Kanawha River Boat Rental

Kanawha River Boat Rental

Mid-April the recreation traffic really picks up all the way until mid-October.

The upper pool of the Kanawha River runs from London, WV Locks to Belle, WV Locks and is quiet and calm on most days which means calmer water. It's filled with beautiful mountain views and is great for privacy and laying out and relaxing. There's currently no restaurants or fuel stations on this section of water, so planning ahead with food and drinks is a great idea! No worries as we supply a cooler and ice!

The lower pool of the Kanawha River runs from Belle, WV Locks to Winfield, WV Locks and is a busier section, you can expect to see many other boaters and some rougher water. This is great for those that want to be in the middle of it all. This section has restaurants, fuel, shopping, etc. Beautiful views of our state capital and a dock that you can park at and visit the beautiful and historic capital city of Charleston. You can also go up the Coal River and Elk River from this section of water. 

On this section they have several events throughout the spring, summer, and fall season, such as:

*Live on the Levee which is held every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. This event has live waterfront bands where you can anchor out and enjoy some great music. They close the local streets and bring in food vendors so you can enjoy the music from the water or park at the dock and check out what they have to offer on land. They also occasionally have fireworks.

*The annual Sternwheel Regatta which is a boater's paradise; sternwheeler boats come from all over to dock up at the Charleston Levee, the city closes the streets down and allows many retail and food vendors to setup all weekend long. Pair this with live music (a few big-name headliners), a carnival, and fireworks, you can't help but have a great time! The 2023 dates are June 30th to July 4th.