Trip Description

Our most popular paddling adventure takes you by the Historic Loveland Castle!
The average Castle Adventure trip lasts 2-4 hours and travels 5 miles.
The trip starts at Carl Rahe Park and ends at Loveland Canoe and Kayak.

Register For The Castle Adventure Now!

Rental Pricing

Kayak Rental = $25.00

Tandem Kayak Rentals = $44.00

Canoe Rental = $44.00

  • Includes an upgraded Old Town or We-no-nah canoe!
  • Children under 12 ride free in parent’s canoe.
  • Add $8 for third adult.

Raft Rentals = $80.00

  • Our River Rafts will comfortably hold 5-6 passengers and provide an exciting new way to experience the Little Miami River.
  • Rafts are great for early season paddling when the river levels are adequate to make the trip enjoyable.
  • Please note – dogs are not allowed on raft trips.
  • Group/Volume discounts do not apply to rafts.

Own your own canoe or kayak?

If you own a canoe or kayak and need transportation we can provide the transportation for you and your boat.

$20 per kayak
– Please note all personal kayaks must be at least 9 ft in length to fit securely on our trailers. Kayaks must have current Ohio registration for Ohio residents and must be a river rated model.

$30 per canoe for two passengers ($10 for third passenger)
– Canoes must have current Ohio registration for Ohio residents.

Please Note:

  • Reservations are required for all transports to insure trailer space is available.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip to allow our staff time to properly load your canoe or kayak.
  • All watercraft must have current Ohio Registration (for Ohio residents only) and be a minimum of 9ft. long to securely fit on our trailer.

Group Discounts

5-9 rental boats – 10% discount
10+ rental boats – 15% discount
Scouts / Church Groups / School Groups – $16.00 per person for canoe trips

Trips depart on the hour

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Trips depart on the hour 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Weekday trips available by reservation for groups of 10 or more paddlers.

All boats are due back by 6PM

Early Bird Special! – Save $5.00 per canoe and $3.00 per kayak on the Castle Adventure if you reserve and depart for your trip by 10:00am or earlier (valid anytime except Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekends – cannot be combined with other discounts)

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to register, receive equipment and safety instructions.

Kid Friendly

We encourage families to take their little ones on the Castle Adventure. Children must be at least 3 years old and a minimum of 30 pounds for all trips on the Little Miami River.

Dog Friendly

We welcome dogs on the Castle Adventure. Please insure that they are kept on a leash at all times while at the livery and they are well socialized. Be sure to keep a close eye on them as there are plenty of exciting sites, sounds, and smells.

The Rules

All boats must be in by 6:00PM on Weekends and 6:00PM Monday thru Friday.
Late fees of $10 per boat for each ½ hour will apply

Replacement Costs

Canoe = $600.00
Kayak = $400.00
Paddle = $25.00
Life Jacket = $25.00

Alcohol Policy

We reserve the right to inspect the contents of all coolers and refuse service based upon the presence of alcohol.  Alcohol and river activities –canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and swimming– DON’T MIX. Your judgment and abilities will be diminished by alcohol. Exposure to summer sun intensifies the effects of alcohol. The City of Loveland and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are taking a strong stance against drinking in public and while on the water. Be responsible and smart; make the drive home safe and sober.

Weather

Thunderstorm
Wednesday 05/24 80%
High 68° / Low 56°
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 68F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Rain
Thursday 05/25 90%
High 65° / Low 55°
Rain
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High around 65F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Clear
Friday 05/26 20%
High 78° / Low 64°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 05/27 60%
High 80° / Low 65°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 05/28 60%
High 78° / Low 60°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 78F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Bob Jones
Our work group had such an amazing time in Loveland paddling down the river and then later going to lunch at Tano’s, the whole day was perfect. I can’t wait to come back next year.
Bob Jones PNG