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BeachnRiver Canoe and Kayak Rentals

18743 Keller Rd, Foley, AL 36535-3995
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Great day on the river!

We were met by Rick as soon as we arrived. No reservations were necessary like his website said... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Elkton_MIAlbe
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Elkton, MI
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Super Fun Time

We came here for a day on our family vacation. We have girls ages 5,8 and 10 years old. The water... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Laura G
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A paddle from BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals self-guided tour begins at the Bon Secour River --- a river rich with history, wildlife and plenty of photo opportunities. You embark, then return, to a tree-shaded, privately-owned white-sand beach launch. As captain of your own Eco Tour, you choose where to explore in Single or Double Sit-on-Top Recreational kayaks. You will paddle through a long stretch of shady, "still" water (meaning free of currents,wind and wakes) observing native flora and wildlife such as turtles, cormorants, pelicans, mullet and occasionally dolphins. In a typical three-hour paddle you will also observe a unique river culture that showcases tree houses, festive personal docks and homes ranging from "river shacks" to Southern Gothic mansions. It is possible to purchase freshly-caught shrimp directly from a shrimper docked outside his home! This kayak tour appeals to beginners and independent folks who yearn to experience a water sport seeking uniqueness and tranquility.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 15:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18743 Keller Rd, Foley, AL 36535-3995
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were met by Rick as soon as we arrived. No reservations were necessary like his website said. He helped get my wife who had her knee in an immoblizeing brace and could not bend her knee into the kayak and get her launched. We...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for a day on our family vacation. We have girls ages 5,8 and 10 years old. The water was calm with amazing views. We were able to see a dolphin along the way. River Rick gave us good , easy guidance before...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Perfect experience! Rick is such a nice person, almost worth the visit just to chat with him! Nice calm water. Kids loved it! Absolutely recommend to all!!

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

What a great choice this was for a quiet day of kayaking. We only saw 2 other kayaks the whole day. It was an easy location to find, and we were on the river in minutes. We saw a lot of birds and a boat...More

1  Thank Dianne O
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first time on a tidal stream in a kayak and I highly recommend it. River Rick was great and the Bon Secour river beautiful. Thanks for the victory pops, Rick!!!

1  Thank Marcella T
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

What a cool kayaking experience. You go to Jerry's house and leave from his back yard. When you first get on your Kayak it looks like you are on a small creek. Its shady, romantic and beautiful. The water is shallow and where the sunlight...More

3  Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

We did some fun stuff in Gulf Shores, but none as fun as a family kayak trip down the Bon Secour. This is for sure a mom'n'pop place run by Rick who really loves this place and loves sharing it with others. His only goal...More

1  Thank Jackson T
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

I did not know there was a kayak rental place so close to Foley/Gulf Shores beach area. I found BeachnRiverKayakRental on the web. Their website is currently down but they have a Facebook page. I inquired and left a phone message early in the day...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our group of 6 including two teen girls, 2 nine year old boys and 2 adults- none of us had ever kayaked- but is was THE favorite activity for all of us! The owner was super friendly and made us feel confident to navigate the...More

1  Thank TravelingKochs
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our 17 yr old granddaughter and had a nice time. We took our lunch, and pulled our ocean kayaks out of the river to have a break. Very peaceful and serene. I was very apprehensive as I do not swim....More

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Otterfive
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dianne O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry if you already have an answer, we paid $35 single,$75 tandem for 8 hrs. You go out on your own so mileage is totally up to you. Great deal if you plan on staying out for a while.
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Response from Jackson T | Reviewed this property |
You may have to speak with the owner, but he does have 2 person kayaks that I'm assuming you could put both kids in no problem. I would just call and ask. He's really the nicest guy!
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