Do I have to sign a liability release?
Everyone will need to sign a liability release in order to take our trip. Parents / Guardians will need to sign for people in your group under the age of 18. Our liability release can be printed and signed before the trip to save time. You can find our release here.
Do you have age / weight / non-swimmer restrictions?
SOAR Canoes are safe, comfortable and forgiving for the WHOLE family. There must be at least one good swimmer per inflatable canoe for each non-swimmer. We provide quality, Coast Guard approved life vests for everyone. The only time there are any age/weight restrictions would be on the Pedal and Paddle trip.
I have never been on a canoe before, Can I handle this?
SOAR’s work kinda like bumper boats, you’ll bounce off of things without risk of tipping your canoe and people generally get the hang of paddling fairly quickly.We’ll give you some paddling tips at the beginning of the trip to help you along
Are you open all year round?
Our season is weather / water dependent. Typically we are open from Mid April until the end of Ocotober
What time must I arrive?
Check-in for our Full Day Adventure is begins at 9:00 am and ends at 10:30 am based on your shuttle option. We encourage our guests to arrive on time. If you arrive late for our morning departure, we might not be able to accommodate you. Please call us if you are running late.
How long is the trip?
The Full-Day trip is 9 river miles long. It can be completed in as little as 3 hours. Trip time is dependent upon how quickly you paddle and how often you stop. On average our guests take 4.5 hours to complete this trip.
What kind of physical shape do I need to be in?
We think a person should be in somewhat good physical condition. Paddling your SOAR canoe involves some physical effort to move the boat forward in slower sections, and to read the river and turn the boat properly in places where there is current and obstacles. Besides being physically fit, most of our guests come here wanting to experience a relatively easy outdoor adventure in a beautiful environment. We have many first timers of all physical abilities that come down the river every year, and some people have a very easy time and some people have a much harder time. BUT, everybody gets down the river and everyone has a blast, and you will be proud of your accomplishment! Come with the right attitude and you’ll have a great day.
What age is considered a kid and what age is considered an adult?
Any child from 2 months (yes, we’ve had toddlers this young) to 12 yrs 365 days old is considered a kid and pays the kid rate. Anyone of the age 13 and up pays the adult rate.
What happens if I say my 13 (or 14 or 15) yr old is actually 12?
We understand there is a big difference in price between the kid rate and an adult rate, but little kids become big kids, and they have to pay the adult rate. We consider that anyone that knowingly lies about a child’s age is stealing from us, and also setting a very bad example as parents for their kids. We don’t mean to get preachy here, but any group caught lying will be automatically denied our services, and will be refunded 50% of their reservation, and asked to leave our premises.
I’m pregnant, can I still take this trip?
Of course! We pride ourselves on the fact that EVERYONE can come down the river. SOAR’s are safe, comfortable and forgiving. Bring a strong paddling partner, and enjoy lounging across the tubes while taking in scenery.
How do we get back from the end of the Full Day trip?
At the start of the trip we will provide you with a dry bag and ask that you bring a cell phone with you on the river. You will call our office from a designated place on the river that is approximately 1 hour from the end. There are multiple shuttle options this year to chose from when you make your reservation.
What size ice chest do you allow?
Maximum size ice chest we allow is a 45 quart