Northern Michigan Kayak Canoe SUP Rental Rates

Kayak – Canoe- Paddleboard – SUP Rental Rates Northern Michigan

Start your day paddling on the local lakes and rivers around Indian River, MI just 35 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge in the Straits area of Northern Lower Michigan. BrassWind Landing is located  off exit 310 of I75. We Rent Kayaks, Canoes and Paddle Boards by the hour (2 hour minimum), the day, multiple days and weekly rentals. We offer River Trips where our courtesy van will deliver you and the rental boat or board to the starting location and pick you up and at the end of your trip.  Each kayak rental or adventure starts out with a short paddling lesson based on paddlers experience. For daily or weekly rentals at your home, cottage or cabin delivery is free within 10 Miles – mileage added for longer deliveries. All our trips are custom trips.  We have morning trips launching between – 10:00AM and 11AM and afternoon trips generally starting between 1:00pm and 2PM. We also offer  custom adventures including full moon paddles, sunset adventures on kayak and sup, guided night lighted paddle SUP tours as well as winter kayaking by reservation. Please scroll down for our rental rates and pictures of some of the boats in our rental fleet.  For images and info on paddle board rentals click here.  For SUP Fitness & Classes – click here. Thank you!

Hourly Rental Rates for Kayaks & SUPS Delivered to the Beach on Burt Lake

2 Hours $25  ( 2 Hour Minimum)**
3 Hours $30
4 Hours $40
6 Hours $50
8 Hours $60

Daily & Multiple Day Rates for Kayaks & SUPS Including to Your Cottage*

24 Hour Rental $70 – When Available)**
2 Day Rental $120 ($60 per day)
3 Day Rental $150 ($50 per day)
4 Day Rental $180 ($40 per day)
5 Day Rental $210 ($40 per day)
6 Day Rental $225 ($37.50 per day)
7 Day Rental $250 ($35.00 per day)

*Please ask about our multiple day multiple kayak or SUP rentals rates as the rates goes as low as $32.50 per day. Call our shop and talk with Sheree at 231-238-4843.

**Tandem kayak is $10 more.

Please note: reservations are helpful for planning our trips since all of our trips our custom. Walk-ins are welcome however please keep you may need to grab an ice cream around the corner or have  a seat out front of our store until we return from a drop off or pick up.  We also can help transport your kayaks on our regularly schedule route. Please read more on our Spotting and Transport Page – click here. Larger group and Inland Waterway transports can be arranged with transport fee to be set based on route.

Liability Release Forms

Save time on rental day by printing and signing our liability release forms and bring them with you. To download our liability release forms  visit our Downloads Page –  click here.

Kayak and Canoe Paddle Adventure Details

Indian River Trips & Burt Lake Adventures

Your adventure starts at the sandy beach at DeVoe Beach 3 blocks West of the Village of Indian River on beautiful Burt Lake. Your paddling starts out onto Burt Lake and then you head around the channel pier and down the Indian River to the old Township Park and continue on down the Indian River to the Mullett Lake Spreads just before Mullett Lake where our courtesy car will pick you up at a private landing there.
$35 per kayak or SUP. $45 for a canoe or Tandemfor details visit Indian River Trips Page – click here.

Burt Lake Hourly & Daily Rentals

Start at DeVoe Beach on Burt Lake and paddle the shoreline for 2 hours. You can also head down the Indian River a ways and paddle back up, explore the end of the Sturgeon River (wind permitting) or just enjoy paddling on the lake. We have canoes, kayaks and paddle boards for this trip.  Our 12.5 Inuit Sea Kayak, Marvel 10 or Marvel 12, Ultimate Angler Fishing Kayak, Paluski Spirit kayak, a variety of paddle boards including the Versa Board Stand on top. We launch the kayaks in at DeVoe Beach (also known as City Beach), on Burt Lake,  just 3 to 4 short blocks from BrassWind Landing.

2 Hour Rental on Burt Lake – $25 per kayak or SUP, $40 per canoe, $35 Premium SUP or Wood Kayak Rental.


Sturgeon River Trips  & Adventures

Your Adventure starts on the Sturgeon River based on your paddling ability and experience. This is a  very beautiful and fast challenging river with lots of turns, low trees, and there can be log jams to avoid, some rippling white water and a water drop in one area of the river. If you get stuck along side a long jam the current can tip you over. We use Liquid Logic Kayaks built for this type of river for a low tip over rate (about 20%). The RemixXP’s have a skeg that will help keep you straight on the river and moving forward.  The water is between 45 and 55 degrees -so it is a bit more than refreshing if you were to tip over. This is not a lazy float; if you desire a quiet water trip then the Indian River is a better choice for you.
$40, $45 & $50for details visit Sturgeon River Trip Page – click here.



Our Rental Fleet:

Kayaks, Paddleboards & Canoes For Rent & River Trips:

  • We rent blow blow polyethylene molded kayaks manufactured by Liquid Logic, Native Watercraft and Paluski. We have sit-in kayaks, 2 sit-on-top kayak Liquid Logic Coupe kayaks with 1 tandem Liquid Logic Deuce Coupe sit on top kayak.
  • We rent Native Watercraft single sit in kayaks including sea kayaks. The Inuits and the Marvel.
  • Fishing Kayaks – the 12’5″ Ultimate Angler, by Native Watercraft,   is set up with spin cast rod holders and a trolley anchor system. This is one of the most popular boats with fishing guides.
  • We also rent a custom wood kayak with more wood boats to be built later this season.
  • Canoes – Yes! We have 4 Paluski Fastwater 16′ Canoes. Each Canoe seats 2 people with room in the middle for a small child.
  • Stand-on-top or stand up paddle boards (SUP). Our rental program for paddleboards includes poly SUPS, Inflatables, and mid July Made in  USA Resin Tint Epoxy Stand Up Paddleboards. We also have a youth size paddleboard – for pictures of our sups and more information visit our SUP Rental Page.
  • We currently do not rent power boats or powered watercraft, sailboats  or paddle boats (we DO have paddle boards or SUP)


Kids & PaddlesportsChildren from the age of 10 and up may be in their own kayak during the Indian River Trips depending on the their height, weight and ability to paddle for 2 hours. We have had children as young as 4 go along with parents in a sit on top, canoe or in the 12.5 Ultimate Angler fishing kayak for example. Kayaking on calm days is possible on the Indian River, on the Indian River Spreads just before the river enters Mullett Lake, and on Burt Lake where the water remains shallow for a long time. Paddleboards, especially the 13′-2″ Versa Board from Liquid Logic, are great for a parent and child together, even to smaller children. The Sturgeon River can be hazardous and kids under the age of 10 are generally not able to take that trip with us.paddle board - imageDeVoe Beach or City Beach on Burt Lake it is a great place to rent a kayak, or stand up paddle board (SUP) for families with young children. You can rent for 2 hours for $25, 4 hours for $40.  Parents can feel comfortable here watching their kids learn to maneuver the boats because the water is very shallow for a great distance from shore and the swimming area goes out along way as well. Often parents rent the tandem sit on top Deuce Coupe and take the younger child with them. We have planned trips where 1 child will paddle a single kayak for a while and the other sibling will go in the tandem with the parent or an older sibling, then at some point int he trip they can switch boats. In this way no one gets too tired out. They also get to try 2 different types of boats. All of our kayak trips are custom and we decide the best scenario once we have met the children and their parents because physical ability and maturity level may vary. Please feel free to call ahead with questions about kayaking with young children.