In Downtown Frankfort, KY.
Want to experience the newest, fastest-growing craze in the Paddlesports world? We invite you to try out Stand-Up Paddleboarding (otherwise known as "SUPing") with us! SUPing provides a unique way to experience the water, while also providing a great core workout.
Don't be intimidated by your ability to stand on the board! We've been able to have people of all shapes, sizes, and ages stand on these boards. There are two different types of boards that we sell and also provide rentals on - inflatable and hard boards. Each type has their own merits!
We offer two different ways to try out SUPing:
Rentals are available by reservation only on the Kentucky River out of our Downtown Frankfort location. Note that this is different than our main Elkhorn Creek location. Pricing and trip information, as well as the ability to book a reservation can be found below.
We also have a partnership with Shaker Village to provide rentals for Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga! Click HERE to find out more information and sign up for the SUP Yoga classes
These trips depart from our Downtown location (this is not a retail store) at the Riverview park Boat ramp near 401 Wilkinson Blvd. We offer these trips Thursday-Saturday for booking online, for another day of the week please call ahead to check availability. These trips are a perfect opportunity for those wanting a short day on the water, say a lunch time paddle, or are looking for something calm and protected.
The Kentucky River holds much more consistent water throughout the hot and dry days of summer, which makes this a great option when a trip down the Elkhorn would involve lots of scooting and dragging over rocks. The Kentucky ranges in depth, but is generally 10-15 feet deep down the middle of the channel. This may be intimidating to some that are beginners or those that aren't strong swimmers, but the Kentucky is a very beginner-friendly body of water. The flow is very slow, as there are locks-and-dams that impede the flow of the river. It is a slower flow than what you will find on the Elkhorn
For these trips, you're welcome to stretch them beyond 3 hours if you're wanting to stay out longer, as long as you're back to the take-out point by close of business that day! The earlier you get on the water, the longer you can stay out!
The pricing and types of boats available for rental on the Kentucky River are:
Solo Kayaks - $30.00 per boat
Tandem (2-person) Kayaks - $55.00 per boat (2 people included)
Canoes - $45.00 perf boat (2 people included)