Kayak Rentals & Shuttles

Kayak Rentals available now! Shuttle season is done for the year. 

(Rentals for pick-up: April 1st - October 31st, Shuttle Service May 24 - September 1st) *

*pending river conditions and availability.

Kayak Rentals without transportation (you pick-up and return to shop):

Use the booking buttons below to make a reservation. Call 740-538-0801 with any questions.

Standard Single Kayak

Sit-inside or Sit-on-top

Pick-up at Marietta Adventure Co, includes Paddle & PFD.

Pricing:

1-4 hours: $30

24 hours:  $45

48 hours:  $67.50

72 hours:  $80

Standard Tandem Kayak

Sit-inside or Sit-on-top

Pick-up at Marietta Adventure Co, includes Paddles & PFDs.

Pricing:

1-4 hours: $45

24 hours:  $75

48 hours:  $100

72 hours:  $125

Premium Single Kayak

Fishing, Touring, or Premium Recreation. See below for available list.

Pick-up at Marietta Adventure Co, includes Paddle & PFD.

Pricing:

1-4 hours: $40

24 hours:  $65

48 hours:  $97.50

72 hours:  $115

Or to select multiple kayak rentals in different categories, see all available kayaks for rent here:

 Parkerburg Paddlefest

Parkersburg Paddlefest is a fun-filled three-day festival dedicated to people-powered watercraft. Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand-up Paddleboards are welcome to come and participate in this unique event. Point Park, at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers, is the setting for the first two day’s activities.

We offer rentals for the Saturday group paddle.

You may rent kayaks and transport yourself, or we will deliver Saturday morning.  Reservations and more info may be found here, or give us a call for more info.

https://www.greaterparkersburg.com/parkersburg-paddlefest/

Kayak Trips with Shuttle Service (May 24th - September 1) *

We offer self-guided kayak trips Friday-Sunday by reservation.

Trips depart on a set schedule, shown below. See FAQ's below reservations.

*All trips are contingent on sufficient and safe river levels.*

Kayak Trips:

Use the booking buttons below to make a reservation. Call 740-538-0801 with any questions.

If you have a larger group and are looking for a different time, please give us a call to discuss options.

Muskingum River 2.5 miles

Pricing is per-person, choose single sit-inside, single-sit-on-top, or tandem kayaks

2.5 mile trip on the Muskingum River.  Drop-off at Indian Acres boat ramp, pick up at the Williamstown boat ramp. This is good choice for first-time kayakers.

Pricing:

$35 per person w/ equipment rental

$20 per person bring your own kayak

Available Departure Times:

11 am & 4 pm Friday and Saturday, 11 am & 12 pm Sunday

Duration: 1-2 hours

Muskingum River 6 miles

Pricing is per-person, choose single sit-inside, single-sit-on-top, or tandem kayaks

Enjoy a 6 mile trip on the Muskingum River.  Drop-off just below the historic Devol's Dam, pick up at the Williamstown boat ramp.

Pricing:

$40 per person w/ equipment rental

$20 per person bring your own kayak

Available Departure Times:

10 am & 3 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am Sunday

Duration: 2-3 hours

Lower Little Muskingum River (10 miles) or Lower Duck Creek (14 miles)

Pricing is per-person, choose single sit-inside, single-sit-on-top, or tandem kayaks

Enjoy a 10-14 mile excursion of the Little Muskingum or Duck Creek, ending with a section on the Ohio River. 

Pricing:

$55 per person w/ equipment rental

$25 per person bring your own kayak

Available Departure Times:

8:30 am Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (by reservation only)

Duration: 4-6 hours

Our standard trips are beginner-friendly but self-guided.

We offer basic instruction and safety tips at the drop-off, and pick up your group at the finish point. 

FAQ'S:

Q: Are life jackets and paddles included?

A: Yes! All of our rentals and kayak excursions include a paddle and PFD.  We have a variety of sizes to fit almost most paddlers.

Q: What time should I be there?

A: The departure time for kayak trips is the time that the shuttle group will leave the shop. We try to stay on schedule. Please be here 10-15 minutes before the start time of your shuttle trip.  If you are renting a kayak (without us transporting you), that's a little bit different - we assume you will be here within 1 hour of your reserved time.

Q: Are your kayak trips beginner friendly?

A: Yes! We have many first-time kayakers on our trips.  Our standard excursions are beginner-friendly but self-guided. We offer basic instruction and safety tips at the drop-off. 

Q: What should I bring with me?

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 with you on the trip.  There is always the possibility of losing items in the river, 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: Where do I go to start the trip? 

A: All kayak excursions start and end at Marietta Adventure Company. We will shuttle you to the drop-off point and pick you up at the finish. 

Q: Can I just drive to the start point and start from there? 

A: No, sorry, it's necessary that you come to the shop to start the trip.  We will shuttle you back to the shop at the completion of the trip, but we will not be able to transport you back to the start point of the trip. 

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 if you have paddlers that 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: Can I request a specific kayak for a kayak trip?

A: Yes, you may! We encourage our customers to "try before you buy", and we will do our best to accommodate requests. Please understand that we have limited availability on models, so we may not always be able to accommodate requests but we will do our best.  Please call to confirm if you have any questions. Note that for kayak rentals without shuttle service, you may select specific models under "premium rentals".  We generally only have one model of any premium rental, so reservations are necessary.  Premium rental customers will have priority.

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 kayak trip.  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.

 

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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 boats so that paddlers can try out a specific boat as a demo before they buy! 

 

Here are a few of our "Standard" rental kayaks:

  • Perception Prodigy 10.0

  • Perception Prodigy 12.0

  • Perception Tribe 11.5

  • Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem

  • Wilderness Systems Pamlico 14.5 Tandem

"Standard" demo kayaks:

  • Dagger Zydeco 11

  • Liquid Logic Marvel 10

  • Prodigy XS (youth kayak)

  • Liquid Logic Manta Ray 12

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!

We also offer Premium kayaks as rentals/demos!

We now also have a selection of performance kayaks for paddlers in need of a faster boat for the day, a deluxe fishing rig, or those who which to demo a specific model before they buy!  (We will credit you the cost of up to one full day rental towards purchase)

 

Here is a list of of our current Premium rental kayaks:

Touring:

  • Perception Carolina 14 w/Rudder

  • Perception Carolina 12

  • Perception Expression 15

  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 14

  • Wilderness Systems Tsunami 12.5

Premium Recreation & Crossover Whitewater:

  • Wilderness Systems Tarpon 10.0

  • Wilderness Systems Tarpon 12.0

  • Wilderness Systems Aspire 100

  • Wilderness Systems Aspire 105

  • Dagger Katana 10.4

  • Dagger Axis 10.5

Fishing:

  • Wilderness Systems Radar 115

  • Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K. 120

  • Wilderness Systems Ride 115

  • Jackson Coosa 

  • Jackson Coosa HD 

  • Jackson Mayfly

  • Jackson Liska

  •  Jackson Big Rig 13

  • Vibe Sea Ghost 110

  • Perception Pescador Pro 10.0

  • Perception Pescador Pro 12.0

View all available rental kayaks:

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