Kayak Rentals


Kayaks must be rented in order to use them overnight or for trips that don't originate at the JSCA.  A boat can be rented for up to ten days, and rentals are limited to one per member and four boats at any one time.  This does not apply to club events (trips, racing, clinics, etc.) - there is no rental charge for these activities.

Rentals are on a first-come, first served basis according to registration date.  Lessons, clinics and other club events have priority over individual rentals, so please check the calendar for scheduled events when planning your trip.  If there is a heavy demand for rentals, preference will be given to those who have completed their volunteer hours.

The Kayaking rental package is $20 for the first day and $10 for each subsequent day.  It includes:

1 Kayak
1 Paddle and 1 spare paddle
1 Spray Skirt
1 Pump
1 Throw Line
1 Self-Rescue Paddle Float
1 PFD

Your first step is to send a note to kayaking@clublocarno.com with your proposed dates and trip destination - we will give you a rental code.  Use the rental event below to complete your booking.

Anyone renting a kayak must first be cleared for fleet access (obviously) by completing a checkout or introductory lesson.  The actual skills that you require for your proposed trip will depend on your destination, but the Paddle Canada framework suggests a minimum of PC1 for day trips and PC2 for overnight expeditions.  If you are considering exposed waters or areas with rugged shorelines, PC3 or PC4 level skills may be required.  Be realistic about your abilities when planning your trip, and do your homework.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2017
    • 06:00
    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 18:00
    • JSCA

    This is a great trip for first-timers if you can get away during the week.  Stunning scenery, mirror-calm waters and no ferries to get there!

    We will launch at Deep Cove early on Thursday morning and paddle the length of Indian Arm, likely camping at Granite Falls.

    On Friday morning launch early to make as much distance as we can before the thermal winds start blowing.

    Please register ASAP.  We will meet at JSCA in the members' lounge on Wednesday evening to confirm logistics..

    Pre-requisites: Checked out for kayak fleet, moderate fitness,  comfortable in a moderate wind (10-15kn).  While there is little current and no swell, it is at least 15 km to reach the campsite, and there is a risk of headwinds on the return trip.

    Level: Level I
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    (Please note we have limited transport available so please confirm if you are able to transport any kayaks.)

    Any questions about the trip, please contact Robert at sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 3
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 28 Jun 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 06:00
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 20:00
    • Gambier Island

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    This is a classic overnighter in a beautiful area!

    We will launch at Porteau Cove early on Saturday morning and paddle across to the east coast of Gambier, to camp for one night in a stunning location.

    On Sunday morning we will explore the coast of Anvil Island and then return to Porteau Cove.

    Please register before June 24th.  We will have a pre-trip meeting and paddle on June 25th.

    Pre-requisites: Experience in overnight kayak trips, ability to paddle 15km per day in moderate wind (10-15kn).

    Level: Level II
    Kayak Trip Rating System

    (Please note we have limited transport available so please confirm if you are able to transport any kayaks.)

    Any questions about the trip, please email Emily at eglasbey@yahoo.co.uk

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 5
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 5
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!
    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 23 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6

    Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.  This a a 12 hour class delivered over a weekend, and the cost you will find here.  xxx will be leading this course.

    Successful candidates earn a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification.  The full course outline is here

    Prerequisite: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

    Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

    Please bring:

    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.
    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.  




    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor. More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a lesson!

    Emily will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6

    Level-1 provides the skill and knowledge necessary for day-long sea kayaking trips in sheltered waters (non-wilderness areas). Successful completion of Level-1 indicates competence to paddle a sea kayak within a sheltered bay in the company of one or more paddlers with Level-1 or greater skill and knowledge.  This a a 12 hour class delivered over a weekend, and the cost you will find here.  Mark will be leading this course.

    Successful candidates earn a Paddle Canada Level 1 skills certification.  The full course outline is here

    Prerequisite: Paddle Canada Basic Kayak skills certification or equivalent skill and knowledge.

    Requirements: Must wear PFD and wetsuit. We provide PFD's, you must bring a wetsuit (either your own or you can rent).

    Please bring:

    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.
    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.  




    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kayak shed at east end of JSCA compound
    • 6
    This introductory lesson is intended for those with limited kayak experience and will be delivered by a certified Paddle Canada instructor.  More details of this lesson can be found here.

    Please bring:
    • a lunch,
    • a wet suit or dry suit,
    • a synthetic layer for under the wet suit,
    • rain jacket or wind shell that you don’t mind getting wet, 
    • shoes or booties that you can wear in the water, and
    • a complete change of warm clothes for afterwards.

    Lessons will start on the hour - please arrive a bit early.  We will start on land and have an opportunity to change into wetsuits before we launch.

    Your instructor will be Mark




    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkouts
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 09:00 - 13:00
    • Locarno Kayak Shed (east end of JSCA compound)
    • 6
    This is a general kayak session that combines checkout 
    and refreshers.  Details can be found here.

    If you are doing a checkout, be sure to review your technique for both paddle-float solo recovery and assisted recovery (T rescue) - this is not a kayak lesson!

    Stefan will be your session leader.  

    Please bring immersion gear(wetsuit or drysuit) and wind breaker jacket and hat.
    • 31 Mar 2018
    • Kayak Shed

    Kayaks must be rented in order to use them overnight or for trips that don't originate at the JSCA.  A boat can be rented for up to ten days, and rentals are limited to one per member and four boats at any one time.  You take full responsibility for loss and damage when you rent gear from the club.  More details on rentals can be found here.

    Rentals are on a first-come, first served basis according to registration date.  Lessons and other club events have priority over rentals, so please check the calendar for scheduled lessons when planning your trip.

    Please send a note to kayaking@clublocarno.com to clear the rental dates as the first step - you will be given a rental code to complete your booking.

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