Go boating with Columbus Outdoor Pursuits!
Our volunteers lead a variety of trips for everyone . . . from those who just purchased a first canoe or kayak to those who count their fleet on more than one hand. COP offers single day trips, after-work excursions, weekend trips, and weeklong water adventures. We paddle calm flatwater on local and out of state lakes and placid streams, take on raging whitewater in Appalachia, and explore open coastlines along our Great Lakes.
In addition to trips, COP also offers instruction on how to safely enjoy your new boat out on the water. We offer instruction on flatwater, open water, moving water, and whitewater canoeing and kayaking. We have ACA certified instructors and have a number of Quickstart classes, including family and kid oriented classes.
Our members enjoy rental privileges from our large fleet of solo and tandem flatwater canoes, whitewater kayaks, recreational and sea kayaks (including sit-on-top models), 6 & 8-man rafts, and duckies. We also have PFDs, paddles, helmets and airbags (for the whitewater boats) available with the boat rental.
Consult the Boating Activity Schedule to see a listing of upcoming trips and classes. Make sure to read our articles and peruse our photos to see our members in their latest adventures on the water!
For all trips, read the description of the trip and contact the trip leader before attending. If you are new to COP boating, please also read our Boating Trip Guidelines. These will help explain what to expect on our trips and also provide a description on the Class rating system for whitewater rivers. If you have further questions regarding a trip or your suitability for a trip, contact the trip leader listed.
Lastly, note that PFDs are REQUIRED to be WORN on all COP boating trips.
For general questions regarding the Boating program, contact the Boating Activity Leader: Walt Taylor at 614-519-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this Roll Session from 2012 at Alum Creek Beach Area...