Multi-Day Kayak Rates and Equipment
Our rental fleet consists of fiberglass sea touring kayaks. We select fiberglass kayaks because they are very light weight, never warp, are fast and easy to paddle, and have superior tracking. Our Easy Rider fiberglass kayaks combine distinctive styling with performance, comfort and stability.
2024 Rental Rates US$ Per Day
||2-9 DAYS||10 + DAYS|
|Eskimo 17 Singles||$60||$55|
All prices are subject to 3% sales tax.
We do not rent any camping equipment or dry bags, you will need to bring your own.
Raingear and boots may be rented from us for an additional cost of $10/set of boots and $40/set of raingear. Price is per person/set for the duration of your trip. Raingear is a high quality Grunden’s mid-weight rubberized raingear and are sized to allow layers underneath. Pants have a bib overall style and jackets have a hood. Raingear comes in men’s/unisex sizes XS – XL. A men’s size medium is generally equivalent to a women’s size large. Rubber boots are calf high and we have a wider calf style available. Boots come in men’s sizes 3-14. A men’s size 8 boot is generally equivalent to a women’s size 10.
To watch videos on how to pack our kayaks go to our Packing Tips page.
Our single kayaks are from the Easy Rider Eskimo series. They are 17 feet in length and are a full 24 inches wide, offering surprising stability for a single kayak. Our Eskimos have bow and stern bulkheads and hatches. Bow hatch measures 10″ X 18.5″ and stern hatch measures 13″ X 19.” Sliding foot pedals control the excellent ruddering system. Cockpit measures 16″ X 35.5 ” and is sized to ensure ease of entry and exit. Comfortable contoured fiberglass seats and adjustable backrests. Deck tie-down straps and bungies. Bow and stern lines with toggle handles for carrying. Singles weigh 52 pounds and have a load capacity of 340 lbs. Rental includes paddling vests by Extrasport; paddles by Aquabound; paddle floats by Mariner; sprayskirts by Feathercraft; pumps and sponges. Each group will be issued a spare paddle.
The Easy Rider Expedition Belugas are 18 feet in length, 32 inches wide, weigh 79 pounds, have a load capacity of 700 pounds, and come with bow and stern bulkheads. Bow hatch measures 10″ X 18.5″ and stern hatch measures 13″ X 19.” Sliding foot pedals control the excellent ruddering system. Cockpits measure 16″ X 35.5 ” and is sized to ensure ease of entry and exit. Comfortable contoured fiberglass seats and adjustable backrests. Deck tie-down straps and bungies. Bow and stern lines with toggle handles for carrying.The Expedition Beluga offer superb stowage for extended trips, and large hatches allow for easier packing. The extra carrying capacity, stability, seaworthiness, and ease of handling combine to make this the kayak of choice for all up bay trips. Rental includes paddling vests by Extrasport; paddles by Aquabound; paddle floats by Mariner; sprayskirts by Feathercraft; pumps and sponges. Each group will be issued a spare paddle.
We have a policy that we don’t rent kayaks to solo paddlers because of liability and safety reasons despite your level of experience. We encourage you to plan ahead and find a like-minded friend who wants to travel with you to Glacier Bay. If you’re unable to find a partner, another option would be to contact Alaska Boat and Kayak in Juneau about renting a single kayak and coordinate your trip dates with the AMHS ferry schedule between Juneau and Gustavus.
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks provides well-maintained and clean equipment for rent. During your rental session, our staff will inspect the condition of the kayak with you to ensure it has no damage. Upon your return, our staff will again inspect the condition of the kayak with you for any chips, scrapes, holes or other damage. We expect the renter to return equipment in clean condition and good repair. Replacement costs will be charged to the renter’s credit card on file if an item has to be replaced because of loss or irreparable damage to the rented equipment. Repair charges will be at a rate of $75 per day for a double kayak and $60 per day for a single kayak for each day the kayak is out of service.
Reservations canceled 30 or more days in advance are subject to a 10% cancellation penalty. Reservations canceled less than 30 days in advance are subject to a 100% penalty. Please see our Reservations page for information on trip deposits and reservations.
No refunds will be made for early returns. Please understand we are making a commitment that we will reserve a kayak for you for the entire length of your trip. During our short, busy summer season, we often need to redirect customers to available dates or turn away business in order to fulfill this commitment. If you do return a day or two early, you might consider keeping your kayak for a Bartlett Cove day paddle or Beardslees overnight.
Trip Insurance – We encourage you to purchase trip insurance to cover your camper transport tickets, kayak rental deposit and any other travel costs in case you need to cancel.