It’s no secret. Those of us at KODI love spending time on the river. It’s why we do what we do after all. However, with so many different ways to get down the river, each one of us has a boat (or board) we prefer. With KODI, you can have the opportunity to experience several different methods for ripping the rapids or floating over smooth waves. Not sure what we mean? Check out the following list of different ways to get down the river. Then call us, and let us know what you’re interested in trying.

Paddle Boat

A paddle boat (raft) is propelled by paddles. That is to say, everyone on the boat—guide included—uses the same tool.

In a paddle boat, you have the opportunity to become a large part of the river rafting experience because it’s up to you and your comrades to guide the boat in the right direction. Your guide is there to assist you, telling you when to paddle and steering from the rear, but you and the rest of the folks in the boat play a very important role in safely navigating the river.

Oar Boat

While everyone participates in a paddle boat, an oar boat is powered by a single person utilizing two 9-10-foot-long oars positioned off of either side of the boat, allowing passengers to relax, lay back, and enjoy the ride.

For slow, flat-water stretches, there is nothing more relaxing than riding along on an oar boat.


Duckies are the more popular name for inflatable sit-on-top kayaks. These boats are fairly stable, relatively easy to paddle, and lots of fun. Paddlers sit either cross-legged or with their legs outstretched on the inflated floor chamber while leaning against an inflatable backrest.

Whitewater Kayak

Whitewater kayaks are molded in a semi-rigid, high impact plastic, usually polyethylene. Careful construction ensures the boat remains structurally sound when subjected to fast-moving water.

Whitewater kayaks range from 4 to 10 feet. There are two types of whitewater kayaks: play boats and creek boats. Play boats are shorter for high maneuverability and are used for performing tricks. Creek boats are longer and are more often used for large rivers where their extra stability and speed may be necessary to get through rapids.

Stand Up Paddleboard

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddleboarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves across a lake or down a river’s rapids.