GENERAL QUESTIONS

  • How do I make a reservation?
    • Before making a reservation, check our calendar for available trips and dates. If there is a trip you want to make a reservation for, contact us via email, phone or our request for information form. Have a few dates in mind and how many people might be in your group.  We will contact you if we have availability.
  • I called the number on your website and I haven't heard back. Why not?
    • Due to the high volume of calls we get each day, sometimes we are unable to return calls if we don’t have availability on the day you’re looking for. If you don’t hear back within 48 hours, feel free to pick another date and try again! We all have day jobs during the week (some of us with weird hours), so please be patient with us!
    • Email is the best way to get in touch with us: catawbakayaking@gmail.com.
  • How far in advance do I need to make a reservation?
    • The larger your group, the sooner you should make a reservation.  We require at least 24 hours notice for reservations. We are usually booked by Friday for our weekend trips. 
  • What should I wear?
    • Wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet and/or dirty. Closed-toe sandals or water shoes are ideal.  Wear whatever clothes you will be comfortable sitting in for a few hours. Always remember to wear SUNSCREEN!
  • Are Riverwalk and River Park the same place?
    • No. Riverwalk is located off Cherry Road and is the put-in location for tubes.  River Park is located off Red River Road.  Both are public kayak and canoe launch locations.
  • Can anyone use the launch and take out locations you use?
    • Yes! The Lake Wylie Dam is a public access location in Fort Mill, SC.  Riverwalk and River Park are both owned by the City of Rock Hill and are open to the public.
  • Why don't you offer trips during the week?
    • The Catawba River is a dam-controlled river and the water levels during the week are often unpredictable.  Duke provides a recreational release Fridays-Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to give kayakers, fishermen, etc. a predictable flow. We base all of our trips on water levels.
  • How do I get to the river?

KAYAKING QUESTIONS

TUBING QUESTIONS

  • Which tubing trip do you offer?
    • Our tubing trip begins at Riverwalk and ends at River Park. It is roughly 3.3 miles.
  • How long does the trip last?
    • Depending on water levels, the trip takes between 2.5-3 hours.
  • Can I bring alcohol?
    • ***We do not allow customers to take alcoholic beverages on our trips. If we notice you are/have been drinking before the trip begins we will not let you rent our tubes/kayaks/canoes.***