Skip's Huron Canoe Livery
Skip's Huron Canoe Livery
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Skip's is a full-service canoe and kayak rental facility providing access to the most scenic stretch of the Huron River. Since 1973, we have been offering a family-friendly adventure down the Huron without the hassle of dams, lakes or portages. With trips launching each hour, morning and afternoon, you can catch a ride on our bus and then canoe, kayak, or tube back to your car, at your own pace.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Phil J
Pinckney, MI27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Their online payment and waivers make the check in process quick and efficient. The staff helped us pick the right sized PFDs for everyone in our group. Then after a short bus ride to the launching point, they explained how to navigate around the bridges and through the rapids (very small). The weather was perfect and the water level made for less than expected paddling in August. Everyone had a great time especially after a couple of stops for cooling off in the river. We'll be back!
Written August 27, 2021
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NeneM10
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Booked our family canoeing adventure on line and even completed the liability waivers in advance to save time, couldn’t have been easier. Parking was a breeze and the short walk over to Skip’s via the B2B Trail was just the beginning of a great family outing. Check-in was a breeze, everyone was fitted for floatation devices and we were ready to go. Boarded the bus for the short but scenic drive up river to our launch point. We were given a safety briefing and once we got everyone in the canoes, off we went down the Huron River. The water was crystal clear and shallow enough in many spots that we could get out of the canoes and enjoy the cool water. We completed the approximate 8 mile trip in just about 3 hours. It was a fun family adventure for all. Our group ages ranged from 7 to 69…awesome family fun.
Written June 23, 2022
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Alantripper247
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Two couples rented two double kayaks for the longer trip on August 29. Inspite of a threatened thunderstorm afternoon, we happily relied on Gabby from Skips to advise us before launching. Her knowledge and experience of the river and climate gave us confidence to raft. Slow current this day but gorgeous, quiet trip with ample opportunities for shore, refresh and see turtles, deer, geese; hear birds singing, and comfortably unwind. Skips facilities, equipment, signage were fine , employees were great. Loved it all.
Written August 30, 2022
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tingtang4
Oxford, MI15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great experience! Very simple process to complete waivers and prepay online. We rented kayaks for 7, which included 3 kids. The river was high and slightly fast for “normal.” Luckily it’s pretty wide so navigating is pretty easy. The equipment was all clean and in excellent shape.

We did the short trip and it took us 1.5 hours including a 15 minutes swim and some goofing around with squirt guns. We saw Herons, turtles, and deer…a lot of wildlife in the area.

We will be back for the long trip next time!
Written August 18, 2021
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Jeff W.
Pleasant Lake, MI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
My daughter and I had an awesome paddle on the Huron with Skip’s on June 1. Reservation was handled online and very easy. Check-in was fast and efficient. All the staff, from check-in, to transport and those who put us on the river and greeted us when we returned were very friendly and professional. We rented the premium one person kayaks. They were very stable and the high back on the seat made them very comfortable. We did the Hudson Mills to Delhi Metropark trip. The river was a little high and the current a little faster than. Or all but still a very easy paddle. We didn’t stop so the trip took a little over 2 hours. Saw a heron, geese, mallards and lots of turtles sunning themselves on logs. Very peaceful and enjoyable trip. If you’re looking to paddle the Huron, I highly recommend Skip’s.
Written June 2, 2020
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Connie L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great summer day trip for the family! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The equipment was in excellent shape and the river was clean - nice clear water and no signs of trash being left behind :) I would recommend the earlier trip for young families as the afternoon trips tend to have many college students. We have taken this trip numerous times and have never been disappointed!
Written July 6, 2022
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Nancy K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We took the 3-4 hour trip on kayaks on 4th of July. Online check in was easy and efficient. The staff at Skips were friendly and well organized. The transportation and equipment we used (kayaks) were in good shape. It is a lovely stretch of of the Huron, and we did not need to port out anywhere or get stuck in shallow water (even though the river is low this year). When we go again on the 4th of July, we would take the 1-2 hour trip or start earlier, especially with kids. The last stretch had some groups that had been drinking longer and it was evident. We have experienced far worse on the Rifle River. Thank you to all the staff at Skips for a great day.
Written July 5, 2022
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michiganmaven
Huntington Woods, MI89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Renting a canoe or kayak is the perfect way to enjoy the Huron River and some of the areas best Metro Parks! We went during the week and were able to experience the peacefulness and quiet of the river. We enjoyed our sunny afternoon on the water. Saw many turtles, herons, black winged blackbirds, a red headed woodpecker, muskrats and of course geese! We also spied several deer nibbling along the banks. The equipment has clearly been upgraded with the new owners. We also noticed a positive change in "housekeeping" and technology! Very easy to make a reservation and complete the waiver on line for a touchless check-in. KUDOS to the new owners and the staff.
Written June 27, 2020
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Gretchen M
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Very friendly staff who accommodated our last minute request to canoe instead of tube (it was chilly that morning!). Immediate refund on our credit card. Bus driver and staff at the launch were great. Very peaceful trip with lots of turtle sightings. Everyone we saw on the river was having a great time: tubers, kayakers, canoers. Really nice parks along the way to stop. It took us 3 hours, but we only stopped for a quick break at one of the parks. Would definitely do this again!
Written August 21, 2023
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Deb Al
Washington, MI202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Absolutely amazing! When our previous float trip had to cancel because they went out of business, we found Skip's. It was wonderful - super well run operation. Did all the paperwork upfront online. Needed to add a 2nd cooler tube when we arrived & it was not a problem at all. Don't believe the website when it says water shoes are required - that is not true. The river is gorgeous, folks were well spaced out, it didn't feel crowded. An absolutely delightful afternoon spent relaxing with family!!
Written July 18, 2022
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