(Rules Revised March 2020). WELCOME! Thank you for considering kayaking as part of your vacation experience in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and Foley, AL. BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals offers an opportunity to experience ebullition enjoying a COOL, and FUN, outdoor activity — perfect (and EASY!) for beginners who want to delight in the buoyancy kayaking a STILL-WATER RIVER offers.
As peaceful and pastoral the environment appears, you should be aware there are risks involved when participating in a physical activity in a natural environment. Summers in Coastal Alabama are very humid and daily pop-up showers occur as temperatures rise.
After 10 years of operation, we have determined the safest, most enjoyable Summer kayaking experiences occur early in the morning — so we insist on launch “put- in” times between 8 a.m. to noon, returning to our location no later than 3 p.m.— to encourage you, our treasured guests — to enjoy the best, COOLEST experience — prior to the extreme heat of day.
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals operates the “Old-Fashioned” way. We devote 100% attention to our guests. We we do not own Cell Phones (which means we can’t Text — and we have sworn off Emails) so we only make and return calls between the hours of 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Days/Months we are open — after our day with our guests is done. Our pace is slow and calm — like the river we are so proud of.
Our kayaking adventure is exclusive. To kayak with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals, you must phone to secure a reservation (no earlier than 48 hours in advance of your desired float time). We prefer to “get to know you” by speaking to you by telephone prior to securing your kayaking reservations.
And, although everyone these days has access to GPS, we ask you pay close attention to our directions, because we will not display any signage — and the entry and parking has changed. Only folks with confirmed reservations will be allowed on property.
To facilitate the registration process, we encourage everyone READ all Rules and information offered on this website. Just know: upon entering our property you assume implied consent to follow any and all our rules and release BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals/owners/managers/staff/heirs of any and all liabilities including injuries that you/ members of your party may incur and of any damages that may occur as a result of your activities or of damages to your property — whether you read or sign any version of our liability releases.
IN A NUTSHELL, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS/LIABILITIES ONCE YOU ENTER ONTO OUR (PRIVATE) PROPERTY.
BE AWARE PETS FREELY ROAM THE PROPERTY. They will alert upon entry.
We treat all our guests equally and fairly. We do not offer discounts of any kind. Kayaking with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals is one of the least expensive options of “Fun Things To Do” in the Gulf Shores area — and we feel we offer the best value for the rate.
We are aware our experience will not appeal to some. But if you are:
Respectful of elders and others,
If you can enjoy the quiet, natural beauty of nature without having to get drunk and rowdy,
YOU ARE OUR PERFECT GUESTS!– “Beachin’ Betty”
We invite you to spend an afternoon with BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals. We hope you will “Find Your Inner Huck Finn” and know you’ll have a “Beachin’ Good Time!”
NO TOURS GIVEN. PRIVATE ROAD begins where the road “T’s” and blacktop ends — at gravel road. Please Respect Private Roads/Property. If you do not have a confirmed reservation, DO NOT ENTER. This will be considered trespassing! We ask our “private time,” “closed” hours/days/months be respected. It is not acceptable to cross any chained area.
THERE IS NO VIEW OF THE RIVER FROM OUR PROPERTY. You cannot see the river where you will float from our property. We provide ample descriptions and videos as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section on the website to answer the most common questions about the experience. We ask you respect our privacy (and the privacy of our neighbors).
We Do NOT offer a Public Launch. Personal Kayaks/Watercraft are NOT ALLOWED to Park or Launch from our location. It is illegal to impede traffic and park alongside the roads. There are no legal or public places to launch Kayaks or Boats anywhere near our location. NO PARKING ANYTIME signs applies 24/7 and applies to YOU. Vehicles will be towed at your cost.
After entering the property, please (remain in your vehicle) HONK LOUDLY until you are greeted by River Rick. (Our pets will also alert.) Please exercise patience. It may take 5 min or so to be greeted — as River Rick may be attending other guests. (There will be no need to: phone, disturb neighbors, knock on doors etc.) You will be directed as to where to park.
Unless instructed otherwise, PLEASE PARK AND HAVE ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE(S) UNTIL ALL KAYAKING GUESTS IN YOUR PARTY SIGN NECESSARY “RULES” AND “LIABILITY WAIVERS” and Complete Marine Police Info.
Please park in spaces designated by owner.
Do NOT PARK in “NO PARKING” designated areas. They are subject to towing.
Respect for Private Property
Respect should be given toward private areas, pathways, flowerbeds, burn piles, wood piles etc.
Do NOT cross through shrubs, tree-line, fence-line or over chained drive. There may be brambles, broken limbs and hidden and rusted barbed-wire fencing.
The swimming pool and trampoline are NOT available for paddlers. Owners will kindly request any individuals to stay away from pool, trampoline and private area ONE TIME. The second request will order individuals off the property.
There will be NO REFUNDS for any breach of rules and participants may be refused future entrance onto the property depending on the severity of breach.
The property has surveillance cameras in use. All neighbors have surveillance cameras in use.