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Kayaking on Ellis Bay: Riverlands Wellness Series

301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386

(636) 899-0090


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This 90 minute class will allow paddlers to explore Ellis Bay with a Riverlands environmental educator and guidance from the Mississippi River Water Trail Association (MRWTA). Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles will be provided to registrants. Masks are required for when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Typically, masks are not required on the water. Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Group Size Limit: 7
Cost: $25 (registration link coming soon!)

How is this kayaking class structured?
This 1.5 hour class will begin at the Picnic Pavilion on Riverlands Way in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Mississippi River Water Trail Association staff will discuss water safety guidelines and review the basics to kayaking on Ellis Bay. Participants and guides will then launch their boats and set off to paddle around Ellis Bay. Each session will be accompanied by a Riverlands environmental educator that can interpret and highlight the diverse wildlife that can be viewed along the Mississippi River.

Weight Limits:
Our boats are typically limited to 300 lbs. Participants must weigh under 300 lbs. Some exceptions can be made. Please email to inquire more.

What to Wear:
We highly recommend you wear synthetic fabrics only (no cotton).
Closed toe shoes are required.

What is the kayaking class schedule?
Kayaking on Ellis Bay is a 1.5 hour class that takes place one Saturday each month with three sessions offered: 9am, 11am and 1pm. Registration required.


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