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Where to rent kayaks and paddleboards on Long Island 

Zaib Shaikh, of Selden, and Sam LeFleur, of

Zaib Shaikh, of Selden, and Sam LeFleur, of Smithtown, learn stand-up paddleboarding from Nick Barbera of Stony Brook Harbor Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Paddleboarding and kayaking are two popular pastimes on Long Island's many waterways. Most outfitters are near launch sites that are open to the public, some lead regular guided paddles.


AMAGANSETT BEACH AND BICYCLE CO., 624 Montauk Hwy. and Cross Hwy., Amagansett, 631-267-6325, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., May-Labor Day. Kayak, surfboard, stand-up paddleboard, boogie board and rowing shell.

ATLANTIC OUTFITTERS, 405 Main St., Port Washington, 516-767-2215, Paddleboard, rowboat, kayak and fishing equipment, lessons, tours, parties.

BELMONT LAKE STATE PARK, Exit 38, Southern State Parkway, North Babylon,, 631-667-5055. Rowboat, kayak, and pedal boat. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. May 29-Sept. 6 weekends and holidays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11-Oct. 11 weekends and holidays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28-Sept. 3. weekdays, excluding holidays. Fee $20 per 2 hours for rowboats, pedal boats and kayaks (must be 18 years or older to rent boat); $8 parking daily May 29-Labor Day.

BLYDENBURGH COUNTY PARK, Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown,, 631-854-3713. Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend. Rowboat rentals, fishing. Fees $5 daily launch for personal vessel, year-round; Rentals: $10-$45 rowboat rental fee, $10 deposit required and refunded with rental return; Parking $7 resident, $15 nonresident weekends and holidays only.

BOB’S CANOE RENTALS, Kings Park, 631-269-9761, Season April 15-Nov. 15. Canoe and kayak rentals. Fees $50 single kayak, $60 double kayak; $60 canoe.

CARMAN’S RIVER CANOE AND KAYAK, 2979 Montauk Hwy., Brookhaven,, 631-803-8496. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays May 15-Oct. 30; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Fees $40 single kayak, stand-up paddleboards; $50 double kayak, canoe. Launch for Brookhaven Town residents, $10 nonresidents.

CEDAR POINT COUNTY PARK, Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton,, 631-852-7620. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Rowboat rentals. Fees $5 daily launch for personal vessel, year-round; Rentals: $10-$45 rowboat rental fee, $10 deposit required and refunded with rental return; Parking $7 resident, $15 nonresident weekends and holidays only.

DINGHY SHOP, 334 S. Bayview Ave., Amityville, 631-264-0005, Kayak, sailboat, and stand-up paddleboard sales, rentals, tours, lessons, and youth trips. Must be 15 and older to use own boat; reservations recommended. Hours 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. June-Oct. Season Shop open year-round. Fees Two-hour rentals: sailboat $95; single kayak $35, tandem kayak $65; stand-up paddleboards $45. All rentals include a flotation device and paddle. Twilight Tours 5:30 p.m. Wed. all summer, single kayak $46, tandem $64 (rental fee included).

EAGLE’S NECK PADDLING CO., Orient Beach State Park, 44000 Main Rd., Southold, 631-765-3502, Open for business. Kayak and paddleboard rentals Fees $10 parking plus rental fee.

EMPIRE KAYAKS, 4 Empire Blvd., Island Park, 516-889-8300, Hours 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. weekdays (closed Tue.), 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. weekends. Sales, rentals, lessons; kayaks, paddleboards, eco tours.

HAMPTON WATER SPORTS, 1688 County Rd. 39, Southampton,, 631-283-9463. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, March-Christmas. Sales and rentals for windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, kiteboarding; lessons on East End bays.

JETSKIRENTALS.COM, INC., 320 South Country Rd., Brookhaven, 631-559-5151, Season May 23-Oct. Rentals for kayaks, paddleboards and Jet Skis, lessons and tours available. Life jacket included in rental, reservations recommended. Fee $40 per hour for paddleboard, kayak, $125 for 4-hours; $150 per hour for JetSki.

JK KAYAK & SUP, Cold Spring Harbor, 800-489-0398, Season May-Oct. Professionally guided kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours. 1- to 3-hour tours and lessons for all levels from Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Islip and Southampton.

LONG ISLAND SUP, Sunset Harbor, 90 Colonial Dr., East Patchogue, 631-326-7926,; also in Stony Brook/Setauket, Patchogue, Smithtown, Long Beach and Southampton. Also: Fire Island SUP, a concierge water sports company, offering paddle boarding renting to every town on Fire Island. Offering lessons, tours, and sales and rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes floats and more. Delivery and pickup of paddleboards available within a five-mile radius of all locations.

MAIN BEACH XPEDITIONS, 500 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 631-537-2716, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Season Spring-fall for kayak, paddleboard and surfboard rentals. Full-moon paddles, group and private tours. Lessons, rentals.

NISSEQUOGUE RIVER CANOE AND KAYAK RENTALS, Paul T. Given County Park, Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, 631-979-8244, Also: Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park. Hours Open daily. Season April 15-Oct. 31. 5 ½-mile paddle along the Nissequogue River (tidal), canoe and kayak rentals. Fee $60 for canoe; $50 single kayak, $60 double kayak.

OYSTER BAY COMMUNITY ROWING, Centre Island Beach, 516-500-3677,

PAUMANOK TOURS, Setauket, 631-404-6447, Kayak and equipment rentals, lessons and guided tours. Fees Rentals: 1 hour for $30, $10 each additional hour. Tours: $50 1-hour trip, $65 2-hour trip, $80 3-hour trip. Prices include on-land lesson.

SEARS BELLOWS COUNTY PARK, Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays,, 631-852-8290. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, rowboating, Bellows Pond. Fees $5 daily launch for personal vessel, year-round; Rentals: $10-$45 rowboat rental fee, $10 deposit required and refunded with rental return; Parking $7 resident, $15 nonresident weekends and holidays only.

KAYAK SHELTER ISLAND, Route 114 at Duvall, Shelter Island, 631-749-1990, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily May-Oct. Tours, kayak and paddleboard rentals. Fees $60 kayak tours, $30 younger than 12. Paddleboards: $30 per hour, $50 for 2 hours; single kayak: $30 for 2 hours, $45 for 4 hours; Double kayaks: $50 for 2 hours, $70 for 4 hours.

SOUTHAVEN COUNTY PARK, Victory Avenue, Brookhaven,, 631-854-1414. Hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Rowing in lake on upper part of Carmans River. Fees $5 daily launch for personal vessel, year-round; Rentals: $10-$45 rowboat rental fee, $10 deposit required and refunded with rental return; Parking $7 resident, $15 nonresident weekends and holidays only.

SOUTH SHORE PADDLEBOARDS, 258 E. Main St., Babylon Village,, 631-482-1822. Sales and rentals, tours, lessons. Summer junior program. Sunrise and Sunset paddles; parties available. Fees: Lessons $65 an hour; rentals $40 for 2 hours.

STONY BROOK HARBOR KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARD RENTALS, 51 Shore Rd., Stony Brook,, 631-834-3130. Kayak and paddleboard rentals and tours; Paddleboard yoga and fitness fusion classes. Fees: 2.5 hour rentals: single kayaks $45, double kayaks $60; stand up paddleboards $45; paddleboard yoga classes and paddleboard fitness classes $40.

THE WATERFRONT CENTER, 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-922-7245, Hours 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tue.-Sun., closed. Mon. Season Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Fees Kayak and paddleboard rentals $25-$34 an hour. Kayak Wildlife Refuge Tours: $45 single kayak, $65 double kayak for a 90 minute guided tour.


LONG ISLAND PADDLERS, West Sayville, Paddling trips scheduled every week June-Sept.

LONG ISLAND ROWING, Scudder Beach, 10 Beach Ave., Northport; and Fleet Cove Beach, at end of Fleet Cove Road, Centerport;, 631-991-2739, Season June-end of Aug.

SAG HARBOR COMMUNITY ROWING, Cove Road, Sag Harbor, 631-267-6325, Season May-Sept. Middle school students and older.

SAGAMORE ROWING ASSOCIATION, Oyster Bay, 516-714-3247, Olympic-style rowing, learn-to-row program in Oyster Bay; interscholastic and masters (adult) competitive programs.

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