Kayak Rental Information

All kayak rental information has been updated for 2017! We will add new kayak outfitters as they become available.

Tarpon 13' tandem sit-on-topBig Pine Kayak Adventures
Contact: Bill Keogh
call or text: 305-872-4668
email: bigpinekayak@aol.com
www.keyskayaktours.com
Call, text or email request to reserve a kayak; credit card required to hold, charged 7 days in advance.
Kayaks available: Large assortment of sit-in and sit-on-top models delivered to the beach with your name on the vessel at 6 a.m. Fifteen different models including:

  • 14' Tarpon 140 sit-on-topPerception Tribe sit-on-top 11.5′ single, including delivery: $55
  • Pescador sit-on-top 12′ single, including delivery: $55
  • Tarpon sit-on-top 14′ single w/rudder, including delivery: $65
  • Tarpon sit-on-top 16′ single w/rudder, including delivery: $65
  • Tarpon sit-on-top 13’ tandem, including delivery: $65
  • Hobie outback mirage sit-on-top 11.5′ single w/rudder and pedal drive, including delivery: $90
  • All above subject to sales tax.

Florida Bay Outfitters Paddlesports Center of Key Largo
Hobie Outback Mirage Sit-on-Top 11.5' with rudder & pedal driveContact: Monica Woll
call or text: 305-394-9252
email: monicamcmanus@yahoo.com
www.paddlefloridakeys.com
Call, text or email request to reserve a kayak; credit card required to hold, charged 48 hours in advance. 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:

  • Tarpon sit-on-top 14′ or Hobie Quest sit-on-top 13’, singles, no rudder, including delivery: $55
  • Tarpon sit-on-top 16′ single w/rudder, including delivery: $65
  • Tarpon sit-on-top 13’ tandem, including delivery: $60
  • Hobie Mirage sit-on-top w/rudder and pedal drive, including delivery: $75 single or $95 tandem
  • Standup Paddleboard 11’ or 12’ classic $55, touring $65 (includes bungee for cooler storage)

Sunset Watersports
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 on Friday night (open until 6 p.m.) or when you pick up on the morning of the swim. We encourage you to pay the night before to avoid holdups on race morning. Go to the shed right on the beach at the Swim Start. Opens at 6 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:

  • 11’ single (one person) sit-on-top, located on Smathers Beach at the swim start: $40
  • 12’ tandem (two-person) sit-on-top, located on Smathers Beach at the swim start: $50

Blue Planet Kayak
Perception Angler 12.5' single sit-inside12' Pungo 120 sit-inside single and 14' Old Town tandem sit-insideContact: Katie Leigh
call: 773-502-5087
email: KLeigh5087@aol.com
www.blueplanetkayak.com
Call or email to reserve your kayak; credit card required to hold, charged two weeks in advance.
Kayaks available:

  • 12’ Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 single (one-person) sit-in, cockpit style, including delivery: $50
  • 12.5′ Perception Sound Angler single (one-person) sit-in, cockpit style, including delivery: $50
  • 14’ Old Town tandem (two-person) sit-in, cockpit style, including delivery: $60

Lazy Dog
12' sit-inside single kayaksContact: 305-295-9898
http://lazydog.com
You must be able to transport your own kayak to the swim site and return it after the event. Pickup before 4 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and return by 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, OR by noon on Sunday, June 25. Call to reserve your kayak; credit card to hold, charged at the time of pickup.
Kayaks available:

  • 12’ single (one-person) sit-in, cockpit-style, NO DELIVERY: $50
  • 14’ tandem (two-person) sit-in, cockpit style, 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 24, 2017, and confirm that your kayak will be at Smathers Beach by 6:15 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.