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Kayak Rentals and Expert On-Water Demos

The Backpacker offers you two ways to get on the water in a kayak or stand up paddle board if you're not quite ready to purchase one.

Kayak Rentals

Walk-in to one of our The Backpacker locations or make a reservation ahead of time to rent a kayak or SUP and transport with your vehicle.


Hobie kayak with Mirage pedal drive (multiple models available)

$60 overnight + $35 each additional day


Stand Up Paddle Board

$35 overnight + $25 each additional day

-Each rental comes with a paddle or pedal drive, life vest, and straps and flag for your transport.

-A The Backpacker team member will help you load the kayak of SUP on to your vehicle and show you how to safely secure it for transport.  Renter is responsible for secure transport of kayak or SUP back to The Backpacker.

-$300 credit card damage deposit required to initiate your rental and to be refunded upon timely return of your rental in it's original condition.  Kayak to be returned clean or an additional fee may be applied.

-Must be 18 years of age to rent or operate 

-Other stipulates and exclusions apply

**Use your rental fee as a credit towards purchase of a kayak within 10 days of your rental!**

Contact us to learn more or reserve your rental!

On-water Expert Demonstrations

Schedule one of our kayak experts for an on-water demonstration of our most popular kayaks for fishing or recreation! Choose from a wide selection of Hobie Mirage kayaks like the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 360, Hobie Mirage Outback, and more! Other brand models and stand up paddle boards available by request. 

On-water Expert Demo rate of $40 includes:

-Transport of two models, PFD, and included accessories to and from a nearby body of water 

-Up to 30 minutes on-water demonstration of reserved kayaks by a kayak expert

-$40 fee may be used as a credit towards purchase of a kayak within 10 days of your demonstration

-Fee must be paid in advance and is non refundable.

Contact us to learn more or reserve your expert on-water kayak rental, today!

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