Kayak Rentals are available for pick-up beginning May 1st.
Shuttle service will not be available for the summer of 2021.
We have a wide variety of kayaks to choose from, from recreational singles and tandems to demo angler models. Equipment must be picked up from and returned to the shop at 219-B Second St. No transportation to river is available for 2021.
What do you need to bring with you to transport?
- Preferably a pickup truck or trailer, or a suitable roof rack. Please bring your own straps. Kayaks are between 10' and 13.5' in length.
- You are responsible for the safety of the kayaks in transport.
Please use the booking buttons by category below to make a reservation, or to select multiple kayak rentals in different categories, see all available kayaks for rent here:
Q: Are life jackets and paddles included?
A: Yes! All of our rentals include a paddle and PFD. We have a variety of sizes to fit most paddlers.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: We ask that you let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your reservation. There is no penalty in the case of inclement weather. There is a 50% charge for "no call, no show" cancellations. We often turn away other reservations to hold yours, so it's important to let us know if you have a change in plans.
Q: What should I bring with me when I go kayaking?
A: We recommend that you bring water, sunscreen, and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Wear comfortable clothing, a hat and sunglasses, and there is room for a small bag if you'd like to bring snacks or small items in your kayak. There is always the possibility of losing items in the water, so bring your phone or other important items at your own risk. We recommend using a dry bag to keep your items together and dry on your excursion.
Q: Is there a weight restriction on kayaks?
A: All kayaks have a recommended maximum weight capacity, but we have kayaks to fit heavier paddlers, as well as shorter or taller paddlers. Please specify in your reservation if you are outside a standard size range. Specifically, we would like to know if you have paddlers over 200 lbs (with their approximate weight), and also paddlers that are especially short or tall. We will do our best to select kayaks to make every paddler comfortable, and this information can be helpful. Call with any questions or concerns.
Q: Where can we take rental kayaks to paddle?
A: There are a variety of rivers in our area, as well as Veto Lake. Many paddlers will put in at the boat ramp on the Muskingum River for a shorter paddle. See our "Local Paddling" page for more details.
What makes our kayak rentals different?
Our rental kayaks are quality Perception, Dagger, and Wilderness Systems brand kayaks. We have single kayaks and tandem kayaks available in our rental fleet. We also stock a variety of premium boats so that paddlers can try out a specific boat as a demo before they buy!
Want to "try before you buy"?
No penalty to try it out first! Marietta Adventure Company will refund the cost of one rental with purchase of a new kayak!
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*Note: We are in the process of adding many items to our website. Items shown as in stock should be accurate, but not guaranteed. Representation of items below does not show our full inventory. Please call or stop by with questions.