Kayaks

Kayaks are comfortable, lightweight, easy to paddle, and fun to use.  We offer several types of kayaks. First, we offer sit-on-top "Twister" kayaks. These are advantageous because, if tipped, they hold only 5 gallons of water. This makes them much easier to recover so you can continue your trip after taking a dip.

We also offer 9'6" Old Town Otter Kayaks. With their short length, these boats are highly maneuverable and feature 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. 
Recommended for: confident thrill-seekers with basic paddling experience (not young children), or groups with odd numbers. Please note that kayakers on the Sturgeon River have an 80% tip rate.

Kayak rates are per person.

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 $48 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 $45 $37 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
Wolverine to N. White Rd 3.5 Hours $47 $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).