Ready for a fun outdoor adventure on the water?
Kayaking and canoeing are such a fun way to spend time outside making memories with family or friends.
I’m sharing great kayak and canoe rental options within close proximity to Cincinnati to help you find a location near you.
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Tips Before You Rent a Kayak or Canoe
Many of these kayak and canoe rental businesses have modified their trips and rental options due to new COVID- 19 safety policies.
Before you visit, I would highly recommend visiting the individual website listed or calling the kayak rental businesses ahead of time.
Some of the businesses have limited operations or they might be opening later in the season.
It’s important to double-check age restrictions if you are trying to rent a kayak or canoe to share with your family.
Online reservations for rentals can fill up quickly. It’s best to know their river conditions, modifications, and trip options before you arrive.
Save time and fill out your waivers online.
Ask About the Current Rental Options Available
Depending on the specific outfitter, COVID 19 restrictions, and season, you may be able to rent a kayak, canoe, raft, or tube.
Rafts and tubes can be really slow depending on the water levels.
Kayaks tend to be easier to steer than canoes when it comes to paddling down a river. My recommendation is to ride solo when you can.
Check the Weather Before You Go
When you pick a date for your canoe trip, you’ll also want to check the weather forecast near the rental livery. Unfortunately, weather forecasts can be wrong and it’s important to double-check the forecast the day of.
Hopefully, that information will help you to try to avoid being on the water during a pop-up storm.
River Trips in Ohio With Kayak or Canoe Rentals
The majority of kayak and canoe rental businesses around Cincinnati can be found in Ohio.
Experience scenic kayaking from different entry points on portions of the Great Miami River, Little Miami River, Whitewater River, or Ohio River.
Morgan Canoe Livery & Outdoor Adventures
There are 3 Morgan’s Outdoor Adventure Locations- (2 in Ohio and 1 in Indiana)
Ft. Ancient Location
5701 OH-350, Oregonia, OH
6262 Gilmour Rd, Morrow, OH
Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental
10465 Suspension Bridge Rd, Harrison, OH
Scenic River Canoe Excursions
4595 Round Bottom Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Fifty West Canoe & Kayak
7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH
Tippecanoe and Kayaks Too
9630 Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd, Harrison, OH
River Dogs Paddlesports
110 Ferry St, Milford, OH
Rivers Edge Canoe & Kayak Outfitters
3928 US-42, Waynesville, OH
Little Miami Canoe Rental
225 Corwin Rd, Oregonia, OH
River Trips in Indiana With Kayak or Canoe Rentals
About an hour from downtown Cincinnati, there are a few canoe and kayak rental businesses in Brookville, Indiana.
Whitewater Canoe Rental
1154 Main St, Brookville, IN
Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
7040 Whitewater River Ln, Brookville, IN
Parks with Kayak, Boat, or Canoe Rentals
Cincinnati has several local parks that also offer watercraft rentals for guests to enjoy time on the water.
Winton Woods Boathouse
10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Sharon Woods Boathouse
Sharon Woods Lake Bike and Walking Path, Sharonville, OH
Lake Isabella Boat House
10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, OH
What to Wear for a Kayak or Canoe Trip
- Apply Sunscreen before you arrive
- Water shoes or Water shoes
- Sunglasses with an adjustable strap
- Swimsuit or Dri Fit Athletic Clothing
- Waterproof Phone Pouch
What to Pack for a Canoe or Kayak Trip
- Waterproof Dry Bag
- Small Cooler
- Bag for wet clothes
- Plastic bags for trash
- Quick Drying Beach Towels
Ways to Save on a Kayak or Canoe Rental in Cincinnati
You can find deals to help save money on your next kayak or canoe adventure with the following tips.
- Sign up for business emails to learn about upcoming specials, discount codes and coupons for kayak/canoe rentals
- Follow the business on social media
- Check deal sites for Discounts: CincySavers, Groupon, Perkopolis, CincySavers
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