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Rainbow Watersports

Rainbow Watersports

SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$25 per hr
5.0
Based on 620 reviews

Explore the infamous North Shore's crystal clear, calm water and abundant ocean life by paddleboard! Whether you are new to paddleboarding and looking for a lesson, or you want to practice your skills through a tour, rental or paddleboard (SUP) yoga, Rainbow Watersports has got you covered.read more

Hawaii Turtle Tours

Hawaii Turtle Tours

Private and Custom Snorkel, Kayak & SUP Tours

FROM$100 per 9 hrs
5.0
Based on 2383 reviews

Hawaii Turtle Tours creates custom, personalized private tours of Oahu. Groups of two to 24 people can experience the “aloha” of Hawaii with a custom itinerary, whether you want to kayak, paddleboard or snorkel with turtles on the North Shore. Benefits of a custom private tour include choosing the stops, how long you want to stay and what you do!read more

Tampa Bay Backwater Tours and Rentals

Tampa Bay Backwater Tours and Rentals

Kayak Rentals & Tours at Shell Key & Snug Harbor

FROM$15 per hr
5.0
Based on 9 reviews

Explore Tampa Bay, St. Pete and Shell Key by kayak! Tampa Bay Backwater has a fleet of new kayaks to rent and explore on your own, or join a guided tour and discover hidden mangrove tunnels, dolphins, manatees and more. Paddle through crystal-clear water to Shell Key Island, accessible only by boat. Stick your toes in the sand and enjoy a 45-60 minute guided yoga flow session once on Shell Key. Book online to reserve your spot!read more

Delta Kayak Adventures

Delta Kayak Adventures

Kayak & SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons - Voted Best of the Delta!

FROM$18 per hr
5.0
Based on 67 reviews

Delta Kayak Adventures offers kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals, tours and classes year round, whether you would like an hour or a full day exploring. They are located at the Antioch Marina, on the San Joaquin River, gateway to the California Delta. The Delta is popular for its diverse paddling experiences and exceptional bird watching. read more

Paddle Sports Center

Paddle Sports Center

SUP, Kayak, Surf Rentals & Tours

FROM$20 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 952 reviews

Sandwiched between rugged coastal mountains and south-facing beaches, Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. The dramatic geography and warm Mediterranean climate are best appreciated on the ocean, by kayak. Paddle Sports Center has kayak, SUP and surf rentals, as well as expert guided tours that offer you a front row seat to view wildlife of the region, from sea lions to sea stars, pelicans to dolphins.read more

Aqua Flight

Aqua Flight

SUP & Kayak Rental & Tours

FROM$20 per hr
5.0
Based on 3 reviews

With Aqua Flight, you can paddle your way through the back waterways of the intercoastal to see the homes of the rich and famous, or venture out and explore nature at its finest with a kayak or SUP rental or guided tour! read more

Sea & Board Sports Hawaii
FROM$20 per hr
5.0
Based on 514 reviews

Sea & Board Sports is located on the famous North Shore of Oahu, in the charming town of Haleiwa. They love to show young and old visitors the exciting and scenic side of Hawaii through their kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals and lessons, surfing lessons, and guided adventures. Their mission is to show our visitors how to escape the crowds and enjoy the beautiful island of Oahu from the water. read more

Breakaway Excursions

Breakaway Excursions

Kayak Rentals for the Cuyahoga River

FROM$25 per 1.5 hrs
5.0
Based on 281 reviews

Breakaway Excursions offers self-guided kayak trips and shuttles on the Cuyahoga River in Northeastern Ohio, between Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. The Cuyahoga is home to beavers, otters, bald eagles, blue heron and over 46 species of fish. The pristine river's scenic and recreational qualities makes it an exceptional place to paddle.read more

Las Olas Paddle Boards
FROM$25 per hr
5.0
Based on 183 reviews

Las Olas Paddle Boards offers kayak & stand up paddleboard (SUP) rentals on the water in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Paddle the scenic Las Olas Isles waterways right out of the shop!read more

Lazy Dog Adventures

Lazy Dog Adventures

Kayak & SUP Rentals, Tours & Yoga

FROM$25 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 2471 reviews

Lazy Dog Adventures provides kayak and stand up paddle board tours and rentals in spectacular Key West. Adventures are led by experienced guides who bring you to explore the warm, shallow waters of Key West. Glide over sea grass beds and through protected mangrove ecosystems. Abundant opportunities to spot manatees, fish, birds and more!read more

Capital SUP

Capital SUP

Kayak& SUP Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per hr
5.0
Based on 1086 reviews

Capital SUP connects people to the water with kayak and SUP rentals, lessons and yoga. Enjoy a leisurely paddle around Back Creek taking in the views, wildlife and breathtaking houses that line the waterway. Or head out to the Annapolis Harbor to take in the views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and feel the energy of the Sailing Capital of the US! Whether you are a novice or seasoned paddler, they have the waterways and equipment for you. read more

Riverbound Sports Paddle Company
FROM$30 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 641 reviews

Riverbound Sports is Arizona's largest specialty paddle shop, and is centrally located in Tempe AZ in close proximity to the lakes and rivers around Phoenix. Grab a high quality SUP or kayak rental from the shop that was rated "Shop of the Year" by SUP Connect Magazine. Experience Arizona by water year round, and take in the unique desert scape and wildlife along rugged shorelines.read more

SURFit USA

SURFit USA

Kayak, SUP & Surf Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$30 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 217 reviews

Paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard is a must-do while visiting the Sarasota area. SURFit USA offers kayak and SUP rentals at two locations: the famous Lido mangrove tunnels and Siesta Key, as well as several tours daily in both locations. Discover a bird rookery, private beaches, and wildlife like dolphins and manatees. They also offer SUP lessons, surf camps and SUP yoga!read more

PADDLE! the Florida Keys
FROM$30 per day
5.0
Based on 977 reviews

Born of a passion for water and a love of nature, PADDLE! the Florida Keys is uniquely situated on the protected clear waters of Tavernier Creek. Close to both Islamorada and Key Largo, they are open year-round for paddling the local mangrove and manatee ecosystem.read more

Eco Endeavors

Eco Endeavors

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$35 per 3 hrs
5.0
Based on 485 reviews

Eco Endeavors is a family business that specializes in adventures and eco-tours through the barrier islands and coastal mangrove ecosystems of south Florida. Explore our wildlife refuges or the Everglades through a tour or a kayak rental with free delivery!read more

Kayaking SRQ

Kayaking SRQ

Kayak & SUP Rentals & Tours

FROM$35 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 1362 reviews

Kayaking SRQ will guide through Sarasota’s hidden gem - the mangrove tunnels. If self discovery is more your speed, you can rent kayaks or paddle boards and head out with a map they provide. Whatever your pleasure, they will make sure you have a safe and pleasurable mangrove paddling experience through Lido Key or Siesta Key off the shore of Sarasota!read more

Wild Louisiana Tours

Wild Louisiana Tours

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 725 reviews

Wild Louisiana Tours is one of the first kayak outfitters in the state of Louisiana. Choose a guided or self guided adventure, and paddle the historic swamp abundant with wildlife and rich history, right outside of New Orleans. Great for all ages and skill levels. read more

SoBe Surf & Paddle

SoBe Surf & Paddle

Surfing, Kayak & SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 347 reviews

SoBe Surf & Paddle has waterfront kayak and stand up paddle board rentals, tours and lessons near Cocoa Beach on the Banana River Lagoon Wildlife Aquatic Preserve. They have a huge selection of equipment for all skills and levels, and offer a free intro clinic with SUP rentals. Guided tours start from their private launch, with an expert tour guide showing you wildlife like manatees, dolphins, birds and fish. Or take a lesson and learn how to SUP or surf from professional SUP surfers and expert instructors.read more

J & L Kayak Tours
FROM$35 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 1561 reviews

J & L Kayak Tours offers one of a kind kayaking adventures in North Myrtle Beach. Choose an easy float/paddle to Waties Island, paddle further into the narrow winding backwater creeks, or take a relaxing float downstream on the Waccamaw River. Highly trained, knowledgeable and passionate guides provide a memorable kayaking adventure.read more

Charleston Outdoor Adventures – Rentals
5.0
Based on 3220 reviews

Charleston Outdoor Adventures is a professional family of guides and captains dedicated to offering adventures through some of the most beautiful saltwater estuaries in South Carolina. Rent kayaks or SUPs to experience the Lowcountry in a way you will never forget. Located on Bowen’s Island – a natural, scenic and cultural area that is not impacted by industrial tourism. read more

Alleghany Outdoors

Alleghany Outdoors

Kayak, Canoe & Tube Rentals & Shuttles

FROM$39 per 5 hrs
5.0
Based on 23 reviews

Alleghany Outdoors rents kayaks, tubes, bikes, and rafts for your adventure in the Jackson River valley. Located just minutes from Douthat State Park, they have everything you need to paddle or float the beautiful Jackson River. Alleghany offers shuttles with 3 different options ranging from 1.5 to 5 hours to enjoy the mountain scenery, crystal clear water, small rapids and riverside cliffs as you paddle.read more

Bend Kayak School
FROM$39 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 127 reviews

Bend Kayak School provides top of the line kayaks and SUPs for your Bend, Oregon adventures. Delivery and pick up available at the stunning Deschutes River! Inflatable SUPs and delivery make it easy to transport gear. Book online for the best rate! read more

Milwaukee Kayak Tours

Milwaukee Kayak Tours

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$40 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 53 reviews

Milwaukee Kayak Tours lead a variety of daily kayak tours and rentals on flat water. Choose a laid back and relaxed paddle through Milwaukee's beautiful downtown, and experience the calm and scenic waters of the Milwaukee River. See Milwaukee from the water!read more

Amelia Island Adventures

Amelia Island Adventures

Kayak Tours & Rental

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 73 reviews

With Amelia Island Adventures' kayak tours you will learn about eco-life, plant variety, nature, and history of the area as you paddle and explore the special areas around Amelia Island.  Each tour offers a little something different, from a black water creek, turtles, alligators, a salt water estuary, and occasionally dolphins or manatees.read more

South Coast Tours

South Coast Tours

Kayak, SUP & Snorkeling Tours & Rentals

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 115 reviews

Let South Coast Tours take you on an unforgettable adventure paddle in the Wild Rivers Coast estuaries and Southern Oregon coast. Book your kayak, paddleboard and snorkel rental or guided tours to explore the unique shoreline and rocky reefs of the Oregon coast.read more

New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$40 per 3 hrs
5.0
Based on 1396 reviews

Create memories on a New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour or a self-guided adventure as you explore the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and New Orleans plantations tours while learning about the unique surrounding ecosystems and wildlife.read more

Nauti Exposures

Nauti Exposures

SUP, Kayak Rental & Tours

FROM$40 per 2 hrs
5.0
Based on 12 reviews

Natui Exposures is a mobile kayak company that paddles in multiple sites in Southwest Florida. Experience Florida's flora and fauna with a guided eco-tour, or rent top quality kayaks and SUPs for a self-guided adventure.read more

Wheelies and Waves
FROM$45 per 4 hrs
5.0
Based on 31 reviews

Wheelies and Waves provides top quality stand up paddleboards, kayaks and tubes for exploring the beautiful alpine lakes and rivers of the Crested Butte area. Rent kayaks, inflatable boards and everything you need to transport the gear, by the hour or the day! Book online in advance to ensure availability. read more

Adventures in Florida

Adventures in Florida

Kayak Rentals & Tours

FROM$45
5.0
Based on 1071 reviews

Many of Central Florida’s hidden natural wonders are best experienced by kayak or canoe. Just beyond the hustle and bustle of life in the Orlando area lay crystal clear springs, tropical swamps teeming with life, and gorgeous undisturbed wild and scenic rivers... Adventures in Florida specializes in bringing you to those places!read more

Flipper Finders Sea Kayak Tours

Flipper Finders Sea Kayak Tours

Kayaking Tours In The Low Country

FROM$45
5.0
Based on 504 reviews

Paddle the South Carolina Lowcountry on a kayaking Eco-tour of the Folly Beach area and explore the marshes, estuaries and wildlife just 20 minutes from Charleston! Learn about wildlife and history from Flipper Finders' trained guides, with opportunities to see dolphins, pelicans, and more. read more

Ultimate Guide to Kayaking

If you are looking for a way to escape the crowds, get outdoors, get a great workout and potentially spot wildlife, kayaking is the ticket.  This easy-to-learn watersport will get you outside exploring, and getting fit.   If you are new to kayaking, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in our Ultimate Kayaking & Gear Guide.  This comprehensive resource is valuable for beginner kayakers and avid paddlers alike.  Get tips and tricks from experts, recommendations on gear and destinations, and more.

What to Wear Kayaking

Essential Gear for Kayaking

Helpful Items to Pack for Kayaking

  • Insulated jacket 
  • Paddling gloves

What to Wear Kayaking in Summer

  • Quick dry top and shorts/pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Long sleeve top for protection against sun and bugs
  • Layered clothing

Personal Items for Kayaking

  • ID 
  • Phone
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Lip balm
  • Whistle 
  • Lighter
  • Food/snacks
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