Welcome to River Lures Kayaking!!!
We're located at 24316 Front St Grand Rapids, Ohio on the banks of the beautiful Maumee River. We rent canoes, kayaks, SUP's, pontoon boats and row boats with and without motors. Get out in the sun this summer and enjoy your local river! It's all about quality of life in Grand Rapids and River Lures Kayaking is your one stop destination for fun and relaxation. Get on the Maumee this year and see what it's about: fun, sun, kayaking and legendary fishing... it's all waiting at River Lures Kayaking.
Come on in to River Lures Kayaking for an awesome day on the river. No Reservations necessary, just come in and sign up. Credit Card info is required for rental. These are "sit-on-top" kayaks that get rented down river. These "sit-on-tops" are the safest boats we can put you on. They will NOT fill up with water even if you get tipped over. This is a very relaxing stress free day for you. We take care of everything, life jacket, paddle and shuttle back to the store. We drop you in behind the Marathon station in Grand Rapids to begin your wonderful trip down river. We explain to you what to do and where to go, these are not guided trips. All you have to do is stay to the LEFT and you wont miss any of our "pickup" points, as we will explain when you are signing up and putting you in the water. "Go have fun and call us when you're done" We sell very inexpensive dry bags for your phone so it doesn't get ruined. These bags are great, you can still use your phone through them (talk, text even take pictures). There is never usually more than a 20 min wait for "pickup"....If you forget the sunscreen and water shoes don't worry because they are available for purchase
Our river trip season runs from March 15 through October 15
What you might see on your trip
Our river trips often reveal many different sightings of wildlife and nature along the way. You'll enjoy sightings of Bald Eagles, Egrets, Blue Heron, sometimes the elusive Green Heron, along with ducks, painted, snapping and soft-shell turtles, some as big as two feet, sunning themselves on the banks of the many islands along the way. You'll also see deer, raccoon and maybe even the resident family of eagles fishing along the banks of the Maumee.
DURING THE WEEK if you bring out your bicycle we can transport it down to you after your kayak trip for ONLY $5 more. We would pick up the kayaks and just leave you your bike. From there you would peddle back up the beautiful tow path back toward Grand Rapids and meet back at our store. It's a very nice way to spend the day
Visit our Rates and Packages page for trip details, pricing and more.
We have a full line of tackle, poles, fishing nets, and general fishing supplies. Live bait includes:
Creek Chubs (when available)
Glow Worms (Green night crawlers)
Frozen Chicken Liver
Boat Repair and Maintenance
We offer both outboard motor repair and maintenance. We are also a dealer and service center for Tohatsu outboard motors with a certified Technician for warranty or general repair.
Kayak, Canoe & SUP Sales
We offer sales of kayaks, canoes, SUP's, boat trailers, pontoon trailers, rowboats, motors and related supplies.
We carry Native, LiquidLogic, Wilderness Systems, Dagger Perception & Hurricane