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Kayak rentals for the Augusta Canal, Savannah River and the CSRA
***ATTENTION*** WE ARE OPEN BY RESERVATION ONLY WITH ADDED SAFETY MEASURES TO HELP ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR EMPLOYEES. THESE ARE THE CURRENT CHANGES, PLEASE REVIEW THEM CAREFULLY:
1. WE ARE NOT ALLOWING PEOPLE IN OUR SHUTTLES AS IT DOES NOT COMPLY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE ARE PICKING UP THE KAYAKS BUT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN WAY BACK FROM OUR PICK UP POINT AT THE LAKE OLMSTEAD PARK BY THE BOAT RAMP. YOU CAN PARK A SECOND CAR AT THE LAKE OLMSTEAD PARK (address: 2205 Broad st, Augusta Ga, 30904 or Julian Smith Park on apple or google maps; park in the lower lot by the dock/ boat ramp) OR WE CAN BRING YOUR BIKE DOWN AND YOU CAN RIDE IT BACK (or vice versa, we can bring your bike back down to you after you ride it up from Lake Olmstead). IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BIKE, WE RECOMMEND RENTING FROM THE BICYCLE PEDDLER, WHO HAS A SHOP JUST UP FROM US INSIDE THE SAVANNAH RAPIDS PARK. Give them a call at (706)373-4519 for info on bikes.   
2. WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE WITH A PRINTER TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SIGN WAIVERS PRIOR TO COMING TO KAYAK SO THAT THERE ARE NO SHARED PENS/CLIPBOARDS AND SO THAT OUR EMPLOYEES CAN HAVE LESS CONTACT WITH YOU AND WE CAN GET YOU ON THE WATER FASTER. CLICK HERE FOR WAIVER
3. WE ARE SCHEDULING RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 10 MINUTES APART AND ASKING OUR CUSTOMERS TO PLEASE BE ON TIME SO THAT YOU CAN BE ON THE WATER BEFORE THE NEXT GROUP SHOWS UP. IF YOU HAPPEN TO ENCOUNTER ANOTHER GROUP PLEASE STAY AT LEAST 10 FEET APART AT ALL TIMES!    

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND FOR FOLLOWING OUR NEW GUIDELINES TO HELP KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. WE ARE SANITIZING ALL OF OUR EQUIPMENT BEFORE AND AFTER EACH USE. IF YOUR SKIN IS SENSATIVE TO HARSH CLEANING PRODUCTS (such as bleach) YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER BRINGING YOUR OWN LIFE JACKET AND MAYBE A TOWEL TO SIT ON! PLEASE CALL OR TEXT US TO MAKE A RESERVATION PRIOR TO KAYAKING. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!
LAUNCH HOURS: 
WEEKENDS from 9am to 3pm;
last shuttle at 5:30pm
WEEK DAYS from 9:30am-2:30pm;
last shuttle at 5pm
if you have a group renting 5 or more kayaks and are interested in coming outside of normal business hours, give us a call and we can try our best to accommodate your group! We have over 80 kayaks, both single and tandem kayaks, and can accommodate large groups such as family reunions, company outings, etc as long as we have proper notice!
RESERVATIONS NECESSARY SO THAT WE MAY PROPERLY STAFF EACH DAY WHICH HELPS US PROVIDE BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR YOU!
TO RESERVE, CALL or TEXT us at (706)832-5323

*OPEN YEAR ROUND*
-September through March (Off Season) or inclement weather- Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance

RESERVATIONS are FREE for any group under 8 people and it’s the ONLY way to ensure we can accommodate you and your group! When making your Reservation, please include your name, the date and time you would like to come, and the amount of boats needed, it’s that simple! If you plan on kayaking one of our paddle options other than the canal, please include that as well! For the quickest response, call us or text us at 7068325323 for reservations, we are slackers at checking our emails 🤪

Every capable adult (18 years or older) is required to fill out and sign their own waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent or legal guardian sign consent (via our waiver) for them to participate in any of our activities. If your parent/guardian does not plan to accompany you, please download the waiver and have them fill it out!  Also, please have them text our number with a photo ID accompanied by a text providing written consent for any minor they are responsible for, listed by name, to kayak that day!  >DOWNLOAD WAIVER<

We also encourage bigger groups to download and sign waivers prior to showing up for rentals as it speeds up the process exponentially!

CANAL ROUTE:
Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental is conveniently located alongside the historic Augusta Canal at the Savannah Rapids Park and Pavilion, we provide kayak rentals for Augusta locals and tourists alike at very reasonable pricing. We have a launch site at our location and friendly staff to help you take off and get started on our most common route down the Augusta Canal to our pick up location at Lake Olmstead where our staff will help you out of your kayaks, load them up on our trailers, and provide shuttle services back to the Savannah Rapids Pavillion if needed. This 5.3 mile trip is perfect for beginners with a nice easy current assisting you; it takes people about 2 hours on average  to complete. We provide everything you need except for water, sunscreen, and maybe a zip lock bag for your valuables!
>Click here< for detailed pricing and different routes to paddle around our location! We also have classes such as SUP Yoga, Bike & Yoga, group bikes rides, paddles, and other meet ups happening literally every day, so check it out >>HERE<< 

KAYAK RATES Weekday Weekend
· Single $20 $30
· Tandem $30 $40
· Stand-up Paddle boards $30 $30
· Shuttle $5 $5
· Shuttle w/ personal kayak $10 $10
 Price is per trip/ 4 hour rental limit

· Paddles, lifevests, whistles are included in price
· Shuttle price is per person (kids and military free)
· You may want to park a car at the Lake Olmstead Park (by boat ramp) to avoid shuttle price

Other things to consider bringing:

  1. -Water, snacks, a small cooler
  2. -Sunscreen
  3. -Cell phone (in case of emergencies)
  4. -A dry bag or even just a zip lock bag
  5. -A parent/guardian to sign a waiver for anyone under the age of 18
  6. -Your dog

Don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook (HERE) and share those pics with us on Instagram (@savannahrapidskayakrental)

“When you need a good paddling…Come kayak with us!”

For more places to Kayak check out http://www.kayakguide.com/index.htm
For local canal news: http://www.augustacanal.com
For local river news: http://www.savannahriverkeeper.org
To purchase kayaks, canoes, outdoor clothes etc. check out ESCAPE OUTDOORS at  http://www.getyouradventureon.com
To Demo and purchase fishing kayaks, check out http://southernmoonoutfitters.com
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