Day-Use Kayak Rentals
If you have previous kayaking experience and you’re interested in doing a self-guided paddle, we would be happy to provide you with kayaks & gear through our rental department. We also welcome the opportunity to provide our wealth of knowledge about possible half- and full-day paddling routes, and answer any questions you might have.
|Kayak Rental Rates|
|Half-day rentals must be returned within 4 hours of check-out time|
Full-day rentals must be returned within 8 hours of check-out time
Unless approved in advance, all rentals must be returned by 4:00pm
What is Included
All sea kayak rentals include: life vest, spray skirt, paddle, rescue float, bilge pump, sponge, laminated chart(s) of the intended paddling area, and assistance designing your float plan.
Additional Items Available
If desired, we provide the following: small dry bags ($1.00), medium dry bags ($2.00), large dry bags ($3.00) and fishing poles ($10.00).
What You Should Bring
Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, rain gear, a warm hat, sunglasses, water bottle & snack(s). Don’t forget your camera, and bring your cell phone (we have good coverage in Sitka Sound).
At the time of rental we will ask you to give some background regarding your previous kayak experience. We are not trying to put you on the spot – this is done only to ensure you’ll receive the appropriate type of information during your 15-30 minute orientation session. All renters must be able to demonstrate, on land, the proper technique for a self-rescue.
Booking & Cancellation Policy
We highly recommend that you reserve your kayak(s) well in advance of your paddle date to ensure availability. Full payment is required at the time of booking. If you do have to cancel:
- with 31+ days advance notice you’ll receive a full refund, minus a $10/kayak processing fee
- with 15-30 days advance notice you’ll receive a 50% refund
- with 14 days or less advance notice there will be no refund
SSOA reserves the right to cancel rentals on the day of service if unsafe paddling conditions begin to develop. Should such cancellation occur, the customer(s) will receive a full refund.
Click here if interested in making arrangements to use our custom water taxi service to expand the range of your sea kayaking adventure!