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Sausalito Kayak & Sup Rentals

“Fantastic company to rent from and great day kayaking in the Bay!” – S Radar

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Discover Sausalito by Kayak or SUP!

Located on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline, Angel and Alcatraz Islands, and the iconic Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. Paddling in the waters around Sausalito provides an opportunity to take in these picturesque vistas from a different perspective while spotting seals and vibrant bird life. Our location in Richardson Bay is sheltered from the open ocean and strong currents, which means the waters in and around the bay are generally calmer, making it an ideal spot for both beginners and experienced kayakers.

We’re open for rentals all year!

Feeling spontaneous? Come on over for a rental; walk-ins are welcome.
Planning ahead for your next visit? Make a rental reservation.
Wind & Weather Report

Winter

November 27 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday:  9am – 4pm
Closed on Mondays

Closed Christmas Eve and Day

Open New Year’s Eve and Day, MLK and Presidents’ day

 

Spring

April 1 – May 31 
Monday – Sunday  9am – 5pm

Summer

June 1 – August 31
Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday  8:30am – 5pm

Fall

September 1 – October 31
Monday – Friday  9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday  8:30am – 5pm

Our Sausalito Location

Rental Prices

Your rental includes everything you need to get on the water safely: a kayak, surfski, or stand-up paddleboard, paddle, and a life jacket. We also have splash jackets and neoprene layers to help stay warm.

$35/hour

Single Kayak

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$55/hour

Double Kayak

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$35/hour

SUP

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$40/hour

Surfski

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*One hour minimum charge, then prorated every 15 minutes afterward.

Enjoy a $5/hour discount Monday - Thursday for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards!

Frequent Paddler Pass

$175 for 10 hours kayak & SUP rental in both locations!

Membership

Unlimited kayak/SUP rentals and more perks in both locations!

Our Kayaks & SUPS

Sea Trek offers a variety of kayaks and SUPs from the best manufacturers in the industry.

Sit on Top Double Kayaks are part of our SF Kayak Rentals fleet

Sit-On-Top Kayaks
Singles & Doubles

Sit-on-top kayaks are an excellent option if you are new to kayaking. As the name suggests, you sit on top of them rather than inside them, and they are very good at staying upright and afloat. They are self-bailing, so you can use them without having any past experience on a kayak.

traditional sea kayaks are apart of our SF Kayak Rentals Fleet

Traditional Sea Kayaks
Singles & Doubles

Traditional kayaks require you to sit inside them rather than on top. This gives you certain advantages, but it requires an experienced kayaker. If you want to rent a traditional kayak, you must have taken an introductory class in which you practiced capsizing and self-rescues.

Paddleboarders in the SF Bay enjoying a paddle on a SUP in the Bay

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

The stand-up paddleboard looks like a large, heavy surfboard, and like a surfboard, you stand on it. However, here in the bay, rather than being propelled by waves you’ll be using a long paddle to move forward. Balance can be an issue so it’s best to start with a wider board. Stand Up paddling offers an excellent core workout. We have very stable beginner boards and 12’6” touring boards for intermediate and advanced paddlers.

surfski

Surfskis

Surfskis are favored by athletes, adventure paddlers, and those who enjoy ocean kayaking, open-water racing, and surfing waves. They offer a thrilling and high-performance kayaking experience with their narrow width and long length. They are a great choice for paddlers looking for a workout and/or challenge! We require the introductory to surfksi class or the ability to demonstrate a self rescue before renting a surfski.

Rental Reservations

While rental reservations are not required, they are great to ensure you get on the water as fast as possible and maximize your time on the water, especially on busy days and weekends. You will never be charged for your rental until after you return from your time on the water. The final prices is determined by the amount of time you are on the water.

How to Make a Reservation

Step 1: Choose Your Location

First, you’ll need to select whether you’d like to rent in Alameda or Sausalito.

Step 2: Sign an Online Rental Waiver

Once you click “Make A Reservation” below you’ll need to sign a rental waiver. If you already have one click on “I have signed a waiver…” to look it up. Otherwise create a new waiver.

Step 3: Choose Your Craft/Equipment

Next, you’ll select your choice of equipment for every member of your party. You may make changes on arrival if necessary due to weather conditions. Please note that we often have to stop renting SUPs in the afternoon due to wind.

The other members of your party will also have to sign an online rental waiver. Send them this link: Sea Trek Online Rental Waiver.

Step 4. Duration

The default is 1:00. You can always stay out as long as you want but must return before closing time.

Step 5. Start At

Select day and time slot. Green/blue means available and white/grey means we are sold out for that time slot.

Step 6. Payment information

You do NOT need to enter your credit card to make a reservation.

To pay for your rental, please bring your chosen payment method:

  • Credit card
  • Gift certificate (if applicable)
  • Frequent Paddler Pass (if applicable)

Step 7. Complete Reservation

If you need to cancel or change your reservation please email us at paddle@seatrek.com. You will not be charged if you need to cancel your reservation.

Your Safety Rules and Guidelines

Watch our short safety briefing

Code of Conduct

  1. LIFE JACKET MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES ON THE WATER.
  2. BE AWARE OF THE DIRECTION AND CHANGE IN STRENGTH OF THE WIND & CURRENT (Ask a staff member if you are not sure)
  3. STAY IN A KNEELING POSITION WHEN GETTING ON AND RETURNING THE STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS TO THE DOCK
  4. DO NOT PADDLE UNDER ANY PIER OR INTO EMPTY BOAT SLIPS
  5. STAY OUT OF THE WAY OF ALL BOATS – THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY
  6. STAY IN RICHARDSON BAY. DO NOT GO BEYOND THE TRIDENT/SCOMA RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN SAUSALITO
  7. STAY BACK AT LEAST 100 FEET FROM THE HARBOR SEALS ON THE DOCKS
  8. RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF THE HOUSEBOAT RESIDENTS
  9. CHILDREN UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
  10. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED AT ANY TIME

What to Bring

Clothes

  • Be comfortable!
  • Quick-dry materials (nylon, polypropylene, capilene, lycra). Avoid cotton—when it gets wet it stays wet and you get cold.
  • Shirt sleeve length depends upon the season and time of day.
  • Pants: Short or long depends upon the season and time of day. (Options: shorts, bathing trunks, yoga tights, windbreaker style pants, workout pants (hopefully synthetic)
  • Lightweight pair of gloves (paddling, biking gloves)—protects hands from potential blistering from kayak paddling; not necessary for stand-up paddling unless you prefer additional warmth or sun protection
  • Sun hats with good retention straps are excellent for sunny days
  • AVAILABLE FOR USE – NO EXTRA CHARGE: Windbreakers (nylon tops and pants), neoprene jackets, Farmer John/Jane-style wetsuits

Footwear

  • Water shoes
  • Teva-type sandals
  • Old sneakers
  • Neoprene booties
  • Best not to wear bulky shoes like hiking boots
  • Or go barefoot

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses with retention strap
  • Sunblock
  • Small snack
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Ziploc baggie for item protection

Water Map

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    Frequent Paddler Pass

    $175 for 10 hours kayak & SUP rental in both locations!

    Save 50% on your next kayak or SUP rental.

    The Perks:

    Can be used in Sausalito or Alameda
    Can be used for up to 4 people at once
    $17.50/person/hour
    Never expires

    Purchase your Frequent Paddler Pass on your next visit to Sea Trek!

    Thursday, May 23

    Sausalito Hours

    April 1 – May 31 
    Monday – Sunday  9am – 5pm

    Alameda Hours

    April 6th – May 31st
    Monday – Friday 9 am – 4pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 5pm