The What + The Where


Float Paddle Center is the Saginaw River’s only rental outfitter! We proudly carry all American-made Crescent Splashback sit-on-top single- and tandem-kayaks and SUP+ paddleboards that are surprisingly stable and easy use even for beginners.  

We are the first kayak livery you’ll find as you head Up North on I-75 located at 

110 Salzburg Ave.  |  Bay City, Michigan
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Our “home” launch is located just a few steps from our shop on the grassy water’s edge in a City Park, on the west side of the Saginaw River away from the commercial shipping channel. The park doesn’t include a kayak launch yet but we are in discussion with the City to add one very soon!  Check out our About Page for pics and more details about what our area has to offer.  

Just click on “Book Your Rental” to browse price details and availability.  

The When + The How


Summer 2020 Hours  | 10 am – 6 pm | Weekday Reservations Required | For availability click on Book Now!

Pricing includes life jackets|

2-Hour Pleasure Paddle | $25 single kayak or paddleboard | $40 tandem kayak | Location: Float Paddle Center, Saginaw River

4-Hour Paddler’s Choice | $50 single kayak or paddleboard | $75 tandem kayak | Location: Pick up at Float, paddle here or take it with you. 

Full- & Multi-Day Vacation rentals | Pick up at Float Paddle Center between 4:00 & 6:00 pm and return the following day (or 2, or 3, or 7 days later!) between 4:00 & 6:00 pm. 

– 1 full day | $80
– 2 days | $120
– 3 days | $150
– 4 days | $175
– 5 days | $190
– 6 days | $200
– 7th day free! $200

**Please bring a truck, trailer, or appropriate car-top rack, padding, and 3 bungee cords or ratchet straps per boat.**

All ages and good dogs welcome!  

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The Why + What Else


Click on our About Page to answer all of your questions. For group discounts, special event inquiries, or long-term vacation rentals enter your info below and our owners or Manager will get in touch!     

A soul searcher’s paradise.
Kayak & SUP rentals. 
Come float with us.