If you wish to embark on a self-guided, multi-day or one day adventure, you may rent double sea kayaks (sorry, I don’t rent singles) and necessary equipment from San Juan Kayak Expeditions. I specialize in multi-day rentals! Rental fee includes:
-highest quality, two-person, fiberglass , rudder-controlled sea kayaks made for long distance touring(Seascape II’s made by Northwest Kayaks)
-Werner carbon-fiber paddles(Camano)
-PFD’s by Extrasport
-Snap Dragon Design spray skirts
-owner Tim Thomsen personally writes a detailed itinerary of your specific route including tidal times and heights, campgrounds, fresh water logistics, hiking opportunities, morning departure times, etc.
-ThermaRest seat cushions
-spare gear/tool kit
- pick up at the ferry in Friday Harbor and transport to and from my launch/landing site
-in-depth instruction and chart orientation on the beach to make you safe and efficient sea kayakers
-Tim’s knowledge and experience in helping to plan your trip. Take advantage of his 35 years as a resident and avid paddler in the San Juan Islands to fine-tune your adventure! No other company offers this amazing service!
-complimentary foam kayak saddles and straps to attach boat(s) to your vehicle if you wish to transport the kayak(s) to a launch site of your own
-free parking at my secure shop(if you bring your car or bicycle to the island)for the duration of your sea kayak adventure
Upon receipt of your registration form, I will send you an equipment list and other important logistical information that will help you prepare for your journey.
“Thank you so much for helping us plan our kayak adventure! We were really blown away with the quality of the equipment, your phenomenal customer service and your commitment to our safety. This was such an amazing trip, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Hopefully we will see you in the fall or next spring for another San Juan kayak expedition!”
Matt and Danielle
2013 Rental Rates
Multi-Day Rental Rate Single Day Rental Rate
Spring /Summer/Fall 2012 $90.00 per day
per double kayak
$100.00 per day
per double kayak
Please add 7.8% sales tax. A four days or more rental discount is available at $80 per day after the first day.
Rental fee includes: paddles, PFDs, spray skirts, bailing pumps, sponges, chart, repair/spare parts kit, flares, cockpit covers, written itinerary, detailed instruction on the beach, pick up and return to ferry terminal and my help in planning your adventure.
There may be slightly cheaper options out there. Those lower prices mean you will be getting plastic and/or poorly maintained boats and equipment. With my thirty-one years of experience to help you plan your trip, comprehensive service and quality gear you can be sure my rental prices are the best value around and by far the safest option!
Any questions? Just give me a call or send an e-mail. You will find that this is the company you have been looking for! Renting double kayaks from San Juan Kayak Expeditions is a hassle-free and educational experience. Check this video from two happy clients who did a three day rental in July, 2011:
“Just wanted to pass this video along to you. Lindsey and I thoroughly appreciated everything you did for us from route planning to training. It made for a relaxing and stress free adventure! I wanted to let you see what we appreciated about the trip and the general feel of the San Juans. Feel free to post this video, because we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and want everyone to know how much fun this can be. We will be back again for another kayak adventure!”
Lindsey Thurber/Owen McKee
If you’re not convinced yet, this video of a three day rental over Labor Day Weekend, 2012 should do the trick:
“Thanks for providing such great rentals and service! We had a great time last weekend. Can’t wait to do it again next year! Enjoy this video of the trip!”
There is indeed fun and adventure to be had! San Juan Kayak Expeditions can make it possible!
I DO NOT RENT PLASTIC SEA KAYAKS OR PADDLES OR BEAT-UP EQUIPMENT!
I do rent quality, two-person tents, sleeping bags and ThermaRest sleeping pads for a nominal fee.
“A quick note to thank you for your excellent rental service and arranging the beautiful three days of “sky blue” weather for us! Looking forward to paddling in your area in the future!
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
“Thanks for being who you are! You helped make our trip fantastic! It was a pleasure renting a tandem from you! The jelly fish, seals and sea lions, the eagles, the perfect camp spot..all so worth it! Thanks again!”
Tyler and Katrina Kope
Seattle , WA
Note: I will help you plan a safe trip by using my thirty-five years of experience paddling in these islands, by offering quality sea kayaking equipment and by giving you in-depth instruction before you launch. Taking into account the strength of the tides, wind and weather forecasts, your experience, the type of adventure you want, etc., I will work with you to formulate an itinerary of campgrounds, hiking opportunities, alternate routes(in case of weather), danger areas to avoid, wildlife areas, etc. If I am out guiding a trip, my helpful and competent rental staff will be here to assist you.
No other outfitter offers such comprehensive service. From conservative paddles to adventurous expeditions, the San Juan Islands have something to offer everyone. San Juan Kayak Expeditions, the premier sea kayak rental company in the San Juan Islands, will get you there and back and in between safely! Sorry, but no rentals to parties with children under 16.
RENTAL CANCELLATION POLICY
60 – 30 days before departure a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. 30 – 15 days before departure we retain your deposit. 15 – 0 days before departure the full payment is retained unless we rent your boat(s). I suggest you purchase cancellation insurance just in case.
“I am glad Claire and I were able to participate in the final leg of your 25th season. The San Juans are quite wonderful to explore and we enjoyed our little taste of the islands very much. Your equipment was excellent and the assistance we received from you was much appreciated. Moving up our timeline at the last minute added tremendously to our trip. Hopefully, we’ll be back someday. Much continued success and happiness.”
Joe & Claire Hageman
New Bern, NC
“My girlfriend and I rented a tandem kayak from you for a three day trip from July 10 to 12. We just wanted to say thank you for providing us with great rental equipment and good, sound advice. It was one of our best trips.”
Henry Miyashita and Sienna Wong