Baldwin Canoe Rental does have Tubes for rent on specific sections of the river. Many sections of the Pere Marquette are not suitable for tubing, and we do not allow tubes to be taken with other watercraft trips. We have one tubing trip available.
We are featuring “Tube Pro” float tubes, made specifically for commercial use. These tubes are heavy duty with canvass covers. They are large enough to accommodate adults of all sizes. We also have a supply of smaller tubes for children. All watercraft, including tubes require a U.S. Forest Service daily permit. This permit is included with rental of our tubes. We do not haul private tubes to or from the river, and no tubes (private or rental) are allowed to be towed behind any watercraft.
Due to the water temperature of the Pere Marquette, tubing is only practical during June, July, and August.
All Saturdays in July, August and Saturday, Sunday, Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, The Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekend are considered prime time. (Refer to the prime time prices). All other days are at the regular price. Prices include equipment, bus service from the end of your trip back to your vehicle, or help with car spotting when we are not running buses. There are other busing arrangements that can be made for an extra cost. Call today to schedule a trip!
**6-Person rafts move approximately 25% slower then canoes.
**$5.00 Daily parking fee at The United States Forest Service Sites.
**Trips finishing beyond Walhalla Bridge are subject to additional hauling charges.
**All groups staying at the KOA must begin all river trips at the Rainbow Rapids unless special arrangements have been made in advance of trip.
Baldwin Canoe Rental strives to maintain top quality equipment at all times. We are known for our quality service and equipment. Each year we sell a number of used canoes and kayaks, and replace them with new ones to keep our fleet of rental equipment up to date. We have enough Old Town canoes in stock, (the most requested canoe) to be able to supply most requests on weekends. All of our Watercraft are inspected by the State of Michigan each year and are maintained in the highest quality.