PADDLING DONE !
We're sad to see the season end but look forward to next year !
We hope to see you in 2014
"down on the Ole' St. Joe"
We will officially 'open' Memorial Day Weekend (2014) though will accommodate groups starting in late March!
- One- and Two- person Kayaks with excellent stability
– Sit-In one-person and Sit-On-Top two-person kayaks
- Two FISHING Kayaks
Seat-backs offer paddling comfort
- CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Here are some comments from this past year...
"They were friendly and I loved the freedom of being able to canoe anywhere around the area rather than having to follow a specific path."
"Had a great time kayaking over to Lake Michigan."
"What a perfect outing for our family! Absolutely would go back. Staff was very helpful and courteous too."
"Great fun! Nice to learn about a rental place by my house."
"High quality and beautifully maintained canoes! Heather was extremely helpful, especially friendly, and very accommodating. We were very impressed with her and the launch site."
"They were friendly, helpful and very accommodating... I enjoyed the experience immensely and so did my group and we will definitely all be back!!!"
"Great time, will be back again next year! Thank you!"
"Awesome experience! We will be back!"
"Staff very knowledgeable and helpful."
"Brand new equipment and such an easy launch site! St Joe River can be a little busy, but easy access to the Paw Paw River and a lovely motor-free scenic paddle makes this a great choice. The staff person was very helpful too. We will be back!"
"... we enjoyed just doing what we wanted.... was just a little nervous since I hadn't been in a kayak before. We had a great time, great weather and overall great time. Will definitely go again."
"The staff was very nice. The equipment is in good shape."
"Of all the [Canoe & Kayak] Liveries in Berrien County...and I've seen them ALL...this is my favorite - the one I most often recommend. It's very clean and organized. Your watercraft & equipment are well maintained and you have a great launch site. It's near-SJ-downtown location gives locals and visitors another way to see our beautiful area. Keep up the great work!"
Our 'least complimentary' comment so far: "Their service was wonderful! We just were disappointed in the river and the view, having been used to canoeing further north." (Maybe they didn't traipse up the Paw Paw...it's mighty quaint up there - or go far enough south - though the West Basin and near the Piers have are a unique experience!)
2014 St. Joseph Canoe & Kayak Livery Rates (Per Vessel)
|Kayak (1 paddler)||$30||$40||$50|
|Kayak or Canoe (2 paddlers)||$55
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDLaunches are from MarinaAll 2-hour Excursions Launch from Marina
Off-Site Launches require 24-hr notice
Off-Site Launches depart by 10 am and Noon and mustreturn to Livery half-hour before closing
FOR GROUPS OF 5 VESSELS OR MORE, RESERVATIONS SUGGESTEDRequest a Reservation!
Livery Seasonal ScheduleMemorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Open daily 9:30 am – 6:00 pm thoughit may be possible to arrange times to fit your needs...please ask!
- Before Memorial Day Weekend / After Labor Day -
– Weekends Only; please call / email for weekday group information -
Please call / email if you have a group who wants to get on the river before Memorial Day Weekend 2014 !
Four-Legged Friends (& all pets) $15 Fee / animal