Easy to paddle and fun to use, we offer both solo and tandem “Sit-On-Top” Kayaks. With the challenges of the Sturgeon River, a “Sit-On-Top” is by far the best choice over “Sit-In” kayaks because it does not fill with water like traditional “Sit-In” kayaks or canoes in case of a tip-over (which can be extremely difficult/heavy to stop, catch, and empty the water out)! Our kayaks come with comfortable, high-back, molded-in seats and footwells, cupholders, and a flat spot for cargo. We offer 2 sizes for solo kayaks: Twisters (11’3” for up to 250 lbs) and Rivieras (11’4” for larger adults and up to 300 lbs). Our tandem kayaks are 13’8”, have a capacity of up to 450 lbs., and have 2 high-back seats.

Recommended for: confident thrill-seekers with basic paddling experience (not young children), or groups with odd numbers. Sturgeon River “first-timers” should not go on any trip longer than the 1.5 hour trip!

Solo Kayak Rates: are per person, one person per kayak. Must be at least 14 yrs old.

Tandem Kayak Rates: are per person, based on double occupancy. At least one 18 yr. old preferred.

Kayak Pricing
Approx. Float Time Price Per Person Departure Times
1.5 Hours $30 9-5 (every 1/2 hour)
3 Hours $42 9-3:30 (every 1/2 hour)
4 Hours $47 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
5 Hours $50 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 $28 9-5 (every 1/2 hour)
3 Hours $35 9-9:30 (every 1/2 hour)
4 Hours $37 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
5 Hours $40 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 Cat/Big Green/person
Rondo Access to N. White Rd 2-2.5 Hours $49 $39 $41
Wolverine to N. White Rd 3.5 Hours $52 $42 $44


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).