Rental Program General Information
Footwear is Highly Recommended
As we are located in a tidal water area, we see a daily fluctuation of water levels (high tide & low tide). During low tide, the sea-bed floor is host to thousands of oysters and clams that can be found all though out the 5 km river. Although these guys act as a natural filter for our waterways, their exterior shells are extremely sharp and potentially dangerous. It is for this reason, that closed-toe footwear is highly recommended for all participants using a kayak or SUP.
Neoprene booties work the best for paddling activities. We recommend that you wear a shoe that covers the entire foot like water shoes or old running shoes. Flip flop style footwear is not recommended, as they fall off easily when the foot hits the muddy bottom of the river. We sell neoprene booties at the Shop if you require some. Call us to find out if we have your size and for price. 506-532-8914.
Making a reservation for your rental is REQUIRED prior to arrival and will guarantee the best paddling experience possible! Making a reservation allows you to be sure your kayak or SUP is available when you arrive. You can make your reservation filling out the form below or going to this link – https://spshack.rentrax.io
Release of Liability Waiver
Each participant will be required to read and sign our “Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk” form prior to going on the water. Participants under the age of 18 will require the signature of a parent or legal guardian (over the age of 18).
Equipment Fitting Process
All participants are properly fitted by a staff member with a Canadian Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket or PFD. Your personal flotation device is designed to save lives and will be required to be worn at all times while on the water.
Safety Briefing and Intro Lesson
Our staff take the time to ensure all participants have a fantastic experience. After the equipment fitting, we will give you a 10 minute safety briefing and beginner lesson. For our experienced paddlers our staff are here to give pointers and answer questions. Upon your return from paddling, our staff will always be there to greet you and find out how your paddle went.
In the event of a serious emergency, participants are required to bring their own method of communication,(water-proof dry bags for cell phones are for sale in our retail shop). Depending on the seriousness of the emergency, we ask that you immediately call our shop (506) 532-8914. Our staff will contact emergency services (911) if needed.