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Kayak Rentals

Point Defiance Marina Kayak Rentals at Owen Beach
Open Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend
12 noon to 6 pm • 7 days per week

  1st Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 4 Hours 5 Hours
Single $19.00 $27.00 $35.00 $43.00 $60.00
Double $26.00 $34.00 $42.00 $50.00 $75.00

All Prices include Paddle(s), PFD, and Float Cushion.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card accepted.
Cash may be paid at the Boathouse Tackle Shop.

Kayaks Available for Rent (21 total kayaks)

  • Necky Looksha Tandem (6 total) Ride In
    Length 18' 1" / Width 30" / Weight 96 lbs. / Maximum Capacity 575-625 lbs.
  • Oceans Kayak Malibu 2XL Tandem Kayak Sit on Top (5 total) Ride On Top
    Length 13' 5" / Width 34" / Weight 61 lbs. / Maximum Capacity 475 lbs.
  • Equinox 10.4 Single (10 total) Ride In
    Length 10' 4" / Width 31.75" / Weight 54 lbs. / Maximum Capacity 275 lbs.

What to Bring When Renting a Kayak
You will need a driver's license or appropriate ID and $500 deposit (Credit Card). No Cash will be collected at Owen Beach Kayak Rentals. Only VISA or MC. Cash will need to be paid at the Boathouse Marina Tackle Shop.

  • Dress for the weather: wear clothes that dry quickly, sun hat, sunglasses with a strap, sunscreen, shoes that can get wet (no hard soles, sandals, or flip flops), change of clothes in a dry bag, phone in a dry bag, towel, jacket / keep all your belongings in a dry bag / a wetsuit is very nice but not required
  • Keep hydrated and your energy up: bring water bottle with water, energy drink, hardy snack

Kayak Rental Policies

  1. Kayak rentals are at your own risk. Point Defiance Marina/Metro Parks Tacoma and staff are not responsible for personal injury or loss of property.
  2. The person renting the kayak must be 18 years or older.
  3. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  4. Maximum weight as per manufacturer's specifications.
  5. A personal floatation device is supplied and required at all times.
  6. Alcoholic beverages and pets are prohibited.
  7. Intentional capsizing or swamping the kayak is prohibited.
  8. No motors may be attached to a kayak.
  9. Do not stay on the water in the event of thunder or lightning.
  10. If the kayak capsizes it will continue to float. Hold onto the kayak and call (253) 591-7803 for help. If there is a medical emergency or injury call 911.
  11. Please dispose of litter in garbage cans at the end of your trip.
  12. Renter will be required to reimburse Point Defiance Marina/Metro Parks Tacoma for damaged or lost equipment.
  13. Rental equipment must be returend and checked by an attendant by the close of business.
  14. Kayaks are rented on a first come first serve basis.
  15. No refunds.
  16. In case of emergency call 911.
  17. Kayakers must follow vessel safety rules and stay within the boundaries designated by the attendants renting the kayak.

Boundaries

  • Visual distance from Owen Beach (Slag Pile to Owen Beach)
  • Must stay out of boating lane and ferry lane (400 feet or less from shore)
  • Must stay 200 feet away from Point Defiance Marina fishing pier
  • May not go North past Owen Beach Picnic Shelter
  • May not go East past Slag Pile (stay out of ferry lane)
  • May not go South 400 feet from shore
  • May not go West - Promenade/Beach
  • Special Permissions - highly experienced kayakers

More Info

  • Boathouse Tackle Shop (253) 591-5325
  • Kayak Rental On Site Cell Phone (253) 278-2553
  • Point Defiance Marina Boathouse Tackle Shop
    5912 N. Waterfront Dr., Tacoma, WA 98407

See you on the water soon!