Kayaking the Bon Secour River
Any day, even a hot day, is a great time for a leisurely boat float on the Bon Secour River. It is amazing how close to busy Gulf Shores the Beachin' Kayak Rentals business is. This uncrowded paradise is a great water sports spot for the non-sporting crowd. These rigid, floating, sit-atop kayaks are easy for anyone to maneuver and paddle. You are launched from Beachin' Betty's back yard into the cool, clear spring-fed Bon Secour River where it is tiny and shallow.
How far you travel is up to you. Go north to the start of the river along your own private mini-river. The boat rental period is up to four hours and that is long enough to glide south past the Spanish moss laden oaks and magnolias out to the wider areas where the Bon Secour River joins Mobile Bay. You'll float past quaint cottage, bridges, boathouses, turtles sunbathing on logs all the while watching fish swim beneath you in the clear water.