with Marietta Adventure Company
A Personalized Adventure!
We offer guided kayak tours suitable for beginner or intermediate paddlers. Check the schedule, or call us to organize a private tour.
In addition to offering kayak rentals and shuttle service 6 days a week, we also offer special guided kayak tours for private groups by reservation. Contact us for pricing and further information. Some of these trips are also scheduled as public guided tours during the summer months! Check out our News page, or click below to see the schedule.
“Full Day” guided trips (typically 5-6 hours, including lunch stop):
Pricing: $400 for up to 6 people. Additional paddlers: $50.
Historic Lock and Dam Kayak Tour: Did you know that the Muskingum River has the only remaining hand-operated lock & dam system in the US? On this casual 8 mile trip, we lock through the dam as a group! We also have the option of stopping at the Edgewater Café (greasy spoon) for a bite to eat before reaching the dam. After the dam, we paddle downstream past parked Sternwheelers to Marietta.
Backwater Wildlife Kayak Tour: A 6-10 mile full day guided trip that offers exploration into three backwater areas along the Ohio River along with glimpses of the Wayne National Forest. We’ll paddle along islands, stop at the “the Jug” dairy bar for a lunch break, and explore backwaters and streams full of abundant plant and wildlife.
Upper Duck Creek: During this 15 mile trip, we pass abandoned bridges, picturesque forest and farmland, and a few thrilling fast riffles! *Available hinging on river level.
Little Muskingum: 9 or 14 mile options passing covered bridges, forest and farmland, and occasional fun, fast riffles! *Available hinging on river level.
Shorter Guided Kayak Excursions (1-3 hours):
Pricing: $250 for up to 6 people. Additional paddlers: $30.
Sunset Tour: A 3 mile Guided kayak paddle at sunset. Paddlers start on the Muskingum River, paddle through Marietta to the Ohio River, where we pass by Buckley Island. Paddlers may choose to stop and swim or relax and enjoy the sunset from the water.
Full Moon Tour: A 3 mile Guided kayak paddle after dark. Paddlers start on the Muskingum River, paddle through Marietta to the Ohio River, where we pass by Buckley Island. Kayaks will be equipped with lights to be visible to other boats on the water.
Daytime Muskingum River trip: A 3 or 6 mile down-steam paddle which starts on the Muskingum River and passes down through Marietta to finish on the Ohio River.
We also have rental Mountain Bikes!