KAYAKS 

Roanoke Mountain Adventures has single and tandem kayaks available for rent. The Roanoke River runs right by our shop making it easy to get out for a ½ day float. Our most popular trip is a 6 mile stretch from Rotary Park in Salem back to Roanoke Mountain Adventures, typically giving boaters 2.5 – 3.5 hours on the water depending upon water levels. We offer a shuttle service for the Roanoke River to get you and your boats to one of the access points upstream. This stretch of river has lots of class I rapids with some class II depending upon water levels. It can be suited to beginners but basic paddling maneuvers are necessary to navigate down the river. There are various river features and hazards along the way. You are also welcome to rent your kayak and take it wherever you may be going for the day or weekend. Call ahead for rental and shuttle reservations. 

 

Rentals include Kayak, Paddle and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and Dry Bag. Call for multi-day rental rates.

Kayak Rentals

Single

Tandem

1/2 Day Rental (4 Hours)

$28

$45

Full Day Rental

$38

$55

KAYAK SHUTTLES

We offer a shuttle service for customers renting kayaks and floating the Roanoke River. Reserve a shuttle for the time you want and we will transport your group, boats and gear upstream to one of the access points in Salem where you can enjoy a great float right back to our shop on the river. The shuttle price is a flat group rate for 2- 8 people. Call for pricing for larger groups. Call ahead for reservations.

Shuttle Rentals

Group of 2-8 People

Weekends/Holidays

$48

Weekdays

$38

KAYAK & SHUTTLE RENTAL GUIDELINES

  • This is not a guided trip and participants are responsible for themselves and the safety of their group on the water. Designate a group leader.

  • Participants should be able to swim.

  • The minimum age we will shuttle and put on the river is 8.

  • Personal Flotation Devices should be worn while on the river. Anyone under 13 must wear a PFD at all times per State and Federal Law.

  • This stretch of river has lots of class I rapids with some class II depending upon water levels. It can be suited to beginners but basic paddling maneuvers are necessary to navigate down the river. There are various river features and hazards along the way.

  • Previous kayaking or canoeing experience is recommended.

  • Avoid obstacles. Portage around if needed. Never try to paddle through or over a downed tree or debris in the river.

  • Road access to the river is very limited.

  • Wear water shoes or tennis shoes to protect your feet on the river. Flip-flops are not recommended and bare feet are not allowed.

  • Participants should take a cell phone for contact if any help is required. GPS/Maps on your phone is often the best way to determine your location while on the river. We provide dry bags as well as 1 dry box for groups to keep their phone in.

  • We suggest wearing synthetic clothing. It dries quickly whereas cotton gets wet and stays wet. Dress accordingly for the season and weather forecast. Extra layers to put in a dry bag are a good idea in Spring and Fall.

  • Bring adequate food and water.

  • Know what your take out point looks like before starting your float.

  • GPS/Maps on your phone is often the best way to determine your location.

  • Paddling and alcohol do not mix.

  • We recommend not floating when combined water and air temperature is less than 110 degrees or water temp is less than 50 degrees.

  • Participants are responsible for any lost or damaged RMA gear.

  • In case of emergency call 911 and RMA (540-525-8295)

CALL 540-525-8295 TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!

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806 Wasena Ave. Suite 300

Roanoke, VA 24015

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