- 3 Locations & Hours
- Safety Gear
- Boats & Boards
Planning on going paddling alone or with friends? We offer year round single and tandem kayak, canoe and SUP rentals. No matter what you are looking for we have you covered. You can launch from our dock, conveniently located in Victoria’s upper harbour, or explore elsewhere with appropriate transportation.
Get out there from THREE LOCATIONS
- Victoria Harbour Paddle Shack right downtown at the base of Swift Street
- Oak Bay Marina Paddle Shack gets you out on more open water (Closed For The Season) Please visit our downtown location.
- Saturna Island Paddle Shack is your gateway into the Gulf Islands
Our fleet is the largest in town and is comprised of the highest quality watercraft. Large or small we’ll have a boat or paddle board to fit you and get you out on the water!
No reservation needed. All rentals based on a first come first serve basis. Just come in and get a boat or board.
Please note that during the winter months from October to May rental availability is based on staff discretion. Factors such as weather, your experience and available staff members will be taken into consideration. If it is sunny on land it could be very windy on the water and if you cannot perform a self-rescue you cannot paddle in the winter due to hypothermia risks. During the Christmas and Boxing Week season we are so busy that it is unlikely we will be able to get you out on the water – please call ahead.
Prices are the same for kayaks and stand up paddle board rentals. We now have two canoes available for rent in our fleet, they fall under the same price as a double kayak.
Time Rental (single) Rental (double and canoe) 2 hrs. $40 $60 3 hrs. $50 $75 1 day $75 $100 Add day $45 $60
*all rental prices include safety gear
You can use up to $100 of credit from rentals if you purchase a kayak within 30 days of the rentals.
3 Locations & Hours
Victoria Kayak Shack – Main Location
Get out there and explore our beautiful Harbour from right downtown in front of Canoe Brew Pub. You can paddle down and explore the Inner Harbour or explore up the protected waters of the Gorge Waterway.
Open Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5pm, Saturday 9:30am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
Oak Bay Kayak Shack
Looking for something a little more exposed and rugged? The coastline along Oak Bay is breathtaking and overflowing with wildlife for you to view.
Closed for the season, please visit our downtown location for rentals.
Saturna Island Kayak Shack
A real adventure hot spot located in the heart of the Southern Gulf Islands, our Saturna Island Kayak Shack gives you access to a whole other world that feels so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city you’ll feel worlds away.
250-539-5553 to reach our Saturna Kayak Shack
All rentals include all mandatory safety gear
- Spray skirt
- Helmet (for whitewater)
- and a leash for SUP
Optional equipment: Spare paddle and/or paddle float.
Boats & Boards
Delta 15 S
Delta 20T Tandem
Delta 17.5 T Tandem
Current Designs Solstice GT
Current Designs Solstice GTS
Current Designs Prana
Current Designs Sisu
Wilderness Systems Zephyr 155
Wilderness Systems Zephyr 160
Wilderness Systems Tempest 170
Starboard Blend Starshot 11’2×30
Starboard ASAP 12X33
Starboard All Star Carbon 14’x24.5
Starboard Sprint Carbon 14×23
Starboard ASAP HD Rail 12’x33
Starboard Freeride Starshot 12’2×32
Starboard Blend Starshot 11’2×30
Cascadia XR-3 12′
Cascadia Serene 10’6
Cascadia Inter Islander 14
Cascadia Straight 11’9
Cascadia XR-4 10’6 Blue
Cascadia XR-4 11’6 Blue
Clipper Tripper yellow
Clipper Tripper white
Rental Policy: If renting a kayak for 1 day or longer, you may reserve in advance by calling (250) 381-4233. Full payment is required for a reservation. Any off-site or multi-day rentals require a float plan. Please make sure you leave us with a detailed float plan outlining your trip and emergency contact.
For your own safety: Any renter who plans to paddle in an area outside our protected harbour requires rescue training for kayaking/canoeing as a minimum.
Transportation: If you plan to transport a vessel on the roof of your vehicle you will need to have; roof racks (rated to carry the corresponding load), shaped padded cradles, straps (or rope) for securing the kayak, and bow and stern lines.
Cancellation Policy: We require a minimum 72 hours notice of cancellation for a full refund. A 25% administrative fee (min $25) will be retained for cancellations within 72 hours of the reservation date.
Dress and What to Bring: Please make sure that you dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend wearing wool garments or exercise wear as this can dry faster or keep you warm should you get wet, cotton-based garments are not recommended. Please bring water, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses if needed. If you plan on taking your phone out for photos please note we are not responsible for it should it get wet, we do sell waterproof cases in store should you need one.
CONTACT US for availability and details.
- Kayak, Canoe and SUP rentals in Victoria, Oak Bay and Saturna Island