Reservations are Required

Multi-Day Discounts

  • 3+ days = 10% off your hire.
  • 5+ days = 15% off your hire.

Free Demo Deal

If you would like to demo a kayak or paddle that we stock prior to purchasing your own, you can trial a range of equipment with us. You may hire as many different models as you please over a 3 month time-frame (up to 2 days per hire period count towards this offer) then have this hire total deducted from your final purchase price. Deal applies to purchases made within 6 months of demo.

Hire Information

Kayak Hires are Available During Summer Only (August – April)

Per day rental is 24 hours. Gear returned late will result in an additional day’s fee. We operate from our residential base. So early morning and late evening pick-up/drop-off can be arranged.

Carbon Boats

Hire carbon multisport kayaks are not to be used on rivers due to greater risk of damage. You may take these kayaks on deep, calm-water locations only (lake/ocean/gentle river).


Canterbury Kayaking requires that you complete a hire agreement contract with us when you collect your kayak equipment. You will need valid photo ID and a credit card to complete this process. Canterbury Kayaking requires individuals hiring kayak equipment for rivers to have previous river running experience. The individual hiring the equipment assumes all responsibility for their own safety as well as the safe return of all equipment hired. Canterbury Kayaking maintains the right to refuse rentals to anyone for any reason. If you are uncertain of your skills Canterbury Kayaking STRONGLY recommends taking one of our kayak courses first.


Canterbury Kayaking will gladly cancel your hire booking provided you contact us at least 2 days in advance of your booking start date/time. A cancellation charge to the value of 10% of the original hire fee will be deducted, and your original form of payment will be credited back the remainder.