Downriver Canoe Company – River Trips
River trips are not guided. After signing up for the river trip of your choice we will go over basic safety procedures, review your river trip with you, and provide basic paddling instructions for novice paddlers. The majority of our river trips start up river and float back to our base, so take your time and finish at your leisure. We do not have set departure times either, we go when you are ready. We like to say we run on your schedule and don’t make you run on ours.
So, when you’re ready, you will be transported to the launch site of your river trip and cast forth upon the waters. Please note: the time indicated for each river trip is the approximate paddle time for a canoe or kayak paddling at a steady but leisurely pace under normal river conditions. If you are fishing, just floating, or the river is low then trips will of course take longer. We find it’s better to go a little too short than a little to far, so try not to be overly ambitious when selecting the length of you float.
A canoe or kayak is almost twice as fast as a raft, and a raft is swifter than a tube float. Consequently, suggested raft routes are shorter. Also, the tube float is normally fixed at 3 miles taking about 3 hours. All floats finish back at our base unless otherwise indicated.
MINIMUM AGE 5 YEARS, NO EXCEPTIONS