Kayak Rental
Updated: 29 March, 2022 By: Admin

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. Be sure you read this post about rental and then come back on this page for the rest of the details.

Requirements


If you wish to hire a sea kayak then you need to have at least British Canoeing 4* certification (Sea Kayak Leader with the latest name change on the British Canoeing scheme).
If you don't hold the above certification then you should join a guided trip.

If you believe your experience is at 4* level or above please send us a detailed email about your experience (about paddling in winds & waves - distances) and we can let you know afterwards if you qualify.
We do not hire out sea kayaks to complete beginners or inexperienced paddlers unless paddling with someone competent (at least 4* paddler) who is taking responsibility for their safety.
You must assure us of your personal competence and inform us where you intend using the kayak.

You 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.


Price List

Low season is from November to May while high season from June to October. Prices do not include 24% VAT.

Low Season

1 DAY RENTAL ............................40€
2 DAYS RENTAL ..........................70€
3 DAYS RENTAL ..........................110€
4 DAYS RENTAL ..........................130€
5 DAYS RENTAL ..........................150€
6 DAYS RENTAL ..........................180€
7 DAYS RENTAL ..........................200€
10 DAYS RENTAL ........................250€

High Season

1 DAY RENTAL ............................40€
2 DAYS RENTAL ..........................75€
3 DAYS RENTAL ..........................115€
4 DAYS RENTAL ..........................140€
5 DAYS RENTAL ..........................170€
6 DAYS RENTAL ..........................200€
7 DAYS RENTAL ..........................220€
10 DAYS RENTAL ........................260€

Tandem

1 DAY RENTAL ............................50€
2 DAYS RENTAL ..........................100€
3 DAYS RENTAL ..........................150€
4 DAYS RENTAL ..........................200€
5 DAYS RENTAL ..........................250€
6 DAYS RENTAL ..........................300€
7 DAYS RENTAL ..........................350€
10 DAYS RENTAL ........................400€


OTHER RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Stove ......................................................30€
A full Trangia stove (suitable for 3) with 1 gas canister (enough for about 4 days x 3 persons).
Extra canisters can be supplied for 5€ each (the large one).

Dry bags ..................................................1€
Cost is per dry bag with no limit on rental days. We've got 2, 6, 7, 10 and 20lt dry bags.
The majority are 10lt. Self-inflating sleeping mat 3€ Price is per day.

Tent ...........................................................50€
The price is for any day up to 10 days. For more days add 3€ extra per day. All tents are waterproof 3 and 4 seasons from Ferrino, Trimm and The North Face.


Self-inflating roof rack ......................................................30€
To carry up to two kayaks in case you have a rental car.

Sea kayak trolley ..................................................................15€
No limit on rental days.

Full carbon paddles ..............................................................5€
We got full carbon paddles from Celtic (Kinetic 600/650/700) and also from Sealect (X.TR)  adjustable in degrees and length.

Delivery & Collection.

In many places (west & eastern Crete) it requires almost 8 hours driving to get there and come back from our premises. Delivery and pickup from our base in Ilingas beach (next to Chora Sfakion) is for free assuming there are available boats for your body type during your rental period.

West Crete ..................................................200-250€
The cost cover either delivery or collection from Palaiochora, Sougia, Kissamos, Kolymvari, Chora Sfakion or Chania city in West Crete (Chania region).
If you require to deliver & pick up the boats from any of the above locations then the cost is 2*200=400€. Delivery to other locations like Elafonisi or Falasarna is an extra 50€.

Rethymno Region ......................................150€
The cost cover either delivery or collection from anywhere in Rethymno region. Total 300€ for both delivery & collection. Central Crete (Heraklion) Starts from 20-100€ Close to the city (in a distance of 30km from our premises) the cost for delivery is 20 euros and another 20 for collection. For greater distances the cost is 60 euros for the north part and 100 euros for the south.

Eastern Crete Starts from .........................100-200€
The cost for delivery & collection assuming you are in the north part of Lasithi up to Istron bay is at 80€ each, 160€ total. For the eastern part of Lasithi (including Siteia city) and south Lasithi the cost is 200 euros.


F.A.Q

Tandem DAG biwok with rudder (Length: 530 cm (16’1”), Width: 67 cm (22”), Cockpit Depth: 328 cm (15’’) )
P&H Scorpio MV (Length: 525 cm (17’3”), Width: 58 cm (22.8”), Cockpit Depth: 32 cm (12.5’’) )
Valley Etain 17-5 (Length: 531 cm (17’5”), Width: 54 cm (20.25”), Cockpit Depth: 32.5 cm (12.75’’))
Valley Etain 17-7 (Length: 536 cm (17’7”), Width: 54.5 cm (21.5”), Cockpit Depth: 33.5 cm (13.25’’))
North Shore Atlantic (Length: 515 cm (16’11”), Width: 55 cm (22”), Cockpit Depth: 33 cm (13’’))
North Shore Atlantic LV (Length: 505 cm (15’11”), Width: 55 cm (20 1/2”), Cockpit Depth: 31 cm (12.5’’))

Composite kayaks are available from our sister company 3kymia.
They perform superb in rough conditions and can carry a lot of gear for multi day trips.
Those are coming in 3 versions; LV, MV and HV. You can check more at 3kymia's web site

  1. Kayak Paddle
  2. Spare paddle (one every 6 paddlers)
  3. Spraydeck (nylon and neoprene)
  4. Buoyancy Aid Sponge (one every 6 paddlers)
  5. Pump and if you prefer a paddle float too (one every 6 paddlers)

  1. Celtic kinetic 650 (SF, N12 --> glass/plastic)
  2. Select X.TR & X-Trek --> carbon/glass
  3. Due to lots of abuse in rentals we don't rent neoprene sprayskirts anymore, only nylon so feel free to bring yours along.
  4. Buoyancy Aid from Aquarius (with two large pockets), NRS Vapor and a few from Nookie (with hydration system support)

It is not allowed to paddle more than 500 meters from the shore.
If you do and the coast guard stop you they will seizure the equipment.
Be aware this and stay always close to the shore. Also it is not allowed to paddle at all inside marinas or shipping lanes.

Strong winds can come up suddenly in the Libyan sea as well in the north part of Crete and blow hard for days.
Popular paddling routes have in some parts katabatic winds (they can easily reach more than 100 km/hour).
There is no published information on currents or other hazard areas for kayakers.
Generally speaking, you need to be comfortable in sea state 4 (about 1.5-2 meter waves) and got enough stamina to paddle in force 5-6 headwinds.

Please fill this booking form and we will get back to you within 1-2 days with a confirmation. Be sure to read carefully the requirements in rental before requesting to rent kayaks.