Freedom Kayak Rentals

Our sea kayak hire option is for people wanting a real adventure! Freedom rentals are perfect for people that have outdoors or sea kayaking experience that are keen to explore on their own time. The Bay of Islands is the perfect place to rent a sea kayak with its sheltered waters, rich marine life and 144 islands.

With camping available on Urupukapuka Island it is the perfect base to set up camp for multi-day kayaking trips and its easy to access everywhere from here. We provide pick-up and drop-off service into Paihia and can also drop off to Long Beach in Russell to get closer to the islands (for a fee).

BAY OF ISLANDS KAYAKING’S BASE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE OF TOWN. WE PICK UP OR MEET GUESTS FOR TOURS AND DROP OFF KAYAKS WHERE NEEDED FOR RENTALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL US.

Before you set out we will give you a safety briefing about the gear and area. We will also explain about the wildlife and weather that you might encounter for the duration of your trip. All sea kayak rentals require a minimum of 2 people for safety reasons and all people must be confident in the water. WE DO NOT HIRE KAYAKS OUT FOR THE DAY FROM PAIHIA TO GET TO THE OUTER ISLANDS DUE TO DISTANCE. If you only have a day and want to see the outer islands we really suggest our Island Time tour.

This is your holiday time and we want to make it as easy as possible for you! Just give us a call – we can usually help you out with anything you might need, whether it be;

 

Skill Level
No Experience Necessary
  • Decent level of fitness required.
  • Suitable for all ages.
Goals
Adventure + Relaxation

Rent a kayak out for just a day or multiple days if you want to explore and camp on the islands. We offer a drop-off service to locations in the area – call or email for information. See you there!

RENTAL RATES

Gear for hirePrice per Day
Single Kayak$55
Double Kayak$95
Basic Foam Mat$5
38mm Self Inflating Mat$10
Sleeping Bag$10
Tent$20
Cooker and Fuel$20
Drop off & pick up fee to Long Beach (Russell)$100 Group Total

 

Rental includes:

  • Fully set up sea kayak, PFD, spray skirt and dry bags for personal belongings.
  • Paddle, MAPS and safety equipment.
  • Start Paihia. If you want we can drop off and pick up at Long Beach (Russell) for a fee to get you closer to the islands……. Drop off fee is due to multiple car ferry trips for pick up/drop off.
  • We use top of the range Barracuda Duo double Kayaks and our singles are Necky Looksha and Old Town Cayuga touring kayaks. Singles have about 150 litres of storage and doubles 210 litres.

 

CHECK OUT MAP OF BAY OF ISLANDS!