Frequently Asked Questions
What about alcohol?
While we don't prohibit alcohol, we do discourage its use on the river and you need to know that you can be ticketed on any river in Ohio for an open container violation. Occasionally there are Water Craft Officers on the river that will ticket you for having an open container of alcohol. We also will refuse to rent to anyone who has rented watercraft from us previously and returned intoxicated and disorderly.
Is there an age requirement?
The minimum age is 3 years of age and/or 30 pounds. Our smallest life jacket will fit a child 30-50 pounds.
Can I use a Credit Card for payment?
Yes, we accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover. You can also make your reservation online, including making payment.
How late can I stay on the River?
We close at 6:30 pm, our last trip is at 4:00 pm and we require that you return by the closing time of 6:30 pm. Please keep in mind that our staff does this seven days a week and would like to leave at normal closing time to spend time with their families and prepare for the next day.
What should I take on the river?
You should leave all valuables in your vehicle or at home. Jewelry is highly discouraged because it can slip or come off if you enter the water and will be lost. You should have a good pair of water shoes because there is a possibility of stepping on sharp rocks and glass while on your trip, we do have shoes available if you need a pair. Coolers are okay if you want to take a lunch and have a picnic on one of the many beaches however, we ask that the cooler not be styrofoam and be medium size to fit in most boats. Glass containers are not allowed. Car keys should not be taken on the river! We have a key rack you may leave your keys on while you are on the river.
How many people can ride in one raft?
The large raft can hold about 5-6 adults of moderate weight, a few more if some are children. The smaller raft is great for up to 4 adults or a family group of a few more with small children.
How many people can ride in one canoe?
Most of our canoes are designed for two people. We do have special canoes with a third seat in the middle. This allows three moderate weight adults to comfortably f
it in the same canoe - total weight of the three should not to exceed 500 pounds. The same 3rd seat canoe will work great for 1 or 2 children to sit in the middle of the canoe with 2 adults. We do charge $18 for the 3rd adult (18 and over) but do not charge for members of the same family in the same canoe; so if the extra person is a child under 18, or any immediate family member, there is no additional charge.
How many people can ride in one kayak?
Most of our kayaks are designed for one person. We do have a few tandem kayaks that are designed for two people.
Do you shuttle private canoes and kayaks?
Yes we can shuttle you and your kayak or canoe for $20.00 to any of the drop-off points that we are already going to with a rental boat. Contrary to public opinion when you bring your own boat it does not make it easier for us. We usually have to remove one of our rental boats to fit yours on our trailer. We require that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time (if you want on the 12:00 departure you need to be there at 11:30). Pull in at 5 minutes to the hour and you will be on the following hours trip, not the one leaving in 5 minutes. You also need to return just like our rental customers do- by 6:30 pm. No our property is not a public put-in, if you want to leave a car and do your own shuttle you need to notify us so that we know that your car is in our parking lot. We do not charge any fee for this but we also don't want your car in our lot at the end of the day trying to figure out who is still out on the river. If you own your own boat and don't like these rules please use the many public access areas up and down the river. While this may sound a little harsh, it is due to many previous conflicts with folks bringing their boats and using our services, and we are trying to spell it out as clearly as possible. We look forward to many private boaters using RiversEdge for shuttle service as we realize not having to use two vehicles and running your own shuttle is a great convenience that we are happy to offer.