Pittsburgh is home to our three rivers with an abundance of water activities to connect with nature through our flowing rivers, close lakes and water adventures just outside of the city. Between Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool, Gateway Clipper and Sandcastle, here are a few other water activities to hit up while cooling off this summer:
Kayak Pittsburgh, a project by Venture Outdoors, helps people connect to PA waterways. Kayak Pittsburgh allows adventure seekers on the water to rent paddle gear and basic guidance. Rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and pedal boats at North Park Lake and be sure to be on the lookout for an opening Kayak Pittsburgh location to James Sharp Landing in Sharpsburg. Plus, its Downtown location is moving locations in the future, too.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Cruisin’ Tikis Pittsburgh helps bring the tropics to Pittsburgh with its fun tiki exploration on the water. The cruise takes groups on a relaxing tiki tour with viewpoints from the water of the point of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. Have the option to board at the North Shore location or at the marina at Station Square and set off into the Pittsburgh sunset with a great group of friends and food and beverage is BYOB. Have your own Hawaiian-inspired fun and book your cruise ASAP.
Open seven days a week, Steel City Jet Ski Rentals is the only place in Pittsburgh to rent jet skis on the three rivers. The affordable adventure also offers 10% off of four jet ski rentals or more for larger groups. Zip and splash away on the waters with 2020 Yamaha Runners to explore Downtown from the West End Bridge, For Pitt Bridge and Highland Park bridge in the expansive 8-mile rental boundary. They also offer a temporary PA boaters’ certificate with a short and easy video and quiz before hitting the water.
Wild out on the rivers with Pittsburgh Party Pontoons, a rental service of pontoon or pedal boats. The pontoon boat seats up to 18 people in a bar-style format and the pedal boats seat up to 15 people with 10 pedal stations aboard. Take a trip with family and friends and tour the three rivers, party style, watching fireworks from PNC park or for the Fourth of July. There’s enough space and availability for everyone to enjoy Pittsburgh’s multifaceted views!
With locations at Moraine State Park, Oakmont, Pittsburgh and Johnstown, SurfSUP Adventures is a one-stop-shop resource for standup paddle boarding in the region that offers lessons, tours, rentals and gear for beginners and experts. Take a “water” hike through the Eco Tours, challenge yourself to a whitewater SUP if you dare or even welcome the summer night with their glow paddles option.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.