With miles of winding estuary and marshes, Plum Island is a great place to explore by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. When visiting our boutique Newburyport hotel Blue—Inn on the Beach, our guests love to rent kayaks and SUPs and see the area by paddle. Whether you're an experienced paddler who just needs an equipment rental or someone who would like a lesson or guided tour, there are several Plum Island kayak and SUP rentals that will help you get out on the water. Enjoy these tips about Plum Island kayak and SUP rentals for the next time you're on a lark to Plum Island.
Plum Island Kayak | 92 Merrimac St, Newburyport | (978) 462-5510
This kayak and SUP rental shop is in downtown Newburyport, very close to the waterfront. The shop rents open or sit-on-top kayaks recommended for the inland waterways, and closed cockpit sea kayaks for the ocean side of Plum Island. You can put in from a spot near the shop or rent the equipment necessary to transport your kayak or SUP by car. The staff will also take you to your destination for a small fee. If you'd like to enjoy a kayak tour, Plum Island Kayak offers many, the most popular a daily tour that varies in its put in spot and destination based on the conditions. Explore the marshes and estuaries and see the fish, reptiles, and birds that inhabit these unique ecosystems. Full moon and horseshoe crab tours are offered as well, plus lessons for both kayaks and SUPs.
Newbury Kayak & Canoe | 291 High Rd, Newbury | (978) 465-0312
This paddle shop is located on the Park River in nearby Newbury. Rent kayaks, canoes, or SUPs for exploring the marshes of the National Wildlife Refuge or a sea kayak for catching some waves in the ocean. If you're looking to get into the sport, Newbury Kayak & Canoe has partnered with Rock Paddle Surf Kayak Coaching to offer sea kayaking lessons and tours. A number of kayak tours are offered, from a sunset tour to guided tour of the Parker River. Enjoy some time on the water next time you're visiting Plum Island!