Welcome to Lake Gaston Outfitters rental kayaks and paddleboards! We have the largest rental fleet in the region with over 40 boats and boards available! We renew our fleet every year– no old or beat up gear here, and our gear isn't your basic "livery" rental gear - we only rent comfortable, stable, kayaks from brands like Perception, and paddleboards from Boardworks or Blue Water.
We have a variety of rental options to make your kayak and paddle board adventure on the lake the best it can be. We offer Sit-on, Sit-in, tandem, and fishing rental kayaks from Perception – and these are not the typical model you’ll find at livery outlets or big box stores. We rent the best kayaks Perception has to offer – comfortable and stable – and we complement them with paddles from Bending Branches. Regardless of the kayak or paddleboard you rent, you’re certain to have a great time on the lake.
Rental kayaks & paddleboards from Lake Gaston Outfitters are unique in that our location is centrally located right beside the Lake Gaston Food Lion. Whether you’re in Jimmy’s Creek, River Ridge, Norcarva, Lee’s Creek, or any place in between, our rentals are just a short drive away.
Our rental inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards get you out on the water easily & quickly. Our boards are wide with a planing hull design for a nice stable ride on the lake and are super durable and easy to transport. Never worry about a damaged fiberglass board again!
Please note we rent kayaks and paddle boards by the day. Rentals can be picked up at 9AM and must be returned before the store closes on the last day of your rental. Late returns will incur additional charges. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need alternate pick-up and drop-off arrangements.
And if the warmer weather has your family dreaming of paddling a kayak around Lake Gaston, we’ve rounded up the top places to abandon your dock for awesome water exploration! From the gorgeous kayak launch at Steel Bridge to many back creek explorations around the lake, join us at one of our many paddle meet-ups or head out on your own paddle adventure! Jump on our mailing list to receive weekly event schedules.
RENTAL PRICES & RESERVATIONS
All of our kayaks include a paddle & PFD (life vest). Additionally, our stand up paddleboards also include an inflation pump, carry bag and leash.
Not sure which rental is best for you? Need delivery? Just give us a call at 252-586-1770, send us an email or reach out to us on facebook – we’re here to help!
*Delivery is available most times but note holiday weekends we often have limited delivery available. Delivery fee includes drop off & pick up, and varies based on distance from the store. We do not deliver to public boat ramps. Contact us with any questions (252) 586-1770.Not sure which kayak to choose? Here are some examples of our new, 2018 rental kayaks:
The Perception Prodigy 10.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 10-foot design makes it a favorite for beginners to intermediates. The sit-in design protects from the elements and lowers the kayak’s center of gravity for enhanced stability. The shorter length and light weight make it easy to transport and maneuver as you explore Lake Gaston’s coves & creeks.
The Perception Prodigy 12.0 kayak’s stable and forgiving 12-foot longer length remains maneuverable while adding capacity, speed and stability as you explore Lake Gaston. Full days are a joy thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-way adjustable seat with padded adjustable leg support. Perception Tribe series of sit-on-top kayaks are defined by their ultra-stable, yet quick and playful performance. The entire family will appreciate how easy it is to get on and off the stable sit-on-top Tribe 9.5. The shorter length and lighter weight eases transport and increases maneuverability.
The Tribe 11.5 kayak’s versatile 11-foot-6 larger size maintains the maneuverability of its smaller sibling while adding speed, storage, and stability. Featuring an extra-padded and adjustable seat, the Tribe 11.5 is ready for full days exploring the lake.
Just the two of you? The Perception Cove tandem kayak is a comfortable and exceptionally versatile two-seater that’s well-equipped for adventure. Fun for beginners to intermediates, the boat’s do-it-all design makes easy work of paddling the lake. This kayak’s versatile 14-foot-6 design offers exceptional stability and performance that makes paddling fun for the entire family. The super cushy ergonomic seats quickly adjust to fit everyone in the family, while the extra-roomy cockpit with padded leg support along the edge is easy to get in and out of and gives you the freedom to relax on the water.
Bringing the family? The Tribe 13.5T tandem kayak’s versatile 13-foot-6 design means the entire family will appreciate how easy it is to get on and off this stable sit-on-top and the added jump seat provides the perfect perch for a child or dog. The large, two-person design maintains the maneuverability of its smaller siblings, while adding stability. Factor in the ample storage and extra-padded adjustable seats and the Tribe is ready for full days exploring the lake.
Going Fishing? The Perception Pescador 12.0 kayak’s versatility makes it popular for both recreational paddlers and anglers. Extreme stability ensures a drier ride that’s easier to get in and out of. The 375 lb. capacity rating packed into a 12-foot kayak means plenty of room for you and your gear. Ample storage, fish-ready features, and an incredibly comfortable seat keep you on the water for longer. The longer length of the 12.0 model remains maneuverable while adding speed, cargo space, and stability—perfect for accessing quiet waters beyond the reach of other boaters.