Frequently Asked Questions

Know Before You Go

Our Floats

  • Chevron down Do you provide shuttle service if I have my own canoe or kayak?
  • Sorry, no. We are too busy with our rental customers to provide shuttle service on the weekends. You can arrange a shuttle on weekdays with 24-hour advanced reservations.

  • Chevron down Can I take a long float trip (10 miles) with a tube or raft if I get an early start?
  • Sorry, no. The long float trip is way too long for tubes or rafts. Just take your time and enjoy the shorter float trip, stopping at gravel bars along the way.

  • Chevron down What is the earliest start time for a float trip, and what is the latest we can start out on a float trip?
  • 9:00 a.m. is the earliest start time for our float trips, and 1:00 p.m. is the latest you can arrive for a float trip. All floaters must be in by 6:00 p.m.

  • Chevron down Can I bring my dog with me on a float trip?
  • Yes, dogs are welcome but not in the rafts — canoes or kayaks only. All dogs must remain on a leash while at Old Cove Canoe and during transportation. We recommend flotations devices for your pets.

  • Chevron down Will we encounter jet boats during our float trip? What is the best way to deal with them if we do?
  • There is a good chance you will encounter jet boats on our stretch of river. If you are in a group, the lead floaters should pick one side of river if possible, and the others should keep to that side. The fastest way to deal with the boaters is to give them room to pass (if possible) and not block the whole river. Please keep in mind, floaters have the right of way, but we must share the river.

  • Chevron down Can we fish during our float trip?
  • Yes, but not out of our rafts. Fishing is fine in the canoes or kayaks.

  • Chevron down What should I bring on a float trip?
  • Cheap sunglasses, tight fitting water shoes or sandals with straps, sunscreen/hat, cooler/beverages, food/snacks, dry bag.

  • Chevron down Can we bring alcoholic beverages?
  • Yes, if you are 21 or older, but NO GLASS please.

  • Chevron down What size cooler fits in in a “cooler float”?
  • A regular size large cooler not to exceed 27.5”X 16.5”


  • Chevron down Can we camp at Old Cove Canoe with less than 10 people if we pay the full amount?
  • Sorry, no. Our group campsites are for groups of 10 or more adults; kids are welcome but not counted as part of a group.

  • Chevron down How are the charges calculated for group camping?
  • Group campsites cost $75 per night. This covers 10 adults (kids under 8 are free). Additional campers are charged $5.00 per person per night.