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Kayak Rentals

Want to enjoy all that San Diego Bay has to offer while getting some light exercise at the same time? Then visit SD Adventures, the #1 kayak rental facility in San Diego. There’s no experience necessary and our kayaks are easy to maneuver and navigate.

Renting a Kayak is Easy

SD Adventures makes renting a kayak simple. All you have to do is click the Book Now button, choose your preferred date, pick a single or tandem kayak, select a one or two hour rental, and you’re all set. You’ll be one step closer to enjoying over 6 miles of easy to navigate marina pathways and bay stops!

SD Adventures is Top Rated

We are proud of our 300 + 5-star reviews at Google, Yelp & Tripadvisor. That’s a testament to our dedication to customer service, making sure you are completely satisfied with your rental experience from start to finish.

Quick Answers

  1. What is the water temperature?
    Water temperatures in the bay in the summer and fall, even late into November, are typically around 72-74 degrees Fahrenheit (22-23 degrees Celsius). In the winter and spring months the temps can dip down into the mid 60s (18 degrees Celsius).
  2. What is the best time to Kayak?
    Mornings are typically your best bet to ensure light winds and a nice glassy water surface.
  3. Where do we park?
    You will park at the Sheraton Hotel – make an immediate right when you enter the property. SD Adventures is located directly behind the Sheraton and you will walk directly through the lobby of the hotel or around the side to the right of the hotel entrance.

There’s nothing more enjoyable than cruising the bay in a kayak, but it’s important to keep safety in mind. Here are some safety tips for you:

Make sure each passenger is wearing an appropriately sized life jacket.
Always be wary of weather conditions while out on the bay.
Use common sense and follow the rules of the road.
Don’t mix alcohol and kayaking.
Dress appropriately for the weather to maximize your comfort.

  1. Always wear a life jacket when riding a jet ski, and make sure it fits properly and supports your individual weight.
  2. If riding with a passenger, make sure your passenger is ready before taking off.
  3. Do not drink before or while operating a jet ski.
  4. Make sure you are attached to the start/stop switch cord so the machine stops if you accidentally fall off.
  5. Always keep your hands, feet and clothes away from the pump intake.
  6. Be wary of weather conditions.
  7. Pay attention to boating laws and rules of the road.

San Diego has one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, known as San Diego Bay. San Diego Bay is the closest body of water to downtown San Diego and spans from Chula Vista north all the way out to the Pacific Ocean.


When kayaking here you’ll see some of the most scenic views from the Coronado Bridge, to Downtown, marinas of Harbor Island and Shelter Island and beautiful Point Loma.
You’ll also see a variety of local wildlife in the bay including seals, sea lions, bottle-nose dolphin, and a wide variety of birds. This makes it the ultimate place to not only kayak but take in the many gorgeous sites that San Diego has to offer. It is also a less crowded area for boating and jet skiing, making it a bit safer than other areas.


Considered to be one of the best natural harbors on the west coast of North America, it was colonized by Spain beginning in 1769. San Diego Bay is a home port of major assets, including several aircraft carriers of the United States Pacific Fleet, and as a result of base closures beginning in the 1980s, facilities in San Diego Bay are the major naval base facilities still in operation in California.