We are OPEN for the 2018 season!
Paddle Sport Rentals
Open daily (weather permitting) Memorial Day through Labor Day:
Monday thru Thursday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
POST-SEASON HOURS beginning Tuesday, September 4, thru Sunday, October 7:
Monday thru Friday – CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, windbreaker, camera, binoculars, and bug spray. Water shoes are strongly recommended for paddle-boarding. It’s also a good idea to pack a towel and change of clothes to leave in the car in case you get wet or decide to rinse off in our outdoor shower after your paddle.
Our Fleet: A variety of Perception™ and Wilderness™ brand tandem (2 person), day-touring, recreational, sit-on-top, sea kayaks, Mad River™ brand canoes, and BIC stand up paddleboards are available for rental. Please call (860) 664-3704 to schedule rentals.
Rental Rates (VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.)
No rentals during inclement weather or small craft advisories.
Call ahead to ask about current conditions if you will be traveling any distance to reach us.
Rentals rates include paddles, Coast Guard approved PFDs (personal flotation devices) & map of local waters. In addition, weekly rentals include local delivery and pick up.
|Single Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks and
Stand Up Paddleboards
|Tandem (2 person) Kayaks,
|Half Day (4 hours)||$45||$65|
|Full Day (8 hours)||$70||$90|
|Weekly (includes local delivery)
Each additional boat is 1/2 off!
Reservations are not necessary but highly recommended for weekends, holidays, and large groups. Customers with reservations will take priority over those without, but if you are more than 15 minutes late for a reservation we cannot hold your boat.
TAKE NOTE: There is NO lifeguard on duty and the rivers are unattended! We highly recommend that you know how to swim when renting from us. All paddlers are required to wear a securely fastened PFD at all times while on the water.
Paddling is a water sport and there is a chance you may get wet. Wear appropriate foot protection and clothing. Avoid cotton fabric because once it’s wet, it stays wet!
For a nominal fee you may rent a dry bag which, if used correctly, should keep water out, but we do not guarantee dry bags. If it can be damaged by water and is precious to you, DO NOT take the item in the boat with you.
Save time – download our waiver and minor consent form (under 18), then print and complete with signatures and bring with you. Minors require signature by parent or guardian.
All visitors receive a laminated map with paddling guidelines when they go out in a boat.
You can download our paddling guide here.
Have your own kayak or canoe and want to launch at Indian River Marina? There is a launch/parking fee of $10 per kayak or canoe. If you bring friends and they rent from us, the launch/parking fee for the first car is waived. Carpool and save! *We reserve the right to limit the number of personal kayaks or canoes launched particularly in July and August due to parking constraints.
About the different kayak styles
Recreational – Access 9.5, Prodigy XS, Prodigy 10.0, Prodigy 12.0, Conduit 13, Aspire 105, Tarpon 120, Pungo 120, Pungo 140
Recreational kayaks are designed with both the beginning paddler and flat water in mind. They are shorter, wider, more stable, and easier to maneuver than touring kayaks but they take more effort to paddle than a touring kayak. They are great for flat water in the rivers and harbor, exploring smaller inlets, or on local ponds. Best choice for the beginner.
Touring – Carolina 12, Carolina 14, Tribute 12.0, Tsunami 140, Tsunami 145
Touring kayaks are sportier and a step up from a recreational kayak. They are longer and sleeker than recreational kayaks and have smaller cockpits suitable for attachment of a skirt. They are more efficient in moving through the water, but they are somewhat less maneuverable and less stable than the recreational kayaks. Most touring kayaks have storage for gear. They are perfect for people who are comfortable on the water and want to paddle farther or longer.
Tandem Kayaks & Canoes – Cove 14.5T, Conduit 14T, Pamlico 13.5T and Mad River Canoe/Adventure 14
Perfect for two adults with room for child or pet as well as picnic lunch and plenty of gear.
Sit-on-top Kayaks – Tribe 9.5, Tribe 11.5, Triumph 13.0, Pescador 13.0T
Easy-in, easy-out kayak great for the beginner (or claustrophobic). No worries about tipping over because you can just climb back in and the boat is self-draining.
Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
Looking for the latest in paddling – this is it. A full body workout which is becoming a favorite cross-training activity, and with the advantage of height, you’ll get great views of the wildlife and what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!