The LoCo 'Yak Shak offers private lessons, group classes, local guided tours, and overnight adventures with ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructors: Stephanee Moore, Robb Koscho, and Josh Notley, who have over 15 years of combined paddling experience with the majority of their on-water time spent exploring Lake Erie's Ohio Coastline & our local rivers.

The LoCo 'Yak Shak is the sister company to our non-profit LoCo 'Yaks, known for their marine debris prevention efforts and the annual Black River Clean-Up in Lorain, OH.

The...Shak is here to encourage and help those interested in not only calm-water kayaking but also how to do it safely & efficiently while enjoying every possible moment on the water. Whether you've been kayaking for years, just bought your first kayak, or you'd rather try it before you buy it -- we've got you covered. With classes, scenic guided trips, and kayak rentals available, you can have the opportunity to take a picture at the famous Lorain Lighthouse, learn basic strokes to maximize efficiency, practice deep-water rescues, paddle next to sail boats, and maybe even spot a bald eagle near the heron rookery... Lorain County has some beautiful sights to be seen.

Scroll through the links above to view our offerings, sign-up and pay via PayPal .... Or if you prefer to register for an event with cash or check, 

please call or email Stephanee @

 419.239.3779   or   [email protected]