Kayak Rentals

ESL Single kayaks on Deep Cove beach
Rates: See below for details
Dates: April - October
Age: All Ages


**Please note that our rental operation is closed for the months of November, December, January and February. If you wish to get onto the water in these months please check out our daily guided tour offerings**


Rent a kayak at one of our 3 great waterfront locations:

Deep Cove Kayak is right in Indian Arm combining calm waters and stunning scenery to provide a spectacular wilderness escape just minutes from the city.


Jericho Beach Kayak located in the Kitstilano neighborhood in Vancouver boasts beautiful views of the city and the North Shore mountains and has ample of parking.

Book Now at Jericho Beach Kayak


Cates Park is just 5 minutes from Deep Cove and a great alternative to Deep Cove

Book Now at Cates Park


Locations Map


Single Kayak* Double Kayak Stand Up Paddleboard Surfski*
2 Hours $39 $59 $39 $39
3 Hours $58 $85 $58 $58
Full Day $85 $115 $85 $85
24 Hours $99 $135 $99 $99
48 Hours $139 $189 $139 $139
Extra Day $45 $69 $45 $45

*Kayakers wishing to paddle alone (1 person solo on the water) must have a Paddle Canada Level 1 Skill Certification or equivalent

*2 or more Adults may paddle in single kayaks without restriction or certification assuming they stay together at all times on the water

[Prices above do not include taxes]

If you want to save time on check in, our regular waiver forms can be found by clicking here, and our parental consent forms here.

**No dogs allowed in kayaks**



If you are looking to try kayaking in one of the most beautiful places in the world, come and rent at Deep Cove Kayak! We have one of the largest kayak rental fleets in Canada, with a diverse range of boats suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers, that can accommodate all shapes and sizes. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with picking the right watercraft for your needs from our rental fleet which consists of plastic and fiberglass single and double kayaks as well as stand up paddleboards, surfskis, and dragon boats.

You can rent for a minimum of two hours, take the whole day, or go for a multi-day rental if you want to explore further afield or camp down Indian Arm in our expedition-worthy double kayaks.  If you are not sure of where you want to go, our staff can give you advice on the best places to see wildlife, scenery and where to paddle in our calm waters.

We also offer Season’s Passes for either single kayaks, double kayaks, surf skis or stand up paddleboards from $495 for the season.

All kayak rentals include paddle, PFD, whistle, spray skirt, bailing device and 15m of tow line, and all single kayaks have double bulkheads for safety if capsized.

We highly recommend that you reserve ahead to ensure that we have the right boat available for you. Call us at 604-929-2268 to Reserve & Inquire.


Extra Info

If you need info on what to wear or bring with you check out our What to Bring page.

If you need additional info on our safety or cancellation policies, check out our Additional Info page.

If you have any other questions, see if they are already answered on our FAQ page or call us at 604.929.2268.

Dates & Times

ALL HOURS OF OPERATION ARE WEATHER AND DAYLIGHT DEPENDENT- Please call us on 604-929-2268 prior to departure to confirm our hours.

  • April
    • Open 7 days a week: 10:00am to dusk (around 6pm)
  • May
    • Weekdays: 10:00am to dusk (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
    • Weekends: 9:00am to dusk (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  • June
    • Weekdays: 9:00am to dusk (8:00pm – 9:00pm)
    • Weekends: 9:00am to dusk (8:00pm – 9:00pm)
  • July
    • Weekdays: 9:00am to dusk (9:00pm)
    • Weekends: 8:00am to dusk (9:00pm)
  • August
    • August 10 – August 16 9:00 am weekdays/8:00am weekends to 8:30pm
    • August 17 – August 23: 9:00 am weekdays/8:00am weekends to 8:00pm
    • August 24 – September 7: 9:00 am weekdays/8:00am weekends to 7:30pm
  • September
    • Weekdays: 10:00am to dusk (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
    • Weekends: 10:00am to dusk (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  • October
    • Weekdays and weekends until Thanksgiving: 10:00 am to 6pm, after Thanksgiving please call to confirm as we will be weather dependent.

Season's Passes


Until December 31st, 2019 all seasons passes are $50 off! Call in now to purchase your 2020 pass today!

Single Season Pass:

  • $495 – Three hour rental

Double Kayak Season Pass:

  • $595 – Three hour rental

Family Pass:

  • $995 – Three Hour Rental
  • Doubles or Singles
  • 2 Adults, 2 Kids
  • Must abide by standard adult/kid regulations

Mid-Season Pass: (Valid from August 3 to October 31, 2020)

  • $219 – Single Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard – Three hour rental
  • $299 – Double Kayak – Three hour rental


Deep Cove Kayak Centre’s hours of operation are based on weather and daylight in early and late season. Please see the following for the terms and conditions:


Valid for a three hour rental per day
Valid from April 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 weather and availability permitting
7 days per week before May 1st
Monday – Friday from May 1st – Labour Day (except Holidays)
7 days per week after Labour Day

All pass holders may use a surfski seven days a week (2 hour rental), provided that they are able to successfully demonstrate a remount.
All double pass holders may use one single kayak provided they are able to demonstrate a solo self-rescue to the satisfaction of our staff.
All single and double pass holders may use one Stand Up Paddleboard for a two hour rental.
All pass holders are able to use the kayaks and stand up paddleboards at Cates Park Paddling Centre during hours of operation. (Friday – Sunday, July 1st – Labor Day)


10% discount on overnight/long term rentals
10% discount on all tours and lessons
10% discount for friends on weekday rentals
10% discount for pass holder on weekend rentals
10% discount at Deep Cove Outdoors


Upgrade to double kayak for single kayak pass holder $8.00/hr

Upgrade to 2 single kayaks for double pass holder $10.00/hr
Day rental upgrade (any amount of time past 3 hours) $20.00

Only permitted to go solo paddling after successfully completing a demonstration of a solo capsize and recovery, or recovery refresher course, or Solo Paddling Course within the year of 2019/2020

Single Pass Holders can use single kayaks, surfskis and stand up paddleboards.

You must always be accompanied by a person over the age of 16 or have successfully demonstrated a solo capsize and recovery, or recovery refresher course, or Solo Paddling within the year of 2019



Each year, all season pass holders will need to demonstrate their capsize recovery skills. Deep Cove Kayak values the safety of all of our paddlers and we feel practicing the critical skill of capsize recovery is needed each season if not more often. You can demonstrate a capsize recovery for us by the following means:

Deep Cove Kayak Centre’s four Sea Kayaking Basics lessons. Including Introduction to Ocean Kayaking, Introduction to Capsize Recovery, Bracing and Edging and Solo Paddling. This four pack lesson series can be purchased for $280 plus tax (note: with a season pass you receive a 10% discount on all lessons and tours).
Spend one hour refreshing you capsize recovery skills in Deep Cove alongside one of our instructors with our Recovery Refresher course. Recommended for paddlers who have taken a capsize course before, but would like to refresh their technique. $25 Saturdays (2020 dates to be announced)
Practice on your own and demo it to us. Contact Deep Cove Kayak Centre to set up a time to demonstrate your capsize recovery skills in front of the paddling centre. This can be done in 10 minutes and is recommended only for those paddlers competent in their solo recovery skills. Please note that the employee witnessing your refresher must be a Manager, Supervisor or Instructor.