Paddle upstream from Harrods Creek Park for canopy covered water that provides excellent bird watching. Paddle downstream to see marinas and get a bite to eat at the many paddle friendly restaurants, like Harrods Creek Tavern, Cunningham's Creekside, and Captain's Quarter's.
McNeely lake is an excellent location for kayaking. The lake does not allow gas powered boats, so kayakers can enjoy smooth, easy paddling. We have recreational kayaks, fishing kayaks (like the one pictured), and canoes. Panfish, catfish, and bass are all abundant. You must bring a fishing license to fish. We have rods and reels for rent, but you should call in advance to reserve.
This is for EXPERIENCED PADDLERS ONLY. Take a tour of the Falls of the Ohio, Beargrass Creek, or both. Please call for an appointment for this tour. Conditions on the Ohio River can change quickly and strong currents or barge traffic may interfere with tours. CALL FOR RESERVATION
Tour the waterways of Beargrass Creek with Biologist and owner of Louisville Kayak Company, Troy Eskridge. We will launch from the dock near the Louisville Boathouse, paddle behind towhead island, and down Beargrass Creek. This tour will focus on the challenges of urban waterways and future projects, like the botanical gardens and Towhead Island. Please call in advance for reservations
*Kayak 101- This class includes a 30 minute lesson on kayak safety and skills that you will need to have a confident, fun filled experience. We have them every Saturday morning, but space is limited.
*Wildlife tour- Early spring is a great time to watch the wildlife of Louisville's waterways come to life. Self guided or with a guide, these tours are fill up fast.
*Learn to Kayak Fish- these trips are for beginner fisherman and those new to kayak fishing.
PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATION
* We have kayak rentals for the Subway Eat Fresh Hike, Bike, and Paddle.
* Free delivery is available to most local waterways with a minimum of four rentals.
* Let us host your next birthday, bridal party, or corporate event. You can just rent, or let us handle the details. Call for details. Group discounts for parties of 8 or more.