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Guided Kayak and SUP Tours
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Saugatuck River, Westport   |   Five Mile River, Rowayton

Both rivers are flatwater and have creeks and estuaries full of wildlife.  As tidal rivers, you have more options at a high tide for paddling destinations, however at low tide there will be more wildlife.  Please understand that while a destination may be advertised, it may change based on the weather, conditions, or the experience level of the paddlers.

Equipment and Experience

Some experience is recommended when you join us on a tour, however our experienced guides are there to help you.  If you are paddle boarding you must have sufficient experience to keep up with the group.  Children are welcome however we recommend a max of two hours for those under 16 years.  The Full Moon tour is for 16 years+.  We suggest that you consider a double kayak for those under 16, unless they are experienced and strong enough to keep up with adults.  3 years and up may paddle in a kayak with an adult.  Doubles will accommodate up to two adults and a child.


Tour pricing is the rental fee plus a guide fee per person: 

  • Adults $15 guide fee per tour (unless otherwise noted)
  • Kids 6+ $10 guide fee per tour (unless otherwise noted)
  • Children younger than 6 years are free in a double with adults.  Doubles can accommodate 2 adults and a child under 6, or one adult and two children.

BYO Equipment?  Sure, there is still a fee as you're taking a space in a guided tour.  In Westport you launch from our dock or the public launch on the other side of the river.  If parking is limited, we suggest that, and then paddle directly across.  In Rowayton you cannot launch from the store, rather the public launch downriver.  Then paddle up to us, or arrange to have us pick you up on the way out. 

  • 2-3 hour tour – Adults $30, Kids $20
  • 3-4 hour tour – Adults $40, Kids $30
Public launch sites nearby:  Westport Public Launch | Rowayton Public Launch

Hire a Guide

Make the experience super special, safe and interesting with a Downunder Guide

Guides allow you to relax while they manage the details – including keeping the group together, watching the weather, other paddlers/boats, and entertaining kids. 

They are knowledgeable about the local area, and will guide you to the best location* based on the conditions, the group, timing etc.  We suggest a ratio of 1:6 kayaks -1:4 kayaks for children, depending on ages.  More if using SUPs.  SUPs are usually a little slower, so keep that in mind if you are planning a 'blended' outing.  Guides are happy to help you switch from kayak to SUP midway to allow the group to all 'give it a go'.  When possible, guides take out a waterproof camera to capture the fun.  

Guide tours are a minimum of two hours.  One guide = $95, additional guides $80/guide.  Rentals are additional.

*All our tours are weather dependent – your actual destination may change depending on the conditions.


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