What You Need
Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals
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.
Reservations are required and can be made 48 hours in advance at 1-800-450-6858 or 360-378-1323.
Rentals are available from Roche Harbor from 10 am - 5 pm (the last rental departs at 4 pm). Open mid-May to early September.
Rent a Sit-on-Top kayak or Stand-Up for 3 hours and get the 4th hour free!
Sit-on-Top Kayak Rentals
San Juan Outfitters rents sit-on-top style ocean kayaks by the hour from our Roche Harbor location. Roche Harbor provides sheltered access to lots of 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. We have both single and double-rider options available. 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 a map.
Stand-Up Paddle Board Rentals
San Juan Outfitters rents stand-up paddle board (SUP) RED Paddleboards by the hour from our Roche Harbor location. Roche Harbor provides sheltered access to lots of calm waters for our recreational kayaks.
Paddle around the calm waters of Roche Harbor on a RED Paddle brand stand-up paddle board (SUP). Paddle boarding is a great workout and a 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 a swimsuit or quick dry shorts and shirt. SUPs are recommended for ages 10+.
Try our unique double paddle board with a friend, for some extra fun! 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 possess an ACA/BCU 4* certification or greater. The waters surrounding the San Juan Islands can pose a 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 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 outdoor adventurists 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 multi-day trip. That's where we come in! Please inquire about reservations and availability.