More Rental Information

In addition to on site hourly rentals and takeaway rentals, California Canoe & Kayak offers a number of other rental opportunities.

Demo Programs:

We at California Canoe & Kayak understand that you may want to try before you buy, so we make it easy.  Rentals from the past 30 days may apply toward your purchase price, meaning that you can take a kayak away or try it at one of our rental locations, and if you like it, that rental will apply toward your purchase price.

We also have a formal program that you can opt into, called the Demo Program.  For $300 (or $200 for whitewater kayaks), you can try out any craft in our demo fleet for a five day period.  You are given a 60-day period to try out as many vessels as you'd like, and if you purchase a paddle-craft by the end of that 60-day period, the $300 (or $200 for whitewater kayaks) will be applied toward your purchase price.  This is a great opportunity to really get to know your options, and is highly encouraged by our staff.

Hobie Adventure Island Sailing:

Hobie Mirage Sailing Kayaks are available for demo by appointment only at our Oakland location (510-893-7833). The price is $200 to demo the single and $300 to demo the tandem.  This is a three-hour demo with initial, on shore set-up instruction.  The entirety of the cost may be applied toward your purchase of an Adventure Island if completed within thirty days.

Important Things To Know:

♦ Onsite rentals include all necessary paddling gear: paddle, PFD, and leash for SUP boards.

♦  In order to take a sit inside kayak, you must be able to explain how to rescue yourself should you flip over.

♦ Optional paddle jackets and wetsuits are available for an additional charge of $5.00.

♦ Drivers License and or credit card deposit is required.

♦ Each individual renter is required to read and sign a liability release waiver.

♦ Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or their legal guardian. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 No Alcohol consumption allowed while renting from CCK.

♦ California Sales Tax will be added to all rentals.

♦ One Hour Minimum. Additional time prorated every 30 minutes. Note:  Oakland On-site rentals will never be charged more than a one day take away rental price (see take away rental rates).

♦ Rentals are first come, first serve. We do not take rental reservations for standard rental fleet boats and boards during normal operating hours at any of our on water locations.

♦ Reservations are needed for the Hobie Mirage Island Sailing Kayaks.  Please call our Oakland store 510-893-7833 at least 48 hours in advance to book an appointment.