Sit-on-Top Kayak Rentals

Rent sit-on-top kayaks from Roche Harbor for a day on the water at your pace. Explore the greater Roche Harbor waters, which includes Westcott and Garrison Bays looking for sea stars and harbor seals. Sit-on-top kayaks are perfect for families, people with only an hour to spare, and paddlers of all abilities. 

Roche Harbor provides sheltered access to calm waters for our recreational kayaks. Sit-on-top kayaks are open faced and self bailing, so it is recommended you wear quick dry clothing as you will get 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.

Need to kill an hour before our whale watch & wildlife tours by vessel? Have a child that is too young for our family specific kayak tours? Already doing one of our guided wildlife tours by sea kayak and looking to do more paddling? Sit-on-tops were made for you!

Reservations are required and can be made 48 hours in advance at 1-800-450-6858 or 360-378-1323. 

Minimum 1 hour rental. Rent for 3 hours and get the 4th free!

Available mid May to early September from 10am - 5pm (Last rental departs at 4pm)

Single Sit-on-Top: $25/hour
Double Sit-on-Top: $30/hour
kayak rentals from Roche Harbor

Sea Kayak Rentals

San Juan Outfitters will rent traditional sea kayak equipment to outdoor professionals with the appropriate training, and who possess a ACA/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 multi-day sea kayak tour rentals? Schedule a custom self-supported multi-day tour! Also called a "self-guided" tour, this tour is an ideal experience for scout groups, school camps, or experienced outdoorists who have the needed camping equipment to operate a multi-day tour, but lack the sport specific sea kayak equipment and professional knowledge of the waterways surrounding the San Juan Islands to safely execute a multi-day trip. That's where we come in! Please inquire for reservations and availability.

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