Canoeing & Kayaking

Below are descriptions of sample trips that we offer for canoe and kayak rentals.  Refer to our River map with numbers. You can make your online reservations 24-7 or just give us a call for more information and reservations. View rates  or  directions  or the Luray river gage  and river levels  descriptions here. All trips begin with you checking in at the Outfitters store at 6502 S Page Valley Rd, Luray  VA 22835.

One Day Canoeing & Kayaking Trips (5.3 %  VA Sales tax not included in rates)
Bixlers Bridge to Bealer’s Ferry(#1 to #8) 8 miles–3 hours   $58/canoe & $40/kayak
This stretch of river consists of picturesque farmland, small ledges and gentle rapids. A peaceful, quiet trip for families and serious fishermen and bird and wildlife enthusiasts.
We offer this trip as the Mid-week 11:00 Special with a reduced rate $50/canoe & $36/kayak. Arrive by 11:00 and depart by 11:30.

Bealer’s Ferry to Foster’s (#8 to #11) 3 miles–1 1/2 hours   $50/canoe & $36/kayak
The Sampler Trip is a slice of the Shenandoah with spectacular mountain views, abundant wildlife and beginner riffles. This trip is perfect for the first timers or an afternoon of fishing. The Sampler departs on the hour at 12 Noon, 1 PM and 2 PM. Arrive 1/2 hr before planned departure.

Bealer’s Ferry to Burners Bottom (#8–#19) 11 mile–5 hours    $58/canoe & $40/kayak
This section of River combines all the best  the Shenandoah has to offer. It is characterized by gentle riffles, ledge drops, calm deep stretches for swimming, limestone cliffs and the so popular Compton’s Rapid. Pack a cooler for a relaxing picnic lunch along secluded GW National Forest beaches. This trip can be shortened to  4 hours. Arrive any time between 8 AM and 11 AM.

Bixler’s Ferry to Burners Bottom (#1 to #19) 19 miles–2 days    $100/canoe &  $60/kayak
Overnight trips are offered to those who enjoy pitching a tent under the stars in a riverside clearing where the Native Americans lived. Really get away from it all and return to the days when time stood still.

Three Day to Five  Day  Canoeing  & Kayaking Trip
Bixler’s Ferry  to Bentonville or Front Royal 28-45 miles  $40/canoe/day additional; $25/kayak/day additional (Must Have 2 or More Canoes or 4 or More Kayaks)
hese trips are custom tailored to enhance your experience based on water levels and your time. Call ahead to plan out these multi-day trips.

We  offer shuttle service for your own canoes and kayaks. Check the rate page.

Just give us a call for more information/reservation at 540-743-4159 or 800-6CANOE2 or  use the  online reservation form 24/7.  If you are part of a Group with ID # and name click here to reserve with your group.

View rates directions , the Luray river gage  and river levels  descriptions.
You can read, print and sign  the liability release ahead of time. You can look at the Safety video online ahead also.  We  allow pets in canoes and kayaks but not rafts or tubes.  Call and talk with us about river conditions.

We allow only 2 adults and one child in a canoe, ie max of 3 in a canoe. Children must be 5 years or older for canoe, kayak  & tube trips; for a raft trip- 3 years old and is better for those young ones. Plan to have  water shoes, old sneakers and no flip-flops for the  river.

Single kayaks have a weight limit of 250 lbs, tandem kayaks have a weight limit of 350 lbs and are best for adult and child.

Virginia has ‘no drinking in public’ laws. We want everyone to be safe on and off the River. Alcohol and drugs can affect your judgment and your abilities can be diminished. Virginia is taking a strong stand against drinking in public and while on the water.  Open containers in public and in National forest boat landings can result in tickets/fines. Please use wisdom so you can enjoy the river and return for years to come. We reserve the right to check coolers. Please no glass on the river.

Cancellation is 48 hours in advance for refund and  will need to be called in to the Outfitters.  All trips are subject to change due to water levels. We go rain or shine.

Read about a “Sample River Day” Here are several pdf’s that might answer any questions about your trip. Tips for Canoe trips   Tubing trip tips  TIPS for TRIPS
Check out our Luray Caverns & River Internet special too!