Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How long is a half day rental?
How long is a whole day rental?
A. half day: 1- 4 hrs. full day: 4-8 hrs. week: 4-7 days
Q. How many people fit in a canoe? Or in a tandem kayak?
A. 2 adults and 1 child fit comfortably in a canoe.
We have canoes that hold 2 adults and 2 children under 100 lbs. Tandem kayaks hold 2 adults and 1 child 30-50 lbs.
Q. What is the River like? Is it fast?
A. The river is classified as "moving flat water". There is very little current; a first timer can easily paddle up river for 10 miles. Since we are located in the foothills of the Catskills, the waterway is sheltered and the water is usually very calm. You can also paddle down river to Goodyear Lake from our dock. We have over 15 miles of paddling right from our dock that does not require shuttle service. Park and Paddle!
Q. When are you open?
A. We are OPEN DAILY
June, July, August: 9 AM - 6 PM
May, September: 10 AM - 6 PM
October: weather dependent, please call ahead, by appointment only.
Off season: open by appointment only, contact us.
Q. Where are you located? Where is Portlandville?
A. We are located between Cooperstown and Oneonta on Route 28.
15 minutes from Cooperstown, 10-15 minutes from Oneonta.
4.4 miles from I-88 exit 17.
1 hour from Albany, 1 hour from Utica, 1 hour from Binghamton, 2 hours from Syracuse, 3.5 hours from NYC, 5 hours from Boston.
Q. Do you rent fishing poles? Can I fish from a kayak or a canoe?
A. Yes, we rent fishing poles for $10 a day, including a basic tackle box. We also sell worms, poles, and tackle. Yes, you can fish from our boats. NYS fishing license is required for age 16 and up.
Q. Do you rent motorboats/Jet skis?
A. Sorry no motors - our boats are powered by YOU!
Q. Do you sell used kayaks?
A. Yes! Check out our competitive pricing for new boats and accessories all season. FREE TEST PADDLE off our dock!
Q. Are there places to have lunch and or swim?
A. Yes! On Goodyear Lake - Sillman Cove - Park w/ picnic tables and fishing pier, open to the public, 1 -1.5 hr paddle from our shop. On Susquehanna River: Crumhorn - Park w/ picnic tables, 1-1.5 hour paddle from our shop or 3.3 miles.
More questions or comments? We are happy to help! CONTACT US.