Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District
The Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River is one of Oklahoma City’s most exciting attractions. Here you can find an abundance of competitive water sports, river cruises and fun for the whole family! Enjoy some time on the water rowing, kayaking, dragon boating or paddle boarding, or even unleash your inner daredevil and zip-line across the river!
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RIVERSPORT Adventures is your ticket to the most exhilarating attractions on the Oklahoma River. Here you can find a 700-foot zip-line, adventure course and more! In addition, RIVERSPORT Adventure passes help fund youth outreach programs and athlete development and training at Oklahoma City’s US Olympic and Paralympic training site. You can purchase a daily or hourly pass online or at the Welcome Center in the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower. Take a look at everything RIVERSPORT Adventures has to offer and plan your trip to Oklahoma City!
SandRidge Sky Trail & Slide: The 80-foot Sky Trail is the tallest adventure course of its kind in the world! SandRidge Sky Trail features six levels of challenges that increase in difficulty the higher you climb. This playground in the sky includes rope bridges, balance beams and more! Once you’ve reached the top you can descend down America’s tallest Sky Slide measuring 72 feet!
Rumble Drop: If the Sky Slide isn’t thrilling enough for you, the Rumble Drop is the perfect alternative. This free-fall experience gives you the sensation of skydiving or bungee jumping! A safety cable slows your descent, but not before you feel the rush of plummeting 80 feet through thin air.
SandRidge Sky Zip: The brand new Sky Zip stretches 700 feet across the Oklahoma River and back again! This 80 foot high flying adventure is exhilarating for kids and adults alike!
Youth Zone: The Youth Zone is ideal for kids who may not be ready to take on the sky-high thrills just yet. The Sky Tykes adventure course is a small version of the SandRidge Sky Trail. Challenges sit just a few feet off the ground, making it easy for parents to guide their children across the obstacles. The Youth Zone also includes a 48-foot inflatable pillow called the Cloud Bounce, it’s bouncing fun for all ages! The Kids Zip miniature zip line is just right for children, although there have been some adult sightings on this mini adventure. Extreme Air Jumper is a bungee activity that allows participants to jump and flip 20 feet in the air. Youngsters can also enjoy a free playground including a NEOS 360 Interactive Play Station.
Kayak & Paddle Boarding: Get active on the water! The RIVERSPORT Adventure pass includes both kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.
Kayaking is a fun way to burn calories and spend quality time on the Oklahoma River. Recreational kayaks are wide, stable boats that are easy to paddle and great for both experienced and novice paddlers. The staff is happy to give you basic instructions at the dock or you can sign up for a Discover Kayaking lesson. RIVERSPORT Adventures provides everything you need including kayaks, paddles and life jackets for your one-hour trip.
Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the country! Stand on a wide surf board with a long angled paddle to leisurely move through the water. Not only is paddle boarding a challenging full body workout but it’s loads of fun! Looking for another unique experience? Try the Stand Up Paddle Boarding Yoga Classes!
Dragon Boating: Experience the world’s fastest growing water sport! Kids and adults can try dragon boating from March through October; just check the Welcome Center for the day’s schedule. You can also schedule a private dragon boat excursion for your group, race competitively in the dragon boat league or try the “Challenge the Dragon” team building exercise. You will meet your “steerer” at the dock and a drummer will keep time as you take your marks and race down the river.
Cycling and Mountain Climbing
Cycling & Momentum Pump Track: Your adventure pass includes bikes to ride on more than 13 miles of Oklahoma River and Route 66 Boathouse trails. The newest edition to RIVERSPORTS Adventures is the Subaru Momentum Pump Track! This fiberglass mountain bike/BMX course is designed with a series of bumps, berms, and jumps that allow bikers to use both gravity and their body weight to “pump” rather than pedal down the track. This is the largest composite bike pump track in the United Sates!
Climbing Walls: Test your strength with a variety of climbing opportunities at RIVERSPORT Adventures! Try the 18ft indoor wall in the Chesapeake Boathouse or the Adventure Climb and RIVERSPORT Climb in the adventure zone. All climbers are secured with a harness under staff supervision.
Oklahoma River Cruises
Oklahoma River Cruises are a great way to discover the Historic Stockyards City, Meridian Corridor and the Regatta Park/Boathouse District. Enjoy scenic views of Oklahoma City and the cool river breeze. Cruises designed for adults feature full cash bars, light appetizers or desserts and fun themes. All cruises require advance reservations.
Sunset Cruise: Enjoy the Oklahoma sunset on deck or in the indoor climate-controlled cabin during this 90 minute cruise.
Sunset Live: The cruise departs from Regatta Landing and features live entertainment from the students at Oklahoma City’s premiere Academy of Contemporary Music. Afterwards enjoy a relaxing river cruise and watch the sunset.
Western Waters: This cruise features country music, delicious snacks and great views from Meridian Landing.
Fireworks Cruise: There is nothing more spectacular than a fireworks show over the Oklahoma River!
Disco Nights: Dance the night away at the Disco Nights cruise. A boogie atmosphere, amazing views and a full cash bar await you on board!
Put a Cork in the River Cruise: Experience a two hour wine education and tasting cruise featuring the Put a Cork in It Winery. You will get two glasses of wine, fruit, cheese and bread!
Cruzin with Edgar: Join Oklahoma’s favorite classical guitarist, Edgar Cruz, aboard the boat at Regatta Park!
Luau: Depart from Meridian Landing for a night of Hawaiian themed cocktails and light snacks!
Bluegrass Cruise: Arrive early for a pre-cruise dock party featuring live music from the Xtreme Bluegrass Band! Once aboard light snacks and a cash bar will be available.
Haunt the River: Get ready for Halloween with the Haunt the River cruise every Friday and Saturday in October. The decorated boat features spooky tunes, snacks and a cash bar.
Oklahoma River Cruises are available for your next company meeting or special event. The Charter Cruise boats can accommodate as many as 400 guests. Boarding locations are located at the four departure landings for Private Cruises; Regatta Park, Bricktown Landing, Exchange Landing and Meridian Landing. Catering and beverage service is available from nine catering partners.
Public Transit Ferry
The Public Transit Ferry offers service to and from four landing locations. Take a look at the Ferry Schedule for ticketing and boarding times.
Regatta Park: Located on the river in downtown Oklahoma City, Regatta Park is the heart of the Boathouse District. The site has become a premier location for rowing, canoeing and kayaking. Regatta Park Landing is near downtown’s Bricktown entertainment district and is a quick trip from hotels, restaurants and entertainment.
Bricktown Landing: Bricktown Landing is located just north of Regatta Park and just south of the newly expanded Bricktown Canal.
Exchange Landing: Located just minutes away from Stockyards City, Exchange Landing is your one-stop-shop for everything western. Here you can enjoy fine dining, shopping and the Oklahoma Opry.
Meridian Landing: Nestled in Oklahoma City’s Meridian Corridor, Meridian landing is located near, Will Rogers World Airport and many popular attractions.
Ferry Fun Cruises
Bike & Ride: Bring your bike on one of these ferries for a relaxing cruise along the Oklahoma River. Enjoy both city and wetland views as you bike back to your original landing. Three and seven mile bike route options are available.
History Comes Alive Series: Colorful Oklahoma characters reenact history on board! Concessions are available.
Cocktail Cruise: Enjoy a full cash bar on a beautiful 65 foot cruiser for the price of Public Ferry Service!
Cartoon Cruise: Watch Saturday morning cartoons with the Ferry crew every Saturday morning.
Kids Haunt the River: Saturdays in October kids wear their costumes on board. Children can enjoy candy, activity books, costume contests and spooky cartoons!
Santa’s Little Helpers: Get $1 off a Ferry ticket when you bring a canned good donation for the City Rescue Mission. Kids can send a wish-list to Santa and do activity books on board.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City – Will Rogers World Airport is just a short walk from Meridian Landing. There you can board the Public Transportation Ferry or take advantage of the Oklahoma River Cruises. The Boathouse District Welcome Center is at Chesapeake Finish Line tower. Click here for directions.
After a long day on the river, relax at Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City – Will Rogers World Airport! Our hotel offers fabulous accommodations and specials to help make your stay in Oklahoma City memorable. Enjoy our indoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant, and daily complimentary breakfast and Evening Reception.