How A Boat It?

June 8, 2018

5 Ways to Explore Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River


From the twisty turns of the Cuyahoga River to the vast expanse of glistening Lake Erie, Cleveland has no shortage of massive bodies of water simply begging for adventure. Rent a jet ski. Take a cruise. Maneuver a kayak. Dock your boat. It's time to dive in.

1. BrewBoat CLE

Image Courtesy BrewBoat CLE

How's this for alliteration? BrewBoat CLE calls itself "Ohio's first and only pedal-powered paddle-wheel party-boat." But it's no hyperbole -  the startup books Cuyahoga River cruises for up to 14 people to sip drinks and listen to good tunes while pedaling on a cycleboat.

2. Great Lakes Watersports

Image © Cody York

Lake Erie is your adventure oyster, thanks to Great Lakes Watersports. Located at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, the business rents jet skis, boats and kayaks to novices and experts alike from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

3. 41° North Kayak

Point your GPS toward 41° North Kayak Adventures, which invites thrill-seekers of all skill levels to try their hand at kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The company offers rentals, classes and even tours and day trips.

4. Goodtime III + Nautica Queen

If letting someone else navigate our fair waters is more your style, the majestic Goodtime III and Nautica Queen boats offer a variety of waterfront cruises - ranging from sightseeing jaunts to romantic dinner voyages.

5. Rock & Dock

Image © Drew Shipley

Why drive to Cleveland when you can cruise there instead? The 53-slip Rock & Dock at North Coast Harbor Marina lets boaters dock behind the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while they grab dinner or do some sightseeing.

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