Guided River Kayaking

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Guided River Kayaking
Guided River Kayaking
Guided River Kayaking
Guided River Kayaking
Guided River Kayaking

Highlights, Dates & Pricing

Season: May-October

Time: 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Minimum Age: 10 for a single kayak, 7 for a double kayak with an adult


$47-$55 per adult, $35-$45 per youth


While we do our best to accommodate last-minute registrations, our trips generally sell out in advance and we strongly encourage you to plan ahead and make reservations well ahead of time.


Trip Info

Kayaking down Massachusetts' Deerfield River is a great way to see the Berkshires and spend a warm summer day outside and active! These boats are easy to paddle and very stable, making them a great way to get a taste of whitewater kayaking with minimal instruction. 

We use single kayaks daily from May through October. Singles are great for children at least 10 years old and adults under 250 pounds who want the freedom to challenge the river on their own, while doubles give kids as young as 7 an opportunity to share a boat with an adult and enjoy the river. Guides accompany every trip on the river to help you find the correct line and to maximize your river experience.

While these trips are not instructional clinics, they are a wonderful way to explore the Deerfield River with a guide close by to offer support, paddling suggestions and insight into the natural and cultural history of the area. 

Featuring both Class I and II rapids, as well as opportunities to swim and splash in the waters of the Deerfield, this trip provides a wonderful afternoon adventure for families, schools, scout and camp groups. We meet at 1:45 pm each day and the trip takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours, including registration, outfitting and transportation to the river.


"The kayaking guides were very laid-back but friendly and helpful. The info/video before the trip was well done and the pacing of the trip was great." -Joanne

"Words really cannot describe how amazing of an experience my family had last week! It was the most exhilirating yet relaxing four days! The guides were fantastic--it is evident everyone at ZOAR truly loves being a part of the ZOAR family. My 12 year old has already said when she grows up this is what she wants to do!! The kayaks were fantastic! Just a perfect, memorable family get away! Thank you--we'll see you again soon!!" -Stephanie

"It was a great day! Relaxing in that I didn't have to bring my own equipment, have the problem of drop off and pick up. The guides took the guess work out of navigating the river. Lot of fun." - Pablo