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Bike Depot: 260-420-3962  
Downtown Bike Hub: 260-206-6906

Where do I find my rental waiver?

Check your confirmation email for the link to your waiver. Any river adventure will involve inherent risks and dangers and can be physically demanding. We ask you to assume responsibility for decisions affecting your safety of yourself, minors and the equipment you are renting. You can access our waivers here.

Can I stay out longer? Is there a late fee?

Are you having so much fun you want to stay out longer?  Just give us a call to see if your rental time can be extended and if it is available, we are happy to edit your reservation. Otherwise, there is a late charge per rental bike/boat at $10 per 15 minutes! So don’t be late!

Do I need a reservation?

Yes, you will need to make a reservation for a boat or bike, BUT you can reserve it on the spot if we have equipment available. Just click the “book rentals” button at the bottom of this page!

Life Jackets and Helmets -- Are they included? Do I have to wear it?

Yes!  We provide PFDs (Personal Floatation Devices) or helmets with our rentals.

  • Children 12 years and under are required to wear PFDs while on the water.
  • Paddlers 13+ are strongly encouraged to wear them and required by law to keep the PFDs in the boat throughout the duration of the rental period.
  • Bicyclists are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet while riding – we care about your head and so should you! You may opt-out on the waiver by initialing that you refuse a helmet.

What should I bring?

  • Water
  •  Sunscreen
  • Apparel that can get wet
  • Dry bag for keys/phones/wallets/etc. (dry bags available to rent for $3)
  • Coolers are welcome as long as you can secure it to your boat. We do encourage sober paddling for safety and it is against the law to operate a watercraft while intoxicated (over .08, same as operating a car). Additionally, Fort Wayne Outfitters reserves the right to turn away any guest at any time, who appears to be intoxicated, with no refund issued.
  • Whatever you bring – be sure it returns with you.  Pack IN/Pack OUT – leave no trace, you know the rules

Do I need to wear a life jacket?

We provide PFD (Personal Floatation Devices) for everyone.

  • Children 12 years and under are required to wear them at all times.
  • Paddlers 13+ are strongly encouraged to wear them and required by law to keep the PFDs in the boat throughout the duration of the rental period.

Can my child rent a boat?

  • Ages 16 – 17 years can paddle solo as long as the waiver is signed by parent or guardian
  • Ages 12+ can paddle their own kayak, canoe, or SUP if a parent or guardian is on the water with them for the duration of the rental.

What are the weight limits for boats?

  • Canoes  – 600lbs – 2 adults plus one child under 80lbs.
  • Standard Kayaks 275lbs
  • High Weight Capacity 350lbs
  • Premium Kayaks 250lbs

Where should I park?

We do have a few parking spots in front of the store for retail customers and we ask all rental customers to park behind our building. On busy days we will give you a parking pass to put in your car.

** Parking is for our rental and retail customers only**

Can I bring my own boat?

Absolutely! Promenade Park is a public park. We do have a parking lot that is available only to our customers (renters and shoppers) ONLY. On busy days, we will give you a parking pass for your vehicle. We will have to tow violators (don’t make us do this!).

Do you deliver bikes and boats?

Yes, reservations are required. Standard rental rates apply in addition to the following livery rates:

  • Under 5 miles: $10/rental ($20/non-rental)
  • 5-10 miles: $15/rental ($25/non-rental)
  • 10+ miles: $3/each additional mile

Can I take a rental bike or boat off-site?

Yes, as long as you have adequate and safe transportation, we offer haul-it-yourself rentals for canoes, kayaks, SUPs, and/or bikes. To take equipment off-site we will need to keep a copy of a valid driver’s license and an “off-site fee” held on a credit card until the equipment is returned in the same condition it left. Off-site fees are $100 for standard equipment and $300 for premium equipment.

Do you offer storage for my personal boat?

Yes! You can store your kayak, canoe, or SUP for $195/year, $145/6 months, or $45/month. Call us for more information at 260-420-3962.

Do you rent child bike trailers?

Yes! $12/hour, $30/half day and $48/full day.

Can I bring my pet?

Yes, we love pets! Please bring your pet’s PFD with you. We only have them for the humans guests.

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