Canoe, Kayak & Tube Rentals

Row, row, row your boat

We are the southeastern most canoe and kayak livery on the Little Miami. We’ll admit we’re biased, but we think it’s the prettiest part of Ohio’s most beautiful river.

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WE OFFER THREE TRIPS

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#1.  Terrell’s Short Trip (2.1 miles)

$21 PER PERSON plus tax

Canoe, Kayak, Tandem Kayak, or Tube (There is no price difference)
Canoe:  Canoes require at least 2 paying customers.  Kids ages 4 to 10 can ride for free on the floor of the canoe with 2 paying customers.  All of the canoes are the upgraded Old Town, Wenonah, and Novacraft brands.  We do not offer aluminum canoes.
Kayak:  All single person kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 1 paying customer.  Small dogs can ride with you for free.  All of the kayaks are either the Old Town Twister sit-on-top or the Jackson Riviera sit-on-top.  Both are very comfortable, stable and easy to use.  They’re great for beginners and our regulars love them!
Tandem Kayak:  All tandem kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 2 paying customers.  Tandem kayaks are the most stable boat in the fleet, very comfortable, and easy to use.  The two types we carry are Jackson Rivi-T’s and Old Town’s Ocean Malibu.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.
Tube:  All tubes require, and hold a maximum of, 1 paying customer.  Dogs are not permitted on tubes.  Most of them are donut style tubes, but some do have bottoms.  All of them have two handles and a cupholder.  Bring straps or rope if you want to tie together multiple tubes.  Allow about 3 hours for your leisurely float trip (duration will vary depending on river level).
Have your own?  We do offer a shuttle only service for folks that have all of their own gear and the price is $20/single person kayak and $30/tandem kayak and tandem canoe.  The kayak or canoe must be at least 9 feet long and able to fit safely on our trailer.  We do not shuttle privately owned tubes or any inflatables for liability reasons.  If you would prefer to transport yourself to a put-in and pull out on our property, the price is $10/canoe, kayak, or tube.  You and all members of your group must check-in, sign a waiver, pay, and receive your wristband(s) before you begin your trip in order to pull out on our property.  When you finish your trip, one or more of our staff members will gladly HELP YOU carry your canoe or kayak back to the loading area.  No customer vehicles are permitted on our beach property and everyone must be back and off the river by 7 p.m. daily.  Overnight parking is not available.  Give us a call anytime with questions regarding these services.

 

Duration: 45 min-75 min

The time frames given as the “Duration” are fairly accurate estimates.

The time it takes for you to return depends on two things:

  1. river conditions and,
  2. how often you use your motor (paddle).

There is no designated time limit on any trip. All we ask is that you be back by dinner (7 p.m. daily)

(Trip ends at your car)

Perfect for families with young children, beginners, or those wanting to enjoy a quick outing.

DEPARTURE TIMES
Departures are every 15 to 20 minutes daily.
Mon thru Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat, Sun, and holidays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

#2.  Fletcher’s Mid Trip (6 miles)

$25 PER PERSON plus tax

Canoe, Kayak, or Tandem Kayak (There is no price difference)
Canoe:  Canoes require at least 2 paying customers.  Kids ages 4 to 10 can ride for free on the floor of the canoe with 2 paying customers.  All of the canoes are the upgraded Old Town, Wenonah, and Novacraft brands.  We do not offer aluminum canoes.
Kayak:  All single person kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 1 paying customer.  Small dogs can ride with you for free.  All of the kayaks are either the Old Town Twister sit-on-top or the Jackson Riviera sit-on-top.  Both are very comfortable, stable and easy to use.  They’re great for beginners and our regulars love them!
Tandem Kayak:  All tandem kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 2 paying customers.  Tandem kayaks are the most stable boat in the fleet, very comfortable, and easy to use.  The two types we carry are Jackson Rivi-T’s and Old Town’s Ocean Malibu.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.
Have your own?  We do offer a shuttle only service for folks that have all of their own gear and the price is $20/single person kayak and $30/tandem kayak and tandem canoe.  The kayak or canoe must be at least 9 feet long and able to fit safely on our trailer.  We do not shuttle privately owned tubes or any inflatables for liability reasons.  If you would prefer to transport yourself to a put-in and pull out on our property, the price is $10/canoe, kayak, or tube.  You and all members of your group must check-in, sign a waiver, pay, and receive your wristband(s) before you begin your trip in order to pull out on our property.  When you finish your trip, one or more of our staff members will gladly HELP YOU carry your canoe or kayak back to the loading area.  No customer vehicles are permitted on our beach property and everyone must be back and off the river by 7 p.m. daily.  Overnight parking is not available.  Give us a call anytime with questions regarding these services.
Duration: 2-3 hrs

The time frames given as the “Duration” are fairly accurate estimates.

The time it takes for you to return depends on two things:

  1. river conditions and,
  2. how often you use your motor (paddle).

There is no designated time limit on any trip. All we ask is that you be back by dinner (7 p.m. daily)

(Trip ends at your car)

MOST POPULAR. Provides ample time to soak up the Little Miami’s breathtaking scenery.

*Tubes are not available for this trip
DEPARTURE TIMES
Departures are every 15 to 20 minutes daily
Mon thru Fri 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat, Sun, and holidays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

#3.  Isabella’s Long Trip (10 miles) 

***Reservations Required.  Must have at least 4 paying customers to secure your spot***

 

$29 PER PERSON plus tax

Canoe, Kayak, or Tandem Kayak (There is no price difference)
Canoe:  Canoes require at least 2 paying customers.  Kids ages 4 to 10 can ride for free on the floor of the canoe with 2 paying customers.  All of the canoes are the upgraded Old Town, Wenonah, and Novacraft brands.  We do not offer aluminum canoes.
Kayak:  All single person kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 1 paying customer.  Small dogs can ride with you for free.  All of the kayaks are either the Old Town Twister sit-on-top or the Jackson Riviera sit-on-top.  Both are very comfortable, stable and easy to use.  They’re great for beginners and our regulars love them!
Tandem Kayak:  All tandem kayaks require, and hold a maximum of, 2 paying customers.  Tandem kayaks are the most stable boat in the fleet, very comfortable, and easy to use.  The two types we carry are Jackson Rivi-T’s and Old Town’s Ocean Malibu.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.
Have your own?  We do offer a shuttle only service for folks that have all of their own gear and the price is $20/single person kayak and $30/tandem kayak and tandem canoe.  The kayak or canoe must be at least 9 feet long and able to fit safely on our trailer.  We do not shuttle privately owned tubes or any inflatables for liability reasons.  If you would prefer to transport yourself to a put-in and pull out on our property, the price is $10/canoe, kayak, or tube.  You and all members of your group must check-in, sign a waiver, pay, and receive your wristband(s) before you begin your trip in order to pull out on our property.  When you finish your trip, one or more of our staff members will gladly HELP YOU carry your canoe or kayak back to the loading area.  No customer vehicles are permitted on our beach property and everyone must be back and off the river by 7 p.m. daily.  Overnight parking is not available.  Give us a call anytime with questions regarding these services.

 

Duration: 4-6 hrs

The time frames given as the “Duration” are fairly accurate estimates.

The time it takes for you to return depends on two things:

  1. river conditions and,
  2. how often you use your motor (paddle).

There is no designated time limit on any trip. All we ask is that you be back by dinner (7 p.m. daily)

(Trip ends at your car)

For those seeking the full day canoe/kayak experience. This “mini-vacation” offers plenty of time for both fun and relaxation.

Reservation Required

NOTE:  Isabella’s Long Trip requires an advanced reservation, at least 24 hrs notice.  All paddlers must be experienced.  Departures for Isabella’s Long Trip are limited.  There is only one departure time Monday thru Friday at 10 a.m. and on Saturday’s, Sunday’s (non-holiday) at 9 a.m. Group size must be at least 4 people.  Please be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to allow time to check in, read and sign liability release waivers, and get outfitted with the appropriate gear.  Your entire group must be checked in no later than 15 min prior to the scheduled departure time in order to catch the bus.

*Tubes are not available for this trip
DEPARTURE TIMES
We offer one trip at 9 a.m. only on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and at 10 a.m. Monday thru Friday. Group size must be at least 4 people.
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance and all participants must arrive at least 30 min prior to departure time.  ***10 mile trip is not available on holiday weekends***

Discounted rates for non-profit organizations and large groups renting 11+ vessels.  Call (513) 576-9000 for details.

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday
High 87°/Low 70°
40%
Thunderstorm
Thursday
High 77°/Low 69°
100%
Thunderstorm
Friday
High 81°/Low 66°
90%
Chance of Rain
Saturday
High 80°/Low 64°
40%

– Rentals include two paddles per canoe (one kayak paddle per kayak), life preservers, parking, and a safety briefing. – Please add 7% for sales tax
Please, no persons under 40lbs or under the age of 4 yrs. will be permitted.
– We rent canoes, single and tandem kayaks, and tubes.  All equipment is available on a first come first serve basis.  We have a very large inventory of boats and tubes.  It is very rare if we don’t have immediate availability, but we do suggest visiting us earlier vs. later in the day to get ahead of the crowd on weekends.

-Reservations are not required for the 2 or 6 mile trips.  However if your group size is 15 or more people we do appreciate a “heads up” phone call or email so we can be well prepared.

– All of the canoes available for rent are the upgraded plastic canoes.  We do not rent aluminum canoes!
– A canoe holds a max of 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 small children.  Kids age 10 and under (up to 2 of them) can ride free in the middle of the canoe as long as there are two paying customers in the canoe.

-Dogs are permitted as long as they are not aggressive and are kept on a leash while on the property and bus ride.

RIDER REMINDERS

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Bring trash bags or use one of ours – the Little Miami has been a State Scenic River for over 40 years. We’d like to keep it that way.

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Wear old clothes and shoes – because the river water is wet (who knew?)

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Bring straps for your coolers – because heavy coolers can sink (who knew?)

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Wear sunscreen – because the sun can cause sunburn (who knew?)

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Don’t take your car keys or your wallet – unless you plan on paddling home.

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Lifejackets are for safety, not for connecting canoes – please wear one at all times.

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No styrofoam coolers, no glass bottles, no alcohol – all three can have lasting ill effects on the river’s beauty.

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Please be courteous to other riders and respect private property.