Third Coast Paddling | Third Coast Paddling

Group Outings on Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddleboards

Third Coast Paddling can help you create a fun, memorable event for groups of 20 to 70 people on the Paw Paw River in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor or at New Buffalo City Beach!

We specialize in:

Company Outings – exciting new options for team-building activities and retreats

Kids’ Adventures – fun, educational experiences for school programs, youth groups, scouting organizations, and more

Friends and Family Trips – birthday parties, family/alumni reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and wedding weekends

How It Works

We offer special rates for large groups on the Paw Paw River in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor or at New Buffalo City Beach. We are not offering group rentals on the Galien River in New Buffalo this year.

Your group can choose from the following rental equipment:

  • Kayaks – available in both one- or two-person configurations with a stable, “sit-on-top” style for comfort
  • Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) – oversized, beginner-friendly boards used with long, canoe-like paddles

Ideal for any age or skill level, both kayaks and stand-up paddleboards allow paddlers to explore any body of water at their own pace. All equipment, including paddles and lifejackets, is provided at the rental sites – all you need to do is show up! Our trained staff will give your group an orientation before you hit the water.

Group Rates and Reservations

Reservations are available for groups of 20 or more people, or for events with guiding/instruction. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. No reservations are needed for groups of less than 20 – just stop by during open hours!

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Local Resources

Want to set up a full day around your paddling outing? Our rental sites are surrounded by great options for food, accommodations, and other fun things to do – orchards and wineries, shops and galleries, spas and golf courses, and so much more! Ask us for nearby recommendations, or browse online: