All You Need To Know
DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION?
Walk-ins are always welcome but we do recommend making reservations, especially for weekend adventures. A reservation helps to assure the availability of your preferred watercraft and allows us to register you quicker during busy periods. If you’d like to check on availability or make a reservation, visit our website at www.lakeshorekayakrental.com or call 616-566-1325
WHAT IS THE BAYOU AND RIVER LIKE?
Lloyd's Bayou is a beautiful spring feed lake that is connected to the Grand River with an abundance of wildlife living and feeding in the area. Frequent sightings of Bald Eagles, blue Herons, sandhill cranes, egrets, frogs, turtles, muskrats, river otters, geese and many more!
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR, PACK?
Waterproof cameras, snacks, water and sunscreen are recommended. Keys, wallets, non-waterproof cameras, cell phones and any other valuables you don’t want to lose should not be taken on the river! We can hold car keys at our desk for you.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Absolutely! Our team and guests love friendly, fun loving dogs! (please don't forget the doggy bag.)
WHAT'S A GREAT AGE FOR MY KIDS TO START KAYAKING?
We encourage our guests to be of 3 years of age or older for a safe and enjoyable experience.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE PUT IN A CANOE?
Our canoes will comfortably accommodate up to three adults. A maximum of four persons may be allowed if comprised of 2 adults and 2 children the age of 8 years and under.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL WITH US?
We are a family friendly facility that encourages a fun and safe kayaking trip. We encourage our guests to consume water and other healthy choices. Alcohol is not permitted on any trips.
CAN MY KIDDOS HANDLE THEIR OWN KAYAK?
We encourage kids from the age of 12 and up to kayak solo; but this is a parent's discretion. We will support their choice of equipment and for what age. If kids are kayaking solo, a tow rope is provided to the participating adult should fatigue set in.
WHAT IS A TANDEM KAYAK?
Tandem kayaks support two people with an open style cockpit. They are incredibly stable, with a back support and foot pegs. Tandems require each participant to paddle in “tandem” for a successful river adventure.
DELIVERY AND SELF TRANSPORT:
Yes and Yes!! Call us for a quote for delivery of water equipment fun! Want to pick it up? No problem! We have inflatable Paddle boards offering greater flexibility with transportation and stability.