Money well spent floating down the Vermont river, Battenkill, in a kayak or lazy tube allowing Big Big
on the Battenkill to do all the work so you just float and relax. 


Friends getting ready to start their float.

 Big Big on the Battenkill Kayaking & Tubing

   Summer past time 

5827 VT Route 313, W Arlington, VT

WE ARE OPEN 2021 MWTFSS 9-6 CLOSED TUESDAYS

Tuesday is my summer Sabbath, day of rest and communion with my family and God. To make appointments for Wednesday just call and leave a detailed message with name, number, number in your group, tubes or rafts, float for a cooler, and the time you would like to go out. Your choice times are from 10am to 2:30 pm for tubes and for rafts 10am to 1pm. I will be ready for you Wednesday but will call or text you to give you confirmation and answer any questions you might have but my website is pretty thorough. 

Please do not let weather reports steer you away! I usually wait til the morning of as the reports don't match reality a lot of the time.




Call before or days before to reserve. If you try same day no 


guarantee you will reach us. Can try to text at 518-479-9042


                                                      There is NO BUSINESS SIGN  


Please drive towards yellow barn, see the single green tube, and drive down the mowed path to park your car. 


                     DO NOT GET OUT AT THE BARN AND DO NOT STOP AT THE BARN!                       



A traditional summer pastime in Arlington,Vermont involves packing a lunch, some drinks, deciding if it will be in a kayak, tube, or raft, and float down the Battenkill River. The Green Mountain water is cold but refreshing especially on a hot summer day. 


We offer tubes and floating coolers but supplies are limited so please ask if any are available for your reservation. New to our equipment are the rafts that can hold a parent and smaller child or a furry family member as well. These can be used kayak length trip or as a tube length trip.


Please visit the site to learn more about Big Big, how to be prepared for your trip, review the visual page for further helpful tips, and of course print or email the waiver back.


Calling in advance insures you are on the calendar and for the date and time you hope to go out. Leave a detailed message and I will call you back in the evening. If paying by charge card I call you the night before for the info and text a receipt. LEAVING A MESSAGE IS NOT A RESERVATION I HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK.



YOU NEED TO VISIT THE "What You Need to Know" tab of this site and the "Waiver" tab. I am on the road a lot or busy taking calls so this site tells you every thing I would tell you on the phone. This saves me a lot of time explaining and saves my voice ;)  Bring trash bag for your garbage as it is carry in carry out no trash cans.  NO BATHROOMS EITHER.



Griffin and Friends with the old school tubes
rafts, kayaks, floating coolers
water shoes to purchase

Dana Holby

5 years ago
We were treated to a beautiful day, wonderful owner, great kayaks and equipment, and amazing service. We recommend renting from these people!!!!!

Dana Holby 5 Star Google