Canoe & Kayak Rentals

St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

Rentals:

All of our rentals include paddles, PFDs, bailer & sponge and cartopping gear (rope, straps & foam blocks).

You can find all boats, prices and specs at the bottom of this page.

 

Choosing your Canoe or kayak

In choosing your canoe, first consider the purpose and style of your trip.

For Basecamp trips....

If you are planning a basecamp type trip with coolers and heavy gear then you will want a more stable all-purpose boat (made of a plastic laminate called Royalex) like the Old Town Penobscot 16 or the Esquif Avalon. The Old Town Camper 15 is good rugged boat for smaller loads in rough terrain like streams with logs or rocks. The Old Town Penobscot 17 still has two seats, but can easily accommodate a smaller third person (or dog) sitting in the middle. The Old Town Penobscot 186 can accommodate three adults and gear, but does not have a carrying yoke in the center so it is ideal for camping trips on the Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes. Solo paddlers can choose the Bell Yellowstone Solo as a good Royalex canoe.

For lake to lake trips or trips with lots of portages....

or even if you just want a lighter weight boat, you may want to consider lighter weight Kevlar boats. The Souris River Quetico 16 is our most stable tandem. The Quetico 17 is a real workhorse that can still cruise right along very pleasantly. Two light-weight or smaller people might want to consider the We-no-nah Escapade, which is faster but narrower in the bow seat area. For longer trips, or just for higher performance, a longer canoe like the We-no-nah Minnesota II is an excellent choice. If your trip includes three adults the Minnesota III should be a consideration. If the family dog is joining you, consider an even more stable three seat boat like the We-no-nah Seneca canoe or the Souris River Quetico 18.5.

Solo paddlers have a choice of traditional seating (hung seats) to sit on and to paddle with a single blade canoe paddle. Or optionally, a seat on the floor of the boat, in which case the boat is usually paddled with a double blade paddle (kayak style paddle). We have two traditional lightweight solo canoes: The Souris River Tranquility is good for the larger paddler. The We-no-nah Vagabond is a great all around solo boat, except for larger paddlers. Our double-blade paddle solo boats have been a popular choice for many. The Placid Boatworks Spitfire and Rapidfire are narrower at the waterline and are our most efficient solos for "Point-A to Point-B" type trips.

In choosing your kayak...

We break kayaks into three categories:

Recreational boats....

are shorter, wider (more stable), and have a larger cockpit or seat opening. These boats are great for just getting out to explore, if you are slightly less agile getting in and out of the boat, or if you are just trying out kayaking for the first time. This might be good place to point out that a stiffer hull (kevlar) will be faster than a more flexible (plastic) hull. The Old Town Twin Heron is our tandem kayak in this category - it does track fairly well simly because it is longer (14 feet). This boat is great for parent / children combo's.

Touring kayaks....

are longer - usually 13 to 15 feet in length. This group usually does not have rudders. Although our website lists that none of our boats have rudders, a few in fact do, please call or e-mail for more detail. Our Current Designs Breeze is stable and has a very user friendly cockpit and a rear hatch. It is our most popular kayak and is fine for overnighters. The Old Town Cayuga 146 is a great boat for multiday trips. The boat tracks excellently and responds nicely to your paddle. This boat also has an optionl rudder as well. The Lincoln Chebeague (emphasis on the last syllable) is our lightest weight boat is this class. The Cayuga 146, and Chebeague have two hatches.

Sea Kayaks...

Deck safety lines, rudder, and longer length characterize these boats. We have two fiberglass sea kayaks: the Boreal Designs Narwhal is a great multiday kayak that is stable, yet a joy to paddle even loaded. The Current Designs Solstice GTHV is their " Grand Touring High Volume" version. This is the epitome of sea kayaks. Our tandem sea kayak is a double cockpit boat. The Northwest Expedition is great for the Saranac Lakes trip whereas it is too big for small streams. If you are planning a multiday trip on one of our larger lakes, like Cranberry Lake or Lake Champlain you would want to consider the Expedition.

Canoe and kayak deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, but will be applied towards final payment. If circumstances beyond our control cause us to cancel any reservation, we will promptly refund your deposit in full. All credits are store credits for services only and must be used within one year.

 

Royalex
Man. / Model # of Seats Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily 5+ days
OT / Camper 2 14' 10" 36" 13.50" 57 $55 $51 $49
OT / Penobscot 16 2 16' 2" 34" 13.75" 58 $55 $51 $49
E / Avalon 2 16' 2" 34" 15" 59 $55 $51 $49
Bell / Northwind 2 16' 6" 36" 14" 60 $55 $51 $49
OT / Penobscot 17 2 17' 1" 35" 14.50" 65 $55 $51 $49
OT / Penobscot 186 3 18' 6" 35" 14.50" 75 $69 $66 $62
Kevlar Ultra Light Canoes
Man. / Model # of Seats Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily 5+ days
W / Minn. III 3 20' 34" / 33" 12.75" 55 $79 $75 $71
W / Adirondack 2 16' 36" 13.5" 37 $65 $61 $59
SR / Quetico 16 2 16' 2" 34" 14" 42 $65 $61 $59
W / Escapade 2 16' 6" 35" / 34" 13.5" 40 $65 $61 $59
SR / Quetico 17 2 17' 3" 35" 13.5" 44 $65 $61 $59
W / Minn. II 2 18' 6" 35" / 33.5" 12.5" 42 $69 $66 $62
SR / Quetico 18.5 3 18' 6" 36" 14" 49 $79 $75 $71
W / Seneca 3 19.4" 38" 14" 55 $79 $75 $71
Solo Canoes, Single Blade Paddle
Man. / Model # of Seats Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily 5+ days
Bell / Yellowstone Solo 1 14' 30" / 26.5" 13" 44 $50 $48 $46
SR / Tranquility 1 15' 6" 28" 13.5" 33 $50 $48 $46
W / Vagabond 1 14'6" 29.75" 12.5" 30 $50 $48 $46
Solo Canoes, Double Blade Paddle
Man. / Model # of Seats Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily 5+ days
PBW / Spitfire 1 12' 27.5" / 24" 11" 20 $69 $66 $62
PBW / Rapidfire 1 15' 27" / 24" 11" 28 $69 $66 $62
W / Wee Lassie 1 12' 6" 27.5" 12" 25 $50 $48 $46
Kayaks, Solo, No Rudder
Man. / Model Hull Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily Rate 5+ days
L / Quoddy Light Kevlar 12' 6" 25" 14" 33 $64 $61 $58
CD / Breeze Polyethylene 13' 6" 25" 14" 52 $49 $45 $43
L / Chebeague Kevlar 14' 6" 24" 14.75" 37 $64 $61 $58
NK / Looksha 12 Polyethylene 12'1" 25.5" 14" 48 $49 $45 $43
OT / Heron Jr. Polyethylene 7" 5" 25" 10.5" 29 $29 $28 $26
CD / Solara 120 Polyethylene 12' 28" 13" 54 $49 $45 $43
Kayaks, Solo, with Rudder
Man. / Model Hull Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily Rate 5+ days
BD / Narwhal Fiberglass 16' 24.75" 13.5" 48 $64 $61 $58
CD / Solstice GTHV Fiberglass 17' 6" 24.25" 15.25" 56 $64 $61 $58
OT / Cayuga 146 Polyethylene 14' 6" 24.5" 14" 50 $54 $51 $49
OT / Cayuga 130 Polyethylene 13' 1" 25" 13" 50 $54 $51 $49
NK / Looksha 14 Polyethylene 14' 1.5" 24.5" 14" 54 $54 $51 $49
CD / Whistler Polyethylene 14'6" 24" 14.75" 57 $54 $51 $49
Kayaks, Tandem
Man. / Model Hull Length Maximum Width Depth Weight Daily Rate Daily Rate 3-4 days Daily Rate 5+ days
OT / Twin Heron Polyethylene 13'6" 31.5" 15.5" 64 $54 $47 $44
NW / Expedition Kevlar 20' 10.5" 30" 15.25" 85 $89 $84 $79
L / Two Lights Kevlar 16'9" 29" 14" 55 $89 $84 $79
NK / Manitou II Polyethylene 14' 8" 28" 14" 79 $64 $57 $54