Kayak Rentals in Friday Harbor: Quality Solo & Tandem Kayaks for Rent



Best rental kayak prices in Friday Harbor for high-quality safe and stable sea kayaks.

Best kayaking region on San Juan Island for novice paddlers.

All Kayaks are GPS tracked to ensure customers stay in safe and protected waters.

GPS tracking units have capsize detection and mobile notifications to our office!

New tandem kayaks designed with rudders which makes steering a breeze.

No car-topping necessary! We can trailer kayaks to the beach and save you time and trouble!

happy couple paddles a rental kayak in friday harbor

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Kayak Rentals in Friday Harbor: Quality Solo & Tandem Kayaks for Rent

Skilled sea kayakers can now rent kayaks in Friday Harbor. Depending on your kayaking experience, you may qualify to rent an expedition-grade solo or tandem sea kayak in Friday Harbor. Kayaking conditions in the San Juan Islands are more advanced compared to other regions in North America due to big tides, powerful currents, and fast-moving maritime weather. Kayaking experience, basic navigation, and self-rescue training is an absolute requirements to rent our kayaks. Please read our eligibility requirements for kayak rentals in the San Juan Islands from Friday Harbor to see if you qualify. Feel free to call us if you have questions about your skill levels for renting a kayak.

Not enough experience to rent a kayak on your own? Take our expert kayak guide with you on a guided kayak rental trip in the San Juan Islands. Our guided kayak rental tours from Friday Harbor are perfectly suited for folks with the camping experience necessary to manage their own meals and camping gear but need the expert assistance of a kayak guide for safety and navigation. Our guide can also provide lessons to elevate your skills for future trips. Of course, the simplest way to experience a kayak vacation is to join a catered kayak tour in Washington’s San Juan Islands or reserve a private tour and we’ll make it really easy for you!

Sea Quest only rents kayaks that are expedition quality – no recreational or sit-on-tops. Solo Tempests and tandem Esperantos are high-performance sea kayaks designed for open oceans and rough seas. These quality rental kayaks are equipped with special outfitting that accommodates all body sizes and shapes while providing excellent control and comfort.

Continue learning more details about the rental kayaks we offer in Friday Harbor and the kayak rental fees at this link: kayak rentals on San Juan Island.



1 to 5+ Days

Group Size

All Group Sizes

Age Range

All Ages

Activity Level


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San Juan Islands, WA

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We provide the following:

  1. Chart – map of safe paddling zones.
  2. GPS unit which alerts you if you are too far from land.
  3. Rescue Float.
  4. Emergency signal streamer.
  5. Bilge pump
Note: advanced kayak rentals in Friday Harbor do not include GPS unit.

What you need to bring:

Beach clothing, beach foot wear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and lunch. Bring a hat, warm sweater and rain jacket if cool, cloudy, windy or rainy.



Beginner kayak rental map of Griffin bay

The areas within the green outlined polygon are designated as safe zones for Friday Harbor kayak rentals. Renter(s) is not allowed to leave these areas while using kayaks or related equipment.


Be aware that whales, winds or currents can occasionally delay our other rentals/tours so we may not always instantly available for shuttles! But we try are hardest to be responsive and to communicate effectively in regards to our logistical/shuttle coordination.