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​​​​​​​​​​City of Ann Arbor Boat Rentals

  • ​Boat reservations are required due to the pandemic. 
  • Boats available to rent are 1-person kayaks, 2-person kayaks, canoes, 5-person rafts, stand-up paddleboards and paddleboats. ​
  • For renting boats for a future date please reserve online. 
  • Day of reservations must be called in and if there is availability the reservation can be made by phone.  ​

Argo boat rentals: Argo Boat Reservation 

Gallup boat rentals​: Gallup Boat Reservation
Boat Rentals

  • Boats available are kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and SUPs. ​
  • Two locations offering boat rentals
  • River trips only available at Argo Livery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stillwater paddles with no current offered at both Argo and Gallup

Argo Park/Gallup Park ​​​​

  • Two liveries on the Huron River in Ann Arbor. 
  • Argo offers the 3.7 mile river trip and paddling in 2-mile Argo Pond
  • Gallup offers paddling in 2.5 mile Gallup Pond in the summer and the Argo to Gallup river trip weekdays in the fall. 

  • ​​​Tubes are not available to rent at the Argo Livery this year
  • Bring your own tube and float the cascades and river
  • We cannot provide transportation for people with tubes
  • We do not rent paddles and lifejackets

River Programs​​

  • ​Kayak & SUP instructions and River Women programs
  • Summer Camps and River Kids have been cancelled
  • Register for programs or boats

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The City of Ann Arbor liveries and COVID precautions 

There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our guests and staff. We are following best practice operating and safety procedures to ensure adherence to CDC guidelines:

  • ​Reservations required for renting boats to minimize lines
  • Sanitation of equipment between every use
  • Disinfection of communal surfaces
  • Hand-sanitizer throughout our facilities
  • Trained staff and staff wear facemasks when around people
  • In our vans you are only with your group and face masks are required
  • Face masks are required outdoors around the facilites throughout the rental process until you are in your boat on the river
  • Physical distancing in the queues and on the docks
  • Outdoor operations
  • Self-launching docks

Enjoy your time on the river!​

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Gallup Park 

3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6240
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor csaam@a2gov.org

May 29 to Sept. 7: boat rentals  every day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 8 to 27:  weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 28 to Oct. 11: every day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Argo Park ​

1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 734.794.6241
Cheryl Saam, Recreation Supervisor csaam@a2gov.org

May 29 to September 7: boat rentals every day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sept. 8 to 27: weekends only 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., go to Gallup on weekdays

Sept. 28 to Oct. 11: Argo is closed, go to Gallup for all boat rentals