Kayaks

Comfortable, lightweight, easy to paddle, and fun to use, we offer 9'6" Old Town "Otter" Kayaks. With its Short length, it Is highly maneuverable And features a large, open cockpit For easy entry And Exit. For paddlers between 225-275 lbs, we offer a 11'1" Loon Kayak, and for those between 275-380 lbs, we offer a 13'8" Loon Kayak, both for extra stability. We also offer an 11'9" Solo Canoe w/ a center seat. Ask about Tandem Kayaks!
Recommended for: confident thrill-seekers with basic paddling experience (not young children), or groups with odd numbers.
Kayak/Solo Canoe Rates: are per person, 1 person per kayak/solo canoe.

Kayak Pricing
Approx. Float Time Price Per Person Departure Times
1.5 Hours $26 9:30-5:00 (every .5 hours)
3 Hours $38 9:30-3:30 (every .5 hours)
4 Hours $43 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
5 Hours $45 9:30-11:30 (every hour)

Tandem Kayaks

Tandem kayaks are also available for rent; perfect option for 2 adventurous paddlers.

Tandem Kayak Pricing
Approx. Float Time Price Per Person Departure Times
1.5 Hours $24 9:30-5:00 (every .5 hours)
3 Hours $32 9:30-3:30 (every .5 hours)
4 Hours $35 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
5 Hours $39 9:30-11:30 (every hour)

Challenging Mid-Section Trip

 

We offer a "Mid-Section" trip for those who want the faster, most challenging part of the river, but don't necessarily want or have the time to do the Wolverine (5 hr.) trip, and/or wouldn't mind skipping the last 1 1/2 hrs. of the river (which is the easier section, has more homes/cottages, and at peak times more congested w/ rafts and tubes). This trip ends at N. White Rd, which is the most commonly used put-in point (and which we own). This trip is definitely for more advanced paddlers!

Mid-Section Trip Pricing
Put-In/Take-Out Approx. Float Time Kayak Rate/Person Tandem Kayak Rate/Person Departure Times
Rondo Access to N. White Rd 2.5 Hours $41 $37 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
Wolverine to N. White Rd 3.5 Hours $43 $41 9:30-11:30 (every hour)

FAQ'S

Who would you recommend to take a kayak?
Kayaks are a great option for confident thrill seekers with basic paddling experience, or in groups with odd numbers. Kayaks are not recommended for young children.
Do canoes/kayaks tip over easily?
Canoes and kayaks are 2 very exciting and challenging boats. The tip-over rate is affected by many factors including section of river, water levels, skill of paddlers, weight in the boat, presence of middle riders/pets. These boats are MUCH more prone to capsizing than our inflatable boats, and are NOT recommended for children. (Inexperienced paddlers, groups with small children, &/or families are strongly encouraged to consider rafting. The rafts are BY FAR our most stable watercraft, and we have never had one tip over).
Can I fish on the trip?
The Sturgeon River has a swift current that descends approximately 14 feet per mile. While fishing is a sport that you can enjoy on the Sturgeon, it is NOT recommended to do while paddling. There are many tight, narrow bends, overhanging trees/branches, and a swift current that will occupy you while paddling, and not leave you with time to fish. Also, there is a lot of private property along the river, and we must respect private landowners by remaining off their property. (Absolutely NO fishing allowed in rafts, tubes, cats, or other inflatables).