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Bay Creek Paddling Center

1099 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609-5943
+1 585-288-2830
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Highly Recommend

Our Back to Nature trip was terrific. Our guide, Morgan, was excellent. Very knowledgeable of the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
jhb1945
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Victor, New York
Kayak class

I took the beginning kayak class. Dan was our instructor. He was very knowledgeable and thorough... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Lisa C
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Rochester, New York
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We're Rochester's premier paddling shop, staffed with friendly, knowledgeable paddlers offering a selection of fine canoes, kayaks, surf skis and stand-up paddleboards for sale and rental. Located at the gateway to the "Secret Wilderness", we enable individuals and families to explore the serene and secluded wetlands of Irondequoit Creek, to venture out into picturesque Irondequoit Bay or to hop aboard our shuttle service to Ellison Park, 4.5 miles upstream. We also offer guided nature tours, SUP instruction, SUP yoga, SUP fitness, kayak instruction, kayak fitness, Wednesday Nite Racing and our own BayCreek Cup Race.
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24 Jul 2017
“Highly Recommend”
22 Jun 2017
“Kayak class”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1099 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609-5943
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+1 585-288-2830
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Our Back to Nature trip was terrific. Our guide, Morgan, was excellent. Very knowledgeable of the wildlife, history and ecosystems of Irondequoit Creek. Boats were in excellent condition. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I took the beginning kayak class. Dan was our instructor. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. We got a lot of information and quite a bit of time on the water. I think this class is a very good value. I would highly recommend it...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We tried out a kayaking class last night and really enjoyed it. I hadn't thought that a class would be very essential, but I guess I was wrong. We learned a whole lot in a few hours of on land and then on the water...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

My wife and I kayaked here on July 30. It was a warm day. But once we got out on the water it was noticeably cooler. We kayaked for 2 full hours. Once we launched we traveled to the nearby Irondequoit Bay. We then headed...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thanks so much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and we hope you come back!

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have been a customer of Bay Creek for over 15 years and they still have the products I need (like a new Kayak and car top rack). But the real nice part of Bay Creek is the wonderful people who work there and serve...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thanks so much for your positive review! Thank you for being a loyal customer and it's our pleasure to help you anytime!

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

My son and I very much enjoyed our nature tour through the wetlands surrounding Bay Creek Paddling Center. The pace was relaxed but the information non-stop, and we came away two hours later with a real appreciation for the fact that such a gorgeous and...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed the Secret Wilderness Nature Tour! We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the guide and we hope to see you back on the water soon!

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Great people, good personal attention at a lesson despite bad weather and a big guy (me) trying to stand-up paddle board, will definitely go back and put more time in.

Thank Matthew C
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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Matthew, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your class. We were impressed that the weather didn't stop you from Paddleboarding! We hope to see you back in no time! -The BayCreek Staff

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Finally I made it on a paddle board, it was on my bucket list. I was a bit scared how I manage to stand on a paddle board for 1 1/2 hours, but it was easier than it looks like. The bay was quite and...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Diana, So glad you enjoyed your experience last year! SUP Yoga classes are beginning in June and we definitely encourage you to sign up. It's easier than it looks and is geared towards all levels of both paddling and yoga! To address your curiosity about...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Our small roup was looking for a summer outing and impulsively we decided on kayaking at Bay Creek. The staff were super helpful and they had adequate choices of boats based on skills etc. I found this to be a memorable afternoon with friends. My...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you and your friends back this summer!

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Once a summer we rent kayaks from Bay Creek but this time we took a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) lesson. Our instructor Nathan was excellent. He is a very good, friendly teacher with clear instructions and a patient approach. The SUP'ing itself was fun and...More

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BayCreek_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Bay Creek Paddling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your class with Nathan! He should be back teaching again this year and we hope you'll come back, or even sign up for the Intermediate Class. We thank you for the positive review. Please forgive the late response! -The...More

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