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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
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17 Sep 2018
“A fun afternoon”
24 Aug 2018
“Beautiful scenes ”
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Come rent Kayaks or Paddleboards and explore this beautiful area by boat. There's miles of waterway to paddle and this is a great place for beginners. Kids of all ages are welcome. We do not take reservations. If you're looking for a relaxing vibe...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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251 County Route 67, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6477
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+1 518-587-9788
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Trying a paddle board was on my bucket list this summer. The Kayak Shak was helpful and friendly, as well as reasonably priced. I enjoyed my experience. It's a good place to try a paddle board or kayak. If renting a paddle board, come dressed...More

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit and I decided with this place based on reviews. Scenes are beautiful and place is not overly crowded with water devices. Prices are reasonable with options of renting or bringing your own for fee. We will definitely come back.

Thank Barretomjj
Rhianna S, Guest Relations Manager at Kayak Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for the sweet words! Come out during the foliage, it's AMAZING!!! ;)

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Great prices, staff, nice tables to sit and relax at before or after your ride. Fish Creek is so peaceful. We haven’t ventured down to the lake on our trips to the Shak, I’m sure it’s a little busier. Thanks Kayak Shak!

1  Thank NWells513
Rhianna S, Director of Sales at Kayak Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

You are so very welcome! It's our pleasure! Thank you for coming out and saying such sweet words about us! ;) The lake does get busier, but it's still beautiful to head upstream and then get to float back!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love renting kayaks from here. Easy to do! If you need a lesson, just ask and they will explain "how to". You're launched off in a quiet area of Fish Creek just south of Saratoga Lake. Look for wild life along the edges, turtles and...More

2  Thank rl8587
Rhianna S, Front Office Manager at Kayak Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

So glad you're into coming here for a paddle! We hear you about the weeds. Some years are worse than others... Hope you come back! ;)

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Kayak Shak charges $5 per kayak to launch your own kayak. If you're a family of 5, each with their own kayak, this is very expensive. I offered $10 total which I thought was a reasonable price, but the manager/owner declined. We were planning...More

1  Thank kah12831
Rhianna S, Public Relations Manager at Kayak Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for bringing attention to our launch fee! We're actually going to raise it next year in the hopes of encouraging people to launch elsewhere. So glad you found the free city launch, WAY BETTER RIGHT?!?! We just don't have the parking to accommodate private...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to try paddle boarding and decided to try it out while visiting a friend in Albany . The staff was very kind and the cost was fair . We had a great time would recommend to anyone 😀

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Money well spent!! Three hours of entertainment for $20.00 each..... can't beat that price!! Friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. By the way the restaurant on site was fantastic as well!!

Thank lsshaffer
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great staff and trip. Equipment was top of the line. Did need a few more pull off spots the get out and walk

Thank lbdesantis
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Have been here a couple times, great causal experience at the desk and you're off onto the water! Reasonable prices for kayak rentals and the SUP yoga classes are blissful!

Thank TMR111
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My husband and I rented a double kayak and spent almost 3 hours on the lake. The place is run well and organized. We were happy that we came in early between 9 & 10am and were able to get a double kayak in no...More

Thank lovenewyork1993
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