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Address: 530 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-3449
Phone Number: +1 507-388-2368
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Kayak, SUP, canoe and snowshoe rental shop, locally owned and operated at...

Kayak, SUP, canoe and snowshoe rental shop, locally owned and operated at 530 N. Riverfront Drive in Mankato, MN. Bent River Outfitter specializes in: guided tours and rentals via water or snow, corporate outings and community events.

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Paddle Boarding

I have lived in Mankato for 9 years now and I never knew our town had access to something so cool. I have never been on the river much less paddle boarding but I had a blast and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have lived in Mankato for 9 years now and I never knew our town had access to something so cool. I have never been on the river much less paddle boarding but I had a blast and would highly recommend Bent River to anyone who likes beautiful scenery and a good time. So easy to do and I felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

River Ricky and JJ took a small group of us out on the Blue Earth River on paddle boards. Most of us had never been on a SUP and none of us had been down the river on one. Both of our guides were helpful, patient, friendly, and fun. By the end of the trip, we were all feeling very... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

My son and his wife invited friends and family on a kayaking trip. We were lucky to have perfect weather and higher than normal river levels, making a great day to be on the river! My husband and I are in our 50s and have never kayaked, and others in our group (ages 40-50) only once before. We all had... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Had a family reunion and decided to go canoeing down the Blue Earth river. Party of 12 - rented three canoes, a kayak and a paddleboard. An AMAZING time! The staff was wonderful, we parked our cars at the exit point, then hopped in the shuttle for a short ride to the entry point of the river. The staff helped... More 

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Rochester, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a great experience kayaking the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers in Mankato, MN. The guide and service was fantastic. I had never kayaked before and quickly felt comfortable with our guide. The other staff were also exceptional. Very impressed with the skill and experience the staff offered. They also offer paddle boarding and other experiences at a reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Group of 8 - none of us had tried kayaking. We had so much fun! The staff at Bent River were awesome, thanks for everything! Can't wait to go back and try SUP 😀

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Eight, 50 year old, first time kayakers ventured out for a day on the river. All a little nervous about the outcome of this trip. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Temp was perfect and the sun wasn't blazing down on us and cooking us from the outside in. The area to get your kayak into the river was... More 

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Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your experience with Bent! Can't wait to see you back! More 

Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Entire family ages 6-66 self guided canoe trip down Blue Earth River. Staff was super helpful, even offered the kiddos icepops while we waited for the canoes to be loaded. We followed the vans down to the finish point and then loaded into their vans to the loading spot. 4 canoes, 1 kayak and 1 paddle board and 12 people.... More 

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Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this review

I very happy to hear you enjoyed your day! More 

Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a group of 8 that floated down the Blue Earth River with Rapid Dan and we all had a great time! He made the experience fun, relaxing and educational for all regardless of our experience level. Rapid Dan made everyone feel comfortable and confident in the water. He knew the river really well and knew exactly where to... More 

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Thank samschirmers56
Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this review

That's awesome to hear! Thanks for the feedback, we will give RapiDan the credit! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We all have a great time, wish we can do it again next year. They have some wonderful workers, made us felt very comfortable with the river and fear or the river.

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