Welcome to Indian River Kayak! We offer kayak and paddle board rentals for individuals and groups looking to embark on their own kayaking adventures. Here’s everything you need to know to get started:

Rental Options:

  • Single Kayak
  • Tandem Kayak
  • Paddle Board

Rental Rates

  • Single Kayak Rental / Paddle Board Rental
    • 1 Hour: $22
    • 2 Hour: $35
    • Half Day: $45
    • Full Day: $75
  • Tandem Kayak Rental
    • 1 Hour: $35
    • 2 Hour: $50
    • Half Day: $65
    • Full Day: $90

Long Term Rentals

  • We offer long term rentals with free delivery and pick up to local towns. There is a minimum of a 3 day rental for delivery and pick up. Call our shop for pricing!

Group/ Corporate Outings

  • We offer large group / corporate outings! These are guided tours with discounted pricing. Please call to schedule your group outing! Guided outings are not available on weekends. Available weekdays and evenings.

Included Equipment

  • Paddles
  • Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Whistle
  • Dry Bags (if needed)

Reservation Process

  • Reservations can be made in advance through our website, where you can select the date, time, and duration of your rental. We recommend booking ahead, especially during weekends, to secure your preferred kayaks.
  • Reservations can also be made by calling our shop at 860-664-3704. 
  • Walk-ins are always welcome!

Cancellation Policy:

  • We understand that plans and weather can change. If you made a reservation online, pre paid, and need to cancel or change dates just give us a call at 860-664-3704 and we can help!

Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, windbreaker, camera, binoculars, and bug spray.  Water shoes are strongly recommended for paddle-boarding.  It’s also a good idea to pack a towel and change of clothes to leave in the car in case you get wet or decide to rinse off in our outdoor shower after your paddle.

Our Fleet: A variety of Perception™ and Wilderness™ brand tandem (2 person), day-touring, recreational, sit-on-top, sea kayaks, Mad River™ brand canoes, and BIC stand up paddleboards are available for rental. Please call (860) 664-3704 to schedule rentals.

Rental Rates (VISA, MasterCard and Discover accepted.)

No rentals during inclement weather or small craft advisories.
Call ahead to ask about current conditions if you will be traveling any distance to reach us.

Rentals rates include paddles, Coast Guard approved PFDs (personal flotation devices) & map of local waters.  In addition, weekly rentals include local delivery(20 miles) and pick up.

Take note:

There is NO lifeguard on duty and the rivers are unattended! We highly recommend that you know how to swim when renting from us. All paddlers are required to wear a securely fastened PFD at all times while on the water.
Paddling is a water sport and there is a chance you may get wet. Wear appropriate foot protection and clothing. Avoid cotton fabric because once it’s wet, it stays wet!
For a nominal fee you may rent a dry bag which, if used correctly, should keep water out, but we do not guarantee dry bags. If it can be damaged by water and is precious to you, DO NOT take the item in the boat with you.

About the different kayak styles:

Recreational – Aspire 105, Joy Ride 10, Joy Ride 12, Prodigy XS, Pungo 120, Pungo 125, Sound 12, Tarpon 120
Recreational kayaks are designed with both the beginning paddler and flat water in mind. They are shorter, wider, more stable, and easier to maneuver than touring kayaks but they take more effort to paddle than a touring kayak. They are great for flat water in the rivers and harbor, exploring smaller inlets, or on local ponds. Best choice for the beginner.

Touring – Carolina 12, Carolina 14, Expression 11, Tribute 12, Tsunami 140, Tsunami 145
Touring kayaks are sportier and a step up from a recreational kayak. They are longer and sleeker than recreational kayaks and have smaller cockpits suitable for attachment of a skirt. They are more efficient in moving through the water, but they are somewhat less maneuverable and less stable than the recreational kayaks. Most touring kayaks have storage for gear. They are perfect for people who are comfortable on the water and want to paddle farther or longer.

Tandem Kayaks & Canoes – Cove 14T, Conduit 14T and Mad River Canoe/Adventure 14
Perfect for two adults with room for child or pet as well as picnic lunch and plenty of gear.

Sit-on-top Kayaks – Pescador 13T, Tribe 9.5, Tribe 11.5, Triumph 13
Easy-in, easy-out kayak great for the beginner (or claustrophobic). No worries about tipping over because you can just climb back in and the boat is self-draining.

Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
Looking for the latest in paddling – this is it. A full body workout which is becoming a favorite cross-training activity, and with the advantage of height, you’ll get great views of the wildlife and what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!

Save time!!

Save time – download our waiver and minor consent form (under 18), then print and complete with signatures and bring with you. Minors require signature by parent or guardian.

All visitors receive a laminated map with paddling guidelines when they go out in a boat. You can download our paddling guide here.

Have your own kayak or canoe and want to launch at Indian River Marina? There is a launch/parking fee of $15 per person. *We reserve the right to limit the number of personal kayaks or canoes launched due to parking availability