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BentRiver Outfitter

530 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-3449
+1 507-388-2368
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A great outfit

We've been on 2 kayaking adventures with them. We paddled from downtown to 7 mile creek and also... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
grlav8r777
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Mankato, Minnesota
Paddle Boarding

I have lived in Mankato for 9 years now and I never knew our town had access to something so cool... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
adwbones707
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Mankato, Minnesota
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Kayak, SUP, canoe and snowshoe rental shop, locally owned and operated at 530 N. Riverfront Drive in Mankato, MN. Bent River Outfitter specializes in: guided tours and rentals via water or snow, corporate outings and community events.
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“bent river” (12 reviews)
“kayaking trip” (3 reviews)
“blue earth” (11 reviews)
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530 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-3449
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530 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN 56001-3449
+1 507-388-2368
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We've been on 2 kayaking adventures with them. We paddled from downtown to 7 mile creek and also on the Blue Earth river from Rapidan to hwy 90. Very different trips. Only do the BE when the water is normal or high otherwise it gets...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have lived in Mankato for 9 years now and I never knew our town had access to something so cool. I have never been on the river much less paddle boarding but I had a blast and would highly recommend Bent River to anyone...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

River Ricky and JJ took a small group of us out on the Blue Earth River on paddle boards. Most of us had never been on a SUP and none of us had been down the river on one. Both of our guides were helpful,...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My son and his wife invited friends and family on a kayaking trip. We were lucky to have perfect weather and higher than normal river levels, making a great day to be on the river! My husband and I are in our 50s and have...More

Thank ndcwgl
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Had a family reunion and decided to go canoeing down the Blue Earth river. Party of 12 - rented three canoes, a kayak and a paddleboard. An AMAZING time! The staff was wonderful, we parked our cars at the exit point, then hopped in the...More

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a great experience kayaking the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers in Mankato, MN. The guide and service was fantastic. I had never kayaked before and quickly felt comfortable with our guide. The other staff were also exceptional. Very impressed with the skill and...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Group of 8 - none of us had tried kayaking. We had so much fun! The staff at Bent River were awesome, thanks for everything! Can't wait to go back and try SUP 😀

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Eight, 50 year old, first time kayakers ventured out for a day on the river. All a little nervous about the outcome of this trip. The day couldn't have been more perfect. Temp was perfect and the sun wasn't blazing down on us and cooking...More

Thank Karla H
Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

So happy you enjoyed your experience with Bent! Can't wait to see you back!

Reviewed 19 July 2016

Entire family ages 6-66 self guided canoe trip down Blue Earth River. Staff was super helpful, even offered the kiddos icepops while we waited for the canoes to be loaded. We followed the vans down to the finish point and then loaded into their vans...More

Thank t22vb
Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

I very happy to hear you enjoyed your day!

Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a group of 8 that floated down the Blue Earth River with Rapid Dan and we all had a great time! He made the experience fun, relaxing and educational for all regardless of our experience level. Rapid Dan made everyone feel comfortable and...More

Thank samschirmers56
Dain F, Owner at BentRiver Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

That's awesome to hear! Thanks for the feedback, we will give RapiDan the credit!

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