IMPORTANT: Reservations Only. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Being late cuts into everyone's time on the water. If you are running late or lost, CALL ASAP. Shuttle Van leaves at designated time!
ADDRESS: 2961 63rd ST Fennville, MI 49408 ->> Follow gravel road to Hacklander Boat Launch. Or check out our Facebook map for directions. From Downtown Saugatuck head South on BlueStar Hwy, left on Wiley/130th Ave., continue 3 miles, take left at 63rd ST., gravel road to river.
HEIGHT & AGE REQUIRMENTS: HydroBikes are single-seated, one person per bike. All must have a leg inseam of 26 inches minimum to reach pedals. (Measure standing, from floor to top of inner thigh.)
Children - Guardian must have full confidence that child (that has required inseam) is capable of maintaining control of their own vessel at all times. Seniors - Must have full mobility and capable of physical activities. Pet Friendly - We do allow dogs to ride along on your HydroBike side deck. Must have prior notice, and owners full confidence your dog will be comfortable to complete the trip. No turn-around or mid-way points on river.
HELPFUL: To begin your trip, you will park your vehicle at Hacklander Boat Launch. We will be there waiting in a large White Shuttle Van. Payment taken upon arrival. (We are CASH preferred, also accept Credit/Debit with processing fee.) Less than a 10 minute shuttle ride brings you to the launch point, at the historic New Richmond Bridge Park. We provide life jackets and explain all safety and operation tips before entering the water. This is a SELF-GUIDED 5 mile down-river adventure. There are signs along the river to direct you. Most take on average of 2 hours on the water, but it is dependent on your peddling speed. Once you see the Riverside Trailer Park, call Lanie. We will be waiting at the end point to help everyone get off their HydroBikes. You will end the same place you had parked!
WHAT TO BRING: There are dry storage consoles on each HydroBike with space for a small bag or clothing. We require at least one person per group brings along a CELL PHONE. In case of any questions from on the water. *Highly recommend Ziploc bags to protect phone if dropped.
COOLERS: We encourage to bring drinks! There are 2 cup holders onboard. Small coolers can be bungeed on your HydroBike side deck. Please bring soft style 6-pack size for ease and comfort.
WHAT TO WEAR?: Dress according to the weather. From bathing suits to jackets. Great river to swim in! Most do not get wet if they do not want to (but always a possibility with water recreation!). If you plan to stop on river edges, it is advised to wear water shoes or go barefoot. Also can bungee shoes to side deck. On sunny days bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen!
BAD WEATHER: We understand the weather can affect plans. You will not be charged for last minute cancellations due to rain, storms, or high wind. We do allow rides to continue in RAIN ONLY situations, if wanted. In no circumstance do we send people out in known lightning or high wind conditions. We can attempt to reschedule if openings are available.
CANCELLATIONS: We take a credit card number to hold your reservation. It will not be charged for your ride, you pay at your arrival. Please call as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule. Cancellations within 14 days may be subject to full charge. We will attept to fill spots to lessen cancellation cost to you. Please be respectful to equipment. Lost or damaged equipment may be subject to charge. Cancellations and damages will be charged to card on file.