Kayaking Excursion FAQs

Registered for a kayaking excursion and have a few questions? Check out some FAQs below.

How old do I have to be to participate in a kayak excursion?
You must be 18 or older to kayak.

What is included on a kayak excursion?
The price of each excursion includes a kayak, paddle, personal flotation device, and guide. 

Do I have to wear a life jacket?
Yes. Full stop.

Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes, you can bring your own equipment; however, ISM is not responsible for your equipment. You assume liability to ensure it’s in workable condition.

What should I bring?
Here are a few recommended items to bring on kayak excursions:

- Shoes that can get wet (ideally ones that are secured to your feet, not flip flops) 
- Clothing that can get wet 
- Full water bottle(s) and a snack, such as granola bars
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, other sun protection
- Medications you may need 
- Dry bag or waterproof phone case if you plan on bringing any items on the river 
- Additional layers as appropriate

Is there an inclement weather policy?
Yes, excursions and paddles may be canceled due to severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms, excessive winds and excessive heat. Registered participants will be notified of a cancellation ideally 12 hours before the excursion and will be offered a refund.