Common Questions

Do you rent both kayaks and canoes? If so what the difference
• Yes. Kayaks are $50 for 2 hrs and Canoes are $65 for 2hrs. Transportation cost is included in the rental price or $25 if you bring your own equipment.
• Single Kayaks are 10’ or 12’ in length, suitable for adults or teens, rated for 275lbs. All Canoes are poly/fiberglass, 15’ 6” in length and rated for 700lbs plus.
o For canoes we also allow children under 70lbs to ride in the middle seat/floor of the canoe at no extra charge.

Any special events in the area?
• Want to schedule an educational event, team event, team building, or club outing? Reach out, we will work with you to make a package that will make your trip memorable and those in your group proud to be part of the experience.
• Looking for a promotional tool that will give your customers an experience they will use to bring customer through your front door? Reach out.
• Tippy River Adventures Booth can be found at First Fridays in Warsaw.

What services do you offer? Beyond rentals if there are any
• We offer a livery service which includes rental and transportation of kayaks/canoes from dis-embarkment to embarkment locations.
• We also offer merchandise and items to make the trip more enjoyable.


Are life jackets required?
– A life jacket is required for each person on the watercraft. It must be worn, at all times, by anyone 18 or under.

What happens if you quit, before you get to the dis-embarkment location while you’re on the water?
– If there is an emergency, get to safe solid ground. Ensure your party is safe. Then call us.
– Stay in your boat, call us. We do not own the land on either side of the water or underneath it. We will either guide you to a proper dis-embarkment location or come get you.

How to cancel? Is there a cancellation policy?
– You can cancel up until you grab a kayak and head to the water.

What if I bring an extra person?
– Great! The more the merrier. We will get them signed up with your party and on the water.

Do you accept walk-ins?
– We accept walk-ins on prime days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) after our first embarkment time (9am) until to our last embarkment time (6pm).

Tips for paddling:
• Always wear your life jacket!
• Leave your valuables at home so you don’t lose them in the river. (such as rings, wallets, necklaces, expensive eyeglasses)
• Use a strap to secure eyeglasses or sunglasses.
• Wear shoes that can get wet.
• Don’t tie canoes together or grab other canoes.
• Do not throw trash in the river or on the river bank.
• We have mesh reusable trash bags available for use. We also recycle plastic bottles, aluminum cans and have trash receptacles available for your trash at the end of the day.
• Do not bring GLASS BOTTLES. Glass bottles sink to the bottom of the river, create a hazard if broken and will never decompose.
• We strongly recommend that you do not consume alcohol on the river (see FAQs below).
• Respect private property

What should I bring?
• Water, Gatorade or other beverages to keep you hydrated.
• Shoes that can get wet. We recommend tennis shoes or water shoes. Flip-flops generally do not stay on your feet and end up floating down the river.
• Dry clothes and towel. We recommend that you leave these in your car, so you have something dry to change into after your trip is over.
• Sunscreen
• Bug Spray
• Hat and sunglasses
• Snack
• Trash Bag
• Comfortable clothing that can get wet and dry quickly.
• For your convenience, we have a small store that sells water, sodas, snacks, ice cream and other items you may have forgotten for your trip
We offer many items to make your trip enjoyable if you forget something. Let us know.
Is alcohol allowed?
• State law does allow for paddlers to consume alcohol while on the river, but in 2016 a new regulation was passed by TWRA. This regulation prohibits the consumption of alcohol while on the gravel bars.
• You can possess alcohol but not consume it while on land.
• Tippy River Adventures recommends that you do not consume alcohol while paddling, but if you or your group chooses to drink alcohol we ask that you drink in moderation, designate a non-drinking driver, and be respectful of other paddlers and the river.
• Please do not litter.
• State law does not allow consumption of alcohol at any of the boat ramps.
• Tippy River Adventures does not allow consumption of alcohol on our property or in our vehicles.
• If you drink, drink responsibility, but again we recommend that you not drink while on the river.

Are dogs allowed?
We recommend that you not bring your dog. The river can be overwhelming for your pet. Hot temperatures, moving water and chase able wildlife can create challenges for both you and your dog. If you decide you must bring your dog, there are a few things we would like for you to consider.
• Please keep your dog on a leash at all times when at the canoe base.
• Even dogs need a lifejacket. Yes, most dogs can swim but only for short periods of time and they may not be able to overcome a stronger current. We have a limited number of dog lifejackets available.
• Is your dog an indoor dog most of the time? The 90-degree day on the river in the middle of summer may not be the best day to bring your pet.
• Have they ever been in a canoe or kayak? If this is also your first time in a canoe or kayak, consider getting yourself comfortable in a kayak first then taking your dog another time when you feel more confident.
• Does your dog listen to basic commands? There may be other dogs at the canoe base, kids, and other people. Please ensure that you have control over your dog.
• Having a dog with you may delay your departure or pick up if other groups are not comfortable with riding in the vehicle with your dog.

What is the minimum age?
Minimum Age: Our minimum age for paddling solo (alone in a vessel) is 13 years old. Children below the age of 13 will need to ride with someone in a tandem kayak or canoe. Our minimum age for being accompanied on the river in a vessel of any kind is 3 years old, however some children older than three years old may not be ready to join you for a day on the river. Before deciding to bring a child canoeing or kayaking we ask that you consider the following:
• Is your child comfortable in the water?
• Do they know how to swim?
• Do they enjoy swimming, are they comfortable going underwater?
• Is it going to be too hot, too cold, too windy or just too sunny for a young child (are they heat tolerant)?
• Do you feel confident that you can manage yourself, your boat and your child if your boat flips over?
As of 2020, all minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age.