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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes, reservations are required.


How do I make a reservation?

Use our simple online reservation system. If it's a week day, you can also call us and we will take the reservation over the phone. 

What time should we check in?

Check in starts 30 minutes prior to your reservation departure time.

What do I have to bring?

ID for the person who made the reservation

Cell phone 

A t-shirt to wear under the lifejacket

What else do you recommenced brining?

Water to drink



Rain jacket

Back up change of clothes


What happens if it rains?

If it is a light rain and it is warm outside, we paddle. If there is a chance of lightening, then we reschedule our clients at no charge to them.  We will make that call the day of the outing.

Can I cancel my reservation?

Yes, of course. We have a very flexible "No Hassle Cancelation Policy". We will work with our clients to rebook them for another date. But if that is not possible, we would be happy to cancel the reservation and refund our client's money. 

How much does it cost to rent a kayak?

At the lake it costs $35 for 2 hours; $55 for a half day; $75 for all day.

At the river it costs $36 for the short trip; $38 for the medium trip; $42 for the long trip.

What is a good length trip for kids who are kayaking?

REI recommends planning a trip that is "about one-third the usual distance you would travel with your adult counterparts" (REI, n.d., para. 4).


Do you recommend the lake or the river for people who are new to kayaking?

For first time paddlers, we recommend paddling at lake before paddling on a river. This allows a new paddler an opportunity to learn how to maneuver a kayak in calm water without fighting a moving current. 

Do you recommend the lake or the river for kids?

It depends on their level of experience in a kayak. If they have paddle before and they are comfortable on water, then we recommend the river. If they are newer to paddling then we recommend the lake. 

What is a good length river trip for kids?

We recommend the short trip for younger kids and the medium trip for older adolescence. We never recommend the long trip unless the paddler has paddle multiple times and really enjoys being on the river for 5 or more hours.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes. Please sign our online waiver which can be found here or in your confirmation email.

Who can sign the waiver for a minor?

Only the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Can I drink alcohol while boating?

No. Our insurance does not allow alcohol on our boats. Sorry.

Can I bring my dog on the boat?

No. Our insurance does not allow pets on our boats.

Do I have to wear a lifejacket?

Yes. Our insurance requires that our clients are wear a lifejacket.

Do I have to wear a shirt?

Yes. We ask that you wear a shirt to keep the body oils and sunscreen off of the lifejackets.

What is in the confirmation email?

Information specific to your reservation and a link to the online waivers.

Which boats can I fish off of?

We only allow fishing from our aluminum canoes and fishing boats. 

How long does it take to paddle a mile?

For the average paddler it takes 20 - 30 minutes to paddle a mile on flat water.

What is included in my kayak rental?

Every rental includes a kayak, paddle, lifejacket and optional instruction.

What is included in my fishing boat rental?

Every fishing boat rental includes a 14' fishing boat, oars, lifejackets, anchor, distress flag, seat pad, batteries, a 55 pound thrust electric motor and a demonstration on how to use it.


REI. (n.d.). Kayaking With Kids. html#:~:text=One%20rule%20of%20thumb%20is,Familiarity%20with%20water

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