Sunset Tour: Cleveland Rocks! Downtown Tour
 

Where you'll go: This paddle departs from Whiskey Island, one of the few undeveloped green spaces adjacent to downtown Cleveland.  We'll paddle across the Cuyahoga River along the Port of Cleveland, getting a close up view of the big ships that ply the waters of Lake Erie, before heading into Northcoast Harbor for a paddle alongside the historic SS Mather (a retired ore freighter turned shipping museum)and an opportunity to paddle under (yes...that's under!) the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.   We'll then paddle out to the West Harbor lighthouse for a close up view of a classic Great Lakes light.

What you'll see:   A working harbor complete with ore boats, tugs, and other commercial ships;  two operational lighthouses and an abandoned Coast Guard station; panoramic views of the Cleveland skyline, and close up views of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, and Browns Stadium.   Wildlife sightings include:  great blue heron, cormorants, and ducks.

Conditions to expect:   This paddle remains behind the breakwall, so conditions remain generally flat.  Boat traffic can kick up wakes and chop, especially in the area around the Cuyahoga River.

How far you'll paddle:  5 nautical miles.

Duration: 
3 hours (approximately 2.5 hours paddling)

What's included:  Single sea kayak and equipment (paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, whistle, and light).

Cost:  $40.00

 
Event Type: Sunset Tours
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
When is this offered
 
Sunset Tour: Lakewood's Cliffs and Coves
 

Where you'll go: This paddle departs from the Emerald Necklace Marina on the Rocky River.   Starting out in the protected water of the Rocky River, we'll journey out to Lake Erie, and--sea conditions permitting--paddle eastward along the impressive cliffs of the Lakewood coast.  Our return trip will offer an opportunity to venture into deeper water for a view of the Cleveland skyline before we paddle back into the sunset.

 

What you'll see:   A spectacular river valley with impressive shale and limestone cliffs; riverfront homes (including the Elliot Ness home) and marinas; and a view of the Cleveland skyline.  Wildlife sightings include:  great blue heron, mallard ducks, wood ducks, cormorants, and seagulls.

Conditions to expect:   While the Rocky River is always calm, Lake Erie is a dynamic body of water, so conditions vary depending on the wind.   We will not venture into the Lake if waves are over 2ft., but it may be choppy at times.   

How far you'll paddle:  5 to 6 nautical miles.

Duration: 
3 hours (approximately 2.5 hours paddling)

What's included: 
Single sea kayak and equipment (paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, whistle, and light).

Cost:  $40.00

 
Event Type: Sunset Tours
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
When is this offered
 
Sunset Tour: Lorain Lighthouse and Harbor
 

Where you'll go: This paddle departs from the beach at Lakeside Landing in Lorain (rough water alternatives:  Lakeview Park or Black River Wharf).  We'll paddle the open waters of Lake Erie to enter Lorain Harbor, getting a close up view of the big ships that ply the waters of Lake Erie and the historic Lorain Lighthouse (built 1917).  From there, we'll enter Lorain Harbor and the Black River, a bustling port that is home to Black River Landing, the Jet Express Ferry terminal, marinas.

What you'll see:   A working harbor complete with ore boats, tugs, and other commercial ships; a restored historic lighthouse; plenty of hustle and bustle along the river front. Wildlife sightings include: great blue herons, black crested cormorants, terns, ducks.

Conditions to expect:   This paddle goes outside the breakwall, so conditions can be choppy.  Boat traffic can kick up wakes and chop, especially in the area around the Black River. 

How far you'll paddle:  ~5 nautical miles.

Duration: 
3 hours (approximately 2.5 hours paddling)

What's included:  Single sea kayak and equipment (paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, whistle, and light).

Cost:  $40.00

 
Event Type: Sunset Tours
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
When is this offered
 
SUP @ Sunset Paddle
 
Join 41° North for a group SUP paddle.

Where you'll go: This paddle departs from the 41 North Yak Shack on the Rocky River.   Starting out in the protected water of the Rocky River, we'll paddle our boards out to the mouth of the Rocky River and--weather and waves permitting--out onto Lake Erie you can choose to play on your board or simply relax and soak up a summer sunset over our Great Lake.

 

What you'll see:   A spectacular river valley with impressive shale and limestone cliffs; riverfront homes (including the Elliot Ness home) and marinas, and a sunset on Lake Erie. Wildlife sightings include:  great blue heron, mallard ducks, wood ducks, cormorants, and seagulls.

Conditions to expect:   While the Rocky River is always calm, Lake Erie is a dynamic body of water, so conditions vary depending on the wind.   We will not venture into the Lake if waves are over 2ft., but it may be choppy at times.   

How far you'll paddle:  2-3 nautical miles.

Duration: 
2 hours (approximately 1.5 hours on the water)

What's included: 
Stand-up paddleboard and equipment (paddle, inflatable or standard PFD, leash, and a USCG-regulation white light for paddling after sunset).

Cost:  $25.00


NOTE: If you have your own board, you are free to join this group paddle at no cost. You must bring a white light and wear a properly fitted lifejacket or inflatable waist-mounted lifejacket.
 
Event Type: Sunset Tours
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
When is this offered
 
The Burning River Moonlight Tour
 

Where you'll go: Take a paddle through Cleveland's industrial heritage! This tour starts at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse on the Cuyahoga River, just a stones throw from the site of the infamous 1969 Cuyahoga River fire, and heads downstream through the heart of the Cleveland Flats entertainment district. We'll paddle under no fewer than seven of Cleveland's famous bridges as we pass historic warehouses, the Cleveland Powerhouse complex and Scene Pavilion, and finally out to the historic Coast Guard station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. As the sun sets and the full moon rises, the illuminated bridges and city lights create a unique visual and sensory experience as the River once again "burns" in a dazzling array of colors and shapes.

What you'll see: A working waterqay complete with ore boats, tugs, and other commercial ships; historic bridges, many of them illuminated and several of them with unique lift or turning features; a unique view of the downtown skyline; the Flats entertainment district; and the rebirth of the Flats East bank as the East Bank Project continues. There's also a surprising amount of wildlife. Expect to see great blue heron, cormorants, ducks. If we're lucky we'll catch sight of some of the beaver whose population has rebounded in the area around Whiskey Island.

Conditions to expect: The Cuyahoga River is a no-wake zone and is always flat, however big boat traffic (freighters, barges, and tugs) create turbulence as they maneuver through the narrow river. Boat traffic can kick up wakes and chop, especially in the area around the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.

How far you'll paddle: about 4.5 nautical miles.

Duration: 3 hours (approximately 2.5 hours paddling)

What's included: Single sea kayak and equipment (paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, whistle, and light).

 
Event Type: Sunset Tours
 
Event Rating: Level 1 - No Experience Required
 
When is this offered
 
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