Mighty Mo Canoe Rental in Rocheport
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 03/27/2012 09:28 AM:
Mighty Mo Canoe Rental in Rocheport is ready for a great 2012 guided canoe and kayak float season from Mid-May through Mid-November. Forecasts are calling for a normal or low Missouri River flow this summer. So it should be a perfect summer for Missouri River canoe and kayak floats! Our availability calendar has been updated at www.mighty-mo.com. We typically do guided Saturday floats starting at 1 p.m. If you have a group that wants to go on another date, please let me know through the Mighty Mo Canoe Rental website. See you on the river!
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 05/10/2012 01:45 PM:
At Mighty Mo Canoe Rental in Rocheport, we're getting a lot of calls lately regarding our Saturday guided canoe and kayak tours. You can review our availability and sign up online at www.mighty-mo.com. If you're planning a multi-day float, we may also be able to help outfit you for that. Sunday floats are also available for groups of 8 or more. See you on the river!
Trek on 05/10/2012 03:26 PM:
This is a bit of a diversion from this thread, but I'm going to divert anyway.
If any of you are not familiar with the Missouri Department of Conservation's magazine, The Conservationist, you have been missing out on some very good articles by Brett in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the department. Thanks for the good reading Brett.
As always, the magazine has great articles that are both timely and relevant. The photographs by Noppadol Paothong are outstanding issue after issue.
Missouri is a great state to live in and we truely have both the Department of Conservation and the Department of Natural Resources to thank for many wonderful places like the Katy Trail and the Might MO river to explore and appreciate nature.
If you live in Missouri you can get the conservation magazine in the mail for free. It can also be read online. Go sign up now, so you have something to read when you get off the trail or the river.
Mighty Mo Canoe Rental (Rocheport)
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 05/13/2007 12:23 AM:
Hi all! Canoes & kayaks ready to take you on your next river adventure! Plan a "rest day" mid-trail in Rocheport to come paddle with us! Mighty Mo Canoe Rental will begin its fourth season of offering guided canoe and kayak floats starting on May 26, 2007. Our guided floats offer you an incredibly scenic and relaxing way to enjoy Mid-Missouri's gorgeous bluff-lined stretch of Katy Trail country from Rocheport down to Huntsdale. This is an easy afternoon float that starts each Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Pebble Publishing Bookstore in Rocheport. We shuttle you back at the end, or if you prefer to do the "Rocheport Bi-athlon" we can take your bikes down to the take out and let you pedal back on the Katy Trail! Our guides offer insight into local history, Lewis & Clark, how the river has changed and more. Come along as we "Float through Life, Paddle Through History." Visit www.mighty-mo.com for more information or call us at (573) 698-3903. This is the best way to expore, paddle and float the Lewis & Clark Trail in Missouri! Great for beginners to seasoned paddlers. Ages 7 and up. Floats for groups can be arranged on other days of the week as well. See you on the river! ~Brett
Dave L from Springfield VA on 07/20/2008 08:10 PM:
Hey, Mayor Brett! It was great talking with you early in the MR340; thanks for sharing your wisdom on where to find max current on the Missouri! It was great help for a slow paddler like myself.
When I paddled through your area of operations second day of the MR340 I realized what I missed having never gotten out on the Big Muddy while growing up in Boone County and at Mizzou: I could kick myself for never trying it back in olden times (only to discover that my oldest sister partied on sand islands back in her college days, but didn't tell me about it!)
You definitely have the prettiest part of the river in your backyard!
(Btw, while paddling past that amazing sandbar off Katfish Katy's, I wondered, have you ever thought about trying a sailing kayak, like the ones Hobie sells, or a kit? Might be a fun variation to cruise to a sandbar for a picnic with paddles to bring one home.)
Congrats on your river touring business, and Godspeed!
Look me up for cruisin' the Lower Potomac!
Hogan Haake from Webster Groves, MO on 07/21/2008 09:32 AM:
Brett, I also enjoyed your company on the MR340. The Katy trail is something on my list after paddling next to it on the river. The bluffs are amazing. Hope to make it out to Rocheport some day to visit!
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 09/05/2008 08:00 PM:
Dave & Hogan, Yep that MR340 was crazy awesome! The gifts were definitely the people we all met and those gorgeous nights paddling under the full moon (three nights in a row!!!). I was happy to see St Charles just 80 hours after the start, when I had been wondering if I could even paddle 50 miles! Stay in touch -- I'll be happy to paddle w/ you guys anytime, anywhere!
NFL from Trempealeau WI on 10/18/2009 09:02 PM:
Actually my comment is a question. Please five information about the canoe/camping full moon floats I heard about. Will there be one in August and/or September 2010? How many need to sign up? There are 3 of us very interested. Maybe 4. Any other information will be appreciated.
Nelda on 10/20/2009 10:27 PM:
I read comments by some who reserved a canoe trip and had it canceled. How about you letting me know when the river is best and I build my trip around that? The months of August, September or October would work best. My group is really interested in a moonlight camping adventure.
Anonymous on 10/21/2009 08:29 AM:
Okay I got it.
Mighty Mo Canoe Floats in Sept & Oct
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 09/05/2008 08:08 PM:
We are in the best two months of the year for canoe floats on the Missouri River. Consider joining us for a Sat float to watch the river at its lowest, most interest level -- come rock hound w/ us on sandbars for a great time, enjoy some cold watermelon, and welcome the eagles back to the river valley while watching fall paint the forested blufftops with autumn's magic palette of colors!
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 09/07/2008 03:58 PM:
Saturday's float was great! Plenty of wildlife to see -- the weather is just as perfect as could be for floats right now. The sandbars are really coming up right now... If you are interested in joining us on a float, visit www.mighty-mo.com. We'll be doing them through the first week in November... See you on the river!
Mighty Mo Canoe Rental (Rocheport)
Anonymous on 08/31/2007 02:00 PM:
How much does it cost just to rent a canoe for the trip on Sept. 29 for the Mo River cleanup afterwards?
Kim from Independence on 08/31/2007 02:13 PM:
Check the link on this site (under Rocheport) for the Mighty Mo Canoe Rentals website and it has availability and prices.
However, beware. We scheduled a trip with them on Memorial Weekend, and they cancelled. Have seen other people comment on this site that they scheduled trips that were either cancelled or rescheduled, even if you reserve with them, you might not get your trip.
Brett Dufur from Rocheport on 09/05/2008 08:04 PM:
Kim, As I mentioned in another post, the river can fluctuate 10 feet in 2 days. Our top three priorities are safety, safety, safety. We hate to cancel floats b/c I know it leaves some people bummed out, but oftentimes we don't know the river level forecast until 48 hours beforehand. Several weeks back it was gorgeous weather here, but it had hammered some north country and brought the river way up. That is the most frustrating part. It is definitely a recreational sport that is at the mercy of the river. But we definitely have more "on" days than "off."