About Us

Our Philosophy

No matter your reason for wanting to be on the water, Fluid Fun is the place to get you there! As the largest paddlesports retailer in the Michiana area, our focus is on providing quality products that will give you the best experience you can possibly have on the water. Located just a few miles outside of South Bend/Mishawaka, we are a short two hour drive or less from Chicago, Grand Rapids, Toledo, & Fort Wayne, and three hours or less from Detroit & Indianapolis. Our customers come from near and far to shop here at Fluid Fun. With over 400 boats in stock at all times, a full-service paddle and accessory shop, and the combined knowledge of many years on the water, our staff won’t let you leave empty-handed, or without the knowledge that you came in for. Stop by our shop to get on the water in your new kayak or canoe today!


Our staff has over 150 years of combined paddlesports experience. No matter what type of canoe or kayak you are looking for, our staff has a variety of knowledge and experience in different areas to help guide you. We’ll take you through the same steps that we would ourselves when searching for a new boat in order to help you discover exactly what fits your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask us what our personal favorite boat, paddle, or accessory is, and which waterways we love to explore!



You won’t find a better selection of quality canoes and kayaks anywhere other than Fluid Fun. We keep well over 400 boats in stock at all times from only the leading brands in the industry. Our floor is full of plenty of different models and colors for you to see, feel, and put yourself in. If we don’t have exactly what you need here at the shop, don’t be discouraged, we also have a wide variety of boats that can be special-ordered for you from brands we carry.


Man paddling in a Canoe toward dock fluid fun kayak and canoe

Try Before You Buy

We are lucky enough to be located right on the St. Joseph River, and we know that sometimes deciding on a kayak or canoe is tough until you get yourself into it on the water. We want you to find the perfect boat, not the almost-what-you-need boat. So, once we get to know you and have narrowed your choices, we encourage you to get on the water right here at the shop. Kick the tires a bit, have a seat in it, and take a few paddle strokes to find out if it’s really right for you.


Woman sitting in a Kayak with dog by her side fluid fun kayak and canoe


Here at Fluid Fun, we embody the term “paddlesports enthusiasts.” We are just as excited to get you on the water as we are to get out there ourselves. Our goal is not just to sell boats, it is to introduce you to all of the things we love about paddlesports, in hopes that you will love them too. That’s why our intentions are to get you in exactly the right canoe or kayak for you, so that you enjoy every second you spend in it.