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If you wish to embark on a self-guided, multi-day or one day adventure, you may rent double sea kayaks (sorry, we don’t rent singles) and necessary boating equipment from San Juan Kayak Expeditions.  Water and weather conditions can make sea kayaking challenging in the islands. Renting kayaks is only for those fit and experienced in the outdoors.

MULTI-DAY TRIPS – We specialize in multi-day rentals and will work closely with you in creating a safe and memorable adventure!  All multi-day rentals include a detailed itinerary planned for you based on the number of days, campsites and of course tides and thorough instructions.   Note campsites are on a first come first served basis. You need to supply all your camping equipment.

Costs – $100 per day per double kayak, plus sales tax.   Full payment is due at time of booking.

Duration – minimum of two days/one night; you choose how many days you want.

Minimum Age – 16 when accompanied by a parent.

Start Time / Location All multi-day rentals begin at our kiosk located 2 blocks from the ferry at 9:30am the day of your trip. We launch and pick up all rentals at Griffin Bay, 5 minutes south of Friday Harbor.

Physical Requirements –A multi-day sea kayak rental is only for the fit, adventurous and experienced in the out of doors. No coach potatoes allowed! The ability to make good judgments and sound decisions are also important.  Good physical condition with ability to lift kayak(s) and gear up and down the beach and paddle for extensive periods through varying sea conditions.

Explore the Outer Reaches!What We Supply – Quality, fiberglass, double sea kayaks, carbon-fiber paddles, PFD’s, spray skirts, bailing pumps, sponges, charts, spare gear/parts in waterproof gear box, ThermaRest seat cushions, cockpit covers, written itinerary, transportation to and from our kiosk to our  launch site on Griffin Bay and thorough instruction on beach before you launch.

Instruction – To ensure your safety we require all rentals participants to be present at during the instruction period.

What You Supply – At the time of reservation we will send you a complete equipment list and packing instructions for your self-guided trip.  You should be prepared to provide all your camping equipment. We have a limited number of tents, sleeping bags and ThermaRest sleeping pads are available for rent.

Optional Services – Please notify us at the time of your booking if you require any optional services.  Additional fees may apply.

  • Alternative Launch Sites – We launch all our kayak rentals from Jackson Beach on Griffin Bay. If you intend to take the boat with you to your vacation rental or another location please let us know at the time of booking your rental.  We can provide you with foam pads and straps and load one boat on top of your car.  An additional fee will apply.

Delivery of Boats – With prior notice to may be able to deliver your rental boats to your water front vacation rental. Arrangements for this service must be made prior to booking.  An additional fee based on the number of boats and location will apply. Note we cannot deliver kayaks to San Juan County Park or Roche Harbor.

Cancellations – Multi-Day Rentals With notice 45 days or more prior to departure date a 100% refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. 44 – 30 days prior notice to departure date we will retain 50 % of the fee paid. With notice less than 30 days prior of departure date full payment is retained. Rather than cancel your trip we will gladly apply your original payment to another date during the same season for $35 handling fee.

DAY RENTALS – If you just don’t want to be part of a tour we can provide you with the boating equipment and instruction for you to explore protected Griffin Bay at your leisure. Your day rental begins at 10:and you determine how long you want to paddle.  You just need to return before sunset!  Reservations are required.

Costs – $150 per day per double kayak, plus sales tax.  Cost for 4 more boats  in one booking is $110 each plus sales tax. Full payment is due at time of booking.

Minimum Age – 16 when accompanied by a parent or supervising adult.

Start Time / Location All day rentals begin at our kiosk located 2 blocks from the ferry at 10:45am the day of your trip. We launch and pick up all rentals at Griffin Bay, 5 minutes south of Friday Harbor.

Physical Requirements –Good physical condition with ability to lift kayaks and gear (50 lbs) up and down the beach and paddle in varying water conditions.  Experience in the out of doors necessary.

What We Supply – Quality, fiberglass, double sea kayaks, carbon-fiber paddles, PFD’s, spray skirts, bailing pumps, sponges, charts, spare gear/parts in waterproof gear box, ThermaRest seat cushions, cockpit covers, transportation to and from our kiosk to our  launch site on Griffin Bay and thorough instruction on beach before you launch.

Instruction – To ensure your safety we require all rentals participants to be present at during the instruction period.

What You Supply – At the time of reservation we will send you a complete equipment list and clothing list for your self-guided day trip.

Optional Services – Please notify us at the time of your booking if you require any optional services.  Additional fees may apply.

  • Alternative Launch Sites – We launch all our kayak rentals from Jackson Beach on Griffin Bay. If you intend to take the boat with you to your vacation rental or another location please let us know at the time of booking your rental.  We can provide you with foam pads and straps and load one boat on top of your car.  An additional fee will apply.

“A couple friends and I went out for a quick 2 day sea kayak excursion in the San Juan Islands. Such a beautiful region, saw a ton of wildlife, had perfect weather, and an overall amazing time.  We rented kayaks from sanjuankayak.com/, which I highly recommend. Tim has been guiding tours in this region for the past 30+ years and even offers self-guided trips like the one we did. He gives you the best gear, and prepares a thorough itinerary based on the tides and his extensive knowledge of the region to give you a great adventure that is still safe and enjoyable.”

Zach
Seattle, WA

“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
Seattle University

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.  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!

Derek Endress
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

sea kayak rentals tours san juan islands wasnington stateI can rent kayaks to larger groups such as family or high school reunions, scout troops, wedding parties, executive retreats and educational groups.

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.

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.

Sea Kayak Rentals with a Difference @ San Juan Kayak Expeditions!

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-five 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!

Cancellations – One Day Rentals: With notice 7 days or more prior to trip date a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. With less than 7 days before departure entire payment is retained.  Multi Day Rentals: With notice 45 days or more prior to departure date a 100% refund less a $50.00 cancellation fee. 44 – 30 days prior notice to departure date we will retain 50 % of the fee paid. With notice less than 30 days prior of departure date full payment is retained.

 

 

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