Kayak rentals, canoe rentals and (SUP) stand-up paddleboard rentals can be found all over California. Many rental shops also offer kayak tours and kayak lessons to learn how to kayak. From the open ocean to calm harbors and secluded lakes we've found the perfect places to paddleboard, canoe and kayak. These water sports are easy, fun and require little experience, making them the perfect summertime activity. Some kayak rental shops also combine snorkeling, fishing, fireworks shows and more with their tours. Click on a region below to find kayak rentals & tours and the best places to kayak near you.
See our Whitewater Rafting pages for information on whitewater kayaking.