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Several businesses can help introduce North Dakotans to kayaking or paddle boarding. Here’s a snapshot:

Missouri River Kayak Rentals

Owners: Sandy McKay and Becky Skalsky

Location: From Garrison Dam to Bismarck

Services: Rental of single and tandem kayaks. Shuttle and guide services. Also works with groups of up to 50 people.

Hours of operation: Any time, weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-880-8894

Website: www.missouririverkayakrentals.com

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 “I’m willing to work with anybody who wants to have an awesome time. It is one of the most relaxing things I think I’ve ever done. It’s just beautiful North Dakota scenery that you don’t get to see unless you’re in a kayak or a boat.”

– Sandy McKay

 

Paddle On North Dakota

Owners: Jeff and Jen Defoe family

Location: Headquartered at Harmon Lake, Mandan

Services: Rental of paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. Shuttle and guide services. Yoga and fitness classes with instructors on the water with paddle boards.

Hours of operation: Any time, weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-663-5580

Website: www.paddleonnd.com

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“It’s been a passion of ours all of our lives that we wanted other people to be able to experience. My husband says he works for smiles. It’s getting people active with nature. It’s a passion that’s turned into something we can share with others.” – Jen Defoe

 

Mighty Missouri Kayaks

Owner: John Fagan

Location: From Garrison Dam to Bismarck

Services: Kayak rental. Shuttle and guide services.

Hours of operation: Any time, weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-214-0096

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“Kayaking has been a growing sport that just keeps growing. It’s a really good workout, relaxing and fun all rolled into one.” – John Fagan

 

Boathouse on the Red

Owners: Ground UP Adventures

Location: Riverboat Road, just northwest of Sorlie Bridge, Grand Forks

Services: Rental of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays.

Contact: 701-747-0131

Website: http://groundupadventures.com/bhotr

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