Canoe & Kayak Rentals , by the day

We have a small fleet of different models of mostly 17ft flat water canoes and sea kayaks. Due the recent high demand, we suggest you plan ahead and you may reserve a boat or 2 one or several weeks ahead, in order to have a suitable model.

Clipper Ranger 17ft Fibreglass w/standard plastic bucket seats -most of our units have wood-web seats

Our canoes consist of Clipper Ranger 17’s, Clipper Prospector 17ft 2ins, Hellman Prospectors 17ft 6ins, , Hellman Quetico 16ft2 ins (only 49lbs !) and a popular white water model Esquif Prospecteur 16 Royalex outfitted with floatation bags.

Our 2022 Rental Rates: Flat Water 1 day (minimum) $58.00, 2 days $90.00, 3 days $120.00, 4 days $150.00, include throw rope bag, 3 paddles per canoe ,PFDs (life vests ), bailer , painters (float rope) and tie-downs for your vehicle. Please no pickup trucks unless you have a frame or cap to carry canoes or kayaks horizontally. White water rental rates, subject to qualified paddlers’ skills are: 1 day (minimum) $80.00, 2 days $140.00, 3 days $180.00, 4 days $210.00, 5 days $240.00, 7 days $320.00 …………………..Taxes extra.

Our Popular rental models: Top rung- Both Hellman Prospector 17ft 6ins Duralite (60lbs) ; 2nd rung: red Clipper Prospector 17ft 2ins and Avocado green Clipper Ranger 17 f/g ; bottom rung: Hellman Quetico 16ft 2ins Duralite (49lbs) and red Old Town D169 plastic (85lbs) -no longer available.

Sea Kayaks: Some of our rental units

Top (red deck) Boreal Design Narwhal 16ft x 24ins w; blue deck Nimbus Hyak 19ft x 28 ins w double; …………yellow deck Boréal Design Alvik 17ft x 23ins w f/g

Sea kayaks: We have only 2 Boréal Design fibreglass singles; 1 -16ft Norwhal 24″ wide and 1-17ft Alvik, 23 ” wide, both having 2 hatches each and rudders.

Our 3 double sea kayaks are Nimbus 18ft 3 ins x 28 inches wide low volume Kanaka Kevlar (weight 69 lbs ! white hull shown above ) one Nimbus Hyak 19ft 2 inches fibreglass, larger volume, 2 hatches and Nimbus Seafarer 20ft fibreglass, 2 dry hatches + rudder. All double rentals are supplied with 3 paddles each, two neoprene spray skirts, PFDs (life vests) regulation rope bags , paddle float and pump, cam straps and foam pads for car roof transportation. we will help you load and show strap down methods.

Our Single’s 2021 Rates are: 1 day minimum $70.00, 2 days $110.00, 3 days $140.00, 4 days $170.00. Taxes extra

Our Doubles 2021 rates are 1. day minimum $90.00, 2 days $150.00, 3 days 180.00, 4 days $210.00, 1 week $320.00. …Taxes extra.

NOTE: For single kayak rental, renter must prove that he or she has taken wet exit recovery training. We reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone deemed not skilled enough to paddle safely. It is your life and our liability ! You must have appropriate clothing to protect yourself from hyperthermia ! You may contact David by phone, text or e-mail.

Cell…phone or text………. 604-240-0503 ………. <ldavidmiddleton@ gmail.com >

Destinations:

This past summer, our double kayaks went on trips to Telegraph Cove, Gulf Islands, Granite Falls in Indian Arm , Anvil Island in Howe Sound and up Pitt Lake.

Weather:

We caution paddlers about extreme wind conditions that are known to occur in Howe Sound, in Pitt Lake, Stave Lake and Harrison Lake. Please, always check the weather forecasts. and when travelling any distance on water, take food , a change of clothes and camping gear to stay overnight in the event of bad weather and high waves

Clothing:

For on water sports and paddling, avoid cotton clothing (it holds moisture), source synthetics or wool. Be sure to have rain gear and windbreakers, hats for sun and rain protection. A change of clothing is important should your regular wear get soaked. Shoes or booties that tolerate being worn in the water. Dry bags; 5, 10 & 20 litre sizes for clothing, sleeping bag and incidentals. Towels, Flash light, hatchet to hammer down tent pegs (extra tent pegs) folding knife to cut rope etc, First Aid kit and sun lotion. Folding shovel for latrine use. Plastic garbage bags to store sleeping bags and for returning garbage to home base. Remember to pack out anything you packed in ! Bring 15m or 30 m of 1/4 inch (6mm) rope to hoist food up into a tree -away from bears and racoons

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