Third Coast Surf Shop is currently taking reservations for group kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in New Buffalo. Reservations for groups of up to 70 people are available from May through October.
In New Buffalo: Galien River Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding, located at the Galien River boat launch, 17440 Red Arrow Highway. The Galien River has little current, allowing for an easy paddle both upstream and downstream. Rentals will also be offered at New Buffalo City Beach.
In addition to its two retail stores, Third Coast Surf Shop has provided rentals and other services to groups of all sizes since 2005, including service organizations, corporate team-building retreats, summer kids’ programs, and university faculty. Rentals are available by the hour, and group discounts are available.
Kayaks are available in both one- or two-person configurations and feature a stable, “sit-on-top” style for comfort. Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are oversized, beginner-friendly boards used with long, canoe-like paddles. Ideal for any age or skill level, both kayaks and stand-up paddleboards allow paddlers to explore any body of water at their own pace. All equipment, including paddles and lifejackets, is provided by Third Coast Surf Shop staff members at the rental sites.
For individuals and small groups, rentals are available both by reservation and on a walk-in basis. Rental operations are open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM mid-May through Labor Day. For rental rates, open hours, and other information, contact Third Coast Surf Shop at (269) 932-4575, or visit our website.