The cool just keep getting cooler. Captain Roy's, one of the most fun places to hang on a Summer day or night, has now received approval from the City of Des Moines to rent watercraft. This Summer, they will start with renting out kayaks to use along the Des Moines River. In the future, they may offer rentals much like what you can rent at Easter Lake or Gray's Lake. In the future, you may be able to rent paddle boards, pedal boats and canoes at Captain Roy's!
For now, on weekends through Labor Day, Captain Roy's will have 16 kayaks available through a partnership with Quarry Spring Outfitters. The idea is for those interested in kayaking the Des Moines River to park at Captain Roy's. From there, you'll be shuttled up to Euclid Avenue where you'll then kayak for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours back to Captain Roy's. The cost will be $25 per person with an additional fee for the shuttle.