Rental Options

Canoe

$90/Boat

  • Canoe for 2 ppl
  • Center seat add $35

Kayak

$65/Solo · $90/Tandem

  • Kayaks with varieties to pick from:
    • Sit-In kayaks
    • Sit-on-Top solo kayaks
    • Inflatable kayaks

Raft

$45/Adult ($90 Minimum)

  • No fee for kids under 12
  • Great for families with young ages
  • Great for 4 close friends
  • Great for higher water conditions
  • Great option for groups

Tube

$35/Tube

  • Quality tubes with bottoms
  • Cooler tube (optional / extra fee)

Shuttle

Price Varies

  • All rentals include shuttle
  • Shuttle services available if you own your own boat
  • Call to arrange

Rental prices include all equipment, pfd, drybag or box, shuttle to and from the river

What to expect at BVO

Customized Trips

At Battenkill Valley Outdoors, we customize each trip to fit your needs. You tell us how long you want to float. Based on the river conditions, we map out a nice journey, put you in, and pick you up. We do not time our trips. The rental is for 1 hour to all day. Take a cell phone along, (in a dry box we lend you) and call or text us at the end. This alleviates long wait times for either of us. Go at your own pace (but we need you off by 4 PM). 

2 trips a day. Meet at BVO at 9am or 11am
Van heads out approx 30 min later (9:30 or 11:30). This allows travel time and an easy river pace.

Reservations

Reservations are essential – we are often unable to accommodate walk-in business. A credit card can hold equipment so it is here when you come. Pay at the counter. This card is not run unless you do not show. A 24 hour notice is required for cancellation. If inclement weather, high water, or other factors cause BVO to cancel the trip, you will not be charged.

River Stewardship

  • Be respectful of other river users
  • Float quietly behind fishermen
  • Respect private landowners and privately owned riverbanks
  • Leave no trace…carry in-carry out all trash

Out of respect for the fishermen, it was established years ago that the outfitters would keep hours of 9-5 
This allows the early AM and later PM hours for the anglers to enjoy this resource as well.

The Battenkill

The Battenkill is a natural flow river which meanders out of the Manchester, VT area headwaters, and converges with the Hudson River in Greenwich, NY. From shallow shoals to deep holes, cutting through the green hills of VT as well as the farming fields of New York, this resource offers challenges, as well as a relaxing float. The journey is never the same twice. Affected most directly by the rain, or lack of, this river offers a variety of experiences. Teeming with wildlife one often sees trout, deer, mink, songbirds, heron, eagles and osprey.

Battenkill Valley Outdoors offers options to see and experience the river. We cater to all ages and abilities, within reason, for this activity. Our rental equipment is from very reputable companies, and we strive to keep it in good order.

USGS Map developed for Battenkill Conservancy

Battenkill - River Gage

  • Streamflow: 234 ft³/s
  • Gage height: 4.43 ft
Streamflow GraphGage height Graph
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