Welcome to Kayak-Kayak Rentals of Holland, Michigan. Thanks for
coming to visit us in our world

Cheers, Skip

In all things of Nature, there is something of the marvelous”….Aristotle

We love these words and thoughts of our friend Mr. Aristotle. Frankly, we cannot find a better opening quote that so clearly resonates with what we believe about nature, so we have used this as the opening line for our web site for several years.  Aristotle’s statement reflects our thinking, our commitment and our experience and we invite you to join us:” Step into the Marvelous”

We provide rental kayaks to the following:

  • South Haven, Michigan on the Black River-please  call for reservations.

  • Holland, Michigan for the Pigeon River and other places- please call ahead.

  • Saugatuck area on the Kalamazoo River- please call for reservations.

  • We can help you other places and for your cottage use, just call us. 616.366.1146.

  • We deliver them right to the water for your convenience. We believe our rates are competitive and our service and equipment superior….give us a try!


We are particularly blessed to be able to focus on the paddling venue here in Michigan. What really makes this special is that Michigan offers a wide range of paddling options. West Michigan, our immediate area, is a microcosm of Michigan Paddling.  Our local rivers are quiet, peaceful and filled with turtles and other wildlife. We are happy to suggest some paddling options for your day on the water. Take the family, enjoy the calm water and beautiful scenery. Clean water and no high speed traffic or rough water!

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Let us help you plan your group adventure. Remember we rent 7 days a week, just call us at 616.366.1146.

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We know much of the waters and the trails of West Michigan.  And we know lots of the local places, so we started West Michigan Discovery to help you with interesting local venues. This is true of local watering holes,  local rivers, museums, farmer markets, sustainable  agriculture venues….what is on your mind, try us.

We are happy to help you identify and plan your trip. Our local paddling venues are among the most beautiful in the country. Over the course of years, we have enjoyed and explored much of the great natural opportunities of West Michigan and even heading up to the Upper Peninsula and the Lake Michigan islands.This we call Wilderness Adventure Trekking. So give us a call from special corporate team building outings to church groups to out- door bridal party trips, we have enjoyed advising on a wide range of activities.

The venues have expanded to include combination bike and kayak events, wilderness treasure hunts and unique team building exercises. In fact one of our summer workers is developing an app aimed at combined bike and kayak trails.

Our base Camp

We are located at 1200 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland, Michigan 49424.  We have the lower level, but you will find us most often on the rear deck known as the “Paddler’s Porch”, where we hope to spend most of our time, when we are not on the water. Come see our “Paddlers Porch” and have some coffee and conversation. If you want to fly in, Park Township airport is just across the street, which makes it convenient for our international customers and access to our corporate hangar. In fact,  one of our good customers flies his plane from west of Chicago, lands at Park Township airport and paddles for a few hours before flying back home.  Our neighbors, good friends and strategic partners are the West Shore Board Shop. They have SUP’s and other boards. You can rent them through us or go direct.

Balance Your Life

Another continuing theme for us is “Balance your Life”. You will notice this on various printed materials from our shop. We realize that the best way to enjoy paddling and reap returns from your outdoor adventures is for a balance in your approach. This means to us regular exercise, good nutrition, healthy relationships and a reasonable approach to work.  It is our experience that this is a meaningful reality and a motivating force for our customers.

Kayak Kaboose Trailers

Our line of trailers have become very popular in just a few years. Check them out in our Trailer section. The reason for this popularity is pretty basic: these are excellent trailers of high quality and more than competitively priced. Plus we  have options  to haul your bikes and SUPs. There are options for extra cargo and storage space on your trailer. We have rigged the trailers to carry recumbent bikes and tandems with kayaks.One of our good customers even had us rig his trailer for hammock camping.  Check it out here or at www.wildernessadventuretrailer.com.