Grand.

If you’d like to see what some of our previous customers have to say about GR Paddling you can read their generous 5-Star reviews at TripAdvisor and, if possible, please “LIKE” and follow us on Facebook.

:( Unfortunately we don’t offer paddling trips during the winter and early spring months. However, please bookmark this page and keep us in mind for next spring when we will return to the rivers & lakes on May 1st. :) And by all means, if you’d like to plan ahead, you can book your Summer 2016 paddling experience now right here: Book a Trip.

We had an absolutely wonderful 2015 season (our third) and are so looking forward to providing even more kayak & canoe experiences on Grand Rapids area rivers & lakes in 2016.

Life’s just too short not to paddle. ~ Carpé Aqua ~

GR Paddling offers customized, safe, and full service kayak & canoe experiences on twenty-one reaches (a total of over 140 miles to pick from) of our five local rivers and on five local lakes. Whether you are looking for a team building opportunity or social event, a beginner looking for a short safe escape or an experienced paddler looking for a full day outing (ie: our Paddle & Art option for larger groups up to 16 paddlers, one of our four Paddle & Dine trips, or one of our two Paddle & Picnic trips), we have the trip for you that promises to help you enjoy the best of what West Michigan has to offer.

Please take note of the following:

  • The minimum age that we can accommodate for any of our trips is 12 (twelve) years old. We are not equipped for, nor are we insured for, children under 12 years old. We are very sorry, but we just don’t have a loophole for this and unfortunately there are no options. We are not permitted to put children under the age of twelve in our watercraft (even with an adult). If you are looking for an activity to accommodate younger children please consider
  • The maximum group size that we can accommodate (for all but our Paddle & Art trip) is 8 (eight) paddlers.

Since May 2013, we have been located right here in Grand Rapids so we know the area and the very waters on which you will be paddling. We provide all of the essentials for you: boats, paddles, life preservers, transportation, snacks, mosquito repellent, instruction (if required) and binoculars (if desired). And we also provide round trip & comfortable transportation, both pick-up and drop-off from your Grand Rapids area location to and from the river or lake! We pick you up! How cool is that? All you and your friends or family gotta do is paddle and enjoy the experience.

Do you have any questions or do you need more information? Give us a call: (616) 558-2609