Kayak and Canoe Rentals
We have a small number of kayaks and canoes. We keep our small fleet of high quality watercraft and gear in very good shape. Our canoes are available for group rentals of 4 or more for a single day use. Individual rentals are not available for single day use except for overnight guests. We have numerous reasons we shall not go into here but we expect the boat rentals to be in addition to other services through Okefenokee Pastimes such as: A Shuttle, Cabin Accommodations, Camping or Tours.
Kayaks and some canoes are sometimes not available.
Native Watercraft ultimate 12 kayak canoe hybrid — 2 days $65 Extra days @ $30 day prepaid Please note – We expect this boat to be especially well taken care of while in your possession.
Tandem (2 person) kayak canoe hybrid [Native Watercraft ultimate 14] — 2 days $65 Extra days@ $30 day prepaid Please note – We expect this boat to be especially well taken care of while in your possession.
Recreational / Touring Kayaks [brand new 14 foot Pungos 2010 models, Wilderness Systems (only 2)] — 2 days $65 Extra days @ $30 day prepaid Please note – We expect these boats to be especially well taken care of while in your possession.
Noted boats: If you tend to abuse rentals don’t even consider them. Very high charges will be incurred if these boats are abused.
Canoes [2 persons fiberglass 16 foot Mohawk] daily — $25. multi day rentals $20. a day prepaid
Canoe [fiberglass 17 foot Mohawk (only 1)] daily — $30. multi day rentals $25. a day prepaid
Canoe [new Royalex 17 foot Mad River Reflection 2011 model (only 1)] This is a Rolls Royce of canoes. daily — $35. multi day rentals $30. a day prepaid. Please note – We expect this boat to be especially well taken care of while in your possession, if you tend to abuse rentals don’t even consider it. Very high charges will be incurred if this boat is abused.
All boats are expected to be returned in very close to the same condition they were in when taken out. We have not built in a clean up charge, so a cleaning fee ($5. – $20. per boat) is charged when necessary (we can provide a wash down area where the boats can be cleaned if you would like to do it and not be charged).
It should be understood, all clean up charges and any missing equipment or damages will be charged to a posted credit card deposit. Boats and equipment will be charged at the replacement costs, which usually means current new purchase price & delivery expenses.
Be aware that we might not rent boats to you if you do not have the proper know how or transport equipment. Check with us beforehand, some items and expertise can be rented or purchased.
All Rentals include PFD’s & Paddles.
Note: These prices do not include shuttling to the water.
Comfort Extras: Canoe seat backs and seat pads – $2. each per day or – $1. each daily on multi day rentals
Other Extras: Tie down kits with straps, foam blocks and rope for you to tie down a boat to your car or vehicle (if you know what your doing) – $10. one day $15. up to 5 days.
Extra outfitter type tie down straps are available for rent to people who already have car racks – $2.00 per day each or $1.00 per day each on a multi day rental.
A labor charge for securing the boat to your vehicle for high speed travel and instructing you on how to correctly do it yourself for a return trip may be charged – $10. We probably will insist on this if you don’t know what you are doing.
Extra paddles – $2. each per day Extra PFD’s – $2. each per day
It is possible that we have other items available for rent, ask if there is something specific.
more Boat Rental Info
You must put a deposit down to reserve a boat. Boat availability is on a first come first serve basis unless reserved, because we have such limited numbers of boats a deposit amount equal to the daily rental fee is required for each boat to hold it.
Deposits are refundable less a $10.00 fee with 48 hours or more advance notice, unless it’s reserved for a Weekend, Holidays, Events or during busy seasons (March April Oct.. & Nov..) sorry no refunds. We will try to work with you if you give us plenty of advanced notice like at least 14 days or more. A cancellation always seems to cost us $$$ that is not built into our pricing to absorb.
Our Regular Season office hours are 2pm-6pm except Sunday & Monday (Certain Special Season hours may be different – check news or contact pages of this site).
It sure makes it all easier if the would-be renter also stays with us. That way we can easily take care of rental paperwork ahead of time during office hours of the day before. By doing so, the boat and equipment can be made available from dawn until our closing time or after, for a full days use.
We can also make boats available for 24 hour rental periods arranged during office hours. Rentals conditionally arranged outside of regular office hours are most times subject to an additional (after hours fee) unless set up with a shuttle or some other service with a reservation time.