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Rent And Play In The Blue Water Area With Michigan Boat Rentals

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

If you don’t own a boat or didn’t pack your boat while visiting the Blue Water Area, no worries. Michigan Boat Rentals is now open. Located in the Maritime Capital of the Great Lakes, Port Huron, and on Michigan’s East shore about 60 miles north of Detroit, rental options include tri-toon boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. The boats and the office are conveniently located in slips at the River Street Marina within a short walk of downtown. After a day of boating, you can check out the restaurants, go shopping, rent a bike, and visit the Maritime Center along the Blue Water River Walk.

Want to add some extra fun to your day of boating? Easily take a rental stand-up paddle board along or bringing your own one with you. An SUP rack is an add-on rental option, allowing you to mount your SUP to the side of the boat’s railing, keeping the walking area clear and providing safe travels to your destination.

If staying close to shore is what you like, try a relaxing day of kayaking. Michigan Boat Rentals has fishing kayaks with built in pole mounts and storage compartments, two-person tandem style or regular sit-in kayaks, available for you to use. A public, handicapped-accessible floating launch is very close to the rental office at the 7th Street Bridge. The launch is within the scenic Black River Urban Paddle Trail and is an easy 9.4 miles roundtrip offering a long or short day before heading back.

To start your water adventure, come aboard the floating office and get fitted for gear such as life jackets or SUP leashes before heading underway. Safety equipment and instruction is provided for you with each rental. Enjoy a day exploring the shoreline beaches while taking a scenic cruise, do some fishing, and take in all the summer fun that a relaxing boating lifestyle offers. Michigan Boat Rentals provides easy boating for you to enjoy a nauti day in the Blue Water Area.  Visit for more information or call (810) 637-1980.

This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2018 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Huron, Lake St Clair, Paddleboards, Rentals, Water Toys

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