More Boats: Our fleet now includes more 16-foot canoes. One is a three-seater.
A Tip for Renters: From time to time we operate short-staffed due to staff vacations. If you'd like to rent from us, please call ahead to book. Drop-in renters may have to wait until the store is empty for us to prep your boat and run it up to the beach. Thanks!
Cottagers: If you're renting a cottage, or you're new to paddling, why not try renting for a week? We'll deliver right to your cottage for a reasonable fee, and pick up at the end of the week. We have customers doing this from Merrickville to Portland.
Boaters: if you have a large cruiser, and space for bikes, why not rent a couple of bikes to use when exploring all those small towns along the Rideau?
Safety & Comfort
Wear your PFD!
Our boats are safe when used properly, but will tip if you're careless. We advise you not to go out in high wind, and to use your intuition, be cautious, and paddle with a buddy. We advise you not to rent our boats if you are not a competent swimmer.
Lock your cell phone and valuables in your car, and use a water-tight camera case. We do supply dry-bags on request. Bring your own PFD and/or paddle if you feel more comfortable with them. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water and snacks. Whatever you forget is sold in Merrickville.
Don't be afraid to cancel and reschedule if the weather is not suitable - we want happy outcomes, and cancellations are always part of this business.