flat water kayak rental on chattahoochee river

A Classic Summer Activity

Kayak Rentals

Keep it simple and relax in the gentle water below the rapids with a Chattahoochee River rental.


2 hours long


1200 Bay Ave.
Columbus, GA 31901


Children ages 4-11 years old require adult supervision

About This Trip

Trying to beat the southern heat? What better way to spend a sweltering afternoon than renting flat water kayak and enjoying a relaxing float down the Chattahoochee River.

Trip Highlights:

  • Relax on the river
  • Beat the heat!
  • Kayak, Double Blade Paddle, and a Personal flotation device (PFD) provided


Our flatwater kayaks are a great way to find your favorite fishing spot or explore the Chattahoochee River! Our 2-hour rental allows for plenty of time to explore or float down our one mile stretch of flat water. Typically available on weekends — weather permitting — we rent kayaks from our island located at 1200 bay Ave. Our only requirement is that each participant fit into one of the provided PFDs. Rentals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Rentals can be returned directly to the island or at our take-out, located directly behind the Columbus Iron Works Convention center.

What To Bring

What To Wear

Quick dry, active wear or a swimsuit.

Shoes Are Optional

Sandals with a heel strap or sneakers.

Leave It In The Car

Leave behind all valuables or anything you do not want to lose! We have 12×12 lockers available if needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are small parking lots adjacent to both our locations but there are several free parking decks less than a block away from our Columbus location. Plan to use these decks.

Just can’t get enough whitewater time?

Our Season Pass gives you unlimited access to Classic and Challenge rafting trips on the Chattahoochee River. Additionally, passes allow unlimited use of the Blue Heron Zip Line. This pass is valid one year from the date of purchase.

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