Welcome to World Class Kayaking in San Francisco
Walk-in Rental Hour through October Last boat launch 3PM Monday12pm-5pm TuesdayClosed WednesdayClosed Thursday12pm-5pm Friday12pm-5pm Saturday10am-5pm Sunday10am-5pm
Walk-in Rental Hour, November through March Last boat launch 3PM Monday12pm-5pm TuesdayClosed WednesdayClosed ThursdayClosed Friday12pm-5pm Saturday12pm-5pm Sunday12pm-5pm Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
eGIFT CARD Sale
eGIFT CARD is a great last minute gift for friends and family. Immediately after purchase an eGIFT CARD is emailed.
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|Pier 40 is not next to Pier 39.
Even-numbered piers are south of the Ferry Building and odd-numbered piers are to the north.
Downtown Kayak Trip
10/20 Saturday 2:30pm-5:30pm
South Beach Kayak Trip
Full Moon Kayak Trip
Surfski Rental 10×2 Pack
We offer 10 2 hour session surfski rental pack for $499. Renting a surfski requires taking an Intro to Surfski class or equivalent capability.
Parking at CityKayak
|Metered street parking and visitor parking spaces are available on non-game days. Ask for $20 day permit on game days.
*Limited availability. First-come first-served.
Rent an Inflatable Kayak/SUP
High pressure extra capacity inflatable kayaks or SUPs make your trip easier. They fit in your car or on your boat, and yet they offer performance close to hard shell kayaks or boards.
Rent a Car Top Box
Add room to your car; it’s large enough for 8 skis or 6 snowboards.
Roof racks are available also. Attach the box to any car or sedan.
We Are Hiring
|If interested in sharing the joy of paddling a kayak or SUP, please see the open positions at the jobs page.
See “Job” details
Pacific Action Kayak Sail
|We have Pacific Action kayak sails for purchase. Pick a breezy day to try sailing on a seakayak.
See “Kayak Sail” details
City Kayak featured in…
Alaska Airline Inflight Magazine
The excitement spills out over the right field wall, along a public waterfront promenade…
|CBS Amazing Race
Season 30 Finale
February 21, 2018
It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure
Resting Your Sea Legs
April 3, 2017
A local mecca for all things water-related, City Kayak is one of the best places in the Bay Area to try out kayaking.
The Ultimate Guide to Kayaking with Kids
March 28, 2017
… and have life jackets for infants… You can even bring the family dog along for the ride!
Best San Francisco Paddling Adventures
… with cargo ships the size of big- box stores charging under the Bay Bridge, gives you a whole new respect for San Francisco Bay.
|City Guide 2015
Explore & Experience
… San Francisco and the bay area offer new vistas at every turn.
… kayaked in McCovey Cove for a World Series game, and it was…
Recommended on tripadvisor.com
|San Francisco Travel
The Outdoor Enthusiast
Marvel at sea life up close during a guided kayak tour of the Bay, including McCovey Cove…
Six Ways To Get Active in San Francisco
You’ll get spectacular views of the skyline, and you’re likely to encounter some wildlife as well…