Mooney's Bay - I have used Riverview kayaks twice this summer and highly recommend. Equipment always clean and almost new, easy communication with operator, great price for a personalized service. They offer multiple locations on their schedule, and take special requests. Easiest way to kayak if you don’t own your own. Try them!!
Truly the best kayak rental company in Ottawa
Kayak + wilderness in the city = magic - 5 stars
Eccolands Park - We have rented kayaks in Ottawa before but the distinct advantage of Riverview Mobile is its variety of launch sites. We left from Eccolands Park and travelled about 3 km south on the Rideau River before branching off east on a winding and secluded creek. A wonderful discovery! It was hard to believe we were still in the city. The 3-hour rental enabled an unhurried and thoroughly enjoyable excursion. Excellent value for the money, and the owner-operator was very personable. A 5-star experience.
Amazing service ! - 5 stars
Eccolands Park - Owner is so flexible and accessible ! Brings the kayak right to the launch site. You can meet at regular stops or you can arrange your own time and location. This is a great concept if you want to try kayaking or if you don't want to deal with the hassles of owning your own kayak, like storing and transporting it.
So much fun and way easier than we thought!! - 5 stars
Mooney's Bay - We tried kayaking for the first time at Mooney's Bay. The location is great! Wide enough to seem like a lake, then getting narrower up the river. Waters are calm, almost no currents, occasionally disturbed by a passing motorboat, to kids' great delight! Speaking of whom (they are 10 and 15), from the moment they sat in their kayaks, they were like ducks in water - totally independent and maintenance free! We hit the water at 8:30 am and spent three hours of unforgettable fun! Thank you and looking forward to our next adventure (probably at Britannia Beach)!!!
Thoroughly enjoyable - 5 stars
Barbara & Jo 2021-08-02
Brantwood Park - We actually started at 4pm - thank you for accommodating the time change.
The entire two hours on the Rideau River were wonderful: the water was calm; for 15 minutes we sat and watched a Great Blue Heron preen itself; later we saw another one fishing; we were surrounded by trees, ducks, geese, summer sounds, and it was delightful sharing the day and sun and water with others on stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and canoes.
A relaxing experience, which I've already recommended to others.
The Kayak Rental Service was A++!!! - 5 stars
Stéphanie & Richard 2021-07-23
Petrie Island - Our experience with Riverview Kayak Rental was a very pleasant one indeed. The reservation was easy to make and the owner was very accommodating and helpful in assisting us determine which kayak would be the best fit for us. We rented the kayaks in an effort to kind of “try before you buy” and the staff we dealt with went so far as to contact us post-reservation to give us a lead on where we could purchase the kayak we had in mind and to share their experience and expertise AND gave us a discount card to use towards our next rental. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to give kayaking a try and will definitely be renting from them again in the future!! Service was A++!!!
Awesome experience - 5 stars
Petrie Island - I’m very happy with our experience, great service too! Thank you again
Best Idea Ever - 5 stars
Brantwood Park - Finally, a company that will deliver and pick up kayaks at different venues across the city. Perfect for those like me who do not want to buy one, but love kayaking. Very efficient communications, super nice staff, and good value for money. Nice to rent kayaks that are brand new and clean.
Superb! - 5 stars
Duck Islands to Petrie Island - What a lovely à la carte experience going above and beyond to help us put-in upriver at Blair and pick us up at Petrie Island. We really appreciated the expert service, the friendliness and the equipment that was in great condition. I am looking forward to doing this again!
Great experience! - 5 Stars
Brantwood Park - We had a BLAST out on the water - the kayaks were waiting for us, and we got great directions and ideas for our paddle as we launched. So much wildlife! It was so easy to get out on the water, and so fun! Thanks! We'll be back.
COVID 19 Health and Safety
Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during this pandemic and we assure you that all kayaks, paddles and PFD and any other supplies are properly sanitized after each use. Also, our team members including our volunteers have all been fully vaccinated.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.