Frequently Asked Questions

Will I Get Wet?

Why Must I Stay With The Group?

Do I Need A Reservation?

Yes! You most likely will get wet in both our kayaks and river tubes. How wet depends on you but be prepared and plan accordingly for wet conditions.
Floating tours are unguided and staying with your group ensures that in the event of an emergency, someone to help is close by. Also, pickup times are scheduled and staying within visual sight of your group ensures that your pickup isn't missed.
Reservations are highly encouraged although not required. We do accept walk-ins but reservations will be taken first and any additional spots will be filled by our walk-in guests. All fishing rentals require a 24 hour advanced reservation.

Do I Need To Be Able To Swim To Participate?

Is There A Weight Limit?

Is There An Age Limit?

For single kayak rentals, a minimum weight of 50 pounds is required.  Our Single Kayaks have a maximum weight capacity of 275 pounds. Our tandem kayaks have a maximum weight capacity of 450 pounds.
No. We provide Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices that will support you should you end up in the river. Keep in mind that the river is typically shallow but can be deep in places depending on recent rain levels and other conditions.
Younger kayakers (6 years and above) should have the experience and maturuity that each child's parent feels is acceptable for navigating a kayak. A parent MUST accompany children under 13 years of age. For less experienced kayakers, we offer tandem kayaks that accomodate up to 2 adults and 1 small child.

Do I Have To Have A Signed Waiver?

Why Must I Wear Closed Toe Shoes?

Can I Bring My Own Kayak/Float?

Each participant must complete and sign a Liability Waiver before renting a river tube or kayak. Participants under 18 years of age at the time of booking must have a Liability Waiver Completed and signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate.
Bare feet and loose fitting shoes can be problematic when entering and exiting the river. GRIP Outdoor makes every effort to ensure that access points are free from glass, metal, etc. however these are public access points and these items make there way here and the river from time to time. Closed toe shoes are required for your safety.
We do offer a limited shuttle service for those with their own equipment. A shuttle charge applies for this service and we transport as availability allows. All participants using their own equipment must sign a Liability Waiver and have a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.

Do I Need To Be Able To Swim To Participate?

Do I Need My Own Personal Flotation Device?

What Forms Of Payment Do You Accept?

No. We provide Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices that will support you should you end up in the river. Keep in mind that the river is typically shallow but can be deep in places depending on recent rain levels and other conditions.
No. GRIP Outdoor provides Coast Guard Approved personal flotation devices with each rental, at no additional charge.
Cash is accepted along with Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Where May I Exit The River?

Is My Pet Allowed To Accompany Me?

Do I Need Sunscreen?

GRIP Outdoor has designated access points to enter and exit the river and only these access points should be used. Land on both sides of the river is private property and exiting onto this land is considered trespassing and should only be accessed in the event of an emergency.
While we are very pet friendly, we believe that our fury friends are best served by not participating. We also ask that pets not be left at our location during your participation  as there is no one to supervise their care.
Temperatures are often very hot during float season and sunscreen is always recommended. If by chance you forget yours, no worries, we have a limited amount for sale at our location.

Is Kayaking Strenuous?

May I Bring My Smart/Cell Phone?

What Type of Kayaks Do You Have?

Most people don't find recreational kayaking to be strenuous. As water levels decline, the amount of work required for recreational kayaking may increase and may include the you leaving your boat to pull the kayak a few short yards in very shallow water.
Water and electronics don't typically go together so we recommend not having your electronics in the water with you. GRIP OUTDOOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ELECTRONICS THAT BECOME DAMAGED DURING YOUR FLOAT.
We went to great lengths in finding and purchasing kayaks that are safe and fun for even the most inexperienced kayakers. Our kayaks are designed by former Olympic kayaker and world renowned boat designer  Bob McDonough. You can expect comfort, stability, and most of all fun when kayaking with GRIP Outdoor!