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 launches at Carl Rahe Park and ends at Loveland Canoe and Kayak.

Register For The Castle Adventure Now!

Rental Pricing

Kayak Rental = $25.00 ($26.00 Weekends and Holidays)

Tandem Kayak Rentals = $45.00 ($46.00 Weekends and Holidays)

Canoe Rental = $45.00 ($46.00 Weekends and Holidays)

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

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).

Raft Rentals = $85.00

  • 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.

Group Discounts

Group Discounts for Canoes and Kayaks

6-9 rental boats – 10% discount
10+ rental boats – 15% discount

Scouts / Church Groups / School Groups – $18.00 per person for canoe trips $20.00 for solo kayaks

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.

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

Closed weekdays.
* Groups of 10 or more paddlers are available weather permitting with 48 hour advanced reservation. Please book online and we will help to make your group outing a great time.

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

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to register, receive equipment and safety instructions.

Kid Friendly

We encourage families to take their children on the Castle Adventure as this is the perfect length trip for families. All participants must be at least 4 years old and a minimum of 40 pounds for all trips on the Little Miami River.

Dog Friendly

We welcome well behaved dogs on the Castle Adventure. Please insure that they are kept on a leash while at the livery and they are properly socialized with people and other dogs. We recommend you bring a properly fitted Canine PFDs for all four legged friends. Be sure to keep a close eye on them at all times as there are plenty of exciting sites, sounds, and smells.

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.


Monday 03/19 100%
High 65° / Low 36°
Cloudy with rain. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Tuesday 03/20 100%
High 40° / Low 31°
A steady rain in the morning tapering to showers and becoming mixed with snow in the afternoon. High near 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 100%.
Wednesday 03/21 70%
High 38° / Low 22°
Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Thursday 03/22 10%
High 43° / Low 19°
Sunny skies. High 43F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 03/23 0%
High 46° / Low 29°
Mostly sunny skies. High 46F. Winds light and variable.
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