Self-Guided River Trips In the Heart of Wine Country

We operate exclusively on the Upper Russian River, which is recognized for the dynamic terrain, water clarity and unspoiled wilderness. Our friendly and accomplished staff is waiting to roll out the red carpet – offering guest services and an attention to detail that is unmatched.

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A Message from the Owner

Welcome! I am Lollie Mercer, the owner of River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips. It is our mission to help cure nature deficiency disorder, by offering complete and hassle free river excursions. Our enthusiastic team is entirely dedicated to providing a fun and safe recreation venue for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you soon!

-Lollie Mercer, Owner

Helping Cure
“Nature Deficiency Disorder”
One River Trip at a Time

 

We Proudly Hold The Most 5-Star Reviews on the Russian River

Great day kayaking on Russian River

We were three and our last minute request to change from two double and one single to three singles was handled smoothly. Everything was very well organized, staff very friendly, free supplies of dry bags, sandwich bags, coolers, hair bubbles, etc. very useful.. had a wonderful day, at our own pace, away from the big crowds.. cannot thank River's Edge enough.

– Meral P., TripAdvisor
BEAUTIFUL DAY ON THE RIVER

We took a break from wine tasting for the day and went Kayaking and Stand-up Paddle Boarding. It was a great 3 hour trip. No agenda, just needed to be back at the base camp by 5 hours after they dropped us off. The Staff was excellent and the river was leisurely ride. Many areas to swim and have a picnic. Good for ages over 10. Had a Blast!!

– Michael M., TripAdvisor
Beauty on the Russian River

My wife and I loved our experience at River's Edge. We had an amazing day and saw lots of beautiful wildlife, including a golden eagle, several egrets, a heron, a coyote, and turtles by the dozen. We started with another group, but had to stop briefly while they rowed on. That put enough space between us that we had the river to ourselves for the whole day.

– Christopher P., TripAdvisor
Third time with this crew. Great every time.

We've used River's Edge 3 times and always had great customer service and a great paddle down the Russian River. Courteous and always willing to try to find an opening if you call, even in high season. Excellent!

– Robert B., TripAdvisor
I love the Rio kayaking trip

Thank you so much I had such a good time I came twice once for my brothers birthday, then for my friends birthday and will be back again this month you guys are great and so friendly and helpful. If you want to spend a great day on the river I highly recommend Rivers Edge. You get to see beautiful wildlife too!

– Heather R., TripAdvisor
Incredible day!

A group of 7 of us (teens and adults) rented canoes and kayaks for the self-guided river trip. Every amenity and convenience is thought of from dry bags loaned free of charge, water shoes for purchase, water, changing areas, etc. It’s clear the owners want to give their customers the best possible experience. And of course, the river was perfect too. We will definitely be back.

– Tanya F., TripAdvisor
Always a great time!!!!!

My family, friends, and I have been canoeing with Rivers Edge for almost 10 years now and we have a great time every time. The trip is just long enough to make it nice and relaxing and not exhausting.

– Kim M., TripAdvisor
Easy and fun kayak adventure

I've been kayaking the Russian River with River's Edge Kayak for the last two years and it is always an incredibly enjoyable time! Rochelle really commits to making sure everyone is accommodated - There are fun stops along the river with a rope swing or sandbanks to take a break. The entire crew does a great job of coordinating large groups and keeping things fun!

– Reema S., TripAdvisor