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 rules regarding personal behavior while on premises and while paddling the river.
Prior to arriving, 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 rules and Spring/Summer “Self-Guided” and our unique Autumn “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, 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?