Dockside Rentals

San Juan Island Kayak Rentals

We are brining back our sit-on-top kayak rental program in July 2023!

San Juan Island Kayak Rentals from the Port of Friday Harbor. We have a floating dock space where you can rent and launch our sit-on-top kayaks. Explore the calm waters around Brown Island and the shores of San Juan Island. Hourly kayak rentals are a perfect way to spend a bit of time while visiting San Juan Island.

Sit-on-top Rentals in the San Juan Islands

Sit-On-Top renters will get to experience the fun of paddling within the protected waters of Friday Harbor. Our dockside rental program is located in the heart of the marina, just two blocks down from our storefront. Whether you’re looking for an hour-long activity or several hours of beautiful shoreline exploration, our rental program will help you make the most of your time in Friday Harbor.

By starting in the calm water of the marina, paddlers will have the chance to accustom themselves to their boats before making their way to one of the nearby scenic shorelines. The Safe Rental Zone includes a generous area to explore that will keep paddlers entertained for as long as they choose to be out. Just north of our dock space, the property owned by the University of Washington is protected and undeveloped. Just a couple minutes paddle away, visitors will be able to enjoy the relatively secluded coves and search for harbor seals, sea stars, and other wildlife.

While many waterways in the San Juan Islands can be exposed to unpredictable winds and fast-moving current, the Friday Harbor area is almost always calmer and less challenging to navigate. As such, it makes for the perfect location for un-guided exploration. It is also accessible for younger paddlers. Young participants must weigh at least 60lbs and be accompanied by an adult.

By opting for a sit-on-top rental, visitors short on time or with other activities planned throughout the day will find the perfect activity to fit whatever time slot they have. Our friendly staff will help you get acquainted with your boat and gear at the dock, answer any questions you may have, and even give you some suggested paddling areas to explore. Our singles and tandems are stable, comfortable, easy to maneuver, and fun to paddle!

Call, reserve online, or simply walk in to start planning your next adventure!

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Sea Kayaking Tours of the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands are a small chain of islands in the Salish Sea. The area is a world renowned kayak tour destination in Washington State.