Ucluelet Kayak Rentals

Hello Nature is introducing kayak rentals for experienced paddlers who want to get out into the Broken Group Islands or Ucluelet Harbour for a self-guided tour.

Kayak Rentals for Ucluelet Harbour & Broken Groups Trips

Ucluelet Harbour & Broken Group Kayak Rentals

Ucluelet Harbour & Broken Group Kayak Rentals Overview

Hello Nature is committed to providing quality gear and kayaks to experienced kayakers heading out to explore the area for either a half day or multi-day excursions.

For safety reasons, kayak rentals are only available to groups with a designated group leader who can show an understanding of ocean conditions and with relevant kayaking experience. We regret that we are unable to offer rentals to those wishing to go on a solo trip.

What’s included in your kayak rental?

  • Double or single kayak
  • PFD – required to be worn at all times
  • Self-rescue device
  • Werner composite paddle
  • Spare paddle
  • Neoprene spray skirt
  • Pump
  • Throw bag

These items are provided for your safety and many are required by Transport Canada to be on your kayak at all times.


Kayak Rental Rates

Half DayMulti Day
Single Kayak$50$65
Double Kayak$75$95

Broken Group Islands Water Taxi (one way) $150 per person with a minimum of 4 people.

Rates are calculated per calendar day rented which starts at opening and requires return 1-hour prior to closing, unless other arrangements are made in advance. Everyone in a group is required to sign a waiver prior to renting equipment.

Half-day tour rentals are based on availability and require pre-booking and a deposit to confirm. To reserve an half-day tour kayak requires a 50% deposit that is non-refundable, 24-hours prior to the rental day. No shows on booked rentals will be charged for full rental.

Multi-day rentals require a 50% deposit to reserve kayaks with payment due on arrival. Deposit is non-refundable, 14 days prior to rentals in peak season during July and August. Off season deposit is non-refundable 24-hours prior to rental. Full payment is required for no-show rentals.

Booking a Kayak

If you are interested in booking a trip, please give us a call on 250-726-2035 to reserve your kayaks. All kayak rentals must be reserved in advance and are not available for walk-in bookings. Children under the age of 16 MUST be in a double kayak with an adult (19+).

A group leader must qualify to rent by answering a few questions that will help us assess your knowledge and experience to be able to kayak in west coast waters and conditions.

Responsibilities of the Group Leader

  • We approve a group leader to rent the kayaks who provides information showing they have an understanding of the ocean conditions and skills needed for sea kayaking in west coast conditions and environment.
  • As we don’t ask each person in the group to go through the form, the person who is most experienced must assume responsibility for group safety on the water and care of the kayaks and equipment.
  • We ask that there is one skilled group leader per 5 people.
  • A waiver must be signed before using any Hello Nature Adventure Tours rental equipment and an additional form saying that they understand safety on land or water is the responsibility of the determined group leader.
  • Leaders must provide a trip plan with departure times
  • Leaders must provide details of where the group will be going
  • Leaders must provide a list of names and ages of all group members (minimum age is 5 years)

Kayak Rental Requirements
For safety reasons, we do not rent to solo paddlers. One person in each group of five must have the following skills and assume responsibility for the less experienced members of the group regarding safety decisions.

Kayak Training
Formal sea kayaking training is an asset to become approved to rent kayaks. Please also consider attending one of our Essential Preparation for Multi Day Rental clinics where you’ll have the chance to gain useful knowledge from our experienced guides.

Prior Paddling Experience
At least one group member needs to be well versed in kayaking and have the experience to make decisions in the group’s best interests. We require that a group leader and other members have the basic judgement and experience to plan appropriate routes based on the skill levels of everyone participating.

Renters must know how to do self and assisted capsize recovery and solo recovery with a paddle float.

Basic Navigation
At least one member of the group needs to be able to read a chart and understand where the landing zones and boat channels are, and how the currents flow. Winds and weather can be wild and unpredictable so the group leader should be checking long term forecasts to determine when the weather is going to be appropriate for departures and whether to stay put and wait it out.

We reserve the right to refuse any rental based on skill level, conditions and safety concerns.

Clinic: Essential Preparation for Multi Day Rentals

A helpful preparation clinic for those renting kayaks and for your personal trip to the Broken Group Islands or Clayoquot Sound.

Our guides will pass on their local knowledge and customize this kayak lesson to suit your needs.

This is to be considered a helpful tool and is not a substitute for your own planning, awareness and judgement.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: $105 plus taxes per person, 2 person minimum
Intensity: High
Prerequisite: Must have some kayaking experience
Times: Please make an advance reservation for this 3 hour session, times are 9 am, 1 pm, 5:30 pm

Course Content & What to Expect:

Trip planning – float plan, time allowed for the trip, camp locations. Communication – emergency numbers for our area and the local communication restrictions.  Review your trip plan with our knowledgeable guides, discuss the variables that could come into play during your trip.
Kayak rescues, we will go on the water and give you the opportunity to rescue your partner, have them rescue you and learn a self rescue. Towing considerations – how to set up the ropes, quick hook up and release.  Review how to make your stroke more powerful, plus your sweep and draw and brace.
Equipment orientation: Walk around the kayak and explore its features. Safety gear and trip equipment check and orientation – review what you have and what you need.
Navigation: Review the charts for your trip, orient yourself with the chart and compass, review compass use, measure your time and distance to travel, locate campsites on the chart. Prepare for fog at all times.
Tides and currents: Consider the tides and currents, use them to your advantage. An overview of basics and local knowledge.
Weather: Review and discuss the current forecast and review how to get daily forecasts. Consider how the sea state will be affected by weather. Make some contingency plans. Learn the local weather trends.
Camping: Low impact guidelines, park regulations, getting along with the environment.

Contact Hello Nature

200 Hemlock Street,
Small Craft Harbour Finger "F",
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada, V0R 3A0

Tel: 250-726-2035
Toll Free: 1-844-706-2751
Email: adventures@hellonature.ca

Hello Nature Adventure Tours recognises and supports the indigenous rights and title of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Ucluelet, Toquaht and Tseshaht - the first peoples of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound.

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