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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
3 Sep 2017
“Great day trip but water VERY shallow, got stuck a lot.”
1 Aug 2017
“SUP on the Manistee”
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11852 W M 72 Hwy, Grayling, MI 49738-7473
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Staff is nice and prices are good. We took the 2.5 hr trip but it took us a little over 3 hours which was fine. We were not in a hurry but we kept getting stuck! We usually paddle the Au Sable and while the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Used a stand up paddle board on the Manistee River today for the first time. We found the trip to be relaxing and enjoyable. Staff was attentive and accommodating, helping us into the water at the start point. Definitely will return.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rodney1962
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Our family does an annual kayak trip each year and unfortunately we chose Shel-Haven. We found the customer service lacking at Shel-Haven. In the past at other liveries, the trip was well explained and the staff was helpful making sure we had all that we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank alwbates
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The river was beautiful! The prices were reasonable but we made the mistake of going on a Saturday (only good weather day) and it was packed! Most of us had our own kayaks but we needed an additional 3 rentals. So most of us waited...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 29desireel
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Good customer experience and they do a good job on getting folks on the river fast even on the holiday weekend

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jon B
Management response:Responded 7 September 2016

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

On Tuesday August 23 2016, my wife, my 16 year old son and I went tubing. We rented our tubes from Shel-Haven rentals on the west side of Grayling on the Manistee River. Todd and Jody are the owners and their hired hand Matt were...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank wherewego
Management response:Responded 28 August 2016

It was very nice having you and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your float. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Took an 1 1/2 kayak trip. Very nice trip Shel Haven people are very friendly had a great time. Price right. Will come back... soon.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John F
Management response:Responded 28 August 2016

It was a pleasure having you at our canoe livery and happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff is great, and the river is beautiful! We took tubes rather than canoes and had a blast! You won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank BMHarland
Management response:Responded 28 August 2016

We love to hear that you had a very happy and enjoyable trip. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The people who ran the place were so nice. Everyone from the lady helping coordinate in the parking lot to the kids who pulled in the watercraft from the river at the end of our trip. The trip was fun and beautiful and the price...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank tahirihcc
Management response:Responded 28 August 2016

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and we appreciate the suggestions. We are looking into this to make a better experience for all.

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1 September 2017|
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Response from JodieQ14 | Property representative |
Hello! sorry we didnt get to thus faster. The river is pretty sandy most the way. And our staff will be more then happy to help with anything!! Hope this helped!