(NOT APPLICABLE DUE TO COVID 19 as of May 2020) Returning guests: Click below to review 2020 updated BeachnRiver Kayak “Rules”, “F.A.Q.” and “Suggested Items to Bring.” To save time upon arrival (and to get you on the water faster!) please print and bring legibly completed and signed Replacement Cost Form and Accident/Liability Waiver along with list of names + signatures of all members of your party along with driver’s license numbers and State of origin written on back of Waiver.
BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals is open Seasonally. Our business is WEATHER DEPENDENT. Please review weather for BON SECOUR, AL area prior to arriving.
We reserve the right to close, unannounced online, if storms predict Level 1 winds and above, SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES FOR BAYS/INLET WATERS are recommended, and/or if there have been flooding storms resulting in dangerous (swift-moving) water conditions. If “pop-up” storms suddenly occur, River Rick will do his best to re-schedule for a later time. DO NOT ARRIVE “HOPING TO KAYAK” DURING A THUNDER/LIGHTENING STORM.
BeachnRiver Kayak Rental’s outgoing phone voicemail message will reflect most current (seasonal) open/closed info. NO CALLS WILL BE RETURNED during “closed” season (as stated on our informative, outgoing voicemail message). During “open” season, the outgoing phone message will encourage you to visit https://beachnriverkayakrentals.com — where you will find an answer to nearly every possible question.
Should you desire a return phone call to inquire about something not found on the website— we don’t own cell phones, so we are unable to text — please SPEAK SLOWLY/CLEARLY (without loud background noise), leave a DETAILED MESSAGE with your query, and “River Rick” will return calls from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kayaks are rented on First-Call/First-Served Basis — including Holiday(s) and Holiday Weeks.
NO GROUP RESERVATIONS DURING HOLIDAY WEEKS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS CASH IS PAID IN FULL, NO EARLIER THAN 48-HR IN ADVANCE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS — regardless of circumstances.
We will not respond to emails or social media messages.
*** Again: BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals launches kayaking guests from privately-owned property. There is no public access or view of the river where guests will paddle from the launch location. No “tour” requests accepted.
In other words …
DO NOT ARRIVE WITH PRIVATELY-OWNED KAYAKS/PADDLEBOARDS. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LAUNCH FROM OUR PROPERTY — OR ANYWHERE NEAR OUR PROPERTY. ALL PROPERTY ALONG THE BON SECOUR RIVER IS PRIVATELY OWNED. PROPERTY OWNERS WILL CALL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CHARGE/ARREST FOR TRESPASSING.
Please refer to web searches or visit local Gulf Shores/Orange Beach AL Visitor Information Centers and ask for Canoe/Kayak trail information in cities of Foley, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Ft. Morgan.
No (phone), walk-up/drive-up soliciting or loitering/trespassing is allowed.
Respect and obey all “No Parking” and “No Trespassing” signs. Violations will be reported to the police. Cars may be towed and trespassers may be arrested without verbal warning. Be aware there are dogs on property. Cameras are in use.