WE BRING THE KAYAK TO YOU - a personalized service
Over 10 launch locations . Choose one and we'll meet you there!
Don’t rent anywhere else! - 5 stars
Roslyn Park to Petrie Island - Just had my fourth perfect experience with Riverview Kayak. I love that they can deliver at one place, and pick up at our destination point. Last month we paddled 13 kms in a double kayak from the Blair Road dock to Petrie island, all downstream. This time we chose individual kayaks and paddled 8 kms from Roslyn Park (at the Residence Saint-Louis) to again Petrie Island, again downstream, but going all around the island first. As always, excellent service and equipment.
Very communicative! 5 stars
Mooney's Bay - I came in from out of town and had to change my reservation time due to flight delays and they were so responsive, helpful, and friendly! The kayak was clean and brand new and they even brought two sizes of PFD to the launch site. I would highly recommend this place to anyone travelling through Ottawa and the next time I come through I will be renting again. I launched at Mooneys Bay and was able to catch fish and relax on the beach when I was done.
Excellent experience - 5 stars
Petrie Island - We had an amazing experience booking with Riverview Mobile Kayak. Easy to make the booking, easy to find, fantastic customer service, great sturdy and stable kayaks. We enjoyed out day so much, we've booked again. Would highly recommend.
The obvious choice when kayaking in Ottawa - 5 stars
Eccolands - A little family owned business who knows the area and the waters well and provides everything you need to get going. Kayaks were in impeccable condition, service super friendly, and a large variety of launch points. Will definitely be coming back!
Great experience - 5 stars
Eccolands - This was a great opportunity to see a different part of Ottawa.
our saturday experience - 5 stars
Brantwood Park - This is our second time renting kayaks and it was just as much fun as the first time! Thank you Sylvie for all your help!
So much fun! - 5 stars
Britannia Beach - Britania was beautiful! We had an amazing time. Thank- you!
Fantastic Experience! - 5 stars
Suzanne - 2022-07-16
Brantwood Park - We rented four kayaks for two adults and our 16 and 11 year old children. We wanted a leisurely experience since we had our puppy with us. We saw a heron, river frogs and baby ducks and experienced a relaxed kayak with nice views and conversation as a family. Our host was so kind and attentive and provided all the info we needed. An extra special bonus was the unexpected photos of our experience with our pup and children! You certainly cannot beat the delivery service of having your kayaks dropped off and picked up for you! We will do this again and try a different river as there are a few choices for pick ups and drop offs,
Great afternoon activity - 5 stars
Jamie - 2022-07-14
Petrie Island - Excellent experience and will definitely be renting again! We met up at 2:30 and the kayak’s were ready for us, all we had to do was slip on our life jackets (that are conveniently provided). The owner was extremely nice and very informative on the area, she even took pictures of us towards the end to send via email. Overall a great time and much needed during last weeks heat wave!
We rented kayaks - 5 stars
Denise - 2022-07-13
Brantwood Park - The host was amazing!! She was there early to explain everything and again arrived early when we came back after a wonderful 2 hours of kayaking! We rented the kayaks for family members (we have our own) and they enjoyed their first experience kayaking the Rideau River!! We will rent again soon!! Thank you also for the souvenir pictures!!
Duck Island adventure! - 5 stars
Sebastian - 2022-07-13
Duck Island - This was so much fun! Thank-you for accomodating our group! The service & equipment was amazing! Super clean & well maintained.
Wonderful experience!!! - 5 stars
Andree - 2022-07-10
Petrie Island - Decided to rent our kayaks with Riverview based on their excellent reviews. The owner is so friendly and accommodating and all the equipment was in pristine condition. It made for an extremely enjoyable experience. Petrie Island was perfect for us since we prefer calmer waters. We plan on trying the Brantwood park location as it promises even more calm waters😊
Fantastic experience! - 5 stars
Alana - 2022-07-12
Petrie Island - This was our first time trying a kayak rental service and boy we were not disappointed! The host was very helpful and friendly and we plan to go again later this summer to try another location. We highly recommend this company for kayak rentals. Thank you!
Kayak rental at Petrie Island - 5 stars
Petrie Island - Hi, I enjoyed the kayak rental experience at Petrie Island. The kayak was newer and equipment clean. They were very helpful and thank you. I would say that the only reason I would consider other companies would be to reduce the cost for the half day rental. Are there any ideas you have in regards to reducing the cost if I am renting only one kayak?
Easy, fun, fabulous - 5 stars
Anne - 2022-06-29
Brantwood Park - Everything proceeded on schedule, super friendly owner, fabulous kayak down the Rideau River, such a restorative experience. And then I just drove home!
All the fun of spending a beautiful day on the water with none of the hassle. - 5 stars
Pasqualina - 2022-06-26
Eccolands - This is such a great idea! I wish there were more locations. I will definitely do this again. Highly reccomended!
Amazing experience - 5 stars
Sebastian - 2022-06-26
Petrie Island - This kayak adventure was fantastic! Everything was well- organized, clean and top quality. The owner was polite, professional and a joy to work with. She took care of my guests and made everyone comfortable. Highly recommended.
So easy best way to enjoy the great weather! - 5 stars
Adriana - 2022-07-04
Petrie Island - Had to move date due to the weather and they were great and was able to accommodate us on another day! It was super easy and we felt safe knowing we had all the required equipment and everything was in great shape. We really enjoyed being able to explore and let us know what areas to stick to which was super helpful! Will definitely be looking in to the other locations as well.
Kayak at Petrie island - 5 stars
Ruby - 2022-07-04
Petrie Island - I rented 2 kayaks twice already to do some kayaking at Petrie island. The delivery was on time. Excellent friendly service. Kayaks and lifejackets were fairly new and very clean. I highly recommend Riverview Mobile.
Very nice experience - 5 stars
Mark - 2022-07-03
Petrie Island - Very nice kayaking experience.
Amazing kayaking experience - 5 stars
Richard - 2022-07-04
Petrie Island - We had a terrific experience... everything went so smoothly with the service and the kayaks seemed brand new! We had a great time on the water at Petrie Island and will definitely do this again.
Excellent - 5 stars
Monica - 2022-07-03
Petrie Island - Very organized. Clean kayaks.
A Beautiful Experience - 5 stars
Claudia - 2022-07-01
Petrie Island - We used Riverview Mobile Kayak Rental for the first time yesterday and the process couldn’t have been easier. I sent a text message to the number listed on their website asking for a very early 6- 9am booking for Thursday, June 30th. the owner replied to me very quickly, despite it being Sunday night! The next day, I received a link by email to set my booking up and make my payment. On Thursday, they were waiting for us when we arrived at our launch site at 5:45am and she gave us advice on our route, helped us get our life jackets on and she even helped us embark. They were there again when we returned. It was a beautiful morning made even more beautiful because the kayaks were brought to us and we didn’t have to worry about anything. We will definitely use this service again. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Best Rental Experience in Ottawa/Gatineau - 5 stars
Laura - 2022-06-30
Roslyn Park - I have rented kayaks all over Ottawa and Gatineau (Dow's Lake, Ozile's Marina, Lac Leamy, Lac Philippe, Parc de Plaisance, Expeditions Wakefield, Escape Rentals) but Riverview Kayak is BY FAR THE BEST RENTAL COMPANY.
Most companies give you a kayak or paddle that's the wrong size, or missing 1 or 2 footrests. Riverview asks your weight and height in advance to make sure you get the right fit. The kayaks are in perfect shape. They even come with a little dry bag.
Most companies give you a smelly canoe lifejacket that isn't suited for kayaking. Riverview gives you a clean kayaking lifejacket.
Most companies send you on your way in all weather conditions without asking whether you even know how to kayak. Riverview makes sure you know what you're doing and you'll be safe.
Great day - 5 stars
Petrie Island - Loved it. Excellent service!
Very organized and nice clean boats - 5 stars
Lisa - 2022-06-29
Petrie Island - Very friendly and professional. She was punctual meeting us and the equipment was very clean and well maintained. We had a great paddle!
Kayka Rental - Petrie Island - 4 stars
Tony - 2022-06-30
Petrie Island - Great service and had a great time with Kaykas.
Fun and relaxing time out at Petrie Island with Riverview Kayak Rental! - 5 stars
Petrie Island - My son wanted to try kayaking for the first time, so we rented a couple of kayaks from Riverview. Despite a mix-up in our order between sit-on and sit-in kayak, The host fixed us up right away with two sit-ons (what we were hoping for), and she even loaned me a dry bag for my new phone (which was only a few days old, so I was hesitant to bring it on the water). Well, the dry bag did its job and we enjoyed many scenic views, including turtles, herons, bullfrogs, geese, ducks, and even a turkey vulture. Thanks!
Peaceful Petrie Paddle - 5 stars
Valentina - 2022-06-05
Petrie Island - No hassle kayak pickup and drop off Kayak was spotless.. Got advice on location of turtles and recommended route for novice kayaker. All equipment provided. Easy paddle on Ontario side of island. Will parking only $2 for 5 hours on the island. Will definitely use Riverview Mobile again.
Morning Kayak - 5 stars
Ariane - 2022-06-19
Petrie Island - Loved every moment!
Kayaking - 5 stars
Eccolands - The woman was really nice and we loved the experience.
Great day at Petri Island - 4 stars
Danxia - 2022-06-02
Petrie Island - Took 4 friends out at Petri Island and had a great time. Very friendly and helpful staff. Booking asked for everyone’s height and weight, but all paddles seem the same. Too short for some people.
Thank you for your comments. We now have extra paddles of different sizes.
Great Idea!! - 5 stars
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!!
Kayak at Petrie - 5 stars
Petrie Island - Service excellent and friendly. They were there on time. Kayaks and lifejackets in excellent shape and looks brand new. Including the paddles. Assisted us to take off from the shore. I would rent again and highly recommend. Rental price quote reasonable.
Truly the best kayak rental company in Ottawa - 5 stars
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)!!!
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.
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++!!!
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.
Amazing experience! Perfect day, perfect experience! - 5 stars
Sebastian - 2022-07-04
Eccolands - We had the best day! Perfect service, great equipment, and an amazing location! Highly recommended Eccolands with Riverview Kayak.
Amazing Experience! - 5 stars
Kay - 2022-07-03
Mooney's Bay - 10/10 recommend giving this a shot if you love to be out on the water! Everything you need is provided & folks who run the show were unbelievably accommodating and absolutely wonderful people. Locals know where it’s at so let’s keep supporting them!!
Family of four getaway in nature - 4 stars
Mark - 2022-07-15
Petrie Island - The waterways around Petrie island are quite swampy so there is an abundance of life to see. Beautiful setting and very easy paddling. We had a great time. The kayaks were fitted out with the proper safety equipment and were clean when we started.
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.