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Canoe Kentucky

7323 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-9433
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Great family run business

Love to go here and get away from the hustle and bustle. Turn off your cell phones, get in a canoe... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Jadepe74
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LaSalle, Illinois
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Love the river but rising prices are a concern

Love the river but rising prices are a concern 534007777 The Elkhorn is a gorgeous river and... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
gjowaisas
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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The bluegrass states premier Paddlesports provider. Whether your looking to try canoeing for the first time, wanting to learn how to whitewater kayak, deciding to buy your first fishing kayak, determined to send your kids to the beat outdoor camp in the area or hoping to lead a school or chur h group on a multi day leadership adventure retreat, we've got you covered. For 36 plus years we ha e been helping make outdoor memories and experiences for 10' of thousands of people. What are you waiting for? In a virtual world, let us make your outdoor dreams a reality!
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7323 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601-9433
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Love to go here and get away from the hustle and bustle. Turn off your cell phones, get in a canoe or kayak and let nature do its thing. Check in was a breeze, the staff answered all our questions and then it's just up...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Love the river but rising prices are a concern 534007777 The Elkhorn is a gorgeous river and I've used Canoe KY dozens of times to rent a canoe for fishing trips. Canoe KY staff have been helpful and I'm thankful they have been there to...More

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canoeky, Owner at Canoe Kentucky, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

We understand and hear your concerns. We hope the excellent service we have offered you in the past will create in you a trust that we will still meet those expectations. Prices have had to rise. As our costs go up, e.g.. insurance, fuel, staffing,etc.,...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We usually kayak on the Elkhorn but because water conditions were low, we decided to try the KY River. It was Great! From online registration to putting in the water, was easy and ran smoothly. The river was easy to navigate and great places to...More

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canoeky, Owner at Canoe Kentucky, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We finally made it to the Elkhorn creek to kayak and it was well worth it. It's a free trip if you have your own kayaks. It's about a 3 hour trip and it was a blast for all ages. You can get on the...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Kayaking is so much fun. The staff at Canoe Ky is all nice and very organized. The Elkhorn creek is relaxing with just enough rapids to keep in fun.

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canoeky, Owner at Canoe Kentucky, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

We really appreciate that!

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We had a blast. The water was a little low so had to pull the canoe a few times. Brought together friends and family. Had lots of laughs and adventure. Highly recommend for a family/friends outing. Take a small floatable cooler with plenty of water...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Great time with a great staff at Canoe KY. The distillery kayak trip was awesome, going thru the lock at the dam was an added bonus. The tour of the distillery and behind the scenes view from the river were great! We are looking forward...More

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canoeky, Owner at Canoe Kentucky, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

We are very proud of this trip. What a unique opportunity. Keep an eye out for more trip offerings with Buffalo Trace in the future, as we are growing that relationship.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

This was our first time kayaking and we had a great time. We signed up for the short trip on the Elkhorn river. $45 includes life vests, transportation to the launch site and the kayak rental. We weren't sure how to get into the kayaks...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was my second time with Canoe Kentucky and just like the first time, it did not disappoint. I brought my nine-year old daughter with me. This was her first time kayaking and she loved it. While the water level was near perfect on the...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

My friends and I rented paddle boards from the new store that is located in downtown Frankfort. It is a super cute store and the owners are great. You can tell they really care a lot about the local community and are definitely doing their...More

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canoeky, Owner at Canoe Kentucky, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We pride ourselves in everything you said.

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JimCR
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Response from canoeky | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are unable to offer lock and dam tours at this tie. WE hope to be able to open them up again soon, so check back to the CKY: Canoe Kentucky website, the operators of the boat, for updates.
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