Hello-- I’m John Schulte...
Welcome to my kayaking rental and tour guide site.
During much of the spring, summer and fall, I take people out kayaking and paddle boarding.
I show them
cool places that most people don’t even know exist. Most of these
seem 100 miles
away but are right here in the Twin City Metro area. (See pictures below.)
Kayaking is fun and easy to learn...you only need to love to be on the water and exploring.
Some of the good-time things we can do on the water…
- Fun with Friends - Paddle or Float
- Romantic Evening Floating
- Birthday Gift
- Family Vacation Trip
- Family Reunions
- Corporate Team Building
- Employee Reward
- Bachelor Parties
- Bachelorette Parties
- Company coming to the lake home and not enough boats
---- Kayaks and Paddle Boards Delivered to you!!! ---
With my kayak rental program...I deliver the kayaks to you and pick them up when you're done. So you don't have to worry about borrowing a big vehicle or tying them to the top of your car.
See our 2020 Summer Schedule posted below in the 'Latest' pictures section for outings and rates. Or, email: john@twincitieskayaking to request a PDF version.
If you have special kayaking requests just let me know. We can offer delivery and pick up of kayaks to many places in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Typically, I guide on the Mississippi River between Coon Rapids Dam and Boom Island in Minneapolis, the middle sections of the Rice Creek Water Trail, and the lower sections of the Rum River. Self-guided offerings for the same locations are also offered, but you should have some previous paddling experience.
Most featured outings are around 3 hrs with the exception of the Rum River which is longer. Special arrangements can be made if you want to make a day of it.
I do put on beginner paddling lessons on Wednesdays at Lake Johanna in Arden Hills at 1:30pm for a small $20 fee per
participant. (kayaks provided)
To be notified of other introductory
events, news and updates please join the Twin Cities Paddle Club on Facebook.
If you would like to do a guided kayak trip, I specialize doing the Mississippi River (Since around 1975,) just $69 per person; with a 4 person minimum.
I also do guided trips on the Rice Creek water trail, and sections of the Rum River.
Note: The lower section of Rice Creek (Long Lake to the Mississippi) is dependent on water levels and no reported downed trees. Reserved for experienced paddlers only.
A $60 dollar deposit is required for all bookings. I run 7 days a week. If you are weekend dependent, book early as these fill out first.
You must be at least 18 years old to rent, have a valid drivers license
or state ID, and a credit card for security deposit. All participants
must sign a rental agreement and liability waiver.
If your trip day has heavy rain, with no real chance of clearing, it will be rescheduled to the next available date.
I accept cash or checks...and also credit cards but the bank service fee will be added.
If you have any questions, just let me know. 612-708-2781
When you go kayaking with me you 'will' have fun. To me you are more than a customer...you are my guest. That's why so many people go with me over and over again.
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