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River Kayaks and Gear Rentals
Our 34th Year!

Kayak Rentals and Accessories

Rent the gear to paddle on lakes and rivers.

We rent kayaks for paddling lakes and rivers. These kayaks are designed for river running but can be used on a lake to paddle around, practice the eskimo roll or practice freestyle tricks.


Kayak Descriptions

River Running Kayaks
Mamba 8.1
Paddler weight- 150-220lbs
Whether it's seasoned paddlers looking to hone their river skills, make the move beyond Class III, or new adventure seekers looking for a predictable, stable, easy to roll power-house to discover the full range of real whitewater, the stylish new Mamba Series will inspire their ultimate adventure.
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Mamba 8.6
Paddler weight- 175-260lbs
The Dagger Mamba is the newest creeker/river runner from Dagger. The new hull shape is fast and maneuverable, and the outfitting is amazingly comfortable. Our This is a fantastic boat for advanced kayakers as well as beginners and intermediates. Mamba 8.6 has the creek outfitting.
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Prijon Soca
Paddler weight- 145-185lbs
The Soca is Prijon’s medium sized river runner. The comfortable outfitting make it a great boat for learning, and a perfect river running boat for the intermediate to advanced paddler. It’s a perfect Grand Canyon boat, and will surf the biggest waves out there.
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Prijon Pure S Creeker
Paddler weight- 75-170lbs
The Prijon Pure creekboat brings ultimate durability and top-notch performance to the creek boat market. The Pure accelerates quickly, boofs easily, and paddles fast for those bigger lines. The Pure S is great for smaller paddlers and women.
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Prijon Chopper
Paddler weight- 155-220lbs
Everyone needs to try this boat! It is so much fun to paddle. The Chopper is wicked fast, and surprisingly maneuverable for such a long boat. If you are doing any creek racing this year, the chopper will get you down faster and smoother.
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Prijon Wizard Playboat
Paddler weight- 90-200lbs
boater. The Wizard is a river running play boat. It will hold a line in big rapids, while surfing the best holes and waves out there. This is a good boat for smaller to medium sized paddlers, and is a good boat for learning the basics.

Freestyle Kayaks, (Playboats)
Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Freestyle Kayak
Paddler Weight: 90-155 lbs
The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips make three dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving.
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Dagger Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Kayak
Paddler Weight: 140-200 lbs
The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips make three dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving.
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Dagger Jitsu 6.0 Freestyle Kayak
Paddler Weight: 165-245 lbs
The Jitsu's unique rocker profile, hull to rail relationship through the stern, carefully distributed centralized volume, and slicey tips make three dimensional combination moves in advancing hole play easier while creating a seamless blend of speed, looseness, and release on waves. The double-step carving rail above the release edge also helps the boat to grip and drive on wave faces for very controlled carving.
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Roof Rack Rentals Roof Racks for Kayak Transport
Rent a roof rack to transport a kayak on the top of almost any vehicle. Straps are included. This rack clips inside your door. If you do not have a roof rack/luggage rack and you do not rent this roof rack, you may not be able to transport your kayak.



Rent a kayak


Rental Prices 1/2 day or overnight 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day extra days damage
deposit
Kayak Package $45 $65 $80 $95 $110 $15 $1600
Kayak Only $35 $55 $65 $75 $85 $10 $1100
Roof Rack for SUPs and Kayaks $8 $8 $12 $16 $20 $2 $100
Personal Floatation Device (PFD) $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $60
Helmet $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $50
Kayak Paddle $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $100
Sprayskirt $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $100
Farmer John Wetsuit $10 $10 $16 $20 $24 $2 $100
Waterproof Paddle Jacket $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $100
Neoprene Booties $6 $6 $10 $14 $16 $2 $100

* All kayaks come with flotation in the boat and kayak packages include: Boat, Helmet, PFD, Sprayskirt, and a Paddle.

Overnight rentals can be picked up after 5pm and returned before 11 am the next day.
Due to the rental shop opening May 1st., we are not offering half day rentals until after May 1 and will arrange to meet rental pickups and returns before May 1st.



Rental Requirements
The person renting the equipment must sign a waiver and be at least 18 years of age. A security deposit is required for the value of the item being rented. The security deposit is best as an imprint of your credit card. If the person picking up the rental is under the age of 18, the waiver will need to be signed by a parent. Please contact us for the paper work if a youth will need to pickup the rental without a parent.

1. Check the calendar for availability
2. Reserve your rental and specify dates.
3. Your card will be Authorized (not charged) for the amount of the damage deposit at the time of pickup, (the security deposit).
4. A half day rental can be picked up and returned anytime during business hours on the same day.
5. You get a free pickup and drop off day for rentals that are a minimum of one full day.

Experience is required to rent a whitewater kayak, unless you are taking it to a lake. We strongly recommend taking a lesson, please see: Learn to Kayak for lessons. Before you head to a river, you should have a knowledge of local rivers, whitewater, and swiftwater rescue. * If you reserve an item that is already reserved, yet not marked on the calendar, we will contact you immediately to resolve the issue. It’s rare, but it’s possible for an item to be double booked before the calendar is properly updated.

Pickup
We offer a free pick-up and a free return day on rentals that are one day or more. For example, a rental that is picked up anytime on Friday and returned anytime on Monday would only be considered a two-day rental. For these rentals, you may pick up your rental 4pm to 6pm the day before your trip. Your rental must be returned by close of business the day of the trip. If your rental items are not reserved to another customer the following day, we can be flexible. When you pick up the equipment, you will need to load it onto your vehicle. It’s the driver’s responsibility to check that gear is properly loaded. Please bring tie downs if you plan to load rental items on the roof of your vehicle. We have some cam straps to help.

Upon Return
* Please clean all equipment before returning it. A wet sponge cleaning is fine. Make sure there is no personal gear, trash, sand, dirt, leaves, pine needles, or anything else left in the back of the kayak.
* Once the gear is clean, bring it to the back entrance of our store on 15th St. Notify an employee that you are ready to check in gear. They will check all equipment for damage. If there is damage, your security deposit will be held until the cost of repairs are determined. At that point, you will be notified of charges, and they will be added to your card. Then the security deposit authorization will be lifted.

Excessive Damage
Fees for excessive wear and tear including holes, tears, large abrasions will be accessed based on repair materials, labor and depreciation of the equipment.

Damage and Security Deposit
A fully refundable damage/loss security deposit is required at the time of pick-up, & will be held with your personal check or credit card. Repair charges will be assessed for repairable damaged equipment. A contract/liability waiver must be signed by the renter at the time of pick-up.



Please choose a date for your rental.
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Rental Pickup Date:


With any full day to multi-day rentals you get a free afternoon pickup before your rental and a free morning drop off after your rental. Enter the length of your rental excluding any free pickup and dropoff days.



Choose the quanity for each item you wish to rent:
You can select the package deal or items individually.

Dagger Mamba 8.1 River Runner Kayak Package

Dagger Mamba 8.6 River Runner Kayak Package

Prijon Soca Kayak River Runner Package

Prijon Pure S Creeker Kayak Package

Prijon Chopper River Runner Kayak Package

Prijon Wizard Playboat Kayak Package

Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Freestyle Kayak Package

Dagger Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Kayak Package

Dagger Jitsu 6.0 Freestyle Kayak Package

Dagger Mamba 8.1 River Runner Kayak Only

Dagger Mamba 8.6 River Runner Kayak Only

Prijon Soca River Runner Kayak Only

Prijon Pure S Creeker Kayak Only

Prijon Chopper River Runner Kayak Only

Prijon Wizard Playboat Kayak Only

Dagger Jitsu 5.5 Freestyle Kayak Only

Dagger Jitsu 5.9 Freestyle Kayak Only

Dagger Jitsu 6.0 Freestyle Kayak Only

Roof Rack (to transport your SUPs/kayaks)

Personal Floatation Device (PFD)

Helmet

Kayak Paddle

Sprayskirt

Farmer John Wetsuit

Waterproof Paddle Jacket

Neoprene Booties

To reserve these items, choose a pickup date from the option box above, choose the quantity of the item(s) you wish to rent , the number of days your wish to rent this gear, (note: your pickup date should be the day you will pickup your rental, your pickup day and dropoff day are not part of your total rental days) and press the submit button above. Once you have reserved your equipment, you will get a confirmation email from Whitewater Tube Company.


Rental Pickup Location
Whitewater Tube Company at 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO. Shop Hours: 10am to 6pm
Please see our directions and driving times in the upper right hand corner of this page for the location of Boulder, Colorado. You can enter a starting location and our website will load a Google Printable Map for you and estimate your drive time.

Cancellations/Refund Policy
50% of the rental fee is non-refundable reservation fee. Within 7 days of the rental pickup, funds are committed and non-refundable. With 48 hours or more lead time, your rental may be rescheduled. We do not offer refunds due to weather or water conditions.



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