We generally open at 9 AM and based on the month and day of the week the first shuttle upriver is either 9 or 10 AM.
Keeping in mind that we need to get you on the water with enough time for you to find a sand bar and hopefully get your tent up before dark, our cut-off time to drive you upriver is generally 3 PM. Arriving past the last departure will incur an additional charge.
Staying in touch with us on the day of your trip will help us provide you with as quick a turnaround from the time you arrive at our shop to when we get you on the road heading upriver to your put-in as possible. If you’re running late, please let us know!
NOTE: Long distance trips (Sauk City and Arena) have specific departure times and must leave on time, call for additional information.
Assuming you’re finishing in Boscobel, you can finish as early as you like. However, we ask that you finish your trip by 6 PM so that if there’s some sort of an issue we still have daylight to help in guiding you to the finish. If you’re finishing downriver from Boscobel, arrangements will have been made prior to your departure for a pickup time.
PRO TIP: For the fastest turnaround time on Saturdays in July and August, AVOID arriving at our shop between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM – this is when the bulk of our weekend paddlers arrive for their ride upriver. Remember, when you book your trip you are committing to a departure time from our shop. If the departure time is missed, you’ll be moved to the next departure time. Our shuttles MUST leave on time, no exceptions.