Third Party Watercraft Vendors

Wanting to have fun on the water, but don’t have access to a water craft of your own?  Columbus Recreation and Parks is  happy to work with a variety of authorized vendors to offer instruction or rental of non-motorized watercraft, including canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other similar and approved vessels, as well as, powercraft concession services including fishing charters, skiing lessons, site seeing tours, dinner cruises, and more within City of Columbus waterways.

If you are interested in obtaining authorization to conduct instruction, rental operations, or powercraft concessions, please review the applications below.

Non-Motorized Watercraft Vendor Application     |     Powercraft Vendor Application

All providers who obtain authorization will have their information posted below.

Approved Non-Motorized Watercraft Providers

City of Gahanna Recreation and Parks

Kayak floats scheduled based on lunar events (Super full moons, lunar eclipse, etc.)


Windrose Outdoor

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals in Downtown Columbus


Paddle & Roll

Single kayak, double kayak & stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals on Hoover Reservoir


Aloha SUP

Standup Paddle Board Lessons, Sunset Tours, SUP Yoga, and Rentals at Hoover Reservoir. Special Events and Group Sessions can be scheduled on demand.


Approved Powercraft Concession Providers

Cap City River Time

Leisure boat rides, wildlife sight seeing, onboard dining, fishing, wake boarding/water skiing on the Griggs Reservoir