2021 Season Update

It's that time of year again! We're super excited! Who's ready to paddle?


OPENING DAY: Port Clinton - Saturday May 15th, 2021! It’s hard to believe that we are heading into our 6th season! We have been gearing up and getting ready! We are looking forward to the weather breaking and getting the boats in the water. This weekend is looking great!

The season officially kicks off on Saturday May 15th in Port Clinton. We will be open 7 days a week all summer long from 10am -8 pm.

Our Oak Harbor location opening day is tentatively set to open Memorial Day Weekend and we will run 7 days a week as well through Labor Day Weekend.

Some things we are working on adding this year (hopefully sometime in June):

Axe Throwing: Axe throwing is exploding in popularity and we have decided to extend our outdoor adventure by building an outdoor axe throwing range! We believe this is a great fit for our business. This sport is fun for all ages (10 and up), a great workout, and a positive way to release energy and stress. Come see us on the range in June! This will only be available at the Port Clinton location.

You may remember our Nigerian Dwarf goats from last year, Nug & Riptide. Well they love to suit up in their shark fin life jackets and go paddleboarding on our giant Paddleship! Starting in June you will have the opportunity to go out with them on a guided 1 hour paddle! This will be by reservation only and extremely limited to once per day as to not over work them. Booking will be done on our website once available. Also only available at our Port Clinton store.

Many of our special events will be back again this year such as our popular full moon paddles, sunset & smores paddles, kid's night, fireworks & glow stick paddle, and more all in the works! Keep an eye out on the Facebook page and website as we start to post the event details.

We truly appreciate you for supporting us through this adventure and look forward to seeing you on the river this summer!

Paddle On,

Bryan, Amanda, Gavin, Vayda, Vylet, Ivy, Rivers & Crew :)


Your Next Adventure Awaits At
The Portage River Paddling Company!!!

Looking for your next adventure?

The Portage River Paddling Company is your premier outdoor water recreation & adventure destination. We cover the best 20 mile run that the Portage River has to offer. We are family owned and operated. Our mission is to get families outdoors to spend quality time together and help them create memories that will last a lifetime!

Come enjoy the scenic Portage River! Spend an hour or the day with us enjoying the eagles, heron, turtles, and other abundant wildlife up close and personal! Take a trip down the river or rent by the hour from either of our locations.

Pan for gem stones in Port Clinton or take a pedal boat out of Oak Harbor.

We are located just minutes from downtown Port Clinton and in downtown Oak Harbor. Come solo or bring the whole family! With options for single kayaks, double kayaks, canoes, pedal boats (Oak Harbor only) and stand-up paddleboards we have something for everyone.

Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm and sometimes later. Just stop in, message us on Facebook, or give us a call to make a reservation (not required).

The Portage River Paddling Company - Port Clinton is nestled on the scenic Portage River, just minutes from downtown Port Clinton, Ohio and Lake Erie. Located on 94 acres of pristine wildlife is where you'll find us.  Come visit the scenic Judy Island, home to our resident bald eagles nest.  Bring your fishing pole and try your luck.


The Portage River Paddling Company - Oak Harbor is located in the heart of downtown behind the iconic Oak Harbor Hardware Store and directly across the street from Evolve Riverfront Cafe.


If you are looking to take a load off, get some exercise on one of our paddleboards, become one with nature, or just take an adventure come out and see us. You'll be glad you did!


We'll see you the on river!

-The Floro's


Kayak, Double Kayak, Canoe, & Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals!

Get out and discover the wilds of The Portage River on your choice of vessel.

With options for single kayaks, double kayaks, canoes, or stand-up paddleboards we have options to suit everyones needs.


Opening Hours 2021

Port Clinton, Ohio: 

May 15th through October 31st:

7 Days a week


Oak Harbor, Ohio:


Memorial Day Weekend through August 15th:

7 days a week


August 16th through Labor Day

7 days a week


September 7th through October 3rd

Saturdays & Sundays


Or by appointment during the week!

Oak Harbor, Ohio location:

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