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Sit-In and Sit-On-Top (SOT) Kayak Rentals

We’re proud to offer Current Designs Whistlers as our sit-in kayaks to our customers.

  • 14.5′ long – glide well
  • 25″ wide – stable
  • Solo – 1 paddler kayaks
  • Front and Rear Bulkheads – great for storing camping gear
  • No rudder, we don’t believe you’ll learn how to paddle a kayak with one…and it’s not needed on the WI River anyway
  • Perfect for most sized paddlers and beginners as well as experienced

How to pack a kayak for an overnight trip

Sit-In Kayak Rental Rate

Kayak rentals include vest, paddle and transportation at either of our two locations. $39.00 + tax per day per kayak.


SOT Kayaks from Jackson Kayak. The Riviera is a 11’4″ kayak with a molded seat back that is comfortable, tracks well (goes in a straight line) and are fun to paddle. These boats are recommended for day trips only or if you’ve got an odd number of people for canoes this will round out the group. These kayaks are also available at our La Farge Kickapoo River location.

SOT Kayak Rental Rate

SOT kayak rentals include vest, paddle and transportation back up river at our Sauk City location. $29.00 + tax per day per kayak.

Payment Info

ReservatiDJ For Sale 018_640x480ons are taken with balance due on Visa, MasterCard or Discover. 100% refund with cancellations 7 days prior to the start of your rental date. Within 7 days, a canoe rental credit good for the same paddling season will be issued, which can also be redeemed as a gift certificate.

Once your paddle hits the water, there are no refunds or credits.

Weather/Rain Policy

First and foremost, paddling is a wilderness experience so we do expect you to have rain gear and be prepared. It is not possible for us to come pick you up early from your trip simply because it has started raining and you’ve failed to prepare.

If you decide to cancel within 7 days of your start date because of rain in the forecast, Wisconsin River Outings will provide you with a same season paddle credit. You can then reschedule your trip at a later date, based on availability.
Providing you arrive at our location on the day of your reservation, if there is lightning at 12 PM (Noon) on the day of your departure, we will not put you on the water and

A group of UW students in the Apostle Islands with WRO

we will give you a full refund. If you cancel over the phone, we will give you a same season paddle credit only. Rain is not a reason to refund your trip.

High Water Policy

There are times in the Spring as well as during wet summers when, for safety, we will not put people on the river. We know how packed your schedule can be so we do have several options to still get you on the water, contact us for additional information. The following are the parameters we use on the morning of your trip for not putting people on the river during high water:
Single Day Rentals: USGS readings at Muscoda of 23,000 cf/s
Multiday Rentals: USGS readings at Muscoda of 20,000 cf/s
These readings can be found on our website and the U.S. Geological Survey website,