Rent to Buy Program
- Sit-on-top kayak : a day kayaking trip (valued up to $60)
- Touring kayak : self-rescue clinic ($60 value)
We always recommend trying a kayak or SUP before buying one. You can demo a kayak or SUP, but also if you decide to rent one we can apply the rental cost to the purchase within 30 days of rental.
Paddling a kayak or SUP is easy to learn and you may progress faster than you realize. You might find that your paddling ability outgrew a beginner kayak after a few paddling sessions. Renting and spending some time on the water before buying one might make sense. Ask about options to own a kayak before making a purchase.
The prices listed on this page is what you pay. There is no haggling involved. Because we update prices constantly to be competitive in the market, we do not guarantee prices. But, we will match any price from a reputable retailer for the same kayak.
Free Trip and Clinic
With your purchase you receive certificates for a trip or clinic. You will find where to go, when to paddle, how to gear up, and more;
Choices in Kayak, SUP
We carry over 100 kayaks and SUPs from Necky, Ocean Kayak, Old Town, and Bic. While we carry some kayaks for ocean and lakes, most are best suitable for touring San Francisco bay. And, we know our kayaks because we use them in our daily trips.
City Kayak is an official dealer for these brands. We can assist in repairs, demos, and buying accessories for your kayak;
We focus on kayaks, SUP and gear suitable for a big body of water, like San Francisco bay.
Selections range from beginner to advanced kayaks.
Return or Exchange Policy
You can return or exchange any purchase. You have 30 days to return a new kayak or new gear if unused.
If the kayak is used at all or you purchased a used kayak, you can exchange the kayak for another model or get a refund minus daily rental fees.
We can not exchange any kayak that were modified or altered.