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Find trustworthy river guides and expert outfitters for the Cahaba River, Lake Martin, Coosa River, & more!

Central Alabama’s Most Trusted Outfitters & River Guides

Where the foothills of the Appalachians tumble out over the landscape of Central Alabama, diverse and unique water recreation opportunities await. Featuring the jewel that is the Cahaba River, the state’s longest free-flowing stretch of river at 194 miles, Central Alabama offers paddlers impressive beauty and unique challenges. Whether you’re interested in a relaxing getaway on Lake Martin or an overnight fly fishing excursion, these outfitters have you covered.

Central Alabama Outfitters

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Adventure Shoals

Family-owned supplier of river tube rentals and kayak trips down the Cahaba River May 1 thru September 16. Shuttle service included. Reserve a trip online.

Alabama Guide Services

Alabama Guide Service

Operating in West-Central Alabama Russell provides fishing guide services to anyone looking to get out on the water. Call Today!


Big Canoe Creek Kayaking

Kayak rentals and personal boat shuttles for a 4-mile section of Big Canoe Creek, a tributary of the Coosa River. Great local day trip or overnight experience.

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Blue Water Park

Scuba diving, dive training, and kayak & paddle boarding opportunities on a stunning 26-acre quarry in the heart of Central Alabama. Aquatic sightseeing and underwater attractions.

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Chattahoochee Paddle Company

The Chattahoochee Paddle Company is where your worries float away! Enjoy canoe, kayak, and paddle board rentals for flat water runs, tackle & free fishing on site, plus SUP yoga! Beginners welcome.

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Coosa Fishing Company

Vincent, AL

This fishing charter and guide service offers guided fishing trips on Lake Logan Martin, the Coosa River, and Lay Lake. Contact Tim Barr to book your spin fishing or fly fishing adventure.

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Coosa Island Marina Boat Rental

Open April through September, this full-service marina offers premium pontoon boat and jet ski rentals on Lake Logan Martin. Grab a bite at the Piece of the Pie Pizzeria while you’re there!

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East AL Fly Fishing

East Alabama

Experienced and beginner anglers alike can enjoy a tailored fly fishing trip on the Tallapoosa River, especially those interested in black bass species. Guiding services & online booking available.

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Five Mile Creek Canoe & Co.

Tandem kayaking, single-person sit-on-top kayaks, and shuttle services for those who have their own equipment. Five Mile Creek is on the Alabama Birding Trail and 20 minutes outside of Birmingham.

Flip Side Watersports

Flip Side Watersports

Located inside of Oak Mountain State Park, Flip Side Watersports offers boatless wakeboarding pulled by an overhead cable system, an inflatable aqua park, vessel rentals, light fishing bait/tackle, and small variety of drinks, concessions and equipment.

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Float Alabama

East Alabama paddlesports store selling and renting inflatable SUPs, kayaks, fishing kayaks, and rafts. Ideal for Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin excursions.

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Fly Fishing Alabama

Cahaba River / Locust Fork

Book a specialized fly fishing trip with Stephen Rockarts, offering canoe/raft float trips and wading trips for those interested in catching Alabama bass, redeye bass, and sunfish.

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Limestone Park Canoe Rental

Canoeing and tubing on the scenic Little Cahaba River, one of the best birding locations in the Birmingham metro area. Shuttle service included and suitable for all ages 6 and up.

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Murph on the Fly

East Alabama

This unique guide service is part of a growing community of conservation and healing taking place through the sport of fly fishing. Full-day floats on the Tallapoosa River available!

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Prattville Paddle Sports

Explore Autauga County Creek in a single kayak or in a double kayak with a friend. Call or email ahead to book your next great weekend kayaking excursion.

River Beach Outfitters

A family-friendly river adventure service, offering canoe and kayak rentals and camping on the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River. Float at a leisurely pace and take in scenic views.

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Riverside Fly Shop

Full-service fly fishing shop offering half-day and full-day guided trips, classes, and kayak rentals on the Sipsey Fork. Boat, paddle, and lifejacket provided.

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Southeastern Outings

Central Alabama

This nonprofit organization plans, organizes, and leads outdoor outings in Central Alabama, such as hikes, beginner canoe trips, tube floats, lake events, and more. Open to the public.

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Sunnyside Daycation LLC

This rafting and kayaking center near Talladega offers kayak rentals on Cheaha Creek. Run by popular local comedian Darren Knight, this cash-only, 2.5hr float makes a great weekend trip.

Talladega Creekside Resort

Tube and kayak rentals by the season on Cheaha Creek, plus year-round camping, RV camping, and cabin rentals. Open for race week, 3 miles from Talladega Superspeedway.

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Tallapoosa River RV and Outdoor

We offer RV full hook ups, tent camping, platform cabins and kayak rentals on the Tallapoosa River.

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The Yak Shak

A kayak pro shop in the Birmingham metro area, offering year-round kayak rentals, fishing kayaks, tackle, apparel, and more.

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Tuscaloosa Paddleboards

Fun and affordable stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals from Lake Nicol Park. Reservations and walk-ups are welcome. Paddle board delivery also available.

UAB Adventure Recreation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a wide variety of rental equipment for backpacking, climbing, wild caving, and canoeing. Service to the Cahaba River.

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University of Alabama Outdoor Recreation

Rentals of virtually every outdoor item from backpacking stoves to paddle gear. Guided trips and lessons are also available.

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Yellow Creek Falls Fish Camp

Primitive camping, full-service general store, and kayak, canoe, and paddleboat rentals near the incredible sights of Yellow Creek Falls and Weiss Lake. Live bait, hot food, and cold drinks.

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