Include boats, personal flotation devices, paddles, and transporation. We suggest calling to reserve a boat. In addition, trips during the week will should be reserved to ensure that we have a driver to shuttle you.
This trip is designed for a leisurely paddle/float down the Licking River. This is an ideal trip for fishing, picnicking on the river, young children, and swimming along the way. The trip will take anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. Your choice!
For this trip we meet you at the take out, where you park your car, then we drive you and the boats to the put in. When you reach the take out just place your boat at the designated location and place the paddles and personal flotation devices in the boat. Then you are done. We do all the rest. The cost is $25 per tandem kayak or canoe and $20 per single.
Long Day Trip
This trip is recommended for the adventurous or experienced paddlers who want to spend 4 to 8 hours paddling on the river — depending on the water level and paddling speed. Advance reservations are recommended for this trip. Cost is $45 per tandem kayak or canoe and $35 per single boat.
We offer a discount for group rentals of 5 or more boats. We suggest reserving boats in advance for groups to ensure there are boats for everyone to enjoy.
Reservations are also a good idea – especially on weekends and holidays.
To reserve boats and trips, contact the shop at (606) 784-1818. A 50% deposit is required to hold the boats and scheduled trip.
If you must cancel your trip or boat reservation, let us know 3 days in advance and a deposit will be refunded. For example, if your boats were reserved for Friday, you would notify us before the end of business hours on Tuesday. The best way to cancel is to call (606) 784-1818.
No Rainy Day Refunds
Rain checks will be given only in unsafe storm conditions.
In addition to the recommended river trips listed above, we can provide shuttle for other areas of the lake. Please contact the shop for pricing. The cost will vary depending on where you want to paddle, how many people are in your party, and the distance of your trip. Advance registration and deposit are required. See registration policy above.
NEW! Nature Tours
Enjoy the natural beauty of the area with an experienced guide and naturalist. The trips include guide, transportation, boats, paddle, personal floatation device, light snack and water. Although this trip is a kayak/canoe nature trip you will want to be prepared to get in and out of your boat — in short your feet may get wet and dirty. The trips will take place on a three mile section of the Licking River. The cost of Nature Tours are $45 per person. Minimum size of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people.
June 14, 2008 from 8 am to 11 am.
June 29, 2008 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
THE BELOW CLINIC CAN BE SCHEDULED BY CALLING (606.784.1818) OR EMAILING US (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All Female Paddling Clinic. This day long course (6-8 hours) combines Beginner Kayak and Moving Water clinics, as well as touches on the advanced flatwater clinic (if time premits). The cost of this course is $60 per person. Which includes gear, snacks, lunch, transportation and instruction. Minimum class size is 4 people.
Beginners Kayak/Canoe Clinic. This 2-3 hour course gives you an opportunity to learn the basics of boating as well as an opportunity to try out a variety of boats in a flatwater environment. The instructor will go over the parts of the boats, getting in and out of your boat, and basic paddle stokes. The fee for this course is $35 per person. This includes boats, personal flotation device, paddles, transportation of the boats, and snacks.
May 10 from 3 to 5pm
Advanced Flatwater Paddling. In this 2 hour course, we will review the topics covered in the beginners clinic then advance to currents, performance paddling, wet exit, and getting back into your boat. The fee for this course is $40 per person. This includes boats, personal flotation device, paddles, transportation of the boats, and snacks.
Beginners Moving Water Clinic. In this 2- 3 hour course, we will review the topics covered in the beginners clinic then advance to currents, hazards, ferrying, and more paddle stokes. The fee for this course is $40 per person. This includes boats, boat transportation, pick up at take out, personal flotation device, paddles and snacks.
May 17, 2008 from 9 am to noon.
Kayak Roll Clinic. This one on one course will have you rolling in no time. To get started the shop will loan you a video on rolling to help you visualize the technique of rolling. Then it is to the lake for hands on experience. Your instructor will help you through each step as well as give demonstrations. This includes white water boat, personal flotation device, helmet, nose plugs, skirt, paddle and snack. The clinic fee is $30. Contact the shop either by email (email@example.com) or phone (606 784-1818) to set up a one on one lesson.