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Several businesses can help introduce North Dakotans to kayaking or paddle boarding. Here’s a snapshot:

Missouri Kayak Adventures

Owner: Andre Pagan

Location: From Garrison Dam to Bismarck

Services: Rental of single and tandem kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. Shuttle services available. Can accommodate large groups.

Hours of operation: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-226-5204


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 “Missouri Kayak Adventures prides itself on providing high-quality equipment and customer service, and even higher quality memories for everyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of North Dakota's Missouri River.” –Andre Pagan


Paddle On North Dakota

Owners: Jeff and Jen Defoe family

Location: Headquartered at Harmon Lake, Mandan

Services: Rental of paddle boards, kayaks and canoes. Shuttle and guide services. Yoga and fitness classes with instructors on the water with paddle boards.

Hours of operation: Any time, weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-663-5580


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“It’s been a passion of ours all of our lives that we wanted other people to be able to experience. My husband says he works for smiles. It’s getting people active with nature. It’s a passion that’s turned into something we can share with others.” – Jen Defoe


Mighty Missouri Kayaks

Owner: John Fagan

Location: From Garrison Dam to Bismarck

Services: Kayak rental. Shuttle and guide services.

Hours of operation: Any time, weather-permitting.

Contact: 701-214-0096

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“Kayaking has been a growing sport that just keeps growing. It’s a really good workout, relaxing and fun all rolled into one.” – John Fagan


Boathouse on the Red

Owners: Ground UP Adventures

Location: Riverboat Road, just northwest of Sorlie Bridge, Grand Forks

Services: Rental of canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays.

Contact: 701-747-0131


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