Beginner Kayak rentals in Friday Harbor: Safe and Stable Tandem Kayaks for Rent!

“Renting a sea kayak was so fun! It was great being on the water and relaxing!”

Why Choose Our Beginner Kayak Rentals in Friday Harbor?

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  • Best rental kayak prices in Friday Harbor for high-quality safe and stable sea kayaks.
  • Best kayaking region on San Juan Island for novice paddlers.
  • All Kayaks are GPS tracked to ensure customers stay in safe and protected waters.
  • GPS tracking units have capsize detection and mobile notifications to our office!
  • New tandem kayaks designed with rudders which makes steering a breeze.
  • No car-topping necessary! We can trailer kayaks to the beach and save you time and trouble!

Beginner Kayaking Rentals on San Juan Island

Beginner kayakers can now rent kayaks in Friday Harbor with no experience necessary.

Our tandem rental kayaks are very stable and a safe choice for those who are concerned about kayaking safety. This stability makes the kayaks very easy to get in and out of.

Beginner rentals are a great choice for groups of friends or family. Two cockpits offer flexibility – especially when paddling with children!

Beginner rentals offer more flexibility in timing and a more private experience without the high price tag of a private guided tour!

We Provide Safety Gear

  1. Chart – map of safe paddling zones.
  2. GPS unit which alerts you if you are to far from land.
  3. Rescue Float.
  4. Emergency signal streamer.
  5. Bilge pump.

Beginner Kayak Rental Prices

3hr rental – $99 6hr rental – $109

Kayaks dropped off at beach – $39

Shuttle from Friday Harbor to beach with kayaks – $59

Let Us Do The Moving!

We make your experience convenient by providing transportation to and from the beach. If you have your own car we can meet you at the beach with your kayaks. If you would like to pick the kayaks up from our base of operations, you may do so provided you have kayak racks or cross bars on your vehicle.

Beginner Kayak Rental San Juan Island Kids

Our kayak rentals are exclusive to Griffin bay the most protected and placid location off of San Juan Island. Griffin bay is home to many interesting marine birds, harbor seals and sometimes even whales! You can also paddle to and hike in American Camp, the national historic park located on the south end of San Juan Island.

San Juan Island Beginner Kayak rentals are for either 3hrs or 6hrs and start at 12pm. If you wish to rent for longer or for a pickup or drop off that start at a different time please give our office a call and we can assist you with a customized experience.

Sea Quest only rents kayaks that are top quality – our kayaks offer better performance than standard recreational or sit-on-tops but are just as easy to use! Tandem Esperantos are high-performance sea kayaks designed for open ocean and rough seas. These quality rental kayaks are equipped with special outfitting that accommodate all body sizes and shapes while providing excellent control and comfort. They intuitive steering system allows you to control the direction the boat moves with very minimal effort!

Those looking to paddle outside of Griffin bay into more dangerous waters should read our eligibility requirements for advanced kayak rentals in the San Juan Islands from Friday Harbor to see if you qualify. Feel free to call us if you have questions about your skill levels for renting a kayak outside of Griffin bay.

If you are interested in paddling with one of our guides, view our list of guided kayak trips and make your reservation now!


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