River Cats


Combine the thrill of kayaking and the stability of a raft, and you end up with a Cat. Short for "Catamaran", our Cats are an inflatable tandem kayak with less chance of tipping over. The sleek, yet "wide-track" design is fun and easier to paddle. Also comes with comfortable, inflatable backrests. Please Note: Cats are best on warm days as there may be a little bit of water where you are sitting!

Recommended for: 2 paddlers with basic paddling experience, who are willing to accept a challenge, but do not quite fit into the other equipment categories (do not want to try a solo kayak, or too small of a group to fill a raft). Recommended one paddler be at least 18 yrs. old. 3, 4 & 5 hour trips: experienced only!

Cat Rates: are per person (based on 2 people, which is the maximum).

River Cat Pricing
Approx. Float Time Rate Per Person Departure Times
1.5 Hours $28 9-5 (every 1/2 hour)
3 Hours $36 9-3:30 (every 1/2 hour)
4 Hours $39 9:30-2:30 (every hour)
5 Hours $42 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 cat?
Cats are a great option for two paddlers with basic paddling experience, who are willing to accept a challenge, but don't quite fit into the other equipment categories. Cats are wonderful on a hot day, as the sleek catamaran design allows for you to get a little wet!
Would you recommend to take green?
Green is another great option for two to three paddlers (sorry, cannot allow 3 full sized adults) with basic paddling experience who are willing to accept a challenge. Unlike the Cat, Green is an inflatable canoe where you are not sitting in water. This boat is a perfect option for parents and an older child.
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).