Hocking Hills River Trips

Thank you for an amazing river trip season. River Trips are closed until next Spring. See you next year for more FUN in the SUN!

Hocking Hills Canoe, Kayak, & Tube River Trips!

We offer a variety of canoe, kayak, and tube trips along the scenic Hocking River. We made our prices affordable so everybody can enjoy a day of fun in the sun! We are here to help make your Hocking River trip FUN, SAFE, and ENJOYABLE. Experience Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest with the experts in outdoor fun.

Check Out Our Hocking River Rentals

At Adventure Pro Outdoors we aim to provide you the best outdoor experience. We have partnered with Murray’s Landing Canoe & Kayak Livery to rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes in Hocking Hills. Have your own equipment? Don’t worry, we transport guests up the river for a $10 fee!

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Canoe

Our canoe rentals can comfortably hold 2 adults and a cooler. A third adult or 2 small children can be added to a canoe rental for additional fees. We typically recommend 2 adults in a canoe a time or 1 adult, 1 child. Contact us for more detailed recommendations.

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adventure pro discovery canoe

Kayak

Most of our kayak rentals are single person sit-in or sit-on kayaks where guests maneuver the vessel themselves. Single kayak types go on a first come first serve basis. If you have a preference on the type, please contact us when making your reservation. We do have a select amount of Tandem Kayak Rentals available. Kayaks are typically easier to maneuver than canoes.

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Adventure Pro old town twister kayak

Premium Rubber Tube

We have over 250 premium river tubes available for rent at all times! We have various river tubes including some with open or closed bottoms. Our most popular Hocking River tube rentals are our red and blue tubes. Tube type goes on a first come first serve basis. Children 12 and under must ride in a tube with a bottom.

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Adventure Pro Tube

Cooler Carrier

Our cooler carrier rentals can hold a standard sized cooler. We recommend bringing a cooler with beverages and snacks because you will be on the Hocking River anywhere from 2 – 4 hours, depending on the current and if you stop at any of the sand bars.

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Equipment is sent out in no particular order. We have equipment in different colors, brands, and types. We do not refund because customer doesn’t like the color, brand, or type of equipment. We regularly inspect our equipment to ensure that all our boats and floats are operable before sending customers out on the Hocking River. 

3 Mile River Trip

Our most popular river trip option! This is the longest trip tubers can do. Tubing is a 2 – 4 hour trip, depending on the current. Canoeing and kayaking is a 1 – 2.5 hour trip, depending on the current and the customer

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Rental Rates

Canoe Rental

$35

2 Adults

Canoe Rental

$40

2 Adults + 1 Child

Single Kayak

$25

1 Person

Tandem Kayak

$45

2 Person

Tube Rental

$15

1 Child

Tube Rental

$20

1 Adult

Cooler Carrier

$10

25/50 Qt Cooler

Transport

$10

Bring Your Own Canoe/Kayak

Taxes & Fees Associated: Your rental price is subject to a 7.25% Ohio Sales Tax and a 6% Booking Engine Fee.

6 Mile River Trip

This trip is exclusively for our canoe or kayak rentals and guests who bring their own equipment. This river trip will take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours, depending on current and if you stop.

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Rental Rates

Canoe Rental

$50

2 Adults

Canoe Rental

$55

2 Adults + 1 Child

Single Kayak

$40

1 Person

Tandem Kayak

$60

2 Person

Cooler Carrier

$30

25/50 QT Cooler

Transport

$10

Bring Your Own Canoe/Kayak

Taxes & Fees Associated: Your rental price is subject to a 7.25% Ohio Sales Tax and a 6% Booking Engine Fee.

8 Mile River Trip

This trip is exclusively for our canoe and kayak rentals and guests who bring their own equipment. This river trip will take anywhere between 3 – 5 hours, depending on current and if you stop.

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Rental Rates

Canoe Rental

$65

2 Adults

Canoe Rental

$70

2 Adults + 1 Child

Single Kayak Rental

$55

1 Person

Tandem Kayak Rental

$75

2 Person

Cooler Carrier Rental

$10

25/50 QT Cooler

Transport

$10

Bring Your Own Canoe/Kayak

Taxes & Fees Associated: Your rental price is subject to a 7.25% Ohio Sales Tax and a 6% Booking Engine Fee.

Picking Your River Trip

The Hocking River is a Class I river so it is safe & enjoyable for all ages. Once you select your river trip, we can adjust your reservation as needed. Once you are on the river… you are on the river!

3 Mile River Trip

The 3 mile river trip will take anywhere from 2 – 4 hours for tubing and 1 – 2.5 hours for canoeing and kayaking. This trip operates 9AM – 3PM, every day. We have an “early exit” location halfway through the trip where guests can get out if they wish. No refunds for exiting the river earlier than expected.

6 Mile River Trip

The 6 mile river trip will take anywhere from 2 – 4 hours for canoeing and kayaking. This trip operates from 9AM – 3PM, every day. The time on the river will vary depending on the river conditions and if guests stop at all. Guests can do an “early exit” 1.5 mile before the normal exit. No refunds for exiting the river earlier than expected.

8 Mile River Trip

The 8 mile river trip will take anywhere from 3 – 5 hours for canoeing and kayaking. This trip only operates from 9AM – 1 PM, every day. The time on the river will vary depending on the river conditions and if guests stop at all. Guests can do an “early exit” 1.5 mile before the normal exit. No refunds for exiting the river earlier than expected.

Things to Know

We want you to have an experience of a lifetime renting a canoe, kayak, or tube on the Hocking River! Do your part by coming adequately prepared for your river adventure.

Trip Length

No matter the river trip you choose, the time on the river will vary from 2 – 4 hours, depending on the current. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, and snacks for your trip.

Weight Limit

Our river rentals can accommodate anywhere between 250 to 300 lbs. We have specialized equipment and recommendations for larger guests. Please contact us prior to making your reservation if you have additional questions.

Attire & Items to Bring

Guests should come prepared for any type of weather. Wear bathing suits and water shoes/sandals. You will get wet! Bring spare clothes, a beach towel, plenty of beverages and snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and a water proof case for an enjoyable river trip!

What’s Included?

Your rental comes with a lifejacket, paddle, rope, and transportation.

Coolers

Guests will be on the Hocking River for long periods of time. We recommend that guests bring a cooler with snacks and beverages. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Ohio waterways. Guests are responsible for cleaning up their trash. Do not liter in river!

Meeting Place & Time

Guests should come to our office located at 1299 E. Canal St. Nelsonville, OH 45764. Plan on arriving 15 – 30 mins prior to your scheduled reservation time to go over waiver and basic river training. If you are late, you may experience additional wait times.

Home to the Mega Tube Float on the Hocking River

Hosted every August for a full weekend of EPIC floating fun on the Hocking River! This is the BIGGEST event hosted all summer. Gather your friends & family because this isn’t going to be an event you’ll want to miss. Coming back in 2021 BIGGER & BETTER than ever! Join us on the Hocking River for this epic event before summer ends!

Dates will be announced early 2021!

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Canoe, Kayak & Tube Rental Rules & Policies

At Adventure Pro River Trips safety is our #1 concern. We do the best to ensure the safety our customers. We expect our customers to practice safe canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on the Hocking River. Renting this equipment can be potentially dangerous, however if you listen to the experts in outdoor fun you will have an enjoyable experience.

16 Years Older

To rent a canoe, kayak, or tube guests must be older than 16 years old. Guests younger than 16 years must be accompanied by an adult rider (18 or older). Each adult is responsible for signing an electronic waiver for them self and any minors in the group.

Minimum age

We allow children as young as 6 years old to go on the Hocking River. We have limited number of child life jackets. We recommend bringing your own. Children 12 & younger must wear life jacket at all times. DO NOT TRY TO SNEAK UNDERAGE CHILDREN ONTO OUR BUSES. If caught, we will terminate your trip and no refund will be given.

Rental Gear

Rental comes with a life jacket, paddle, and rope. Children 12 and younger are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Adults are recommend to wear life jackets at all times, however it is not necessary. Life jacket must be on vessel. There are no lifeguards on the river. Dress appropriately because you will get wet.

Equipment Safety

Always be aware of objects in water. When necessary and in shallow enough water, step out of the vessel to re-direct yourself from objects or to prevent “bottoming-out” your equipment.

Respect Property

Do not litter in the river, on our property, or on public property. If you bring a cooler, you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself. Do not leave any deflated tubes on the river. Bring them back to our facility.

Group Safety

Communication is the key to safe canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Openly communicate with your group to avoid any issues. Always stay with your group. Never stray away from your group. Warn your group of upcoming objects, strong currents, etc. We do our best to mark the river for the safest routes.

Prohibited Substances

It is illegal to consume and to have alcohol or drugs on an Ohio waterway. We do not condone the use of prohibited substances on the Hocking River.

Weather Policy

Weather in Ohio can change throughout the day. We cannot control the weather. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Come prepared to float rain or shine.

Cancellations & Refunds

Refunds are only processed for instances such as: unsafe/ inoperable river conditions or inadequate equipment for river conditions. We do not refund for rain. We operate rain or shine. Guests have the ability to receive a voucher code for a future trip or to reschedule. We strictly adhere to this.


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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding River Trips


  • Are there any age requirements?

    The youngest that we allow on our river trips is 6 years old when river conditions are normal. We do not allow children younger than 6 years old on the river. If customers are caught trying to sneak anyone onto our buses or trips, their trip will be terminated, and no refund will be given.


  • Are the river trips guided?

    No, our river trips are not guided. We send our customers out by themselves. There is signage posted along the river to help inform customers on their where-abouts.


  • What is the weight capacity for canoe, kayak, and tube rentals?

    A canoe can hold up to 500 pounds. Our kayaks and tubes can hold up to 250 – 300 pounds. We have specific kayaks that are good for larger guests.


  • Are reservations required?

    Yes, we require reservations for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing especially on weekends and holiday weekends. Reservations are required to be PAID IN FULL at the time of booking. Reservation guarantees you boats and tubes on your chosen day and time. We allow walk-ins throughout the week. Walk-ins may not be accepted on weekends.


  • What is the cancellation policy?

    We do not offer refunds for our river trips. We have a “rain day” and “high river” plan put in place to help get our customers out on the water. If river conditions are too high, we will send our customers to Lake Hope State Park where they can canoe or kayak for the respective amount of time of their river trip. The 3-mile trip would result in 2 hours on the lake. The 6-mile trip would result in 3 hours on the lake. The 8-mile trip would result in 4 hours on the lake.

    We also give our guests a voucher code or the ability to reschedule if they would like. The voucher code is valid until it has been used by our customer.


  • What is the best time for a river trip?

    Most customers visit us for a river trip from 10AM – 2PM. Those are our busiest times which could result in some wait times.  We recommend starting earlier in the day to avoid large crowds and potential wait times.


  • When does the season start and end?

    River Trip season runs from April to October. This could vary year to year depending on the weather and river conditions. We operate 7 days a week from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Reservations are required during our season.


  • How long are the river trips?

    Guests should plan to be on the river anywhere from 2 – 6 hours depending on the trip that they have selected. The 3-mile river trip will take 2 – 4 hours in a tube and 1 – 2.5 hours in a canoe or kayak. The 6-mile trip will take 2 – 4 hours in a canoe or kayak. The 8-mile trip will take 3 – 5 hours in a canoe or kayak.


  • What should I wear for a river trip?

    Guests should come prepared for any type of weather. Wear bathing suits and water shoes/sandals. You will get wet! Bring spare clothes, a beach towel, plenty of beverages and snacks, sunglasses, sunscreens, bug spray, and a waterproof case for an enjoyable river trip!


  • Where is check in?

    Check in is located at our headquarters. Guest should come to 1299 E. Canal St. Nelsonville, OH 45764 for check in.


  • Do we require you to sign a waiver prior to participating?

    Yes, we do require ALL guests to sign a waiver prior to participating in water activities. Electronic waivers are provided in the “Booking Confirmation” and “Waiver Reminder” email which are sent to guests after booking online. Prior to arrival, guests can sign their waivers electronically via the email. If guests experience issues with the electronic waiver,
    here is a downloadable version

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Contact Us

The experts in outdoor fun are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your next outdoor adventure, let us know. We’re more than happy to help you! Call us at (740) 856-7848 for quicker assistance.