Everything you need to
know about your kayak tour...

How do I book a tour?

Easy, just give us a call. The number is 607-220-3642. We can book space for you on one of our scheduled tours or plan a private tour just for your group. We accept credit cards by phone or you can mail us a check. We'll reserve your tour as soon as your payment in full is received.

What are the kayaks like?

Our sit-in kayaks have large cockpits and cushy, adjustable seats. You have a good chance of staying dryer in a sit-in kayak.


Rip 10

Rip 12

Paddler Size: Paddler Size: Paddler Size:
Type:Sit-In Kayak Type:Sit-In Kayak Type:Sit-In Kayak
Length:10'10" Length:10'6" Length:12'
Width:25" Width:28.5" Width:28"
In our Fleet:2 Kayaks In our Fleet:6 Kayaks In our Fleet:4 Kayaks

Our sit-on-top kayaks put you right at the surface of the water. They're easy to get in and out of and still have a cushy, adjustable seat.


Tetra 10


Paddler Size: Paddler Size: Paddler Size:
Type:Sit-on-Top Kayak Type:Sit-on-Top Kayak Type:Sit-on-Top Kayak
Length:10'3" Length:10'8" Length:11'
Width:30" Width:29.5" Width:31"
In our Fleet:2 Kayaks In our Fleet:4 Kayaks In our Fleet:2 Kayaks

Our Multi-Person Tandem Kayaks let you paddle together.



Paddlers: Paddlers:
Type:Sit-on-Top Kayak Type:Sit-on-Top Kayak
Length:12' Length:13'7"
Width:32" Width:26"
Max load rating:400 pounds Max load rating:500 pounds
In our Fleet:2 Kayaks In our Fleet:1 Kayak

What should I wear?

On hot, summer days:

  • Shorts, swimsuits, and t-shirts

On cooler days and in the spring and fall:

  • Extra layers of clothing
  • Athletic clothes made of quick-dry fabrics like nylon, polyester fleece, and wool.
  • No cotton t-shirts, cotton sweatshirts, or jeans when the weaher is cool. Cotton reatains water and will leave you cold when wet!

What should I bring?

Please bring:

  • A drink (water, juice, sports drink, etc.)
  • A snack
  • A hat with a brim
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • A towel and dry clothing for after your tour

Please don't bring:

  • Alchoholic beverages
  • Glass bottles

Special Needs

If you have any special needs or medical concerns, feel free to give us a shout before reserving your tour. We're able to accommodate the needs of most everyone!

Drugs & Alcohol

We have a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol. If you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will not permit you to participate and will not issue a refund.


Everyone must sign a waiver to participate in a tour. Under age 18? We also need a parent or legal guardian to sign.

Download the Waiver

May I paddle my own canoe or kayak?

You bet. We'll even give you a $15 discount for bringing your own boat. Here are the rules:

  • Everyone must have a properly fitted, US Coast Guard approved, Type III personal flotation device (life jacket).
  • Everyone must have their own paddle.
  • All gear must be in good, working order.
  • Please leave all paddle leashes and ropes at home. These can pose a safety hazard.

I need to cancel. Can I get a refund?

  • If you let us know more than 72-hours before your tour, we'll refund everything you paid us.
  • If you let us know less than 72-hours before your tour, we'll refund 50% of the price and give you a 50% credit toward a future tour.
  • If we have to cancel the tour (for high water, extreme weather, etc.), we'll give you the choice of a 100% refund or a 100% credit toward a future tour.
Book your kayak tour:


Southern Tier Kayak Tours LLC
P.O. Box 293
Lansing, NY 14882

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