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Trips:

Johnny’s Rope Swing Adventure (3.4 miles/roughly 1.5 – 2 hours)

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  • $30/single kayak
  • $40/canoe, tandem kayak, or SUP

This trip leaves from the boat ramp at Johnny Appleseed Park and floats downstream to the Confluence, where our three rivers meet. At the Confluence, you will take a right to paddle upstream for a mile ending at Fort Wayne Outfitters. This is a great trip for beginners.

Highlights: Stevie’s Island, The Confluence, Don Hall’s “The Deck”, The Old Fort, Headwaters Park, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge.

Curly’s Suspension Bridge Trip (4.6 miles/roughly 2-2.5 hours)

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  • $30/single kayak
  • $40/canoe, tandem kayak, or SUP

This trip leaves from Foster Park and floats downstream to Fort Wayne Outfitters. Float time is roughly 2 – 2.5 hours (depending on river current and paddle speed). Perfect for the intermediate paddler looking for a little more adventure.

Highlights: Foster Park, Foster Park Suspension Bridge, Curly’s, Swinney Park, Swinney Park Suspension Bridge, beautiful skyline view just past Swinney Park, and Historic Wells Street Walking Bridge.

Shoaff’s Mighty Portage (6.5 miles/roughly 3-4 hours)

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  • $40/single kayak
  • $50/canoe, tandem kayak, or SUP

This trip leaves from Shoaff Park and floats downstream to the Confluence, where our three rivers meet. At the confluence, you will take a right to paddle upstream for a mile ending at Fort Wayne Outfitters.

Highlights: IPFW, Johnny Appleseed Park, Stevie’s Island, Sunset Cove, the confluence, Don Hall’s “The Deck”, The Old Fort, and Headwaters Park.

Note: this trip requires a portage around the Johnny Appleseed Dam. 3 miles in (just after IPFW and Coliseum Boulevard), you will be faced with the Johnny Appleseed Dam, which paddlers will need to portage around.

How Paddle Trips Work:

  • Trips times are 11a and 2pm every Saturday! Call to reserve your trip! (260) 420-3962
  • If you would like to schedule a trip during the week, please reserve within 48 hours of your desired trip date
  • Sign up for the current river trip and select your watercraft
  • Sign our waiver and pay
  • Grab a PFD and other personal belongings
  • We will load your watercraft and paddles
  • Hold on tight because we transport you and the equipment upstream!
  • We drop you off and get you started
  • Then you paddle and enjoy Fort Wayne from the Rivers and finish at Fort Wayne Outfitters
  • Prices are subject to change without notice
  • Prices are based on 2 paddlers per canoe/tandem
  • Child middle rider (10 or younger and 90 lbs or lighter)
  • Prices include rental, PFD, paddles and our wacky shuttle service
  • Costs are based on paddle time per trip. Please be aware that any additional hours after designated paddle times will be charged accordingly