Seasonal Guided Kayak Tours:

We offer the following guided kayak tours as private trips, and we also offer them several times a summer for anyone to join on the trip!  Check below for a list of dates for our "public" guided tours!

Backwater 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.  $50 pp, $30 shuttle only.



*This trip is also available in the fall as a "leaf-peeper" tour!*

Sunset Paddle

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. Relax and enjoy the sunset from the water.  $30 pp, $20 shuttle only.



Full Moon Paddle

Join us for a FULL MOON PADDLE!!! The group will paddle with a guide from Devol's Dam downstream to Marietta, concluding on the Ohio River. This guided trip includes kayak and gear, transportation, and a blinking light for your kayak for safety. Trip departs from 7pm at the shop and will finish around 10:30pm. $40 per person with rental, $25 if bringing your own kayak (we will provide the light). 



Historic Lock & Dam Tour

Did you know that the Muskingum River has the only remaining hand-operated lock & dam system in the US? On this casual 11 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. $50 pp, $30 shuttle only.

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And remember, our self-guided kayak trips are available

6 days a week by reservation! 

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