When you join us for any of our activities, you will be asked to sign a Release Form. Please be advised that there are inherent risks associated with this activity.
Download the Santa Cruz Release
Download the Elkhorn Slough Release
From the Shop Rentals
Our Santa Cruz location on the Monterey Bay offers a variety of kayak rentals. The majority of our renters choose sit-on-top kayaks as they are stable and great for beginners. They are also easier to get back on should they capsize. If you have taken a kayak class and know your open water rescues you are welcome to rent a closed deck kayak. Reservations recommended. To make a reservation please call: 831.479.1121
All of our kayaks are already on the water and do not require transportation (unless you are doing a drive away rental). All prices below include a wetsuit and lifejacket-- both are required for all renters-- paddle and paddling jacket.
Cost: $35 for a single, $55 for a double
Duration: up to 4 hours
Frequent Renter Card: $200
(10 single 4 hour rentals, good at either shop, good for only one person per day, never expires-- can also be used for single 4 hour SUP rentals. Can be used 7 days a week in Santa Cruz year round; but during "peak season" (May-Oct) at the Elkhorn Slough can only be used Mon-Fri.)
Want to go together? We have Frequent Renter Cards for double kayaks: $350 for 10 double kayak rentals.
Large rentals are considered the rental of five or more kayaks. If you have a large group you will be required to put down a 50% deposit based on the total of your rental.
We also offer drive away rentals if you wish to kayak at a different location. Certain location restrictions apply.
All users must sign a release and rental agreement.
Cost: $50 for a single, $70 for a double (plastic kayaks only)
(cost above is for each of the first 3 days, the charge is $10 per day for each day thereafter)
Duration: up to 24 hours