|Posted on April 22, 2021 at 12:25 AM||comments (13686)|
Hello fellow floaters, I will be opening for the season on May 1st. I will be keeping the one group per shuttle format this year, but am back to 14 guests per shuttle. We had very little snow this winter and not much rain so far this spring. The water levels are down from the records of last year. The bridges are easier to get under, but some sand bars may appear on the middle section. I plan to take a trip and check for any blockagaes from trees before May1st. You can call me with any questions and also book online anytime. Thanks and happy paddling.
|Posted on May 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM||comments (92875)|
Hello fellow floaters, due to the extension of the stay at home order to May 28th, I will not be opening untill Friday May 29th. I am getting cleaning supplies and masks, so I can clean my van between shuttles and wash the life jackets and paddles in disinfectant between uses. I will be requiring my customers to wear a mask while in my van and limiting the number of groups to 10 for each shuttle. I can put a larger group of up to 20 in the river, but any over 10 will have to follow in their own vehicle to the launch site, and retrive thier vehicle after their float. Thank you for your understanding and patience as I try to keep myself and everyone safe, as you enjoy a float on the river. Happy paddling, Guy.
|Posted on April 30, 2020 at 12:55 AM||comments (5759)|
Hello fellow floaters, I will now be opening on May 16th. The Govener has extended the stay at home order until the 15th. We received 4 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, so the river will be high for a while. If you are going out with your own equipment, please be careful! Thanks and happy floating.
|Posted on April 16, 2020 at 5:25 PM||comments (12705)|
Hello fellow floaters, I am planning on opening on May 1st, unless the Execeutive Order is extended. I have a Full Moon Float scheduled for May 8th. The weather will also be a factor, and I will update here often in the coming days. There is a blockage of trees on the river on the middle section, between Mill Iron and Creston rd. I hope to clear it soon, but may need a larger chainsaw. Thank you for your interest in kayaking, and hopefully this virus will calm down for the summer. Stay safe everyone and happy paddling.8)
|Posted on February 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM||comments (28708)|
Hello fellow floaters, the groundhog saw his shadow, so an early spring may be instore. Let's hope so, because then we can get on the river sooner. Lake Michigan is going to be at or near record highs all summer, so the lower sections of the river will also be high, but still floatable. I plan to open May 1st if conditions allow. The first full moon float is May 8th, and tickets will go up to $30 per person on May 1st. Purchase yours today! I will be posting the dates for my adopt-a-highway cleanup, as soon as the state gives them to me. Join in and get free kayak rentals! The world record paddle has 220 people signed up. We need another 100 to break the record of 329, so sign up today and help get Muskegon in the record books. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite or call me at 231-740-0227 to register. Thanks and happy floating.
|Posted on January 22, 2020 at 9:15 AM||comments (4893)|
Hello fellow floaters, Muskegon AREA Community Paddles will be attempting to set a world record for the longest parade on water by kayak/canoe on July 25th 2020, on Muskegon Lake. Anyone with a kayak/canoe is encouraged to join in and help break the record of 329 kayaks/canoes. It is free to participate, and if the record is broken, everyone will get a t-shirt proclaiming they helped break a world record. Tickets are on eventbrite and can be found on their Facebook page, facebook.com/Muskegonfloats/. Get your family and friends and join in the fun! We already have 150 people signed up, and 500 boats is possible. Let's do it Muskegon! Thanks, and happy floating.
|Posted on January 11, 2020 at 4:25 PM||comments (3986)|
Hello fellow floaters, my full moon floats for 2020 are now on sale. The dates are May 8th, June 5th, July 4th, August 1st, Sept. 2nd, Oct. 1st, and Oct 31st. Only 20 kayaks available per night. $25 includes a kayak, paddle, glow stick, guided trip downstream, and transport back to your vehicle after the float. Get some friends together and book a date before they sell out. Thanks and happy/scary floating!
|Posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:50 AM||comments (6769)|
Hi fellow floaters, the July fourth week was great for paddlers. The weather was hot and the water levels have gone down in some areas. The Holton-Duck Lake road boat launch is back to normal levels. Mill Iron rd launch is about 1 ft higher than normal. The Creston rd. site is still about 2 feet higher and you must cary your kayak around the road closed barricade, and about 25yards to the deep water. The parking lot at the Veterans park is partially flooded as the water is still 3 feet higher than normal. With Lake Michigan levels at record highs, it will be awhile before that area sees improvement. The lot is useable but be prepared to walk in some water in the parking lot to get to your car from the kayaks. Only ankle deep and warm. I have my adopt-a-highway this Saturday the 13th and will accept any volunteers that want to help clean up a section of M120, near my business. Just call or text 231-740-0227 to sign up and receive a free lunch after the cleanup, or a free kayak rental. Thanks and happy floating!
|Posted on June 22, 2019 at 7:50 PM||comments (5702)|
Hello fellow floaters. The river is still a foot or 2 higher than normal, but it is safe to float. I am open everyday, so plan a float and let me get you on the water. Customers have been seeing an eagle and other predator birds, along with cranes, turtles, geese and muskrats. The middle section is deeper than usual, so there are not very many spots to stop and swim. If we do not get any rain for a week, it may go down and expose some sand bars. The river is moving about 5-6 mph until it reaches the US31 highway bridges. Then it slows to about 2mph. Saturday morning the 29th of June is the first community paddle for 2019. Bring your own kayak or rent one from me for $5, and join in the fun. We meet at Mona Lake Park at 8am and paddle from 8:30-10:30 around Mona Lake. 125 people have RSVP that they are going. That many kayaks will be a sight to see. Thanks and happy paddling!
|Posted on May 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM||comments (5830)|
Hello fellow floaters. I am open for the season even though the river is still high. I have decided not to raise my prices untill June 1st, so book a summer float now and save some money. My wednesday night sunset floats will start May 29th are cost is still only $10 per person. Check my facebook page for all the events this summer and get out there! Thanks and happy floating!