Riverside Kayak Connection (RKC) is Metro Detroit's largest paddling shop. Over the past 13 years we have been dedicated to the improvement of Metro Detroit water trails and public access for all. We continue to accomplish this goal by offering tours, classes, and events for people of all backgrounds and paddling abilities.See Riverside Kayak Connection and all Wyandotte has to offer by arranging your trip with our Wyandotte travel route builder app .
Based in Wyandotte, MI our retail location is home to an assortment of kayaks, paddling accessories, and outdoor gear. Our 2 summer rental locations are on Belle Isle in Detroit and at Wayne County Elizabeth Park in Trenton. We also offer classes in Detroit and Southgate and tours all along the Detroit River.
Riverside Kayak Connection Reviews
The team at RKC was awesome and I had a fantastic time on the tour. Quinn was a great guide and the staff was friendly, helpful, and encouraging. The tour lasted 2.5 hours and was the perfect way to e... more »
We thoroughly enjoyed the canal tour - interesting history and what a view of the old homes from the water. But the Detroit River was the exciting part! The Wilderness Pungo boats were perfect for the... more »
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Detroit Canals. The guides (Quinn and Mack) were very knowledgeable and entertaining. They made the process of getting into and out of the kayaks easy, with clear... more »
Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have great selection of boats and accessories to choose from, even during the off-season, and can order anything they don't have in stock for you. In addition to their retail operation, they also have a plethora of classes, events, and tours to choose from. Worth the drive downriver even if it's a bit of a trek for you. Give your business to local shops like this instead of the chains.
What a great experience! Izzy was our guide. He was so nice, professional, and helpful! We have never kayaked on the river and are 'beginners'. He knew just what to do to help us! The tour was awesome! And for our friends who had to cancel 2 days before the event Riverside was understanding and easy to work with! Highly recommend! And we will be back!
Great customer service! I went in looking for Doc's Pro Plugs and the young man in the store was very helpful and helped me find the correct size. Will definitely shop there again!
These guys are top notch! They did a great job of making my entire family feel comfortable (safe) while in the water, as the Detroit River can be a little intimidating to some. We also had a lot of fun and very much enjoyed learning about the "canal-side" of Detroit's history that few probably ever hear. Definitely would recommend this activity!
My friend and I took the Sunday morning tour of Blue Heron Lagoon on Belle Isle. My first time ever Kayaking. The guide was Tiffany and she was fantastic! Made me feel comfortable immediately. I am not a natural athlete by any means! This was not hard and I never felt unsafe. The wind was coming at us, and we were fighting the current as we went by Detroit Yacht Club. So Tiffany calmly asked us each if we wanted to change the tour a little since it was so difficult, and we all agreed to take a little different path. This was exhilarating and FUN! I HIGHLY recommend this company and this tour! Perfect for beginners like us! Looking at the dates to book the next tour with them for the Full Moon tour!
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