Tar River Life

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your kayak trips suitable for beginners?

Yes! This is flat water kayaking. We also use Jackson kayaks, very wide and heavy for more stability. We recommend that beginners can ride in the front of a tandem kayak and the person in the back has most of the control.

How long is the trip? ​

(BUNN)The long trip is approximately 2-3 hours from the time we leave for the drop off points. While we want everyone to enjoy their time on the river please be considerate of your time on the river as there are other trips planned throughout the day.

Is there a weight limit?

Our kayaks will hold up to 300 pounds, however over 250 is when the boat becomes more and more unstable. The same goes for tubing.

Do I need a reservation?

Yes, all of our river activities need to be reserved online. 

What is the cancellation policy?

For individuals and groups of 6 or less, with more than one week notice of cancellation, there is a full refund given; with less than one week's notice of cancellation, there is a 50% charge. With less than 48 hours notice, there is no refund. For groups of 7 or more, with more than two weeks notice of cancellation, there is a full refund given; with less than two week’s notice of cancellation, there is a 50% charge. With less than 48 hours notice, there is a full charge. If we cancel for any reason, weather or otherwise, you will be contacted to reschedule your trip. ALL REFUNDS INCUR A 5% PROCESSING FEE. 

Are there age limits?

Children must be 10 years or older to go alone in a solo kayak. Children between 5 and 10 years old are welcome to ride in a tandem kayak with an adult. Tubing age limit starts at 5 years old. We will require and adult to have their tube buckled to any child under 8 years old.

Where are you located?

(BUNN)  3240 Sledge Road, Bunn, NC 27508.   Or  you click this fancy button to get directions though Google. :)

(WENDELL) 6333 Robertson Pond Dr. Wendell, NC 27591

Can I bring my own lunch?

Yes. There are several banks throughout the trip suitable for eating a lunch or snack. No glass or Styrofoam allowed. Please be sure to pick up your trash, a bag will be provided to you. Small coolers are available for rent with ice. If you bring your own cooler the kayaks are well suited for a 12.25” x 12.25” hard cooler (this is the size of the small Igloo Cube).  Remember there is a time limit to each trip.

Do I have to wear a life jacket?

We encourage everyone to wear a personal floatation device (PFD). You are always more safe with it on. PFD's are issued for everyone when they of check-in. Any children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. Anyone over 13 must at least have it on the boat with them.​

What should I bring?

- Chacos, Teevas, Crocs, sandals with straps, or old tennis shoes. Anything you don’t mind getting wet.

- Bathing suits, swimming trunks, or anything quick dry.

- Insect Repellent

- Sunscreen

- Towel to dry off at the end of the day

- Coolers full of eats and drinks. Cooler floats can be rented. (NO GLASS or Styrofoam)

- Hat or Visor

- Sunglasses and a strap to hold them on

- Dry bags are available for rent for other items that you would like to keep dry

- A dry set of clothing for afterwards (leave in the car)

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