Instructions for Renting
Rentals are to be picked up from and returned to our shop, (1511 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220). Please use the alleyway located at the back of our shop for rentals, access to the alleyway can be found off of Sledd st or Oak st.
Call upon arrival to notify office staff.
Pick up as early as 8am and as late as 5pm. Rentals must be returned same day before the close of business (5pm) or by 8am the next day. The earlier you pick up, the more time you get to use it!
If you have a truck or a car with roof racks, bring it. No roof rack, no problem! We have put together this instructional video to help. We ask that you review this video before you arrive to pick up your rental. If needed we will provide further instruction during the pickup time.
All boat rentals include a PFD, paddle, helmet (if whitewater), splash skirt (if whitewater), car straps, roof pad (if needed).
Paddling and river camping gear can also be rented, reservations must be made over the phone.
Please inquire for availability of deliveries.
Stand Up Paddle Board
Inflatable Kayak (Ducky)
A la carte PFD, paddle, wetsuit, splashtop or booties
Multi-day rates are available. Call ahead to inquire.
Using the Rental Calendar
As you have seen above, we have numerous styles of boats available for you to rent. The first thing you will want to do is search for the date you would like to spend on the water. Next, just choose the style of boat you would like to paddle! A prompt will appear for you to secure and pay for your reservation.
If the style of boat you are wanting to rent has different sizes associated with it, and you find yourself unsure what size will fit you best, simply follow these guidelines:
- Small kayaks are intended for youth paddlers or a weight range up to 130 pounds
- Medium kayaks will fit most adults varying from a variety of heights and weights up to 230 pounds
- Large kayaks are longer and can support higher weight ranges up to 330 pounds
- If your weight exceeds these limits stated above, then we would recommend you rent a tandem sit on top boat for yourself.
- A small paddler can fit into medium and large boats. Respectively, a medium paddler can fit into large boats.
Lost or Damaged Items
Make sure your boats are secured tightly to your car. You are responsible!
If boats or gear are damaged, an extra fee will be charged to your card based on the repairs needed. If the boat is beyond repair or lost, you will be charged the replacement cost as noted below.
Stand Up Paddle Board- $800
Flatwater Kayak- $500
Inflatable Kayak (Ducky)- $700
Whitewater Kayak- $1,200
Sea Kayak- $800
Flatwater PFD- $100
Whitewater PFD- $125
Booties- $30/ pair
Tandem seat- $75 each
SUP Fin- $50
Recommended Flatwater Location
Huguenot Flatwater Park (Stony Point Area)
8600 Southampton Road, Richmond, VA 23235
Park here and you’ll see the boat ramp.
Tredegar at Brown’s Island (Downtown)
Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Park at the Belle Isle Parking Lot. Then face the river and walk left along the path. The sandy river bank for you is across the street from the Tredegar Ironworks Building under railroad tracks.
Great Shiplock Park (Shockoe Neighborhood)
2803 Dock St, Richmond, VA 23223
Park here and walk across the dam gate bridge. Keep going straight down to the sandy river bank.
Deep Bottom Park (Henrico County)
9525 Deep Bottom Rd, Henrico, VA 23231
When you enter the parking lot, go left to the dirt parking lot. There will be a sign that says “Deep Bottom Canoe Launch”. Go down the pathway to the dock or put in along the bank to its left.