Chattahoochee River Inflatable Kayak/Ducky Rentals – Metro
Paddle the scenic Chattahoochee River with an inflatable kayak rental. Duckies are perfect for any skill level to explore with family and friends.
Experience the peace and serenity of the Chattahoochee River with an inflatable kayak. Also called duckies, these river crafts are designed with whitewater in mind, maneuvering similar to a combination of a raft and traditional kayak. Stable yet more forgiving than regular kayaks, they are less prone to capsize which also makes them kid-friendly.
NOC is the only Atlanta river outfitter offering these fun, accessible boats. Splash, float, and paddle down the river with full control of your trip making it easy to customize your experience: stay dry and explore every nook and cranny of the riverbank, or have an intense workout through splashing waves. It’s your choice.
Two types of inflatable kayaks rentals are available: the one-person model or the two-person where you’ll get to share paddling, navigating (and a little team building) with your partner.
NOC’s riverside Atlanta outposts are located in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Johnson Ferry and Powers Island. Inflatable kayaks, or duckies, are available at the Powers Island location.
**Powers Island river access is temporarily closed until May 2023.
- Ducky rentals are a fun way to paddle at your own pace and explore the Chattahoochee River.
- Inflatable kayaks sit higher on the water than traditional kayaks, are stable and easy to maneuver.
- The Chattahoochee River offers a great escape with its lush wooded banks and mild currents.
- NOC Metro Atlanta Outpost is conveniently located in Sandy Springs in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
What to Expect
NOC ducky trips will take approximately 3 – 5 hours total with 2 – 4 hours spent on the river. The remaining time will be spent in trip preparation and shuttle from the take-out at Paces Mill.
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation at NOC’s Metro Atlanta Outpost in Sandy Springs to allow time for parking and check-in. NOC guides will help guests get fitted for gear and can offer any instruction and tips on paddling before you head out on the shuttle to the put-in at Paces Mill. From there, your group can paddle or float downriver enjoying the scenic views and mild currents.
NOC inflatable kayak rentals includes a ducky, paddles, shuttle, and personal flotation device (PFD).
Guests should wear shoes that stay securely on your feet, quick-dry clothing, swimsuit, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Single ducky rentals require that participants be 9 years of age or older.
Two person ducky rentals require participants to be 5 years of age or older and children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult in the boat.
All minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during whitewater activities.
There is a $5 parking fee to the National Park Service paid upon arrival.
The NOC Outpost store offers t-shirts, snacks, sunblock, and other river essentials.
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