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Santa Cruz Kayak Rentals

Paddle a Kayak in the Santa Cruz Harbor

Spend Some Time on the Water

With miles of coastline along the Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz offers plenty of opportunities for water activities like kayaking and stand-up paddling. Visitors can rent their watercraft of choice and launch at many paddling locations in town.

Opening into the Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz Harbor is a beautiful and serene place to rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and spend some time on the water.


Kayak Rentals for the Whole Family

Kayak rentals provide an easy way for less experienced paddlers to spend some time on the water in Santa Cruz. The protected waters of the harbor are calm and sheltered, making it the ideal place for beginner paddlers, while more experienced kayakers can take their rental out into the bay. Couples can enjoy each other’s company in a double kayak, with single sit-on-top kayaks available as well. Get your whole group out on the water with a Santa Cruz kayak rental.

As you paddle, check out the hundreds of sailboats and motor vessels moored in the harbor, and keep your eyes open for the sea lions that like to sun themselves on the dock. You might even see a friendly harbor seal pop up to say hi! Enjoy views of the lighthouse and jetty in the distance and be sure to take advantage of photo ops along the way. The best part of renting a kayak in Santa Cruz is that you can enjoy a relaxing paddle or get a workout depending on the type of experience you want to have.

Reserve your kayak rental online today and explore Santa Cruz from the water.

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