Niobrara Riverview
       Retreats


Niobrara Riverview
       Retreats

2 Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip

(Ft. Niobrara to Brewer Bridge)

Price

1 Person Kayak $45

2 Person Kayak $69

2 Person Canoe $59

Extra canoe rider under 12 years old $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

Mon to Fri at 11:30am | Sat & Sun at 12:30pm

Approximate Finish Time

Mon to Fri at 2:15pm | Sat & Sun at 3:15pm

Meeting Point

1005 E, Highway 20, Valentine, NE, 69201

Not Included - Taxes • Gratuities • $3 Per Person Ft. Niobrara Refuge Permit

3 Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip

(Berry Bridge to Penbrook Landing)

Price

1 Person Kayak $49

2 Person Kayak $89

2 Person Canoe $79

Extra canoe rider under 12 years old $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

9:30am Daily

Approximate Finish Time

1:30pm

Meeting Point

1005 E, Highway 20, Valentine, NE, 69201

Not Included - Taxes • Gratuities

Canoeing and Tubing

Niobrara Riverview Retreats is conveniently located just 3 and 1/2 miles West of the western boundary of the "Wild and Scenic River" designated portion of the Niobrara River. This 76-mile reach of the Niobrara River  was added to the nation's Wild and Scenic River System in 1991 to showcase a stellar example of a Great Plains river and preserve a unique ecological crossroads where six distinct ecosystems, some at or beyond their normal geographic limit, mix. National Geographic Adventure magazines', March/April 2000 issue, listed canoeing the Niobrara River as one of America's Best in their first annual ADVENTURE 100 article.


Let us help to arrange your canoe or tubing trip down the Niobrara River. We have partnered with one of the top local full service outfitters and will help you to make your reservation for an enjoyable and memorable trip.  They can provide canoes, kayaks, rafts or tubes along with paddles and life preservers for your trip. They can also provide shuttle service so your vehicle will be at your selected pull out point or select a shuttle bus option back to your starting point. With the shuttle option, you drive your  vehicle to the ending point of your trip and our shuttler bus picks you up and takes  you to your starting point to begng your trip. You then float the river and when you arrive your vehicle is already at your take out point.  It is always best to plan your trip in advance to get the best selection of availability and trips!  

Trips and Pricing

Tanking!

Looking for a new way to float the river? Try tanking down. With our plastic tanks and a picnic table for lounging, it is the newest fad on the river!
























 













 
































     




































4 Hour Niobrara Tubing Trip

(Berry Bridge to Brewer Bridge)

Price

Without Shuttle Option $33 Per Person

Shuttle Option Included $39 Per Person

Extra Rider Under 12 $19

Cooler Tubes $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

Daily at 9:45am & Noon

Approximate Finish Time

2:30pm | 4:45pm

Hotel Shuttle Options

For groups of 8+ we can shuttle you from Niobrara Retreats and drop you back after your tubing experience. This cost of the tubing + hotel shuttle is $69 per person.


5.5 Hour Niobrara Tubing Trip

(Ft. Niobrara to Brewer Bridge)

Price

Without Shuttle Option $40 Per Person

Shuttle Option Included $49 Per Person

Extra Rider Under 12 $19

Cooler Tubes $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

9:30am Daily - Click Here for Extra Summer Departures

Approximate Finish Time

4:00pm

Hotel Shuttle Options

For groups of 8+ we can shuttle you from Niobrara Retreats and drop you back after your tubing experience. This cost of the tubing + hotel shuttle is $69 per person.


4 Hour Niobrara Tanking Trip

Price

4 Person Tank Without Shuttle $200

4 Person Tank With Shuttle $230

6 Person Tank Without Shuttle $275

6 Person Tank With Shuttle $325

Extra rider under 12 years old $19

Meeting Time - 50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time - Noon Daily

Approximate Finish Time - 4:30pm

Transportation!

We have a variety of transportation services available to get you back and forth from the river.  Check out our following options.

Deluxe Out & Back Shuttle Service

This service will be available for 8 or more people, and will offer flexible start times. We can pickup at local motels/camps and will transport to the launch area, then pick your group up at the destination for a ride back. Please call ahead for availability.


Car Shuttle Fees: Per Vehicle

to Berry Bridge----------------$45

to Smith Falls------------------$50

to Brewer Bridge-------------$50

to Stan’s Landing------------$55

to Last Chance Landing----$60

2-day double car shuttle--$95

Please Be Advised
All trips starting at Cornell Bridge will travel through the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge (http://www.fws.gov/valentine). Alcohol, radios and squirt guns are prohibited.

All people starting at Cornell Bridge must have a permit to travel through the Fort Niobrara Wildlife Refuge. These permits are $3.00 per person and are available with equipment rentals.

When you stop to visit our beautiful Smith Falls, remember it is a Nebraska State Park, please do not take alcohol with you. If you are driving in to visit the falls, you will need a Nebraska Park Entrance Permit. Day Permits are sold on site for $4 each.

Most importantly, be safe and have an enjoyable trip!


4 Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip

(Ft. Niobrara to Brewer Bridge)

Price

1 Person Kayak $49

2 Person Kayak $79

2 Person Canoe $69

Extra canoe rider under 12 years old $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

9:45am Daily

Approximate Finish Time

2:45pm

Meeting Point

1005 E, Highway 20, Valentine, NE, 69201

Not Included

Taxes • Gratuities • A $3 Per Person Ft. Niobrara Refuge Permit

5.5 Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip

(Ft. Niobrara to Stans Landing)

Price

1 Person Kayak $59

2 Person Kayak $89

2 Person Canoe $79

Extra canoe rider under 12 years old $19

Meeting Time

50 Minutes Prior to Trip Departure

Trip Departure Time

9:30am Daily

Approximate Finish Time

4:30pm

Meeting Point

1005 E, Highway 20, Valentine, NE, 69201

Not Included

Taxes • Gratuities • $3 Per Person Ft. Niobrara Refuge Permit

Difficulty Level - Given the Length of This Trip, it is Not Suitable for Beginners

Canoes and Kayaks!

We offer the highest quality canoes and kayaks available for rent in the area. These canoes or kayaks will be delivered to the river for you, complete with life jackets and paddles for each canoe rental. We recommend 2 people per canoe, except in the event of small children or uneven-numbered groups.



Tubing!

Take a trip through the canyons and meadows of the Niobrara River wonderland on a giant river tube! These tubes are 66" round and are perfect for one adult sized person to relax on. Your tubes will be delivered to the river for you with a PFD, and picked up at your finish point. We offer 4 or 5.5 hour river trips. Cooler tubes are also available.