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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 river miles 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 in Oak Harbor or rent by the hour from either of our locations.

Pan for gem stones, throw an axe, or pet a goat in Port Clinton or take a pedal boat or river trip 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 and stand-up paddleboards we have something for everyone.

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.


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

Things To Do In Port Clinton, OH & Oak Harbor, OH

single kayak rentals

Single Kayak Rentals

90% of what we rent are Perception Tribe 11.5' sit on top kayaks!

tandem kayak rentals

Tandem Kayak Rentals

Safe, stable, sit on top 13.5' Perception Tribes tandem kayaks!

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Canoe Rentals

15.5' Mackinaw Canoes are what make up the majority of our rental fleet!


Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals

10.5' Imagine Surfer Paddlebords make up our entire fleet!

pedal boat rentals

Pedal Boat Rentals

Take a leisurly trip on one of our pedal boats! Available at our Oak Harbor store only!

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The biggest, baddest stand up paddleboard on the market! Take the whole family!

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Bicycle Rentals

Yep, we rent bicycles too! Only from our Port Clinton store! Rent for an hour or a week!

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River Trips

Take a 4 mile or 9 mile river trip out of our Oak Harbor store! 7 days a week from 10am - 4pm.

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Paddleboarding With Goats!

Yep, we do that too! Have an experience of a lifetime with Gavin, Nug, & Riptide!

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Axe Throwing

Try out our newly built rustic outdoor axe range! Two lanes, four targets! Available at our Port Clinton store only!

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Gem Mining

Pan for gems & fossils from all over the world on our home made 116' gem mine complete with 3 waterfalls!

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Pitch a tent and spend the day or the week camping riverside primitive style! We provide a fire ring, picnic table, and bathroom. You bring the rest.

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Special Events

Full Moon Paddles, Sunset & Smores Paddles, Kid's Night, Fireworks & Glowsticks Paddles & More! Check out our calendar to see whats coming up!

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See Our Animals!

We have a lot of animals in our family including Gizmo the 150lb, 40year old tortoise! Goats, lizards, turtles, tortoises, ducks, bunnies & more! All at our Port Clinton, Ohio store!

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Opening Hours 2024 Season


Port Clinton, Ohio: 

May 4th through October 31st

7 Days a week


Closed: Tuesday September 3rd for Employee Appreciation Day

Oak Harbor, Ohio:


Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Thursday - Sunday


Last Rental at 5pm

Last River Trip at 2pm

Memorial Day Monday: 10am-6pm

Labor Day Monday: 10am-6pm

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