Kayak Rentals

Sea Kayaking Rentals

San Juan Islands


Both experienced and beginning sea kayakers can now rent kayaks from the leading kayak tour provider in Washington state. Sea Quest Kayak Tours offers two programs, with both providing superior quality solo and tandem sea kayak rentals.

Beginning kayakers may rent kayaks for exploring the protected bays of San Juan Island. The sheltered bays harbor hundreds of seals, marine birds, otter dens and active bald eagle nests. Porpoises and whales are frequently seen cruising the margins these safe paddling locations. The most popular bay for beginner kayak rentals includes the beaches of a National Historical Park and islets of a National Wildlife Refuge. The stunning background includes other islands and snow-capped peaks including Komo Kulshan – the Mount Baker Volcano.

Experienced kayakers are able to navigate the entire San Juan Archipelago with our expedition-grade rental kayaks. In order to qualify for an advance kayak rental, you must have significant experience, know how to (and have practiced) kayak self-rescues, and understand the dynamics of large tides, strong currents, and quickly changing maritime weather. Once you leave the protection of the bays, our kayaking conditions in the San Juan Islands of Washington are inherently more difficult than in other parts of the United States. To get approval for an advanced kayak rental you must submit an application. Please read our eligibility requirements for advanced kayak rentals in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Or give us a call to discuss your sea kayaking experience.


If you do not have the necessary skills and experience to rent a kayak on your own, consider taking one of our expert guides! Read about our guided kayak rentals in the San Juan Islands if you want a professional along to keep you out of trouble and provide lessons in all aspects of sea kayaking. This is an ideal choice for less experienced kayakers or first-timers who are nevertheless capable of planning and preparing for a camping trip. If you don’t have the necessary camping equipment or experience, we can take care of everything on a pre-scheduled or private kayak trip in Washington’s San Juan Islands!

Sea Quest offers high performance kayak rentals in Washington of Esperanto tandems and Boreal Designs solos. Both are expedition-style kayaks and have the most adjustable and comfortable seats and fittings known to the sport.

Click kayak rentals on San Juan Island if you would like more information on rental kayak models we have available and to see our rental fees in Washington’s Puget Sound.