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11 Places to Rent Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Boards in Buffalo

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 23, 2021
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Over the past few years along with kayaking, stand-up paddle boards (SUP boards) have become a mainstream way to enjoy the water and/or a workout in Buffalo and Western New York. Thanks to the plentiful water access points we have in the region, getting on a SUP board is easier than ever these days.

If you’re looking to rent a SUP board, there are a variety of locations to do so in WNY.  Keep reading to find out where to rent one near you.

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1 – 5. Longboards Paddle Co.

  • Hamburg Town Beach – 4420 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075
  • Woodlawn Beach and State Park – S-3580 Lakeshore Road Blasdell, NY 14219
  • Wilkeson Point on the Outer Harbor – 225 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY  14203
  • Buffalo River Launch (By reservation) – 301 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY​ 
  • Lake Erie Seaway Trail – 4968 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg NY 14075

This company is posted up at several different locations from Hamburg to the Outer Harbor. Plus they offer rental options for kayaks and hydrobikes, and turbo paddle boats in addition to SUP boards, making this is perfect option if you’re hitting the water with anyone who would rather not stand up.
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6. BFLO Harbor Kayak

2 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14202

Paddle board (and kayak rentals) include everything you need to enjoy a relaxing trip on the water. Explore the Buffalo River at your leisure, or book one of their tours to find out even more about Buffalo’s great industrial past!

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7 – 8. SUP Erie Adventures

  • Sunset Bay: 1028 South SHORE DRIVE, Irving, New York 14081
  • Grandview Bay (The Beach Club at Mickey Rats): 8934 Lake Shore Road, Angola, NY 14006

With paddle boards and kayaks that are “very beginner friendly” SUP Erie Adventures promises to get you out on the water having fun with a little quick and easy instruction. Paddle board (and kayak) rentals are available for one hour, a half day (3 hours), and for a full day (6 hours).

This crew also offers guided paddling trips where you can cruise along the sea cliffs, rivers, or lake shores and discover the various forms of wildlife including bald eagles and herons. They also have specialty classes like a SUP Yoga class where you can learn how to be a floating yogi on the water.

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9. Paths Peaks & Paddles

1000 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda, New York 14150

Hobie Stand-Up Paddle Boards are rented with a 2 Hour Minimum, plus they have multi-day rental options too.

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10. Blue Water Marina

330 East River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072

Located on Grand Island, one of the largest freshwater islands in the world.  Halfway between Buffalo and Niagara Falls and nestled in the mighty Niagara River.  Located upstream from one of the most visited and exciting wonders of the world. ​​SUP boards are available for a minimum of 2 hour rentals, 4 hour rentals, or a full day.

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11.  Waterbike & Boat Adventures

11 Young St. Tonawanda, NY 14150

Stand Up Paddle boards are available for rental at Water Bike & Boat Adventures.  Lifejackets are included plus they have several other options for rentals. Their website states that you cannot reserve ahead, but there is seldom a long wait.

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This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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