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Great way to see the city

If you are not the adventurous type, there are boring clipper river cruises which will take you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kunal M
Mumbai, India
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Great Point of View

What a great way to get a whole new perspective on Pittsburgh. The river does flow so be sure you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ocean City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are not the adventurous type, there are boring clipper river cruises which will take you around. But if you like to explore, kayaking is the best option. The river ride gives you a great view of downtown city of Pittsburgh and amazing view...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to get a whole new perspective on Pittsburgh. The river does flow so be sure you save your energy for the upstream return. You can find a peaceful cove or head to Point State Park for a great view of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called ahead to inquire about booking two kayaks on Monday night at the North Park location. We were told that they didn’t take reservations, but we should be fine on a weeknight. We asked what time we should show up - we wanted to...More

Thank pittsburghwit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented 3 two person kayaks to show out of town visitors just how cool Pittsburgh is from the river. We paddled up the Allegheny and down to the Point fountain taking in all the sites. Paddling was easy, even for the grandparents and the...More

Thank Sweetwater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've rented both single and tandem kayaks from Kayak Pittsburgh's north shore location. My son, who was probably 14 the first time we went out, was more brave than I the first time we crossed the Allegheny with a barge at a distance but we...More

Thank Jes B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

plenty of sights and sounds of pittsburgh to enjoy. instructions for even beginners. plenty of help for our landing

Thank efleininger
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I have done this 8 times- every time we have out of town guests. The vantage point from a kayak is like no other. Paddle to the point and just relax. Go further on the Ohio and view the city from afar. Enjoy quiet scenery...More

1  Thank JohnDoe727
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a pretty popular destination on beautiful days in Pittsburgh - and locals and visitors typically take advantage of those days on the river. This is a great outfit that will rent you a kayak for river paddling and their downtown location is on...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Enjoyable low traffic attraction, nice staff, clean new bathrooms before you check in, free parking. They do not sell sunscreen, so make suer to bring your own, bring water, and zip lock bag for your cell. Site provides life jackets with zipped pocket where you...More

Thank NYTravelers770
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had fun at North Park lake. Pros : Quick and easy check out Kind friendly service Great afternoon kith family Cons; Not the largest lake (not their fault) A bit spendy. I would recommend and will be back. Thanks

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21 June 2015|
Response from Megan C | Reviewed this property |
If you rent through Kayak Pittsburgh no alcohol is allowed on their rental kayaks. You can find all their rules at their site. Search Venture Outdoors Pittsburgh and check out their FAQ for Kayak Pittsburgh page for more... More