Instructions for Renting
Rentals can be picked up from and returned to our shop.
(1320 School Street, Richmond, VA 23220)
You can pick up as early as 8am and as late as 6pm.
Rentals must be returned before 8am the next day. If you drop off when the shop is closed, just give us a call to let us know.
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! If your car does not have roof racks, then that is not a problem! We have put together this instructional video to help. We would ask that you review this video before you arrive to pick up your rental.
All boat rentals include a PFD, paddle, helmet (if whitewater), splash skirt (if whitewater), car straps, roof pad (if needed).
Deliveries are available with inquiry.
If you would like to rent for multiple days, please call our shop to discuss multi-day pricing. (804) 898-0697
Various Paddling and river camping gear can also be rented, but reservations must be made over the phone.
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- $75
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.