kayak rentals for our guests only until further notice
What a great way to see the area and exercise too! Launch your boat with our help, from the beach right in front of the Cottages! Paddling out onto Dungeness Bay with all of the birds from the Wildlife Refuge and the seals that live in the protected waters is a magical venture! This is the perfect location for both novice – to get their feet wet – (pun intended!) and experienced kayakers to explore and have a soft adventure.
Our rental fleet consists of 9 single, wide, flat bottom, recreational sea Kayaks.
These are great for the novice because of their stability. Paddles and life jackets included.
Weight limits on all kayaks – some limit at 200 lbs. and some limit at 250 lbs.
Age 13 and older to paddle alone in kayak
Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Want a four hour adventure? Make reservations to land out at Dungeness Lighthouse where you can take a tour up into the Lighthouse, use the picnic facilities (and restrooms and drinking fountain) and walk the tip of Dungeness Spit for an hour or so.
Rentals are allowed for Dungeness Bay and Dungeness Harbor only. Sorry, no rentals for surf or rivers or off site. Boats are available from one to eight hours. Call for availability. A signed release form is required for all rentals. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
All kayak rentals are self-guided tours.
Cost is $15.00 per hour per kayak
(Two hour minimum rental)
For reservations call 360-683-4433 or stop by the office
Reservations are advised
Thank you for reserving your tour with us, we look forward to adventuring with you. Kayak rentals are subject to a 48 hour cancellation policy. There are no penalties if you need to reschedule, make changes or cancel outside of 48 hours of your scheduled trip. However, if you cancel or no show within 48 hours you will be responsible for 100% payment for the number of people reserved, including gift certificates or coupons.
Juan de Fuca Cottages will cancel any trips when there are safety concerns–rain does not present a safety concern–wind and fog does! Rescheduled trips due to safety are not penalized.
Suggested for Kayak Rentals
(depending on the weather)
- Tennis shoes, river sandals with wool socks, water shoes or wetsuit booties
- Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
- Sunscreen, lip balm
- Sun hat, rain hat, and/or fleece hat
- Synthetic top and bottom (thermal underwear, heavier weight for cooler weather)
- Rain coat and rain pants
- Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit
- Water bottle (1 quart)
- Towel and change of clothes for ride home
- Camera with film, batteries and dry storage (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)