How soon should we book our trip?

The short answer is as soon as possible!

Weekends in July and August will sell out.  The sooner you can book these weekends the best chance you have of getting the number of canoes on the dates you want.  Outside of July and August we recommend booking at least 2 weeks out from your dates.  We do accept reservations on the "day-of" but please understand that it’s possible we will not have the staff in place to accommodate you for a last minute reservation.

Also keep in mind our reservation/cancelation policy:

Reservations are taken with balance due on Visa, MasterCard or Discover. 100% refund with cancellations 7 days prior to the start of your rental date. After 7 days, a canoe rental credit good for the same paddling season will be issued, which can also be redeemed as a gift certificate.

Once your paddle hits the water, there are no refunds or credits.

Weather/Rain Policy

First and foremost, paddling is a wilderness experience so we do expect you to have rain gear and be prepared.  It is not possible for us to come pick you up early from your trip simply because it has started raining and you’ve failed to prepare.

If you decide to cancel within 7 days of your start date because of rain in the forecast, Wisconsin River Outings will provide you with a same season paddle credit. You can then reschedule your trip at a later date, based on availability.

Providing you arrive at our location on the day of your reservation, if there is lightning at 12 PM (Noon) on the day of your departure, we will not put you on the water and we will give you a full refund. If you cancel over the phone, we will give you a same season paddle credit only. Rain is not a reason to refund your trip.


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