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Whether you are just beginning or are a seasoned veteran, we hope that you will join us in sharing the excitement and serenity that kayaking brings into our lives.


“Tis the season to paddle!”

Our Passion 

Great Lakes Kayak opened its doors in the summer of 2005 and since then has been committed to providing you with the best paddling experience possible.  We proudly offer and represent Eddyline Kayaks because we believe they demonstrate optimum quality and durability in the full range of their boat designs.  Building on the integrity of the Eddyline Kayaks, we are dedicated to bringing you the best value and service possible.

Our Services  

We accomplish this with weekly kayak demonstrations where you can “try before you buy,” and stock paddling gear and accessories that we would recommend to our best friends.  Whether you are looking for a kayak, paddle, PFD, or some obscure piece of equipment you are sure no one has heard of, come into our showroom or email us, we will do our best to get what you need.  We are certain you will be pleased no matter what your level of kayaking ability or paddling style.

Our Commitment   

Over the years Great Lakes Kayak has shown a commitment to the community.  We promote safe paddling techniques and are committed to providing space for the education and development of kayaking skills in order to enhance everyone’s experience on the water.  In the past we have partnered with organizations such as: The Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Chicago River, Illinois Paddling Council, Lake County Forest Preserve, Waukegan Power Squadron, Wilderness Medical Association, Y-ME Illinois, and Earth Day cleanup activities.  

Our Brands 


We are happy to store your kayaks and canoes in our protective warehouse September through May. This Service is free of charge for Eddyline kayaks, all others pay $100 for the season. Please note that because we have limited space in our warehouse, this offer is valid on a first come, first serve basis.

The 2015/2016 Storage Term has come to a close. Please make arrangements to pick up your kayak or renew your term by emailing us at


Our Team 

Matt Murrill


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