If you are ready to experience an authentic guided river trip, this half-day experience is for you. Guests will meet at The Boathouse to check in at the date and time you selected. You’ll be shuttled 15 minutes to Spencer Mountain access where we'll launch kayaks with 2 experienced guides who will help you navigate this beautiful stretch of the South Fork of the Catawba.
This kayaking experience is great for those who are comfortable in the water but might not be experts. This stretch is accessible to many skills levels, and includes low class I rapids in several sections with easy moving, gentle water in between. Each trip will last approximately 3 hours and will conclude back at your car at The Boathouse.
The fee includes kayak, paddle, PFD (Personal Floatation Device), safety instruction, and a guided trip as well as a shuttle to the Spencer Mountain kayak launch. Guests should dress comfortably in clothes that can get wet. Shoes with a heel strap, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, a dry bag, and snacks are encouraged or available for purchase at The Boathouse.
Must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets. Must be 12 years of age to participate with an adult.
Deadline to Purchase Tickets:
You must purchase tickets 2 days in advance for each date and experience. The ticket will close 2 days before each scheduled reservation. If your desired date is closed, please contact Vanessa Covington, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
Our policy is to host the Half Day Guided Tour rain or shine EXCEPT in the case of severe rain, thunderstorms or lightning in the area as well as dangerous water level. If we have to cancel an event due to weather, we will provide a refund to all ticketed guests. We will do our best to notify guests of cancellations at least 2 hours in advance.
You may cancel your ticket up to 24 hours before your scheduled date. If we must cancel due to weather or water level, your ticket will be fully refunded within 48 hours after your scheduled date and time.
We educate and advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, rivers and streams for everyone who depends on and enjoys them.
Thank you for your interest and support of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Through this Kayak Rental program, you are helping us further our mission of sustaining plentiful, clean water for generations to come.
The Catawba-Wateree River Basin encompasses 26 counties, 8900 miles of waterways, 5000 square miles of land and a 225 mile stretch of continuous river from Lake James in NC to Lake Marion in SC.