About BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals — A Top Rated “Off The Beach” Gulf Shores Alabama Attraction

Foley, AL — Captain your own “Eco-Kayak Tour” with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals in fun and easy-to-maneuver single or double Sit-On-Top kayaks exploring tranquil, still-water rivers and creeks with a top rated “off the beach” Gulf Shores, Alabama attraction.

Because BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals is located just minutes North of Gulf Shores, AL beaches in Foley, a kayaking excursion with us allows you to expand your Alabama Gulf Coast vacation experience exploring the area’s back rivers and creeks at your own pace while remaining in close proximity to the beach and other nearby popular attractions.

During summer months BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals offers you a “Self-Guided” personal freedom to explore the Bon Secour River for up to eight hours at your pace — alone with only your family and friends —  so you can re-charge or re-connect relationships in the peace and quiet environment of “back water” river life.

The BeachnRiver kayaking experience is different than other local options. Our focus is not just about “kayaking,” “gaining kayaking skills”  — or even about giving history or nature lessons.

We are an old-fashioned “mom and pop operation” with intent to extend to you, our treasured guests, a genuine Southern hospitality with dedicated attention to ensuring a quiet enjoyment of a calm river with a goal toward making the experience your own private adventure.

You will observe flora and fauna in a way like no other boat “tour” with an engine can offer. Parts of the river are so shallow and clear you can see fish swim beside you. You are inches from the water so with stealthy  paddling, you can observe even skittish turtles and other wildlife up close.

Although you will see modern-day homes, the river lifestyle will remind of an earlier, slower time in life. Kids and grand-kids take turns swinging from giant rope and tire swings. Tree houses overhang the river. Children and adults practice their cast-net skills for an evening’s catch. Personal docks along the river showcase quirky personalities.  Home-styles ranging from historic, columned Southern estates to hurricane-ravished shacks to newly-built beach-style cottages, to million-dollar-mansions, offer you a glimpse of a collective history representing a lifestyle that can best be appreciated quietly by water.

During your typical three-to-four hour paddling experience, you will gain a cultural experience incomparable to any other river or Bay in the Alabama Gulf Coast area.

The Bon Secour River, for instance, has always been known as a “working-man’s river” where shrimpers’ boats are parked outside their homes  — just as yachts or pleasure boats are parked on other local bodies of water. Like the “Bon Secour” name suggests, the river is a “safe harbor” — protected from the stiff winds, strong undercurrents, tides and swells of other local rivers, Intra-Coastal waterway and bays.

To extend the paddling season and to offer experiences to guests who arrive in late autumn or late spring, BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals will offer our unique style of “Self-Guided, Guided” tours (only when conditions are optimal) on other especially-chosen shallow, still-rivers and creeks throughout the area.

What  sets BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals in Foley, AL apart from other local “Eco-tour,” kayak rentals and kayak tour companies?  We have a vested interest in the river. We live and work on the river. The river is our love, our refuge, our respite from the craziness of life. The river is also a source of income to us — but not at any cost.

So to preserve this unique and precious way of river life and to continue to offer such a wonderful, peaceful and tranquil experience, BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals has strict rules regarding the non-use of alcohol and cigarette smoking, personal behavior and language while on premises and while paddling the river. 

Prior to making advanced reservations by phone, we request ALL potential guests (even minor children)  be made aware of the rules and expectations with the understanding you will sign a contract of compliance and be held accountable for conduct.

BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals is a wonderful amusement for folks of all ages and will accommodate parties up to 50 — perfect for special, scouting and group functions.

In a nutshell:  Because of our strict rules and Summer “Self-Guided” and our unique Autumn and Spring “Guided, Self-Guided” tour options, BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals offers the most tranquil and private paddling experience possible kayaking calm, back-water creeks and rivers in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area.

Choosing to paddle with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals means you opt for a relaxing, family-friendly adventure —  free of alcohol and of cigarette smoke  — with the freedom to paddle where you please — with whom you please —  at the speed or leisure your own curiosity guides you.

We like to say: “Find your inner Huck Finn kayaking with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals —  where YOU are the Captain of your own Eco-Tour. We’re sure you’ll have a Beachin’ Good Time!”

So while planning  your next Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama vacation why not add kayaking with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals to your fun “Things To Do”  or “Amusement”  list?

 Click here to learn how to make kayaking with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals a reality during your stay on the Alabama Gulf Coast:

10 responses to “About BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals — A Top Rated “Off The Beach” Gulf Shores Alabama Attraction

  1. Thank you, Rick and Betty, for guiding us on the perfect family outing today! Jake (10) thought it was the best “off the beach” experience in all our years of coming to Orange Beach. Easy to learn for us first-timers and tons of fun. We spotted an eagle perched close to its huge nest, a giant loggerhead turtle, and even a dolphin on our two-hour adventure. We will definitely see y’all again next October!!!

    • Jill,

      River Rick and I could not have asked for a better group for our inaugural, “maiden,” guided tour. We’re so happy to learn Jake (age 10) considered it a “best” experience in ALL his years of visiting the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL area!

      That you testify paddling was easy to learn as kayaking first-timers has allot to do with how attentive you were and how easy it is to paddle our still, flat, back-waters. As I recall we faced a pretty stiff headwind both ways and you had little difficulties due to the fact we were not paddling in an open bay.

      Isn’t it AMAZING to see such spectacular wildlife like an eagle, a giant turtle and dolphins in a two-hour tour?

      We will look forward to seeing you again for a paddle with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals whenever you return — Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer!

      Thank you again for being such great guests. It is because of guests just like you and your family that we continue to strive to offer this experience to folks visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast.

      p.s. We welcome more guests JUST LIKE YOU. BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals does not advertise and only relies on the kind referrals from former guests. It would honor us greatly if we could also show off such a unique “off the beach” attraction to your friends and other family members.

  2. Mark Healy Family

    We were so excited to find you and to experience Kayaking on the beautiful calm waters of the Bon Secour River. Rick gives great directions fo there is no chance of getting lost and we so appreciate all of your help in securing everything and making sure we knew where to go. This was a great trip to take with out teenagers. We saw a dolphin and many turtles. Thank you for an amazing experience!

    • Thank YOU Healy family for choosing to spend a portion of your Gulf Shores, AL beach vacation exploring the river via kayak with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals in Foley.

      We have been lucky to experience having dolphin pop out of the water near our boats and we can say without hesitation there is no comparison in experience than to observe and hear dolphin so close to the water as by kayak.

      Paddling via kayak is also a great way to observe turtles. We are happy you and your teens had the opportunity to see such wonderful creatures.

      To hear you express your family kayaking experience as “amazing” motivates us to continue to offer this unique experience — so families such as yours can learn first-hand what awesome treasures the Gulf Shores area has to offer just minutes “off the beach.”

      Thank you again for supporting our business. We thrive on “word of mouth” referrals and hope you will share your experience with folks who are just like you!

      “River Rick” and “Beachin’ Betty”

      p.s. “Can We Get Lost?” is a Top Five most commonly asked question We advise our potential quests to review these questions prior to arrival — like you did. This way River Rick’s instructions will seem easy, breezy to follow.

  3. Great day and great kayak experience! Just beautiful! We WILL be back! Suzanne, Rita, James and Jack.

  4. This is our second time to kayak here and we LOVE it! We went the last week in July and had a blast.
    Rick and Betty go out of their way to please you and help in any way possible. If you want to go kayaking, this one is THE BEST!!!

    • Jo,
      Thank you so much for returning to kayak with us. It means so much to us that wonderful guests like you choose to spend a portion of your Gulf Shores, AL vacation with us.

      We also appreciate that you would take the time to write a comment/review for others to see. We do our best to show Southern hospitality and to show our treasured guests how much we value them.

      We welcome you to return and kayak with us the next time you vacation in the area.

      “Beachin’ Betty”

      p.s. … and we are tickled to have hosted THREE GENERATIONS of the POWELL/SMITH family. Maybe you’ll get to see DOLPHIN again next year. We sure will enjoy watching those kiddos grow up!

  5. Kirsty Waldron

    We did a google search because we knew we wanted to Kayak when we were staying on Orange Beach. We chose BeachnRiver because of its proximity to where we were staying and their very reasonable rates. It was a relaxing and quite trip, we were the only ones one the river. We took another couple who had never kayaked, it is a perfect place for beginners. It was a wonderful trip, lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Really nice family owned business, did not feel like we were in the middle of a tourist attraction. We will definetly do it again next time we are in the area.

    Kirsty Waldron

    • Hello Kirsty,

      Thank you so much for sharing your personal kayaking experience. Future kayakers will appreciate learning how you discovered BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals and will feel comforted by your recommendation as a great place for beginners.

      River Rick and I are glad you and your guests enjoyed the wildlife and scenery and hope to see you next time you are in the area!

      “Beachin’ Betty”

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