Hayward, Wisconsin River Trips

Sit back, relax and enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful rivers of Northern Wisconsin including the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway…Northern Wisconsin’s ‘Moving’ National Park!

Relaxing Boat Rides on the Rivers of Northern Wisconsin

Larry Mann and Wendy Williamson, Acme River Rides’ owners, began exploring the moving water resources of Northern Wisconsin after years of guiding fly fishermen in Colorado and Wisconsin. Now they would love to share a relaxing boat ride with you so you too can take in the incredible rivers of Northern Wisconsin from the comfort of one of our drift boats. We’ll be your experienced river guides providing a stable boat with comfortable seats, and sharing our knowledge of the rivers, history, flora and fauna as we row you down the scenic riverways of the Hayward, WI area.

A Life on the Water

Within one and a half hours of Hayward, Wisconsin, there are more than 1,500 lakes encompassing more than 200,000 acres of water, more than 1,600 miles of trout streams and more than 500 miles of floatable warm water fishing rivers. Over the past 20+ years, Larry and Wendy introduced Northern Wisconsin to fly fishermen from all parts of the country. As their guiding business grew, group trips designed specifically for Veterans were added to the mix and became part of standard Summer activity. While fly fishing remained the focus of all the trips, it became more and more obvious that the MAIN takeaway from the trips was simply experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the rivers. The rivers became, as they always have been, healers for any ailments, perceived or not perceived. In early 2021, one of the guides from Hayward Fly Fishing Company purchased the business, which allowed Larry and Wendy to step away from guiding fly fishermen and form Acme River Rides.

Simply Relaxing…Absolutely Northwoods

Their passion for floating the rivers continues, now with no agenda other than letting the rivers do the magic—no fishing, no licenses, no pressure, no paddling, no work. Whether your objective is bird watching, Fall leaf viewing, flora and fauna pursuits or simply enjoying a boat ride, have a seat in our comfortable, safe, and stable drift boats and join us as we float down some of the most scenic rivers in the country.

Drift Away With Us!