Kayak Rental Information

Please feel free to contact any of the following kayak rental companies to arrange rentals. Prices may vary from what is listed below. Updated 2020.

Florida Bay Outfitters - updated for 2021!
Contact: Robert Stoky
email: info@floridabayoutfitters.com
www.floridabayoutfitters.com
Email request to reserve a kayak. There is also an option to pick up your kayak earlier if you are driving thru Key Largo. Help to car-top any of these boats is available. This would be for those that may want to do a practice swim the day before.

Hobie Quest 13' sit-on-topKayaks Available:

    • Variety of single and tandem kayaks available, no rudder, including delivery: $100
    • Hobie Mirage sit-on-top w/rudder and pedal drive, including delivery: $130

Sunset Watersports - updated for 2021!
Hobie 11' singles & 12' tandem sit-on-topsContact: 305-296-2554
http://www.sunsetwatersportskeywest.com/key-west-smathers-beach.html
Call to reserve your kayak; credit card required to hold, pay with cash or credit when you pick up on the morning of the swim. Go to the shed right on the beach at the Swim Start. Opens at 7:00 a.m. on race day. 24-hour notice required for cancellation. Kayak must be returned to the location where you picked it up (not left lying on the beach wherever your kayaker happened to leave it.)

Kayaks available:

  • 12’ single (one-person) or tandem (two-person) sit-on-top, located on Smathers Beach at the swim start: $75

Lazy Dog - updated for 2021!
12' sit-inside single kayakshttps://lazydog.com/kayaking/swim-around-key-west-rental/
5114 Overseas Highway, Stock Island, FL (just outside Key West)
You must be able to transport your own kayak to the swim site and return it after the event. Pickup noon – 4 p.m. on Friday and return before 5 p.m. on Saturday OR before noon on Sunday. Use the link above to reserve and pay online! Kayaks available:

  • 12’ single (one-person) sit-on-top, NO DELIVERY: $50
  • 14’ tandem (two-person) sit-on-top, NO DELIVERY: $50

Please note that we do not endorse any of these companies. Each company has a limited number of kayaks available. Please reserve your kayak as soon as possible. Make sure you tell them you are renting for the Annual Swim Around Key West on June 26, 2021, and confirm that your kayak will be at Smathers Beach by 7:15 a.m. OR confirm a pick-up time! All kayaks include a paddle(s) and regulation PFD(s). Prices do not include tax.

Please contact Katie Leigh with questions about kayak rentals.