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Mahina Hawaii

Mahina Hawaii

Kayak, SUP, Surf Tours & Lessons

FROM$195 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 440 reviews

Mahina Hawaii offers a personalized experience through their private Oahu adventures and retreats. Experience Hawaii from a local's perspective, and explore the most beautiful and lesser-known spots like tranquil swimming holes, gushing waterfalls, epic hikes, and perfect beaches. They will customize the perfect day whether you want to paddle, surf, hiking, snorkel, swim in waterfalls, cliff jump, and more!read more

Adventure Explorations

Adventure Explorations

Kayak & Canoe Tours

FROM$69 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 5 reviews

Adventure Explorations provides expert guided, private and customized paddling trips within a 30-minute radius of Harrisburg, PA. Choose between a canoe or kayak and learn to navigate, carve, and paddle your way along these beautiful waterways. Guides will provide all equipment, knowledge, and skills for a safe, exciting, and memorable experience. Paddling trips are customized for your group based on accessibility, difficulty level, and weather conditions.read more

Danger Charters

Danger Charters

Kayak & Snorkel Tours

FROM$80 per 4.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 6456 reviews

Danger Charters sets sail where others can't, and without the huge crowds. Morning, afternoon or full day sails include guided snorkeling and kayaking tours. Sail through the Key West National Wildlife Refuge and explore secluded islands and mangrove ecosystems on a kayak and snorkeling tour with knowledgeable nature guides. Learn about the eco-system while paddling through a maze of mangrove-canopied streams, home to an incredible tropical array of birds, rays, sharks, fish, and more. Enjoy snorkeling in Key West's pristine lush sponge gardens and corals reefs.read more

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Aqua Flight

Aqua Flight

SUP & Kayak Rental & Tours

FROM$20 per hr
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

With Aqua Flight, you can paddle your way through the back waterways of the intercoastal to see the homes of the rich and famous, or venture out and explore nature at its finest with a kayak or SUP rental or guided tour! read more

Breakaway Excursions

Breakaway Excursions

Kayak Rentals for the Cuyahoga River

FROM$25 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 281 reviews

Breakaway Excursions offers self-guided kayak trips and shuttles on the Cuyahoga River in Northeastern Ohio, between Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. The Cuyahoga is home to beavers, otters, bald eagles, blue heron and over 46 species of fish. The pristine river's scenic and recreational qualities makes it an exceptional place to paddle.read more

J & L Kayak Tours
FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1561 reviews

J & L Kayak Tours offers one of a kind kayaking adventures in North Myrtle Beach. Choose an easy float/paddle to Waties Island, paddle further into the narrow winding backwater creeks, or take a relaxing float downstream on the Waccamaw River. Highly trained, knowledgeable and passionate guides provide a memorable kayaking adventure.read more

Riverbound Sports Paddle Company
FROM$30 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 641 reviews

Riverbound Sports is Arizona's largest specialty paddle shop, and is centrally located in Tempe AZ in close proximity to the lakes and rivers around Phoenix. Grab a high quality SUP or kayak rental from the shop that was rated "Shop of the Year" by SUP Connect Magazine. Experience Arizona by water year round, and take in the unique desert scape and wildlife along rugged shorelines.read more

Adventure Child

Adventure Child

Kayak Tours

FROM$100 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 23 reviews

Adventure Child offers once-in-a-lifetime guided kayak tours in the Las Vegas area. Half day adventures launch from Willow Beach on the Colorado River to paddle into the world-famous Emerald Cove. Full day adventures launch from the base of the Hoover Dam and include exploring the sauna cave, waterfalls, a hot springs dip, slot canyons, and the world famous Emerald Cove. All adventures are within 45 minutes of Las Vegas!read more

Beyond the Bayou Tours
FROM$175 per day (2-6 ppl)
5.0
Based on 276 reviews

Beyond the Bayou offers small group tours with passionate local guides. Explore the Big Easy on their guided plantation and kayak eco-tour, learn about the history and swamp ecosystems of New Orleans!read more

New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$40 per 3 hrs
5.0
Based on 1396 reviews

Create memories on a New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour or a self-guided adventure as you explore the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and New Orleans plantations tours while learning about the unique surrounding ecosystems and wildlife.read more

Las Olas Paddle Boards
FROM$25 per hr
5.0
Based on 183 reviews

Las Olas Paddle Boards offers kayak & stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals on the water in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Paddle the scenic Las Olas Isles waterways right out of the shop!read more

Flipper Finders Sea Kayak Tours

Flipper Finders Sea Kayak Tours

Kayaking Tours In The Low Country

FROM$45
5.0
Based on 504 reviews

Paddle the South Carolina Lowcountry on a kayaking Eco-tour of the Folly Beach area and explore the marshes, estuaries and wildlife just 20 minutes from Charleston! Learn about wildlife and history from Flipper Finders' trained guides, with opportunities to see dolphins, pelicans, and more. read more

Wheelies and Waves
FROM$45 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 31 reviews

Wheelies and Waves provides top quality stand up paddleboards, kayaks and tubes for exploring the beautiful alpine lakes and rivers of the Crested Butte area. Rent kayaks, inflatable boards and everything you need to transport the gear, by the hour or the day! Book online in advance to ensure availability. read more

YOLO Hawaii

YOLO Hawaii

Snorkel, Kayak & SUP Tours to see Waikiki's Sea Turtles

FROM$105 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Meet wild turtles in the seas of Waikiki. Yolo Hawaii offers a premiere tour to see wild turtles in Hawaii and enjoy ocean activities like kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and exclusive sea scooter adventures at the same time. read more

Wild Louisiana Tours

Wild Louisiana Tours

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 725 reviews

Wild Louisiana Tours is one of the first kayak outfitters in the state of Louisiana. Choose a guided or self guided adventure, and paddle the historic swamp abundant with wildlife and rich history, right outside of New Orleans. Great for all ages and skill levels. read more

GeoTrippin

GeoTrippin

Kayak Tours

FROM$60
5.0
Based on 66 reviews

Explore the pristine ecosystems surrounding St. Augustine on a Eco Kayak Tour with GeoTrippin. Paddle the iconic Florida Coastal Waterways with one of our certified kayak guides. read more

Adventures in Florida

Adventures in Florida

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$45
5.0
Based on 1071 reviews

Many of Central Florida’s hidden natural wonders are best experienced by kayak or canoe. Just beyond the hustle and bustle of life in the Orlando area lay crystal clear springs, tropical swamps teeming with life, and gorgeous undisturbed wild and scenic rivers... Adventures in Florida specializes in bringing you to those places!read more

Island Journeys

Island Journeys

Kayak Tours

FROM$139 per day
5.0
Based on 238 reviews

Experience two of the greatest natural attractions in Puerto Rico, all in one day with Island Journey's El Yunque Rainforest & Bio Bay Combo Tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation, a fully guided rainforest tour, and the world-famous Bio Bay Kayak Tour. Swim in natural pools, refresh in the waterfalls, slide down an exhilarating waterslide, rope swing into the river, and kayak between gorgeous rock formations.read more

Laguna Ethos

Laguna Ethos

Kayaking Tours & Surfing Lessons

FROM$75 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 116 reviews

Enjoy the natural beauty of Laguna Beach with 1.5 hr semi-private surfing lessons or a guided kayak adventure. Learn to paddle out, pop up and catch some waves on Laguna's most coveted beginner surf beach. Or kayak through a wildlife sanctuary along one of the most beautiful coastlines in California and explore hidden beaches, cliffs, see sea lions, dolphins and more! Family friendly, and no experience necessary!read more

SURFit USA

SURFit USA

Kayak, SUP & Surf Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$30 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 217 reviews

Paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard is a must-do while visiting the Sarasota area. SURFit USA offers kayak and SUP rentals at two locations: the famous Lido mangrove tunnels and Siesta Key, as well as several tours daily in both locations. Discover a bird rookery, private beaches, and wildlife like dolphins and manatees. They also offer SUP lessons, surf camps and SUP yoga!read more

Tampa Bay Backwater Tours and Rentals

Tampa Bay Backwater Tours and Rentals

Kayak Rentals & Tours at Shell Key & Snug Harbor

FROM$15 per hr
5.0
Based on 9 reviews

Explore Tampa Bay, St. Pete and Shell Key by kayak! Tampa Bay Backwater has a fleet of new kayaks to rent and explore on your own, or join a guided tour and discover hidden mangrove tunnels, dolphins, manatees and more. Paddle through crystal-clear water to Shell Key Island, accessible only by boat. Stick your toes in the sand and enjoy a 45-60 minute guided yoga flow session once on Shell Key. Book online to reserve your spot!read more

West Coast Paddle Board Rentals
FROM$25 per hr
5.0
Based on 542 reviews

West Coast Paddle Board Rentals offers SUP and kayak rentals right on the water in Point Loma at Liberty Park Station. Open seasonally, they provide top of the line kayak and SUP rentals, and SUP lessons including how to paddleboard with your pup! Their location right on the water means the equipment is all ready to go, and no transporting of equipment is necessary! read more

Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor

Whitewater Rafting, Kayak & Canoe Clinics

FROM$89
4.9
Based on 837 reviews

Zoar Outdoor has offered top notch New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, canoeing instruction, rock climbing trips and outdoor leadership instruction for over 30 years for adventurers of all abilities. Convenient Berkshire location, exceptional staff and state-of-the-art equipment - book an adventure today to experience it yourself.read more

5280 Paddle Sports

5280 Paddle Sports

SUP, Kayak & Canoe Rental & Lessons

FROM$20 per hr
4.9
Based on 91 reviews

5280 Paddle Sports rents SUPs and kayaks in 3 Denver locations. Rent on-site and explore Chatfield Reservoir or Barr Lake, or take the gear to go with special daily and weekly prices. They also offer SUP yoga and SUP lessons - including river surfing!read more

Get Up and Go Kayaking

Get Up and Go Kayaking

Clear Kayak Tours

FROM$50 per 2 hrs
4.9
Based on 41 reviews

Join Get Up and Go Kayaking for a one-of-a-kind crystal clear kayak tour through the crystalline waters of Rainbow Springs. Clear kayaks allow for easy viewing of alligators, fish, turtles, otters, birds and more!read more

Pagosa Mountain Sports

Pagosa Mountain Sports

Kayak, SUP, River Tube Rentals

FROM$30 per day
4.9
Based on 58 reviews

Pagosa Mountain Sports is a bike, SUP & outdoor store located in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs, CO. Whether it’s biking, stand up paddling, cross country skiing or just playing in the outdoors that gets you excited, they have the gear, knowledge, and experience to help you enjoy it to the fullest!read more

La Vida Laguna

La Vida Laguna

Surf, Kayak & SUP Lessons & Tours

FROM$95 per 1.5 hrs
4.9
Based on 448 reviews

Play with La Vida Laguna on the magical blue Pacific Marine Reserve, a 25,000 acre protected coastal wilderness. Learn to surf in Laguna's famous waters or take a kayak or SUP lesson or tour along one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, filled with hidden beaches, contoured cliffs, crystal clear ocean, abundant sea life like sea lions, dolphins and whales.read more

Virginia Key Outdoor Center Kayak & SUP Tours
FROM$45 per 2 hrs
4.9
Based on 646 reviews

Experience the Florida Keys just minutes from Miami at Viriginia Key Outdoor Center. Join an authentic guided SUP or kayak experience - from manatee safaris to sunset kayaking, Virginia Key Outdoor Center has tours for all. Enjoy white sand beaches, pristine coastal trails with highly endangered flora and fauna, and miles of water to paddle. read more

Outside Hilton Head

Outside Hilton Head

Kayak, SUP, Surfing Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$25 per hr
4.9
Based on 60 reviews

Outside Hilton Head is your source for private, small group kayaking and paddle boarding excursions and surf camps on Hilton Head. Daily guided trips to explore the island as well as rentals of kayaks and paddleboards.read more

Tropic Water Sports

Tropic Water Sports

Clear Kayak Rentals

FROM$50 per hr
4.9
Based on 292 reviews

Observe the stunning underwater world of the Florida Keys with Tropic Water Sports aboard a 100% see-through kayak. Paddling a clear kayak through the pristine Caribbean waters and mangrove trails is the ideal way to explore and view a vast array of marine life up to 75 feet below the surface. Hourly and half day kayak rentals available!read more

Kayak Rentals Near Me

TripOutside is the largest kayak rental and tour booking website to help you find and book different types of kayaks from the best outfitters around the world.

If you haven’t rented a kayak before, below is a rental guide that you may find helpful in picking the best kayak for your adventure.

But don’t worry, you’ll be renting with the highly experienced outdoor businesses that will make sure that you get on the best kayak for your adventure.

What are the different types of Kayak Rentals available near me

Recreational Kayak Rentals

Most kayak outfitters offer recreational kayaks as their rental option as these are the most versatile option for any type of water. The recreational kayaks may not be great at any one thing, but they are the jack of all trades. The main option to consider when renting a Recreational Kayak is whether you’d like a sit on top or a sit-inside kayak (if the rental options are available).

The next decision is whether you’d like a solo kayak to yourself or if you want to paddle with a partner in a tandem kayak.

Sit on top kayaks:

  • A sit on top kayak is an open platform kayak where you sit on top of the kayak with your legs open and exposed.
  • Best Kayak For Beginners

    Easy to get in and out when you’re getting in and out and it’s easier to get back into the kayak if you flip over.

    Things to consider when renting a sit on top kayak

    You legs are exposed to the sun and the elements and you could get splashed on a bit more and slightly higher chances of getting wet

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Sit inside kayak rentals

  • Sit inside kayaks allow you to sit inside the kayak rather than on top of it. The sit inside recreational kayaks are very common, easy to paddle, and a great multi-purpose kayak. The two options you will have to choose from are Solo or Tandem kayak rentals.

sit inside solo kayak rental near me

sit inside kayak rental near me

Touring / Sea Kayak Rentals

Touring kayaks are generally longer and narrower than a recreational kayak as they are designed to go faster and further than a recreational kayak but they are not as stable.

Touring / Sea / Ocean kayaks also have a bulkhead on either end of the boat that creates extra buoyancy and helps the boat stay afloat in open water in case of a turnover.

You do not want to rent or use a sit-inside kayak without one of these bulkhead options in a large body of water as they may accumulate water and sink instead of floating.

  • Solo Touring

Touring kayak rentals

  • Tandem Touring

tandem touring kayak rentals

Inflatable Kayak Rentals / Duckies

Inflatable Kayak Rentals are becoming more popular for many reasons including the ease of transportation and their ability to paddle rivers and waters with rocks and rapids that you typically can’t or wouldn’t want to in a recreational kayak.

These kayaks can be inflated in a matter of minutes at the start of the trip, which means you don’t need to have a large vehicle or kayak racks to be able to transport them.

Another ease of using an inflatable kayak is that they are easier to paddle for beginners but, they are slower than a recreational kayak. They are best suited for paddling with the flow of water where paddling efficiency is not as important.

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Kids Kayak

Most often, kids can join adults in a tandem kayak and it’s best for them to sit in the front so you can keep an eye on what’s going on and help them paddle by providing guidance and instruction. But, when the kids become old enough or proficient enough at paddling and want their own kayaks, there are a few options available for them to enjoy their own journey.

Check with the outfitter before renting a kids kayak to see which options they provide and it is crucial to know what the water conditions are like and make sure that it’s the best decision for the kids to paddle by themselves.

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Whitewater Kayaks

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How to Choose A Kayak to Rent

It really depends on where do you want to paddle, your outfitter partner will help you pick the best kayak based on their location and available paddling locations. In general,  here are some guidelines.

    • Lake
      • Small lake or a pond: A recreational kayak is perfect for paddling a small lake or a flat river. You just have to decide whether you want solo or tandem and/or sit on top or sit inside.
      • A big open water lake or ocean: A touring kayak is necessary and recommended if you’re padding in a big lake or open water. You need a separate dry compartment, a bulkhead, which is a great safety feature to provide buoyancy for the boat in open water.
    • River (flat)
      • A recreational or a touring kayak will be perfect for a flatwater river trip
      • If it is a river with a lot of turns and small narrow channels, go with a recreational kayak as it will be easier to maneuver and balance than a long touring kayak.
      • A long flat river: You could go with a touring kayak if you want to do a long day trip or a multi-day trip.
    • A river with rapids
      • Inflatable kayaks/duckies: With class 1-2 rapids, you could potentially go with a recreational kayak or an inflatable kayak.
      • Caution: talk to your outfitter before deciding which kayak to choose if the river that you’re planning on running has rapids. Inflatable kayaks are growing in popularity to run rivers with rapids when you don’t want to be on a rafting trip and like doing your own DIY adventures.
      •  For more extreme rapids, you may need a whitewater kayak but these aren’t typically rented out just to anyone as the risk of flipping over is very high and there is training required to learn to flip back over.

Frequently Asked Questions on Kayak Rentals

How much does it cost to rent a kayak?

Kayak rentals are generally very cost-effective to rent, in most cases, recreational kayaks priced average:

  • Per hour averages are around $10-$15 
  • Half-day rentals range from $30-50
  • Full-day and the prices range from $40-$75 an hour

Tandem kayaks can cost $5-$20 more for the same time periods but you do save money instead of renting 2 kayaks.

Touring kayak rentals cost more and therefore their rental prices are also higher ranging $10-$20 more than recreational kayaks.

Ultimate Guide to Kayaking

If you are looking for a way to escape the crowds, get outdoors, get a great workout and potentially spot wildlife, kayaking is the ticket.  This easy-to-learn watersport will get you outside exploring, and getting fit.   If you are new to kayaking, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in our Ultimate Kayaking & Gear Guide.  This comprehensive resource is valuable for beginner kayakers and avid paddlers alike.  Get tips and tricks from experts, recommendations on gear and destinations, and more.

What to Wear Kayaking

Essential Gear for Kayaking

Helpful Items to Pack for Kayaking

  • Insulated jacket 
  • Paddling gloves

What to Wear Kayaking in Summer

  • Quick dry top and shorts/pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Long sleeve top for protection against sun and bugs
  • Layered clothing

Personal Items for Kayaking

  • ID 
  • Phone
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Lip balm
  • Whistle 
  • Lighter
  • Food/snacks
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