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Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts
- 39 years of Service -
www.oakorchardcanoe.com
Order by Phone(10am-6pm EST) ..................(800)452-9257
"Waterport" (between Rochester and Niagara Falls) ........... (585)682-4849
"Rochester" (on beautiful Irondequoit Bay) .............................. (585)288-5550
email us: oakorchardcanoe@rochester.rr.com
"Welcome to the BIGGEST - LITTLE canoe shop in the world"
Rentals
Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards - Rentals & Lessons

Things to know before you come:
Reservations are necessary and are secured by a cash deposit for a specific date. We hold a drivers license as a security deposit until equipment is returned. (Or a sizeable deposit may be placed on a charge card.) Payment for Rentals is Cash or Check only. Renters are responsible for any damaged/lost equipment and must sign a lost equipment agreement and a liability release. We supply all paddles, PFD's, Car Top Carriers, Tie down Ropes, Etc. There is a $5 Fee for boats or PFD's returned MUDDY. Cancellations accepted up to 24 hours before.
For very large groups we can arrange to meet everyone at the put in site. For groups with 4 or more boats contact Bill Finley to make reservations. (585)682-4849

click here to view or print rental agreement  
(recommended)
 
At Oak Orchard's Waterport location, we rent six days a week.
Tuesdays we are closed.

There are two different renting options you can Choose from: (with or without our shuttle)

Both require Reservations and Boat Pick Up Times are necessary for Do It Yourself or with Shuttle - Call!
Reserve your date & start time with a cash deposit. Otherwise, it's first come - first served
Choose from CANOES (holds two people) or KAYAKS (one and two).
Parents with children under 10 years of age, we offer Canoes (holds up to 2 adults and 2 kids) and Kayaks (solo & tandem) bridge 4 thru 6 on flatwater (Lake Alice).
Oak Orchard Canoe, Inc. has on water dockage at bridge 6 suitable for family picnics (no facilities)

   

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1. Do-it-Yourself - $39.90 +tax, (all rentals paid by cash only).
- come to pick up the Boat, Paddles, PFD's and car top Foam blocks at the store and take the boat on your own vehicle to where ever you like. (3 canoes, or up to 4 kayaks can fit into a fullsize pickup on their sides.)
-or-
2. The River Trip - $89.90 +tax, (all rentals paid by cash only).
- is a Shuttle that leaves at 10 am, 11am or Noon (Please arrive early -We will not wait for late arrivals.) and transports all necessary equipment (including boats) to "bridge 1" of the Oak Orchard River. Our Instructor will help unload your boats and give you any paddling advice you might need. The down river trip to "bridge 4", end of the fast water (class 1), will take aprox. 3 1/2 hours. Make arrangements to leave your car at this take out. Add $25. All others, wanting to make the complete trip, will make arrangements to leave their vehicles at "bridge 6" (Lake Alice).($89.90 per boat.)
see map of Oak Orchard River - click here!
  Kayak Fun

Bill,

Just a note to say how much I appreciated your kindness on both of our kayaking trips last week. We loved the river and all the wildlife we saw along the way. We also appreciated the great equipment, shuttle, map and most of all - you. You make Oak Orchard Canoe my favorite destination.

Susan


Oak Orchard Creek River Trip Requirements!

1. Please, no participants under 10 years of age for River Trip bridges 1 thru 4 (see map).

2. Scheduled trips with deposits shall proceed if light rain is forecast - but NO trip shall proceed if lightning/thunder or high water levels are noted!

3. Please print and read the rental agreement from this site. We will need to have this read and signed by all participants before your river trip. All "on water" occupants of rented canoes & kayaks must agree to wear the provided PFD's (or, please, don't ask to rent our boats)

4. Bring appropriate lunch, drinks & footwear to walk in the water if necessary. Hats and eyeglass retainers are also suggested. (Footwear, hats, eyeglass retainers & dry bags are available at our store.)

5. No age restrictions are necessary for the Lake Alice flatwater portion of the trip (bridges 4 thru 6).


River Float Trips on the Beautiful Oak Orchard River
By Bill Finley

What better way to spend an afternoon than canoeing or kayaking the many waterways of Orleans County? Explore the several streams, all summer long, that run within Orleans. Most have good flow levels throughout the year and let's not forget the remarkable NYS Erie Barge Canal. We have Do-It-Yourself rentals or call to arrange rental with shuttle service. We can drop your vehicle at bridge 4 or at bridge six (see map).

Probably the best known stream for self-propelled craft is the beautiful, sparkling waters of the Oak Orchard River, a popular site for thousands of Western New Yorkers and indeed travelers from other states and Ontario. A small car-topped boat, a paddle and a Coast Guard approved PFD (personal floatation device) are all you need to get started. The river is free, no licensing necessary on these small craft. Put-ins and take-outs are free, although limited. With a map of the area, one can find the most popular launching site at the bridge on Slade Road at Route 63 two miles north of Medina.

Other carry-ins include the bridges of Horan Road and Bates Road. A small take-out is also located at the southwest corner of the Route 104 bridge at Culvert Road.

The end of the float trip, on the moving water, is the Yates-Carlton Townline Knowlesville Road, about three miles north or Route 104. There is lots of parking for shuttle vehicles. If you should decide to paddle all the way to the 6th and last bridge at Waterport, this means no more moving or current waters. Definitely more difficult paddling! But if you re not in a hurry you can pull out at our dock in Waterport where your car can be waiting for you. Whew! You've been on the water now approximately 3½ to 4½ hrs.

While most property owners adjacent to put-ins and river fronts are friendly to paddlers, others object strongly! So be ever respectful to any posted signs.

We paddlers have a saying in this sport of canoeing and kayaking - "Leave no trace" and "If you must leave something, leave only ripples." This means that we carry out that which we have brought in.

Recommended ages for the novice paddlers on this river is 10 years of age and older. Skill levels aren't demanding but common sense should be very keen to spot fallen trees (called strainers) impeding your path and to be wary of high water levels after heavy rains. Never ever paddle alone and always wear a PFD. A change of clothes is always a good idea should you "dump." It's very important to have good water shoes to protect against sharp zebra mussel casings and other sharp objects on the river bottom.

Most of the river bottom is sandy/gravel with stretches of smooth shale rock. Paddling downstream, the larger rocks are easily found while some are just below the surface indicated by a "V" or turbulence. Avoid these, because of the sudden stop or hitting some just to be spun around backwards. Low branches abound! So always duck forward and never to the side. Two paddlers leaning to the same side will cause an upset boat. Also, leave word with friends where you are going and when you should return.

Rentals are available, as is instruction and lessons. The cost to purchase your own craft will run $300 to $3,000. Car-top racks to safely carry small boats and other items are a wise investment. We install most Yakima and Thule racks purchased here at no additional charge. Check Oak Orchard's own line of car-topping accessories. J-Cradles (carry kayaks on their sides to save space), our Gull Wing Kayak Saddle (that won't dent your hull like others) and our unbelievably simple SUV Kayak Roller Loaders (drops into the roof top crack of most rear lift doors). All will improve the ease of loading and unloading your boats. And unlike the box stores, we won't just walk you and your selection as far as the cash register - you're on your own from there. We are a full service specialty paddle shop since 1974.

Hope to see you on the river!

Large or small groups welcome by appointment.  

Both - Canoe & Kayak Rentals available!!!
 
A bunch of die-hard Paddlers going for an afternoon paddle! I didnt know these guys knew how to paddle? I hope you ladies like to canoe!
Leprechauns welcome!
What better way to spend a half day than on the sparkling clean waters of the Oak Orchard River? Float Trips can be arranged for the adventurous or the entire family. We supply everything except your lunch!

Waterport Rental Rates

"The Oak Orchard River is one of New York's finest for Canoeing or Kayaking."

Waterport Store
Charge Card "Deposit" for value of gear rented is Required. - OR... Leave a Driver's License or registration as a deposit until all equipment is returned.
Rental Payment by Cash or check please.
Reservations may be made by calling 585-682-4849
-Rates include all necessary equipment-
2133 Eagle Harbor Rd, PO Box 186, Waterport, NY 14571

CANOE
Rental Do-it-Yourself ...........$39.90 Shuttle to Lake Alice add $20 per craft. (all rentals paid by cash only).
(boats must be returned at close of business or at 10am the next morning) or (pick up your rental the evening before one hour before closing at no extra charge) Pay Cash - Drivers License held as Deposit.

The most fun, the most convenient is our River Trip Deluxe
Canoe Rental with Shuttle... $89.90 + tax per boat. (6 or more shuttle is $10 less per boat.)...
Bridges 1 thru 6; ...two people per canoe.
Bridges 1 thru 4; ...Add $25. to have your rental be picked up at bridge 4. [You will leave your car at bridge 4 - end of moving waters!] (flat fee divided by # of canoes in your group) We pick them up there... You drive home from bridge 4.
Click here for Oak Orchard River Trip requirements.
(trips 3 1/2 to 5 hours can be arranged, novice to expert)
(boats must be returned at close of business)

KAYAKS
ONE person Kayak RentalDo-It-Yourself...$39.90 for one kayak, per day + tax; [2 or more $29.95 per day] (all rentals paid by cash only).
TWO Person Kayak Rental Do-It-yourself... $49.90 per tandem kayak, per day + tax. Shuttle to Lake Alice add $20 per craft.

Kayak Rental with Shuttle...
ONE person Kayak; Bridges 1 thru 6 shuttle. $89.90 + tax. (6 or more shuttle is $10 less per boat.)
Bridges 1 thru 4; ...Add $25. to have your rental be picked up at bridge 4. [You will leave your car at bridge 4 - end of moving waters!] (flat fee divided by # of kayaks in your group) We pick them up there... You drive home from bridge 4.
TWO person Kayak; Bridges 1 thru 6 shuttle. $89.90 + tax. (6 or more shuttle is $10 less per boat.)
Bridges 1 thru 4; ...Add $25. to have your rental be picked up at bridge 4. [You will leave your car at bridge 4 - end of moving waters!] (flat fee divided by # of kayaks in your group) We pick them up there... You drive home from bridge 4.

PADDLE BOARD
Rental Do-it-Yourself ...........$39.90 per Day. Shuttle to Lake Alice add $20 per craft.
Note; (all rentals paid by cash only).

(boards must be returned at close of business or at 10am the next morning) or (pick up your rental the evening before one hour before closing at no extra charge) Pay Cash - Drivers License held as Deposit.



Weekend Rental (Do-it-Yourself -Canoe or Kayak) $79.90 +tax (all rentals paid by cash only).
Pick up Friday pm and rent until Sunday pm (or return boat Monday 10am - No extra charge)
-Please note store hours!

Wenonah 17' "Spirit" Royalex Touring Canoes (60 lbs) Our #1 selling family canoe for over 25 years.
Full day Rental Only........$69.90
(special weekly rates!)

Transient Rentals (out of area) - $800.00 deposit on your charge card until all equipment and boats are returned in due time and good condition.
Sorry - No Exceptions.

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Rochester Rental Rates

"Explore Rochester's Secret Wilderness
by Canoe or Kayak."

Charge Card "Deposit" for value of gear rented is Required. - OR... Leave a Driver's License or registration as a deposit until all equipment is returned.
Rental Payment by CASH ONLY.
-Rates include all necessary equipment-
Hourly Rentals are First come First Served. (No reservations for hourly rentals)
ALL DAY Rentals may be reserved by calling our Rochester store at 585-288-5550
1350 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609

Canoe Hourly rental
1 hour2 hours 3 hours4+ hoursAll Day 'til Close
$17.$28.$34.$44.$49.90

Kayak Hourly rental
1 hour2 hours 3 hours4+ hoursAll Day 'til Close
$17.$28.$34.$44.$49.90

SUP Hourly rental
1 hour2 hours 3 hours4+ hoursAll Day 'til Close
$17.$28.$34.$44.$49.90

SnowShoe rental
1 day2 days 3 days7 days10 days
$14.$25.$30.$39.$49.

Daily Rental Rates; ON or OFF Premises
Canoe........... $49.90 (during store hours)
SUP............. $49.90 (during store hours)
Kayak........... $49.90 (during store hours)
Tandem Kayak.... $49.90 (during store hours)


Weekend Rental (Do-it-Yourself -Canoe or Kayak)..$89.95
Pick up Friday pm and rent until Sunday pm or Monday 10am
-Please note store hours!

(Reservations accepted for full day or Weekend rentals only)


Note: Flat fee of $17. for a rental of less than 60 minutes!

Special weekly rates available.
Call for details!

Wenonah Ultralight Kevlar Canoe (40 lbs)
Full day Rental Only........$99.

Wenonah 17' "Spirit" Royalex Touring Canoes (65 lbs) Our #1 selling family canoe!
Full day Rental Only........$69.90

Enjoy a Relaxing Paddle from our store front
or
Take your Rental to the Destination of your Choice.


To See a Map of the Oak Orchard River Trip click below:


Thinking of purchasing a particular canoe or kayak???
We have dozens of specific models for you to choose from.
Rent several and buy your favorite !

Need Lessons for Paddle Boards, Canoeing or Kayaking ???

Just give us a call, we can set up an appointment for your private lesson or a group lesson.
We'll cover all the basics so you can get out on the water safely and easily.

Boats, Paddles and Pfd's are provided unless you already have your own.
Lesson: 1 to 1 ½ hours as necessary
Available topics include:
Solo Canoeing,
Tandem Canoeing,
SUP -stand-up paddle boards,
Sit on Top Kayaking,
Kayak Touring,
Tandem Kayaking.


Rochester Store; contact Patrick
Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board Lessons
RSVP ph;(585) 288-5550
........Lesson dates and times are set by appointment only.
                  Please Call. ph;(585) 288-5550


       
Waterport Store; contact Todd.
Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board Lessons
........Lesson dates and times are set by appointment only.
                  Please Call. ph;(585) 682-4849


Group Lesson: $49 per person [3 or more people] (all lessons paid by cash only).
             

Private Lesson: $69 per person (all lessons paid by cash only).

All lessons off our own private docks - Get started Today!

Come with us and enjoy nature's beauty!
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