Saco River Kayaking Rates & Trips

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Perfect day connecting with family and friends.

The Saco River will be the highlight of your vacation!

Saco Canoe Rental Company has the largest canoe & kayak rental fleet in North Conway, NH. We feature brand new Old Town and Perception Kayaks. All kayaks feature: cup holders, foot pegs, adjustable seats and an access hatch. Old Town Canoes. 



  Weekend Midweek
Canoes $45 $35
Kayak $30 $25
Double Kayak $50 $40
Paddle Boards $40 $20 per hour

Rates include a life jacket, map, and paddles
Please note our cancellation policy


  2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
Canoes (Sunday-Friday) $50 $75 $80 $100
Single Kayak $40 $50 $60 $75
Double Kayak $75 $90 $120 $125
Paddle Boards $70 $90 $100 $125

Rates include a life jacket, map, and paddles
Please note our cancellation policy


  Any day
Single Kayaks $8
Double Kayaks $16
Canoes $16
Private Canoe $20
Private Kayak  $15
Delivery service to area lakes – $20

Free Midweek Canoe & Kayak Shuttle for 9 & 9:30am Trips!

Saco Canoe Rental Company operates fourteen, 15-passenger vans to get you on the river in a timely manner.
Best of all, your 5-mile or 7.8-mile canoe/kayak trip end at your car!

Private canoe/kayak shuttle service available Sunday-Friday. 

Please note our cancellation policy

Canoe & Kayak Trips

5-Mile Adventure / 2-4 Hour Paddle

This five-mile adventure is great for first time paddlers and families. This trip begins from our private 15-acre beach and features sandy beaches, rope swings and lots of scenic mountain views. Spend your day relaxing on the river. Trip finishes at your car.    Everyone is do back by 5 pm. 


7.8-Mile Adventure / 3-5 Hour Paddle

Great trip for individuals who want to spend the entire day on the river. Trip starts in North Conway at the base of Cathedral Ledge. Trip features a few small riffles, sandy beaches, rope swings and mountain views. Great Fly Fishing too!  Trip finishes at your car. 

All boats are due back by 5 pm. 



9.2-Mile Adventure / 4-6 Hour Paddle

This trip is for people who have previous kayak experience. Guaranteed to get wet!

This section features 4 short sections of class-I rapids, the most exciting section of the Saco.

Offered in single kayaks when river gauge reads 350 cfs to 1000 cfs. Trip starts at Saco Canoe Rental Company base and finishes at Western Beach.  Shuttle will drive you back to your car. Start anytime before 11 am. Single Kayaks Only.

Trip operates Monday-Friday. 


11-Mile / Full Day Kayak Paddle

New this season - a full day of adventure!

We'll be offering an 11-mile full day paddle beginning at Humphry's Ledge in Bartlett and completing at our Saco Canoe Rental Company base. This is one of the most scenic sections of the Saco!

You'll enjoy some small riffles with breathtaking views of Mt Cranmore, Black Cap and Cathedral Ledge during the first 3 miles ... and lots more adventure to follow.

Kayaks Only. Not recommended for first time paddlers. Leaves at 9am. (No Free Shuttle)


New Cathedral Ledge Trip / 3-Mile Canoe/Kayak Paddle

Leaves from our Northern Extremes Office.

This 3-mile paddle starts at First Bridge and ends at our private, 15-acre beach. Trip features lots of sandy beaches, small riffles, and great views of Mount Washington, Cathedral Ledge and Cranmore Mountain.

Paddle Time 1-2 Hours.




Dry Bag Rental $5
Floating Cooler Tray  $15
Watershoes for sale $12

The Saco River is not an Amusement Park. There are no lifeguards on duty and natural hazards exist. Saco Canoe Rental Company does not maintain any rope swings along the river. Many have been there for years. They are maintained by local kids and are inherently dangerous.


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Season Pass Savings

Spend the summer floating on the Saco River! Our season pass is good for a float any day!

  • Ages 8 and up. 
  • Valid Father’s Day to Labor Day
  • Valid or any Float

Price $65