Booking for kayak and paddleboard hire is online only
We hire equipment by the hour for use in New Quay bay, including a buoyancy aid.
Minimum age 8; under 12s need to be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+) on the water during hire sessions.
Operating Area: You can use our equipment in the main bay only. The area extends from the main pier out to the north cardinal mark (big black buoy) and in to the reef at the end of Traeth Gwyn.
It is best to stay out of the way of the trip boats who pick up and drop off at the end of the main pier. We will advise you of any other hazards depending on the day.
Please avoid the swimming area (marked by yellow buoys). Lifeguards patrol the main beach during the holiday season.
Follow the Marine Code of Conduct: Do not paddle towards the dolphins if you are lucky enough to see them! Rest your paddle and just watch.
Dogs: if your dog is happy on the water, we are happy to let it kayak/paddle! We don’t have doggy buoyancy aids, but the SUP Shack in town sells them if you would like one. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach (May-Sept) but are fine north of the RNLI Lifeboat station (and on Sandy Slip where we are based).
Safety: We have a manned safety boat out whenever we have customers on the water, and an extra boat and person on standby. They are fully qualified first-aiders with a VHF radio certification and at least RYA Powerboat Level 2 and Safety & Rescue qualifications.
Wetsuit hire is £5 – you must wear a swimsuit/shorts underneath!
If you have forgotten a paddle, buoyancy aid or wetsuit, you can hire from us for £5 per hour plus a deposit of £35. (If you are doing a session with us there is no deposit to pay.)
Single kayak £22 per person per hour
Double kayak £44 per hour (2 people)
Wetsuit £5 per hour
What we provide:
- Wetsuits (£5 hire) – optional
- Buoyancy aid (compulsory)
- Paddle (kayak/SUP)
- Spraytop/cagoule – optional wind protection
- Wetsuit boots
- Small free lockers
- Male and Female changing rooms
- Hot showers
- Coffee machine (small charge)
- Waterproof phone pouches/glasses cords to buy
- What's the max weight the single kayaks can take?
Feel Free Nomad Kayak – 330lbs or 149 kilos
- Can I take my dog?
Yes, if they are happy on the water that’s fine.
- Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
You will get a wet bum and feet, and some splashes from the paddle. A wetsuit is your choice.
- Do I have to wear a buoyancy aid?
- What wetsuit sizes do you have?
We have a huge range of wetsuits and have never not found a size for someone yet!
In winter suits we have new Circle One suits 8-16 for ladies and S-XXL for men, but these can be swapped around as they are fairly forgiving. We have lots of summer suits, long johns and shortie suits which are mostly unisex and a large range of sizes. You can also borrow cagoules and wet boots.