Kayaking

Things to Bring

Ready for a good paddle? So are we! Our kayaks will make you want to take a sick day and hit the river. Go ahead, we won't tell. Choose the best trip length for you. 


Price: Weekdays $25 / Saturday and Holidays $40 / Sunday $30  (per person)
Choose your trip: Full Day (6.5 miles), Half Day (4.5 miles) or Express (2.5 miles)

Departure Time: Trips depart daily, 10 am - 3 pm /Full and Half Day trips depart by 11 am.

Things to Know

Bring shoes that will stay on your feet in the river. Flip flops will not stay on your feet in the river, no matter how bad you want them to. We swear! We suggest old sneakers, water shoes, or sports sandals. Wearing secure shoes will help protect your feet and keep the river clean. Because you're so responsible, you'll probably also pack sunblock, towels, a change of clothes, water, and snacks. All good ideas.  

If you're bringing something on the river with you, you'll want to make sure you can keep it dry. And don't forget the trash bags!

North Carolina River Riders

You don't need to know how to swim to take a kayak trip, but you should not be afraid of the water and you cannot go out alone. 

The river is NOT an amusement park, it's a natural environment. There are rocks, wildlife,  and potentially other items people have left behind, like glass. Be aware of your surroundings while you are on the water. 

Our kayak trips are unguided, therefore there are no staff members on the water to assist you. If you are going out with a group of children, we recommend making sure you have enough adults going out to help manage the group.  

Be respectful to others on the water and our local community. Everyone wants to enjoy the river!

North Carolina River Riders

Tubing, Kayaking, Canoeing on the Yadkin River, Elkin, NC