At Riverbay Adventure Inn, one of our favorite activities is simply relaxing from the everyday grind, whether it is enjoying a beautiful sunrise or sunset from our shoreline, watching a great blue heron take flight across the bay, or sitting back and breathing in the clean crisp north-country air in our few square miles of paradise. However, relaxation doesn't have to mean sitting still! There is always something to do at Riverybay.
On The River
Onsite Boat Kayak, Canoe, SUP, Pedal Boat Rentals
One cannot visit the Thousand Islands without at least one venture out on the mighty St. Lawrence. With onsite rental of boats, kayaks, canoes, SUP and pedal boats, getting on the river has never been easier. Chippewa Bay is an ideal location for non-motorized crafts. With over 3 miles to explore just in the bay, 2 scenic creeks on each end of the bay and easy access to the river, there is no better location for the beginner or experienced paddler. We offer daily and multi day rentals as well as a water sports package that gives unlimited access to all of our non-motorized water equipment during your stay.
Guided Kayak Tours
Every Friday, join our certified outdoor instructor on a guided kayak tour of Chippewa Bay, with a stop and light snack on Cedar Island State Park. This is a great way to learn about the river and see why the Thousands Islands is a kayaking paradise.
Guided Fishing Trips
With world class fishing right outside your door, the St.Lawrence is an angler's paradise for many fish species. There are so many fishing spots to try it can be an overwhelming challenge on where to start your fishing adventure. Riverbay has teamed with several local guides to help make your fishing trip a memorable experience. Whether your looking for small mouth bass, walleye, or northern pike and muskie, we will make sure to match you up with the right guide for a great day on the river.
Wooden Boat Experience
Ever wish you could explore the St. Lawrence on a classic wooden boat? Depart right from our docks in a 1955 18’ Chris Craft sea skiff, captained by Scott Ouderkirk, the host of the Wooden Boat Experience. Join Scott on a guided tour of the river, learning local secrets and seeing some of the beautiful sights of the Thousand Islands.
With great visibility and no thermoclines, the St.Lawrence River is considered to be some of the best fresh water scuba diving in the world. Join Captain Jack on his 30’ Sea Ray, the “Regulator”, as he takes you diving on some of the best wrecks on the St. Lawrence. These trips depart right from our docks and can be customized based on your individual or group needs.
On Our Grounds
Have your own boat you would like to bring during your stay? Riverbay has a slip for your boat on a high-quality plastic dock with access to electric. Every cottage rental comes with 1 slip at no additional charge to your cottage rental.
Looking for a slip for the season? Our location in Chippewa Bay gives you great access to the river. Newly installed plastic floating docks ensure your boat stays safe and our staff will keep an eye on your boat when you are not around. With very affordable seasonal pricing Riverbay is a great seasonal dockage choice.
Riverbay General Store
During your visit, be sure to check out the Riverbay General Store, featuring Riverbay apparel, cottage provisions, live bait, local food, art, and much more. Every Saturday, be sure to pick up homemade local baked goods, including pies, bread and jams.
Let your creativity shine as local stained glass artist Scott Ouderkirk teaches you the basics of stained glass making. This fun and interactive glass lets you design and produce your own unique piece and makes for a great souvenir to take home. Classes are offered once per week, but can be arranged anytime for groups of four or larger.
Located under our pavilion, check out our fun games including ping pong, pool, and shuffle board.
Chippewa Bay Preserve
Located adjacent to Riverbay, this 60 acre parcel, maintained by the Thousand Island Land Trust, has both forested and wetland habit. There is a nice one-mile long trail that allows for a great place for a hike, and pets are permitted!