* BeachnRiver Kayak Rental’s outgoing Voicemail Message will reflect most current dates/times of operation (Phone: 251.971.8359)
NEW! 2018 Autumn Season:
Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, October 14*
Arrive anytime between 9 a.m. to Noon to launch.
***** NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED! ****
*This is our first year to offer launching without reservations from our location past Summer season. Thursdays through Sundays are trial days and may change. It is impossible to update all web entries/info. It is best to phone and listen to voicemail message for most up-to date days/ hours of operation. Expect that we will close during inclement weather (temps lower than 60 and winds higher than 15 mph, small craft advisories etc. ) Please refer to weather radar for the Bon Secour/Foley, AL area prior to arriving.
CLOSED FROM OCT. 15, 2018 UNTIL ANNOUNCE RE-OPENING MARCH 2019
No Facebook or email reservations accepted.
Be aware that the tide is lower and the water more shallow this time of year. This means you may be required to portage (walk, floating your kayak), through shallow spots or upon your return to the launch site.
If you are sensitive to cold make sure you wear diving boots, gloves and appropriate layers of clothing. YOU WILL GET WET! It is strongly advised to read all F.A.Q. and SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING (listed under guided tours) for maximum comfort.
Please consider that this excursion is more physically demanding — as you may need to walk several yards in soft, wet/cold sand.
You must also consider that although the sun may just be lowering on “the big water,” it is much shadier and considerably darker at our launch. It is strongly advised to bring a headlamp and whistle for this “adventure.”
Upon arrival, please HONK LOUDLY — then remain in your vehicle until River Rick greets (approx. 5 min.) to distribute waivers and designate parking near the launch. To “get on the water faster” please come prepared with exact cash and Marine Police Info: Name, Address, Tel, Driver’s License #, Vehicle Make/Model/Tag # and of all participants printed neatly on a piece of paper (this is important — it is what is given to the Marine Police should anyone have difficulty on the water). You will sign waivers of liability upon arrival.
Please note: BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals DOES NOT OFFER a public launch for private boats. DO NOT BRING YOUR PERSONAL KAYAKS TO OUR LOCATION. THE ANSWER WILL BE “NO” — no matter how the question is asked. (Don’t ask!)
The gravel road is PRIVATELY OWNED. There is No Outlet, NO WATER ACCESS and No Water View. Please respect our neighbors’ privacy (they are not kept abreast of our business) and all posted “No Trespassing” “No Parking” signs. DO NOT ENTER ONTO OUR PROPERTY (by foot or by vehicle) when chains/”Closed” signs are posted.
***** Please respect our privacy during closed Hours/Days and Months. River Rick does not return calls during closed Days/Months. CLOSED MEANS CLOSED. (You wouldn’t go to a restaurant after hours or during closed days and expect to phone for service would you? … just sayin’ )
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals is NOT OPEN FOR TOURS or viewing of property. Our launch area does not offer a view of the river. There is not a place to walk-up or drive-up that offers you a view of the river you will be paddling on. Please review testimonials/reviews/videos posted on website for an idea of what to expect.
PROPERTY IS POSTED. CAMERAS ARE IN USE. Law Enforcement will be contacted with authority to arrest if caught trespassing.
WARNING: THERE ARE NO PUBLIC PARKS FOR PICNICKING/SWIMMING/CAMPING/OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE OR PUBLIC LAUNCHES FOR KAYAKING/CANOEING/S.U.P. ON THE BON SECOUR RIVER OR ON ANY OF ITS TRIBUTARIES.
- PROPERTY OWNERS REPORT ANY AND ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH AUTHORITY TO ARREST TRESPASSERS WITHOUT WARNING.
- ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE.
- TRESPASSING IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE AND IS PUNISHABLE.
SOLICITATION OF ANY KIND BY PHONE, EMAIL OR OTHERWISE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.