SELF-SERVE KAYAK & SUP RENTAL KIOSKS

COME ON AN ADVENTURE WITH US

Bayou Adventure offers several kayak rental options that allow one to enjoy the pristine river and bayous around our beautiful state of Louisiana. We are the only authorized self serve kayak rental service in LA State Parks which offers guests an exclusive experience. Come experience Louisiana State Parks like never before!

LOCATIONS:

PRICING OPTIONS:

1 Hr 2 Hr 4 Hr
Single Kayak  $    20  $    35  $    50
Tandem Kayak  $    35  $    50  $    65
SUP  $    20  $    35  $    50

Prices do not include taxes & fees.  If you go over the allotted time, the price is prorated by the minute. There is an initial hold on your credit card, and the balance is returned when you successfully end your rental in the mobile app.

SELF SERVICE RENTAL HOW-TO:

Notice:

  1. Download the ShareKayak app on your mobile device.
  2. Scan the QR Code on the locker & select the desired package.
  3. Sign the waiver & complete the payment. *There is a credit card hold until you return the equipment & end the ride. 
  4. If payment is successful, the lock will unlock! If there are any missing items, make sure to report them in the app.
  5. Remove the equipment & take a picture in the app before you launch. Don’t forget your life jacket!

How to End Rental / Return Equipment:

  1. When you are done paddling, take another picture in the app to certify that none of the equipment has been damaged.
  2. Place the kayak, paddle & life jacket in the correct locker, lock the door, and take one final picture in the app to certify nothing is missing.

 

If you have issues, please TEXT 504.754.5300 or report inside app. For life threatening emergencies, call 911

DISCLAIMER / KAYAKING SAFETY: Renting kayaks from our self-serve locations are no different than renting a bike, car, or a kayak from a rental store. You are responsible for your own safety and decisions, we are simply providing the equipment in a more convenient manner at so that you do not have to transport it. If you do not feel safe paddling in a kayak or on a river, please do not rent our equipment. Our self-serve kayaks are for paddlers who are comfortable being on the water and familiar with boating safety. Kayaking on Rivers offers organized boating traffic. Motor boats, sailboats, barges and working vessels travel in the “Channels” which are marked with red and green channel markers and are typically located in middle of the river. Kayakers should always paddle close to the shorelines and stay out of the boating channels, unless crossing over the river. When crossing to the opposite side of a river, please look both ways, let all boat traffic pass first, then quickly paddle across the other side of the river. If you see other kayaks paddling in the middle of the rivers or in the Channels, please help keep everyone safe and remind our fellow kayakers to always paddle close to the shorelines and out of the channels.

* Waivers are required for every participant. Bayou Adventure is NOT responsible for any injuries related to kayak rental.

FAQ:

DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM?
Yes. While we provide life-jackets, we firmly believe that to enjoy water-sports, you must first be very comfortable in the water which means knowing how to swim.

CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND?
All rentals are nonrefundable. If there is a chance of inclement weather soon please wait until the weather is over to begin your rental.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY RENTAL IS DAMAGED?
Report damaged equipment ASAP in the mobile app by clicking the red exclamation point on the bottom left of the screen.

HOW DO YOU KAYAK?
Please watch the instructional videos here (clickable links):

WHY RENT A KAYAK?

There is nothing like taking a kayak or a paddle board and heading out on the water on a perfect day. Of course there is also the hassle of loading the boats, driving to the river, unloading, forgetting your life jacket or paddles, then you still have to load everything back up and take it all home and store it all! What if you don’t own a kayak, or a truck?

This is why we believe in this solution. The station is located on the river with everything you will need, just rent your unit, come to the station, unlock it and get on the water. Get back to hassle-free enjoyment of the great outdoors. You can rent a unit on your schedule, without having to wait for a shop to open, or worrying about when it will close.

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Here on the Calcasieu River & Bayou Cane, you have nearly 14 miles of calm and gentle water that will ease even the most inexperienced paddler—looking for a leisurely paddle? You may want to take a few days and do a little kayak fishing! Or are you looking for a fun and affordable first date? Bayou Adventure kayak rental is the perfect solution! While paddling, you may feel like you are in a distant remote land, even though the parks are only 10 minutes from historic downtown areas. In the near future, we hope to install more locations, so stay tuned and follow us on social!