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Rent a Kayak, Canoe or Stand Up Paddle Board in the Capital Region

Interesting in learning how to canoe or kayak? Intrigued by the growing popularity of stand up paddleboarding, or SUP for short? These Albany and Capital Region companies offer canoe, kayak or paddle board rentals, and/or guided trips that allow you to learn paddling under the guidance of a trained instructor. Try something new this spring, summer or fall, and learn how to paddle on one of the area's many lakes and rivers. 

Lake George Kayak Company
Lake George Kayak Company
Bolton Landing, NY
Located in Bolton Landing, NY, the Lake George Kayak Company is your one stop shop for a fun and easy paddling trip. They operate a boathouse and paddleshop where you can rent or purchase a canoe, kayak, or Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP).
Kayak Shak
Saratoga Springs, NY
Kayak Shak in Saratoga Springs rents single person kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. You can also bring your own boat and launch from their docks for a small fee.
Battenkill Valley Outdoors
Cambridge, NY
Paddle the beautiful Battenkill near Saratoga! Battenkill Valley Outdoors rents canoes, kayaks, rafts, and tubes (with paddles, flotation devices, and shuttle service included), and offers customized instruction and trips.
Eastern Mountain Sports
Albany, NY
Try before you buy at EMS! The sporting goods store sells kayaks, paddles, stand-up paddleboards, and related accessories, but also rents kayaks for you to try out.
The Boat House
Schenectady, NY
The Boat House, located in Schenectady, sells canoes, kayaks, rowing shells, and related accessories. Kayak and canoe rentals are available from May through October, call for rates and availability.
Upstate Kayak Rentals
Upstate Kayak Rentals is a traveling kayak rental business that services Upstate New York's Capital Region. Hourly rentals are also available at the Waterford Boat Launch. Explore the beautiful waterways the area has to offer!