Deep Creek Landing is proud to be the only marina in Newport News offering kayak rentals to the public. Spend a few hours or the whole day paddling and exploring the calm waters of Deep Creek or the James River, catch some rays, and discover the natural beauty of our local waterways. This is a great activity that is safe for the whole family! Please note we cannot accommodate walk-in appointments, you must have a reservation. Life jackets and instructions are provided before you launch. We are now offering Friday Office Kayak Parties, BBQ Kayak Parties, and 3 Month Unlimited Kayak Launch Pass, and a place to store your kayak or paddleboard – see below for more details.
$15/hr for a single kayak and $18/hr for a double/triple kayak
Half-day (4hrs): $45 for single kayak and $54 for double/triple kayak
Single kayaks are rated for 300 lbs and double/triple kayaks are rated for 595 lbs
April 15 – May 27, 2022*
Monday – Saturday: 9:30am – 4:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
Sunday: 10:30am – 3:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
May 28 – September 6, 2022
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
Friday – Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
September 7 – October 17, 2022*
Monday – Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
How to Reserve:
Reservations are required (we cannot accommodate walk-ins), as we run a summer program that may be utilizing the kayaks and due to staffing. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes ahead of your reservation to fill out necessary paperwork. Payment is required before launching. You must be eighteen years or older to rent a kayak. You must be at least nine years old to go on a single kayak and at least five years old to go on a double kayak, with a parent.
BBQ Kayak Parties:
Plan a fun filled day for your friends and family! Bring food to grill, stock up on all your drink and snack essentials at our Ship Store, and bring the adventure! Our BBQ Kayak Party entails a 4 hour kayak rental (use of all our kayaks-4 singles and 4 double/triples), 2 bags of ice, and use of our BBQ area and gas grill. You can BBQ before or after your kayak.
Cost is only $300. 3 day in advance reservation will be required to ensure we have enough kayaks and correct life jackets allotted for your party.
Friday Office Kayak Parties:
Friday office blues getting you down? Well come out with your coworkers after 12pm on a Friday and have your own kayak races or just simply enjoy a nice kayak paddle, instead of staring at your computer screen. Afterwards, bring some food to grill and enjoy our gas grill and patio area with your coworkers. You can even stock up on beverages, beer, seltzers, ice, and other snacks at our Ship Store.
If there are 5 or more people to your party, receive 10% off the total kayak rental price! Please call ahead to reserve so we may have your kayaks ready for your party.
What to Bring/Wear:
Make sure to wear a bathing suit, because you may get wet. Footwear can be left in your car.
Cheap sunglasses or floatable sunglasses.
A towel for after the kayak paddle.
Do NOT bring anything on the kayak that you do not want to get wet, sandy, damaged, or lost.
3 Month Unlimited Kayak Launch Pass:
Have your own kayak and no place to launch or want to kayak Deep Creek or the James River? We have you covered! Bring your kayak to us and we will help you launch and recover from our docks. Cost is only $100 for 3 months. Please note, the assistance with launching and recovering is only during business hours.
Kayak & Paddleboard Storage Place:
Need a place to store your kayak or paddelboard? Store your paddle boat with us for easy access on the water! Cost is only $25/month. Call us to set up a spot to rent on our new kayak racks!
* Weather permitting: Air temperature must at least be 70 degrees, as the water temperature is still in the 40s and 50s. Winds must also be below 12 knots.