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. There are 35 different trip options to pick from and you can check them out here: Excursions. And if by chance we don’t have a trip to meet your needs, give us a call. Maybe we can customize one just for you. By all means though, don’t miss out on paddling (at least once) this summer. Although we have quite a few trips (and upcoming days) already booked, there’s sure to be an open date on our calendar, just for you, to paddle with GR Paddling.

If you’d like to see what some of our previous customers have to say about GR Paddling you can read their wonderful 5-Star reviews at TripAdvisor.

You can check the Grand Rapids area weather conditions and forecast here: Weather Channel

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

GR Paddling offers customized, safe, and full service kayak & canoe trips on twenty-one reaches (a total of over 140 miles to pick from) on 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 [new for 2015] 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).
  • 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 repellant, 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 about GR Paddling?

Give us a call: (616) 558-2609 ~ I would be happy to answer any questions that you have regarding possibly booking a trip with GR Paddling.