Wanting to have fun on the water, but don’t have access to watercraft of your own? Columbus Recreation and Parks is happy to work with a variety of authorized vendors to offer instruction or rental of non-motorized watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other similar and approved vessels, as well as, powercraft concession services including fishing charters, skiing lessons, site seeing tours, dinner cruises, and more within City of Columbus waterways.
Become A Vendor
If you are interested in obtaining authorization to conduct instruction, rental operations or powercraft concessions, please review the applications below:
All providers who obtain authorization will have their information posted below.
Standup Paddle Board Lessons, Sunset Tours, SUP Yoga, and Rentals at Hoover Reservoir. Special Events and Group Sessions can be scheduled on demand.
City of Gahanna Recreation and Parks
Kayak floats are scheduled based on lunar events (Super full moons, lunar eclipses, etc.).
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
Kayak rentals and tours along the Scioto River into the downtown Columbus area.
HERO USA, Inc.
Canoe, kayak, and standup paddleboard rentals for corporate team building and general public outings.
Kayak and canoe rentals on the Hoover Reservoir. Weekend kayak trips on the Scioto River through Dublin and Downtown Columbus.
Paddle & Roll
Single kayak, double kayak & stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals on Hoover Reservoir.
Sacred Wave SUP Yoga
Standup Paddle Board Yoga on the Hoover Reservoir.
Kayak rides in scenic locations along the Scioto River and Griggs Reservoir.
Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals in Downtown Columbus