We're OPEN and the paddling is furious! Call to check for availability!
...Contact us for Group Excursions
We look forward to seeing you on the river this summer.
- One- and Two- person Kayaks with excellent stability
– Sit-In one-person and Sit-On-Top two-person kayaks
- Two FISHING Kayaks
- 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 River Canoe & Kayak Livery Rates (Per Vessel)
||2 Hr||4 Hr
|Kayak (1 paddler)||$20||$40||$75|
|Tandem Kayak or Canoe (2 paddlers)||$25
* the rates above apply to excursions that launch and terminate at Fisherman's Wharf Launch
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
To ensure we are able to accommodate your group:
RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED FOR GROUPS OF 5 VESSELS OR MOREHALF AND FULL DAY EXCURSIONS ARE AVAILABLE THAT LAUNCH FROM UPRIVER & TERMINATE AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF. THIS LAUNCH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS OF 5 VESSELS OR MORE - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(ADDITONAL LAUNCH FEES APPLY)
Livery Seasonal ScheduleMemorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm thoughit may be possible to arrange times to fit your needs...please ask!
Weekend Excursions available May, September & October by Reservation Only
Please give us a call or email if you have a group that wants to get on the river - we'll work out the details with you!
Happy Kayaking!! (or canoing)