Our Adventures

Three Major Offerings

Enjoy a solitary sweep through the canyon, a frantic trek with a friend, or even a group thrill with a picnic on the bank. Come and join the fun on the historic Gualala River! There's no way on earth you'll regret it…

Quick Dip

2-Hour Outing

A quick dip in the river with the wildlife

Nice Jaunt

4-Hour Paddle

Commune with nature and ducks and bring a picnic

Long Run

All-Day Excursion

When a half day just isn't enough—swim with the otters


Why Boat With Us

We've been doing this for over 20 years without a hiccup, it's what we do.

Safety First

We are fully committed to your safety both on and off the river.

World's Best Guides

Our guides are true boating professionals with years of experience on the river

Experience of a Lifetime

We provide an adventure like nothing you've ever experienced before.

Police, first responders, and firefighters get 25% off when boating with Adventure Rents
Active military and their families get 25% off when boating with Adventure Rents

What's Included

Over the years, we've grown a clear understanding of what it is that a boater needs on and off the river. Here's a list of what we provide.

Time on the River

Because that's what we're all here for, isn't it?

Life Jacket

Boating gear to keep you warm, comfortable, and safe during your trip.

Dry-Bags for Food & Belongings

Eat in peace on the beautiful riverbank and watch nature in all its splendor.


Free parking is available down at the river and across Highway one for overflow parking

Porta Potty

we recommend you use the facilities before you boat.

How It Works

Read and follow the instructions below for the optimal experience

Arrive Early

On your reservation day, arrive at our Mill Bend launch site a few minutes before your reservation time to register, pay by cash, check, or major credit card, select dry bags for your gear and provisions, and be fitted in life jackets. We have PFD’s (life vests) to fit approximately age 2 years on up, as well as sizes for adults to 3XL. For smaller children, or if your older child has his/her own pfd, we recommend you bring it, as young children are more comfortable in their own, familiar gear.

Claim Your Boats & Head Out

Adventure Rents transports all boats and gear to the launch location. Our staff will assist you in stowing gear in your boat(s), and are happy to give basic instruction upon request. Our staff is knowledgeable about the Gualala River and current conditions and will answer any questions you may have. We do the work, you have the fun!

Tidy Up Before You Leave

Having completed your paddling adventure, if staff is not available when you return to the launch/take-out point, please pull the boats up well onto the beach to prevent them from drifting off. Place your paddles by the boats, unpack your dry-bags of personal belongings and trash (place in bag provided at site), and put the dry-bags & PFD's in your boat. We know when you are expected from your rental form, so we’ll be back to pick up boats and gear. If you are the last customers of the day, please swing the pipe gate closed behind you when you leave.

Have any lingering questions?

Adventure Rents

Mill Bend Rd.
Gualala, CA 95445

Open daily: 10:00am – 4:00pm

“We are put here on this world to mess around. Don't let anyone tell you anything different.”
Kurt Vonnegut