The 2017 Ski-to-Sea Race is Sunday May 28th and we have rental boats, race safety & prep classes, and private lessons available to those participating in the paddling leg of the race. Below you can find all the details you should know about the race-day boat rental we offer.

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Rental Boats Available

  • Sea Kayaks
  • Tandem Sea Kayaks

Rental Details

  • All renters MUST be able to execute a wet-exit & self-recovery in a sea kayak. Paddlers lacking those skills can learn from a friend, take a kayaking class at the Boating Center, or arrange a private lesson at the Boating Center. This skill is required of all Boating Center sea kayak renters to promote self-reliance and safety. A Race Prep and Safety class is held once a year to focus on the needs and safety specific to the Ski-to-Sea race. 
  • Sorry, we do not rent canoes.  Check out these regional options for canoe rental:
  • The full race-day rental charge is $75. Reservations are required and can be made over the phone or in-person.
  • Call us at 360-714-8891 to reserve a boat.
  • Your $75 rental includes the boat and all necessary safety gear (life jacket, paddle, spray skirt, bilge pump, and paddle float).
  • Reservations must be paid in full by May 14th (All boats reserved after the 14th must be paid in full when making the reservation).
  • Paddle jackets, wetsuits, and drybags can be rented at $5/day for each item.
  • We require a security deposit of $500 (written check) at the time of boat pickup. As this is one of the few events when we rent our boats off-site this provides protection for us against loss or damage of a boat. The deposit will be returned to you upon return of the rental in good condition.

Transportation Logistics:

  • If You Are Transporting Your Rental Boat:
    • Please ensure you have a safe method of transport. You are responsible for damage incurred during transportation.
    • Self-transited boats & gear are available for pickup at the Boating Center on Saturday May 27th between 6:30PM - 8:30PM.
    • Kayak carts will be provided at the race finish which can be used to bring rental boats and gear back to the Boating Center.
    • Boats & gear must be returned to the Boating Center by 7:00pm on race-day.
  • If We Are Transporting Your Rental Boat:
    • Boat & gear transport to the start of the race (Zuanich Point Park) is available for an additional $15.
    • If you are having your boat delivered to the start of the race you must meet CBC staff at Zuanich Point Park at 7:30pm on Saturday May 27th to sign your rental agreement and check your boat into the secure storage offered by the Boy Scouts.
    • Boat transportation is not provided at the end of the race as the Boating Center is located about 3 blocks from the race finish.
    • Kayak carts will be provided at the race finish which can be used to bring rental boats and gear back to the Boating Center.
    • Boats & gear must be returned to the Boating Center by 7:00pm on race-day.