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Broken Group Island Rentals

Paddle West Kayaking does not offer direct online booking for kayak rentals.  The first step to booking your rental is by filling out the form below.

If you’re an experienced kayaker looking to head out on your own sea kayaking adventure, Paddle West Kayaking has everything you need to outfit your trip! We offer quality equipment from brands such as Seaward, Current Designs, and Necky. If you’re looking to head into the magic of the Broken Group, we’ve got you covered.

Our location in Ucluelet does not rent kayaks — however, we are able to transport kayaks from our Tofino fleet to the launch point at Secret Beach for an additional fee of $150 each way. We require a minimum of 4 cockpits to be rented for a minimum of 4 days for our BGI rental service. If you are less, please inquire and we may be able to add you to another group.

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Broken group Kayak Rentals

(taxes & Transport fee not included)

Multi Day (4-Day rate / day)
Multi Day (Add Day, over 4 days)
Cleaning fee per Kayak
*$150 transport fee each way applies per group

Kayak Rentals Include:

  • Paddles (Aquabound)
  • PFD (Salus)
  • Spray Decks
  • 1 Dry Bag / kayak
  • Throw Rope
  • Spare Paddle
  • Paddle Float
  • Pump
  • Safety Bag (contact numbers, flares, flashlight)
kayak rental gear

Additional Gear for Rent

Don’t worry about packing your own tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.  Paddle West Kayaking offers quality “MEC” brand Tents and sleeping bags, as well as “Therma-Rest” brand sleeping pads for an additional fee. Of course you are welcome to bring your own tent and sleeping bags.  Please ensure your gear packs down small enough so that no bags will be larger than a 20-30 L dry bag.”

First 4 Days Add Day
Tent 2-person or 1-person $25/day $9/day
Sleeping Bag $15/day $5/day
Therma-Rest $15/day $5/day
VHF Radio $20/day $3/day
Chart & Case $10/day $2/day
Water Bladder $10/day $2/day
Dry Bag $8/day $2/day
Paddle $20/day $3/day
PFD $10/day $3/day

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Overnight Rental

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Trip Planning

Kayaking the West Coast of Vancouver Island has many rewards but it is important to be prepared as this can be a challenging environment to paddle if you’re not properly prepared. Knowing what the marine conditions are and choosing a route appropriate for the group’s abilities is critical for an enjoyable trip. Check out BC Marine Trails interactive site map — providing up to date site information and condition reports. This is a great tool for planning your West Coast adventure!

Other Costs

Kayak Rental Deposit and Cleaning Deposit
A valid credit card is required for authorization and deposit on all kayak and equipment rentals in case of damage or loss.

There is a charge of $20 cleaning fee per kayak on multi-day kayak rentals returned unwashed. A hose and sponges are available on the dock to facilitate washing.

Kayak Transportation to Secret Beach
A $150 transportation fee applies each way to deliver and pick up the kayaks.

required experience for Overnight Rentals

For overnight rentals previous paddling experience is essential. At least one member of the group must have a solid background in sea kayak safety and rescue. Knowledge of of things like tides and currents, self-rescue techniques, and navigation are a must.

Those renting overnight must also carry mandatory navigation equipment (chart & compass) and two communication devices (one for backup) such as a cell phone or VHF radio (highly recommended!).

Float Plan

All multi-day rental groups will be required to complete and file a trip plan with Paddle West Kayaking. Our knowledgeable staff will help you complete a plan before heading out. It is important to include contingencies in your plan for adverse weather, and choose a route that suits your group’s experience level.

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Broken Group Kayak Rental Reservations

To make a kayak rental, equipment reservation, or make an inquiry send us an e-mail  or contact us.

Multi-Day Rentals: 50% deposit is required at booking, deposit non-refundable within 30 days of departure. Full payment is required 30 days before departure date. Final payment is non-refundable if we cannot re-rent the kayaks.

*Please be sure to let us know both the start date & time and return date & time you are looking to rent, as well as what kind of boat (single, double or triple hatch) and or equipment you are looking for, so we can let you know availability and give you an accurate quote.

**IMPORTANT** Our inquiries and bookings go through our reservation agent Jamie’s Whaling Station. Be aware that you will likely receive a reply from an e-mail such as [email protected] rather than [email protected]

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Overnight Rental

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