Please take into consideration this is a small operation and we have regular jobs! We will do whatever we can to make things work out for your river trip. However, that is much easier if you communicate with us and BOOK EARLY!
Brownsville Rd. to Toboso
The Short Run… approx. 1- 2 hrs on the water.
Our shortest trip available begins at the 668/Brownsville Road bridge and ends at the Toboso Road Bridge. This trip tours the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve.
This trip is roughly 2 hours.
Departures available for the Short Run: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Staddens Bridge to Toboso
The Medium Run.
This trip begins at Staddens Bridge and ends at Toboso. This trip tours the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve as well as a large section of the Licking River North of the Gorge.
This trip is roughly 2-3 hours. put in
Departure times available for the Medium Run: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Brownsville Rd. to Dillon Reservoir
The Day Trip.
This trip begins at the 668/Brownsville Road bridge and ends at the Sportsman Center Boat Ramp. This trip tours all of the Licking River from The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve to the Northern end of Dillon Reservoir. River conditions for the lower section may require paddling as some areas can be slower moving. This trip is very popular with birdwatchers, as the species you will encounter in the upper marsh area and around the islands of Dillon Reservoir can be very diverse.
This trip is roughly 3-5 hours depending on your effort paddling! Once you reach the flatwater, hug the right hand bank. Watch for the old “tow path” man made straight as an arrow shore line, there will be a small cut large enough for a couple yaks to slip into the bay at a time. Large protected shallow bay with good fishing certain times of year, explore it a bit if you like! Your almost there…just around the bend you’ll find the boat ramp waiting for you on the right!
Departures available for the Day Trip: Monday – Friday 8:00am to Noon
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Staddens Bridge to Dillon Reservoir The ALL day trip, or even an overnighter option… If you’re interested… ask us for details!
Shuttle service for your canoes and kayaks. You can park at any of the exit points and we will deliver you and your gear to the entry point. Pricing for shuttle service is $20 per boat. Shuttle service for less than 7 people will be available only on scheduled trips that have open spots on the bus. We will do a shuttle only trip with a minimum of 7 paddlers. Like us on Facebook, and we will announce all booked trips with openings on our facebook page so you’ll know when an opportunity for one or two spots is available!
If you would simply like to rent kayaks to paddle around Dillon Reservoir, you can do that too!
All River Trips = $40/person which includes kayak, PFD (life jacket), Paddle, and transportation to and from your river access points.
Special accommodations can be made for parents with small children who would like to use one of our canoes and take their non paddling youngster along for the ride! Children 6 and under float for free, $10 for each child 7-12 riding as a passenger in a canoe. Passenger status for children is at the discretion of my drivers based on the child’s size/weight and other safety concerns! A minimum of 3 paddlers is required for us to make a river trip. Don’t hesitate to register for a float by yourself tho! Do it in advance so others can find your float scheduled on our calendar and get signed up. If you see a trip on our calendar, and it doesn’t have 16 paddlers registered then we have room for YOU!