Kayak rental

We offer a full kayak hire and outfitting service including all camping and kayak equipment. You can turn up with an airport carry on bag and we can supply everything else you need. If you are a competent paddler and wish to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Crete, then you can hire one of our fully rigged sea kayaks.

Hire is only available to customers with previous experience of paddle sports. If you wish to hire a sea kayak then you need to have a level of competence that is equivalent to BCU 4* (although the actual qualification isn't needed).
If you wish to hire equipment then its your responsibility to keep you and your group safe. If you don't feel that you have the knowledge and skills to stay safe on the sea then feel free to come along on a guided trip.


We do not hire out sea kayaks to complete beginners or inexperienced paddlers unless paddling with someone competent who is taking responsibility for their safety. You must assure us of your personal competence and inform us where you intend using the kayak.

If you don't hold any certification (like 4* from BCU) you need to be comfortable paddling in force 4, sea state 4 as this is common in most of the places around Crete. If you are not at that level please instead of kayak rental join us in any of our guided trips. To ensure you have the appropriate skills we require you to perform basic skills and a deep water rescue before rental. You are responsible for your own and the rest of your group's safety.

Hirers are fully responsible for the kayak and equipment throughout the hire period and must ensure that they are personally insured for any injuries. Any loss or damage to any of our equipment must be paid for in full at the end of hire period.

Fiberglass boats cost 50€ per day. Check here for more details about composite boats.

The available boats for rental are the following:

  1. Tahe Marine Reval LV (Length: 490 cm (16’1”), Width: 54 cm (21.5”), Cockpit Depth: 30 cm (11.8’’) )
  2. Tahe Marine Reval Midi (Length: 515 cm (16’1”), Width: 56 cm (22”), Cockpit Depth: 31 cm (12.1’’) )
  3. Tahe Marine Reval HV (Length: 535 cm (17’7”), Width: 60 cm (23.6”), Cockpit Depth: 34 cm (13.3’’) )
  4. Tahe Marine Titris 16 with rudder (Length: 495 cm (16'2''), Width: 58 cm (22''), Cockpit Depth: 36 cm (14.17’’) )
  5. Tandem DAG biwok (Length: 530 cm (16’1”), Width: 67 cm (22”), Cockpit Depth: 328 cm (15’’) )
  6. Tandem Tahe Marine Lifestyle Duo  (Length: 525 cm (17’3”), Width: 69 cm (27”), Cockpit Depth: 32 cm (12.5’’) )
  7. Venture Kayaks Capella 166 (Length: 505 cm (16’7”), Width: 56 cm (22”), Cockpit Depth: 36 cm (14.17’’) )
  8. P&H Scorpio MV (Length: 525 cm (17’3”), Width: 58 cm (22.8”), Cockpit Depth: 32 cm (12.5’’) )
  9. P&H Scorpio HV (Length: 535 cm (17’7”), Width: 61 cm (24”), Cockpit Depth: 36 cm (14.17’’) )
  10. Zegul Arrow MV (Length: 505 cm (16’7”), Width: 52 cm (20 1/2”), Cockpit Depth: 32 cm (12.5’’))

At the bottom of this page you will see a listing of photos from the boats to get an idea about them. All are in great condition and we expect to return them in the same condition.
All kayaks apart from the Tahe Marine Titris are equipped with skeg. Titris comes with a rudder. Titris despite his length has the most storage for long trips along with the Reval HV. The Titris however fit most paddlers and has a super comfortable seat.

 

We are based a few km outside of Heraklion. If you stay in Chania prefecture the cost for delivery and collection of any amount of kayaks will be 150 euros. 
Driving in Chania and getting back to our premises is a 5 to 9 hours driving depending the destination in Chania and this is why the cost is relative high.
Of course you are more than welcome to collect the kayaks from our premises.

If you are staying in Rethimno prefecture the cost 120 euros for delivering and another 120 for collection on multi day trips or 120 euros for a day rental.

If you are staying in Heraklion, close to the city (in a distance of 30km from our premises) then the cost for delivery is 10 euros and another 10 for collection. For greater distances the cost is 60 euros for the north part and 100 euros for the south.

If you are staying in Lasithi prefecture (Eastern Crete) the cost for delivery is 90 euros if rental is for a day and 80 euros for more than a day for delivery and another 70 for collection assuming you are in the north part of Lasithi. For the eastern part of Lasithi (including Siteia city) and south Lasithi the cost is 150 euros.

 

Prices include:

  1. Kayak
  2. Paddle
  3. Spare paddle
  4. Spraydeck
  5. Buoyancy Aid
  6. Sponge
  7. Pump and if you prefer a paddle float too.

You will also need:

  1. A roof rack and straps to securely tie on boats. We can provide a portable roof rack (can fit in any car) for an extra 5 euros per day or 30 euros for 5 to 15 days.
  2. Suitable waterproof and windproof clothing.
  3. Drinking water and food.
  4. Emergency communication device .
  5. Local area map of the area you intend to paddle.
  6. Dry bags, towing line and everything that is not listed above.

At the time of booking a 20% non refundable administration fee will be required to confirm the reservation.
You can pay by either credit card or cash.

Once we confirm by email the dates you require the equipment we will send you an email with a link to make the payment secure direct to the bank server. You can pay that amount with your credit card. As an alternative in the rare case that you might have an issue we can use Paypal.

IMPORTANT

Please be sure that you read and agree with our terms and conditions.


Once a rental period has begun, there will be no refunds for days lost due to weather conditions or clients returning earlier than the agreed rental period. Please read carefully our terms and conditions.

We require passports to be left with us during the rental period. If you have a trip in mind feel free to drop in and chat to one of our instructors who all have a detailed knowledge of the local area and conditions. Bare in mind that in rentals you do need to sort out all the logistics so please don't send us emails asking hundreads of questions. If you can't arrange all these then join in one of our guided trips. We support almost all kind of credit cards via our merchant.

Low season sea kayak rental price list
(November to May)

Full day rental: 40€
Two day rental: 70€
Three day rental: 110€
Four day rental: 130€
Five days rental: 150€
Six days rental: 180€
Seven days rental: 200€
Ten days rental: 280€
15 days rental: 350€
20 days rental: 400€
30 days rental: 450€

High season sea kayak rental price list
(June to October)

Full day rental: 40€
Two day rental: 75€
Three day rental: 115€
Five days rental: 170€
Six days rental: 200€
Seven days rental: 220€
Ten days rental: 300€
15 days rental: 350€
20 days rental: 400€
30 days rental: 450€

Tandem sea kayaks are available at following prices:

Full day rental: 50€
Two day rental: 100€
Three day rental: 150€
Five days rental: 250€
10 days rental: 400€
15 days rental: 450€
25-29 days rental: 550€
30-40 days rental: 650€