Guide to Long Island Kayaks, Paddleboards, & Rowing Clubs

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If you are looking for help finding outfitters to rent Long Island kayaks and paddleboards, then you are not alone. These are two awesome outdoor activities on Long Island that seem to keep getting more and more popular. And there’s a great reason for this!

Both activities are fun, great exercise, and very accessible on our little island! Finding places to rent is actually not too difficult, with more and more options popping up seemingly all the time. Naturally, the majority of outfitters are near launch sites that are open to the public.

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25 Long Island Kayaks and Paddleboards for Rent

Taking out those Long Island kayaks and paddleboards offers a surprising bounty of natural beauty, wildlife, and waterways that range from serene rivers, inlets, and harbors to challenging ocean and bay courses.

There are a lot of options, given Long Island is 118 miles long, 20 miles wide, and surrounded by water! There are four main water bodies, including the Atlantic Ocean, the Long Island Sound, Great South Bay and Peconic Bay, and bisected by numerous rivers.

Here are 25 fantastic options for you to check out and enjoy!

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4 Nassau County, Long Island Kayaks and Paddleboards

First up, we will check out where to rent Long Island kayaks, paddleboards and more in the westernmost part of Long Island, Nassau County! Here are four great options, be it North Shore or South Shore.

Atlantic Outfitters

Paddleboard, rowboat, kayak and fishing equipment, lessons, tours, parties.

405 Main St. #2, Inspiration Wharf, Port Washington, L.I. NY 11050

Find out more by calling 516-767-2215 or by visiting

Empire Kayaks

Sales, rentals, lessons; kayaks, paddleboards, eco tours. Open 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on weekdays except Tuesday and 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on weekends.

4 Empire Blvd., Island Park, L.I., NY 11558

Find out more by calling 516-889-8300 or by visiting

Shore Thing Rentals

Take a kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), canoe or bike to the beach.  SUP yoga is also available. Open Thursday to Sunday in spring and fall, open daily when school is out, and open by appointment all other times.

128 Shore Road, Glen Cove, L.I., NY 11542

Find out more by calling 516-801-2201, texting 516-669-2296 or visting

The Waterfront Center

Kayak and paddleboard rentals as well as Kayak Wildlife Refuge Guided Tours. The season is Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays except Monday. 

1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay, L.I.. NY

Find out more by calling 516-922-7245 or by visiting

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14 Western Suffolk County, Long Island Kayaks and Paddleboards

Next up, we will check out where to rent Long Island kayaks, paddleboards and more in western Suffolk County! Here are fourteen great options, be it North Shore or South Shore here as well.

Belmont Lake State Park

Rowboat, kayak, and pedal boat rentals are available. The facility is open Noon-5 p.m. during 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.

Exit 38, Southern State Parkway, North Babylon, L.I., NY 11703

Find out more by calling 631-667-5055 or visiting

Blydenburgh County Park

Rowboat rentals and fishing available. You can rent vessels or use your own for a fee. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during the summer from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-854-3713 or by visiting

Bob’s Canoe Rentals

Featuring 5 Mile River Trips on the Nissequogue River. Single and double canoes, as well as kayaks are available for rent from April 15 to November 15.

Smithtown, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-269-9761 or by visiting

Carman’s River Canoe and Kayak

Single kayaks, double kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent. This is also a launch for Brookhaven Town residents. Open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends, April 15 to Oct. 30. 

2979 Montauk Hwy., Brookhaven, L.I., NY 11719

Find out more by calling 631-803-8496 or by visiting

Dinghy Shop

Kayak, sailboat, and stand-up paddleboard sales, rentals, tours, lessons, and youth trips. Life jacket included. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays from June-Oct. Twilight Tours 5:30 p.m. Wed. all summer. The shop is open year-round.

334 S. Bayview Ave., Amityville, L.I., NY 11701

Find out more by visiting or by calling 631-264-0005.

Rentals for kayaks, paddleboards and Jet Skis, lessons and tours available. Life jacket included.

320 South Country Rd., Brookhaven, L.I., NY 11719

Find out more by visiting or by calling 631-559-5151. 

JK Kayak & SUP

Professionally guided kayak and stand-up paddleboard tours. 1- to 3-hour tours and lessons for all levels from Open from May to October.

Cold Spring Harbor, Great River, and Southampton, L.I., NY

Find out more by visiting or by calling 800-489-0398. 

Long Island SUP

Stand-up paddle boarding outings (intro, group or individual), yoga and fitness classes, destination tours, and rentals.

Sunset Harbor, 90 Colonial Dr., East Patchogue, L.I., NY. Also in Stony Brook/Setauket, Patchogue, Smithtown, Long Beach and Southampton.

Find out more by visiting or by calling 631-326-7926.

Fire Island SUP

Offering lessons, tours, and sales and rentals of boogie boards, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes floats and more. Delivery and pickup of paddleboards available within a five-mile radius of all locations. Three-day  board or boogie board rentals available.

Fire Island, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-326-7926 or by visiting

Nissequogue River Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoe, single and double kayak rentals available for a 5 ½-mile paddle along the Nissequogue River.

Paul T. Given County Park, Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, L.I. and Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park, L.I. Open daily from April 15 – October 31.

Find out more by calling 631-979-8244 or by visiting  

Paumanok Tours

Kayak and equipment rentals, lessons and guided tours.

100% mobile kayaking company that specializes in bringing the fun to you. Choose the spot and Paumanok Tours will meet you there. 

Find out more by calling 631-404-6447 or by visiting

Southaven County Park

Rowboat rentals available for rowing in lake on upper part of Carmans River. Daily launch for personal vessel available year-round. Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Victory Avenue (just off the William Floyd Parkway), Brookhaven, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-854-1414 or by visiting

South Shore Paddleboards

Sales and rentals, tours, and lessons are available, as is sunrise and sunset paddle sessions. There’s also a great summer junior program.

258 E. Main St., Babylon Village, 

Find out more by calling 631-482-1822 or by visiting Fees: Lessons $65 an hour; rentals $40 for 2 hours.

Stony Brook Harbor Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Single and double kayak and paddleboard rentals are available. Tours, paddleboard yoga and fitness classes are also available. 

51 Shore Rd., Stony Brook, L.I., NY 11790

Find out more by calling 631-834-3130 or visiting

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7 East End of Long Island Kayaks and Paddleboards

For many, the East End of Long Island is a paradise of beaches, sun, and watersports. Here are seven great spots to rent Long Island kayaks, paddleboards and more on the East End! Both the North Fork and the South Fork/Hamptons are listed here.

Amagansett Beach and Bicycle Co.

Kayak, surfboard, stand-up paddleboard, boogie board and rowing shell is available. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday from May through Labor Day.

624 Montauk Hwy. and Cross Hwy., Amagansett, L.I., NY 11930

Find out more by calling 631-267-6325 or by visiting

Cedar Point County Park

Rowboat rentals are available daily from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Personal vessel launch is available year round.

Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton, L.I., NY 11937

Find out more by calling 631-852-7620 or by visiting

Eagle’s Neck Paddling Co.

Kayak and paddleboard rentals are available.

Orient Beach State Park, 44000 Main Rd., Orient, L.I., NY 11957

Find out more by calling 631-765-3502 or by visiting

Hampton Water Sports

Sales and rentals for windsurfing, paddleboarding, surfing, kiteboarding are available. There are also lessons available on East End bays. Open daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m from March through Christmas.

1688 County Rd. 39, Southampton, L.I., NY 11968

Find out more by calling 631-283-9463 or by visiting

Main Beach Xpeditions

Kayak, paddleboard and surfboard rentals are available. The company also offers full-moon paddles, group and private tours, and lessons. Open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. spring through fall.

500 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, L.I., NY 11930

Find out more by calling 631-537-2716 or by visiting 

Sears Bellows County Park

Rowboat rentals available. Open daily 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Personal vessel launch available year round.

Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-852-8290 or by visiting

Kayak Shelter Island

Kayak tours as well as single and double kayak and paddleboard rentals are available. 

Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from May through October.

Route 114 at Duvall, Shelter Island, L.I., NY

Find out more by calling 631-749-1990 or by visiting

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5 Rowing Clubs

There are also five rowing clubs where you can not only learn the basics of the sports, but you can join a team and compete is a easy to high level of competition!

Long Island Paddlers

Long Island Paddlers exists to share a common love for kayaking, canoeing and the outdoors. Paddling trips are scheduled every week June-Sept.

West Sayville, L.I., NY 11796

Find out more by visiting

Long Island Rowing

Offering competitive, recreational, and novice youth rowing programs taught by a world-class instructor. Open for the season from June through the end of August.

Scudder Beach, 10 Beach Ave., Northport; L.I., NY 11768

Find out more by calling 631-991-2739 or by visiting

Oyster Bay Community Rowing

The purpose of Oyster Bay Community Rowing is to educate the community about the sport of rowing with the aim to grow and enhance the sport. They are currently working toward creating a community boathouse on the North Shore of Long Island, as well as operating the Syosset Rowing junior club team.

Centre Island Beach, 466 Bayville Ave, Bayville NY 17709

Find out more by calling 516-500-3677 or by visiting

Sag Harbor Community Rowing

The group’s goal our goal is to make rowing accessible to all residents of Sag Harbor and the surrounding communities and promote the sport of rowing. The spring rowing program is a competitive rowing program designed to improve your technical proficiency and aerobic base. Open for middle school students and older from May to September.

Cove Road, Sag Harbor, L.I., NY 11963

Find out more by calling 631-267-6325 or visiting

Sagamore Rowing Association

Sagamore Rowing Association’s purpose is to foster community by supporting and promoting scholastic and community-based rowing programs. Practice or compete in Olympic-style rowing or learn-to-row adult, college, and youth programs in Oyster Bay. Each summer Sagamore Rowing Association conducts learn to row, recreational and competitive rowing programs in the Town of Oyster Bay, training the youth and adult community.

Oyster Bay, L.I., NY 11771

Find out more by calling 516-714-3247 or by visiting

More To See and Do on the South Fork

The Hamptons and Montauk is a world-renowned beach resort destination for good reason! There is just so much to see, do, and enjoy! Here are just a few of them:

Check out some luxury homes in The Hamptons!

Maybe you will love it so much, you’ll want to check out some Hamptons wedding venues!

Enjoy some of the world-class, amazing art in The Hamptons!

Enjoy some great Hamptons restaurants, including delivery!

Check out Shelter Island! Shelter Island is only accessible by the Shelter Island Ferry. The South Ferry connects to North Haven on the South Fork. Find out more about Shelter Island, it’s different towns and more by checking out this page that includes a handy Shelter Island Map!!

Explore Long Island Wine

Depending on where you are enjoying your Long Island kayaks and paddleboards, you’re likely pretty close to Long Island Wine Country! It’s another great part of visiting the island. If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards.

Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!

If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!

I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!

While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!

When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.

Make It A Weekend

The East End of Long Island is a really special spot. If you think you’d want to check it out and maybe even stay a while…that wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.

If you wanted to consider different options for staying on Long Island, be sure to check out these great places to stay in Montauk, 10 Hamptons hotels, 10 North Fork Long Island hotels, and this Guide to Sag Harbor hotels! Enjoy reading up on and hopefully exploring these wonderful Shelter Island hotels and let me know if you decide to make it a vacation!

More From The Long Island Local

After a fun, but sometimes hard, day on Long Island kayaks and paddleboards, you could use some relaxation! Maybe grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries and when you’ve had your fill of vino!

The bounty of great food on Long Island seems endless! From great steakhouses on Long Island to great Shelter Island restaurants to Long Island lobster rolls and Long Island bagels, there’s so much to enjoy. And how about all the wonderful Wölffer Estate Vineyard events and tastings?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!! Check out these 16 Long Island Boardwalks!

Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink!

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