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Kayak, SUP, canoe and snowshoe rental shop, locally owned and operated at 530 N. Riverfront Drive in Mankato, MN. Bent River Outfitter specializes in: guided tours and rentals via water or snow, corporate outings and community events.
This outfitter is amazing and understanding, and I'll tell you why. We put in at Riverside Park in Mankato and headed North. For some reason, maybe due to the great time on the Minnesota River, we went right past the pick up point at 7...More
BentRiver, and specifically our guide Dan, was amazing. This was my first time kayaking and Dan provided a wealth of knowledge. His passion for the sport is obvious and can make anyone feel like a pro. The gear was all high quality and the expertise...More
Went kayaking for the first time on Saturday and had a blast! All the staff are super friendly and fun! Will definitely be back to try SUP! Kate was an awesome guide (and photographer ;-) ) and got me through the rapids with no probs,...More
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Bent River O, Manager at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018
Thanks so much for coming to Bent River Outfitter, so glad you got to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get out on the water with us! We hope to see you back on a stand up paddle board! Come try it on Thursday nights 6-8pm...More
I have rented multiple times from Bent River and have been impressed each time! They offer great services and gear at reasonable costs. The Blue Earth River trip is gorgeous, you can explore natural waterfalls and there is great bald eagle watching. I will definitely...More
We've been on 2 kayaking adventures with them. We paddled from downtown to 7 mile creek and also on the Blue Earth river from Rapidan to hwy 90. Very different trips. Only do the BE when the water is normal or high otherwise it gets...More
I have lived in Mankato for 9 years now and I never knew our town had access to something so cool. I have never been on the river much less paddle boarding but I had a blast and would highly recommend Bent River to anyone...More
River Ricky and JJ took a small group of us out on the Blue Earth River on paddle boards. Most of us had never been on a SUP and none of us had been down the river on one. Both of our guides were helpful,...More
My son and his wife invited friends and family on a kayaking trip. We were lucky to have perfect weather and higher than normal river levels, making a great day to be on the river! My husband and I are in our 50s and have...More
Had a family reunion and decided to go canoeing down the Blue Earth river. Party of 12 - rented three canoes, a kayak and a paddleboard. An AMAZING time! The staff was wonderful, we parked our cars at the exit point, then hopped in the...More
We had a great experience kayaking the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers in Mankato, MN. The guide and service was fantastic. I had never kayaked before and quickly felt comfortable with our guide. The other staff were also exceptional. Very impressed with the skill and...More