Services & Rental Rates



Due to liability, The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak boat launch, parking lot, and property are for paying customers only. IT IS NOT PUBLIC ACCESS. Please, proceed to the public boat launches in Leechburg and Hyde Park if you do not choose to shuttle with us. Additional public boat launch information can be found online. The River's Edge Canoe and Kayak property is under video surveillance, and those that choose to use the property illegally will be considered trespassing. Thank you.


Dear Customers,


COVID-19 Guidelines for Canoe and Kayak rentals :

  • Reservations are required and trips must be prepaid by calling 724-845-9501.
  • Please try to print and sign your waivers prior to arrival.
  • For everyone's safety space will be limited on our shuttle vans.

We appreciate your patience and business through these trying times. We will do our best to help you get outdoors! Thank you.

Covid-19 Reservation and Trip Procedure:

  1. Call for your reservation.
  2. Choose your rental. (Canoe, Kayak, Tandem Kayak, or Tubes) Note: Tube rentals are rented separate from canoes and kayaks Weight Capacity for canoes is 700 lbs., kayaks 325 lbs., and tubes 250 lbs.
  3. Choose a shuttle time. Typically, shuttles depart every hour starting at 9 am until 2 pm on weekends and 11 am until 1 pm on weekdays. Please Arrive 30 Minutes Prior To Your Shuttle Time. Shuttles depart on time.
  4. Payment- All trips are prepaid in advance. We accept Visa, MC, and Discover. (Weather conditions are determined by The River's Edge. Trips are not cancelled due to a passing shower. In the case of a complete rain out, a rain check will be issued. Please review our cancellation policy.)
  5. To streamline the check in process, please bring your signed waiver. (We do have them available on site if needed)
  6. Please carpool if able. Parking is limited. If the main lot is full, there is an additional parking lot just below our shop.
  7. Alcohol is not permitted in shuttle vans or rental equipment due to liability.
  8. All equipment must be returned prior to 6:30 pm. Boats must be brought to top of ramp. Limited help is available if needed.
  9. Tips are greatly appreciated by drivers and helpers.
  10. Thank you for choosing The River's Edge for your river excursion!

Please Note: If you are meeting a group that is not shuttling with us, please keep in mind that The River's Edge launch and parking lot are NOT PUBLIC and reserved for Paying customers. Due to liability concerns, a waiver must be signed prior to using The River's Edge property or boat launch. Public launches beyond The River's Edge are located in Leechburg and Hyde Park.

Covid-19 Business Procedures:

  1. Hand Sanitizer is available upon entering and exiting our establishment.
  2. We will accommodate up to 6 customers at a time in the shop.
  3. Please try to stay with your group and social distance.
  4. Frequently touched spaces will be sanitized regularly.
  5. Upon return from your trip, you will be required to pull your boats and all equipment up our launch.
  6. As always all rental equipment will be sanitized after each use.

For the continued safety of customers and staff, if you feel ill, please stay home.

Evelyn and I are taking an abundance of precautions along with following the CDC guidelines during this outbreak. We appreciate your continued support and wish you to remain healthy! Thank you.


Neill & Evelyn

Rental Rates - (Price is per boat - Price includes shuttle service, life vests, and paddles)

Weekdays Weekends*
Canoes $53 all day $55 all day
Kayaks $43 all day $45 all day
Tandem Kayaks $53 all day $55 all day
Tubes** $25 all day $25 all day
Cooler Tubes (Tube Add-On) $15 all day $15 all day

Please don't forget to tip your drivers and helpers! Thank you!

As required by PA Fish and Boat, everyone must have a saftey signaling device. We supply whistles for $1 that you keep.

*Fridays and Holidays are charged at the weekend rate

**Tube trips only available from Vandergrift to The River's Edge

Shuttle Only Rates (for boat owners)

Location Price
To Avonmore $30 per person
To Apollo $25 per person
To Vandergrift $20 per person

Please note: If you are meeting a group that is not shuttling with us, please keep in mind that The River's Edge and Schenley launches are NOT PUBLIC. Due to liability concerns, a waiver must be signed prior to using The River's Edge property or boat launch.

Ladies Day

$5 off per boat! Available every Thursday.

Entire group must be ladies!

Group Discount

$2 off per boat! For groups of 10 or more.

Tubes not included.

Group payment must be made as one lump sum!

Information - PLEASE READ

Reservations are required - Call 724-845-9501

Payment must be made at time of Reservation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Cash!

All boats must be returned by 6:30 pm. Shuttles depart on time. $25 fee for late returns.

All Cancellations must be made Prior to 48 hours to receive a rain check. No Refunds.

Conditions are determined by The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak.

Be sure to print out the waiver form and our checklist of what to bring to make your river trip FUN and SAFE (we supply the life vests and paddles)! You can also view some trip ideas. NO LARGE COOLERS please!

No alcohol permitted in shuttle vans or any rented equipment due to liability!

Parking is limited, please carpool as much as possible and be considerate when parking.

Please use caution, the speed limit is 25 MPH and is strictly enforced in Leechburg.

Canoeing and Kayaking Tips:
  • Always Wear Life Preserver
  • Be Responsible
  • Use Common Sense
  • Do Not use Drugs or Alcohol
  • Do Not Litter
  • Never Tie People or Pets to Boat
  • Know what to do in an Emergency
  • Beginners should take Short Trips
  • Do Not take Children on your First Trip
  • Use Sunscreen
  • UWear Suitable Clothing
  • Wear Old shoes
  • Secure Personals in Watertight Container