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For beginners that would like to paddle without a full day commitment on the river – 

Starting at noon every Saturday and Sunday, we are now offering boat rentals for an hourly rate at the Bateman Bridge!   This is for anyone wanting to paddle around in one area without taking off downriver.  This is a great opportunity for beginners, those interested in trying a SUP for the first time, and/or folks that want to paddle but don’t have a full day to paddle the Ghost Section.  $20 an hour for canoe, kayak or SUP – rentals will continue until sunset (ONLY for hourly rate renters staying close by the Bateman Bridge).  Lessons are also available.  Call 901-485-1220 for more details!

NOTE: You must complete the trip by 5:00 p.m.  Late return charges of $10 for every 15 minutes after 5:00 will apply if you fail to do so.  5:00 p.m. gives more than enough time to complete the Ghost Section unless unforseen circumstances occur.  In this case, you must contact Ghost River Rentals to notify them you will need more time or assistance completing the trip.

Canoe*:  Rent a canoe for a day on the Ghost Section for $50.  Our canoes are stable and durable.  They’re usually the first choice for groups and/or couples.  Each of our canoes will comfortably seat two adults.  Canoes have plenty of room for gear and coolers.  Most canoeists finish their journey down the Ghost Section between 4 and 6 hours.

Kayak*:  Rent a kayak for a day on the Ghost Section for $40.  We carry sit-on-top kayaks for rent and are suitable for the Ghost Section.  Our kayaks are very stable and highly maneuverable. Contrary to popular belief, these boats make navigation much easier for the unexperienced paddler. These single person boats are equipped with great storage (but not nearly as much as a canoe) for any gear or food you plan to bring.    

SUP*:  Rent a stand-up paddleboard on the Ghost Section for $50.  These are for the true adventurists.  Advanced level of paddling is required to rent a SUP.  Operating a paddleboard requires a high fitness and balance level.  They also serve as awesome guideboats for our tours.

All rentals are to be in by 5 p.m.

Additional Services

Guide: A guide service is available to all customers for $90. We recommend the guide service for large groups and it is mandatory for first-timers and beginners to go with a guide. The guide experience provides additional safety and comfort during the trip  – along with a chance to spot some of its many wild inhabitants.

Shuttle: Our shuttle service is the most convenient option for any boat-owner planning to paddle the Ghost Section. It’s no fun Bringing two vehicles for a day on the water. We will take you and your boat up river for $10Or $15 for tandem kayaks and canoes at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m with other customers.  Additional charges apply outside of these times and on weekdays.


This Ghost Section is not for beginners.  Beginners and first-time paddlers are required to go with a guide.  You may hire one of our guides or provide your own.

For reservations please call 901-485-1220 online reservations coming soon.

Be sure to download and fill out our Waiver to pay for your reservation.