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Kayak, Paddleboard, & Bike Rentals

On the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay, in Clinch Park (one of Northern Michigan’s most popular beaches with 1,500 feet of sandy beach) sits, Paddle TC. Paddle TC rents what you need as the water and trails of Northwest Michigan beckon the outdoor enthusiast in you. You may be looking for a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) to explore the beautiful blue waters of the bay or negotiate the bends and curves of the Boardman River as it meanders its way through the historic downtown business district of Traverse City. Perhaps your adventurous spirit  is yearning for a bike to devour some of the TART Trails (over 60 miles of regional biking trails) that wind their way through downtown Traverse City, with all of it’s restaurants, gift shops, breweries and art galleries, connecting with trails that carve their way along lake shores, farmland and woodland offering up unparalleled vistas of vineyards, wineries and endless lake views.  

Paddle TC’s mission is to encourage others to be outside, active and create lifelong memories.  Let us know how we can do that for you.


We are located in beautiful downtown Traverse City (A.K.A.Paradise), but we’ll deliver kayaks,  stand-up paddleboards (SUP) or bikes virtually anywhere in Northern Michigan - from Long Lake to Big Glen, Torch Lake to Lake Leelanau, we’ll bring the clean, well maintained vessel of your choice to you—so you can spend more time enjoying the water or trails. After all, you’ve got more important things to worry about, like which snacks to pack and which bathing suit to wear. So, leave the transportation to us. Click the link below to learn more about Paddle TC’s concierge boat delivery—from shore to shore.

For your adventurous spirit Paddle TC offers the following rental items:

  Jackson Riviera Kayaks (single & double)
  Starboard Stand-Up Paddleboards (Atlas & Blend)
  Bounce Stand-Up Paddleboards (Multi Purpose)
  Electra Bikes (Townie 7D & Cruiser 1)

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tours, classes, & lessons

Don’t let fear of the unknown get in the way of creating your perfect vacation!

Paddle TC is here to help. We have experts on hand for lessons (group or individual).  We also have the ability to set up tours (with or without a guide).  We know the area, we know the equipment and would love to pass the knowledge on to you. Let us know what you need to make you or anyone in your party feel more comfortable.

About Paddle TC

Ah, summer in Northwest Michigan! The sunsets, the cool summer nights, the people, the lakes, the rivers, the woods, the stores, the gift shops, the restaurants, the galleries, the wineries, the breweries, the slower pace! Many call it paradise. We just call it Traverse City!

And, in the heart of it, on the shores of West Bay, Paddle TC sits, readying the bikes, paddleboards and kayaks for you, so that you can take paradise to a whole new level,  a personal level.  Paddle TC rents ‘people powered fun’ to help you relax, explore, exercise and enjoy the great expanse of Traverse City.

See What Makes Us Different

My husband and I rented Kayaks and had a blast! We plan to take the Boardman River water tour of downtown TC next time.

Alli Boyer

Alli B Testimonial pic | Paddle TC

Paddle Pedal Combo was the best of both worlds! Biking and Kayaking in the same day made our trip. Can’t wait till next summer!

Katie Hawkins

Katie Testimonial Pic | Paddle TC

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