Kayak rental Boating Safety and Rental Rules \tDaily rates are per kayak. Single Kayaks carry 1 person. Tandem Kayaks carry 2-3(2 adults 1 child<70lbs or 1 adult and 2 children) \tRental includes kayak, life vest and paddles, land based kayak lesson, safety briefing \t All kayaks must be returned back to the rental location by or before 5:30 pm \tWe cannot provide rental or livery services anytime unsafe conditions exist on the rivers, forests or roads. \tWe reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. \tIf you need to cancel for any reason please contact us 24 hours in advance of your reservation and we will hold a credit on file for you until next year 10-1-23. \tBe aware of weather and traffic \tIf by chance, thunderstorms arise, paddle to shore, and get out of your kayak, \tPersonal Flotation Devices (PFD's or life jackets) must be worn, ZIPPED UP, at ALL TIMES while in your kayak NO EXCEPTIONS! \tAll Kids under age 13 must be in a tandem kayak and with an adult present and on the water with them at all times \tAnyone under the age of 18years old may not rent a kayak without an adult present and on the water with them at all times. If you are 13-18 years old and are athletic you may paddle in a single kayak with us on one of our GUIDED KAYAK TOURS \t \tPLEASE BRING A HAT, SUNSCREEN, BUG SPRAY, and PLENTY OF WATER WITH YOU \tPlease carry your cell phone in a waterproof bag(we are not responsible for damage to your personal items). \tDo NOT PADDLE DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER \tStay close to the shore(We have a 50 yard wide paddling lane between the buoys and the shore(this makes it much safer than riding your bike down the street (the view is better anyway). Do not cross the river in front of any boat! \tSwimming from kayaks is prohibited \tCapsizing of kayaks is not permitted \tRenters may NOT cross the river or paddle near the shipping lane. \tAlcohol / drugs is not permitted in any rented boats. \t \t Kayak Rentals Regulations \twe have life jackets for all ages including infants(<30, toddlers(30-50lbs, youth(50-90lbs), adult(>90lbs \tDogs are only allowed in kayak rentals at our Kayak Starved Rock Campground location only \tFOOTWEAR MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES! no flip flops \tFor Kayak rentals Must be 13 years of age or older to operate a 1 person kayak and have previously taken kayak lessons \tParticipants 13 – 17 using a 1 person kayak must have had previous kayaking experience in order to paddle a single kayak and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older in another kayak. \tParticipants under the age of 18, must have a parent/guardian 18+ sign the liability waiver. \t \tThere is a 275 lb. maximum weight limit for single kayaks, if over 225 you may paddle a tandem kayak solo(we can shift the seat to the middle) 550lb limit for double kayaks. \t GUIDED KAYAK TOUR RULES FOR KIDS \t If you are 13 years old or older and are athletic you may paddle in a single kayak with us on one of our GUIDED KAYAK TOURS. An adult must sign a waiver. Check the website below to see current conditions. CLICK HERE TO SEE Illinois River Flow Graph Payment for damages due to abuse or failure to obey the rules may include, in addition to repair costs, compensation for lost rental income and staff time expenses. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE OR THEFT OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS .