San Juan Outfitters not only provides the highest quality Sea Kayak Tours, but we also rent recreational kayaks from our Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor locations and stand up paddle boards from our Roche Harbor location. Rentals are perfect for families with children too young for our family specific kayak tours, or people who don't have the time for our guided tours.
They are also a great way to spend an hour or two before or after one of our whale watch & wildlife tours by vessel.
Available mid May to early September.
Kayak Rentals - $25-$30/hour
San Juan Outfitters rents sit-on-top style ocean kayaks by the hour from both our Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor locations. Both harbors provide sheltered access to lots of calm waters for our recreational kayaks. Sit-on-top kayaks are open faced and it is recommended you wear quick dry clothing as you are likely to get a little wet. Any age is welcome on sit-on-top kayaks as long as the child is able to fit into a provided PFD. You are provided PFD, paddles, kayak, and map.
Stand Up Paddle Boards - $25/hour
Paddle around the calm waters of Roche Harbor on a Stand on Liquid brand stand up paddle board (SUP). Paddle boarding is a great workout and way to practice your balance. Paddle barefoot for the best traction and balance, and in clothing that you do not mind getting wet, such as swim suit or quick dry shorts and shirt. SUPs are recommended for ages 10+. You are provided a PFD, paddle, board with a leash, and map.
Sea Kayak Rentals
San Juan Outfitters will rent traditional sea kayak equipment to outdoor professionals with the appropriate training, and who possesses a BCU 4* certification or greater. The waters surrounding the San Juan Islands can pose real danger to anyone but trained professionals. If you are one of these people, feel free to contact us regarding sea kayak rentals. If you are not an outdoor professional, consider one of our 3-hour or 5-hour kayak tours, or our recreational kayaks described above. Please inquire about our private tour costs.
Looking for a multiday sea kayak tour rentals? Schedule a custom self-supported multiday tour! Also called a "self-guided" tour, this tour is an ideal experience for scout groups, school camps, or experienced outdoors people who have the needed camping equipment to operate a multiday tour, but lack the sport specific sea kayak equipment and professional knowledge of the waterways surrounding the San Juan Islands to safely execute a multiday sea kayak camping tour. That's where we come in! Please inquire for reservations and availability.
What our customers are saying:
Friendly, Informative & a lot of fun! Customer service was wonderful. My family of five enjoyed renting the hourly kayak. We cruised around Roche Harbor enjoying the new experience. We rented 2 doubles and a single. Our kids ages 6, 7, and 12 had a wonderful time. We even had the added enjoyment of seeing a harbor seal playing in the water nearby.