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Port Austin Kayak

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119 E Spring St, Port Austin, MI 48467-6738
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

First visit to Port Austin to kayak...found the store to have several helpful items for the day, the staff to be gracious in directing us to the nearby public launch area (where we parked and had easy launch access) and optional kayak sites reviewing their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The bottom line kayaking sounded great. As it turns out it's a bunch of college kids working there for the summer that don't really have a lot of knowledge. They just put you in a kayak and let you go. No one informed me that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pfaster
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day kayaking to Turnip Rock! Start early or go during the week, as it was quite crowded on the way back!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LolaMickey
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Turnip Rock is absolutely a sight to behold! But, sometimes conditions aren't great, and you cannot rent from the shop there in town. If that's the case, and you have your own boat, there is an alternate route. I've posted a Google map with the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank PureMiPuraVidaATL
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Kayaking was our entire purpose of visiting the area and we totally enjoyed it! We camped nearby and went here to kayak out to Turnip Rock. We did the all day rental, but we could've easily done just the 4 hour rental. After reaching the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cindyk2315
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. They made me feel very secure about this adventure before launching. The trip was calm and the view was well worth it! I would recommend it to anyone wanting to spend a day in Port Austin.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ruizuno
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had a great time seeing the Turnip rock renting through Port Austin Kayak. We had a great day, low head winds, and were easily able to make it back in the 4 hour limit (we are in the over 50 crowd). Rounding the bend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Nice shop with quality clothing. Great place to rent kayaks. I highly recommend this for a fun family experience.. our grandchildren love it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This place could teach a seminar on customer service. Very polite, good advice and let's you use the bathroom. Great way to start a trip. Keep up the good work.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank allen94
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

With NW10 wind we were on the edge of not being let out for safety reasons, but my wife and I with our 12 and (2) 10 year olds took off and made Turnip Rock in about an hour...great adventure for the whole family

Date of experience: July 2018
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Candace B
10 August 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Yes...if you wear a life jacket and check the weather. Know that you have to have enough energy to get back to your starting point. Pace yourself and pick a reasonable distance to paddle.
30 August 2017|
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Response from gusdogDetroit | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Bird creek beach/park. Parking lot/ bath rooms/ picnic area. PAK has bath rooms/ food & clothing.