Deep Creek Landing is proud to be the only marina in Newport News offering kayak and paddle board rentals to the public. Please spend a few hours or the whole day paddling and exploring the calm waters of Deep Creek or the James River, catching some rays, and discovering our local waterways’ natural beauty. 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 also offer Friday Office Kayak Parties, BBQ Kayak Parties, 3 Month Unlimited Kayak Launch Pass, and a place to store your kayak or paddle board – see below for more details.
$15/hr – single kayak
$18/hr – double kayak
$22/hr – paddle board
Half-day (4hrs): $45-single kayak, $54-double kayak, $66-paddle board.
Single kayaks and paddle boards are rated for 300 lbs, double kayaks are rated for 595 lbs.
April 21 – May 25, 2023*
Monday – Saturday: 9:30am – 4:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
Sunday: 10:30am – 3:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
May 27 – September 4, 2023
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 9:30am – 4:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
Friday – Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm (all kayaks back on dock)
September 5 – October 30, 2023*
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 utilize the kayaks and due to staffing. To reserve, please call (757) 877-9555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes ahead of your reservation to fill out the 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 or paddle board and at least five years old to go on a double kayak with a parent. Finally, please note you cannot switch drivers or passengers off the dock.
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.
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 (4 single kayaks, 4 double kayaks), 2 bags of ice, and use of our BBQ area and gas grill. You can BBQ before or after your kayak.
The cost is only $390. Advance reservation of 5 days will be required to ensure we have enough kayaks and correct life jackets allotted for your party.
Friday Office Kayak Parties:
Is Friday office blues getting you down? Come out with your coworkers after 12pm on a Friday and have your own kayak races or enjoy a nice kayak paddle instead of staring at your computer screen. Afterward, bring some food to grill and enjoy our gas grill and patio area with your coworkers. At our Ship Store, you can even stock up on beverages, beer, seltzers, ice, and other snacks.
If there are 5 or more people at 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.
3 Month Unlimited Kayak Launch Pass:
Have your own kayak and need somewhere 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. The cost is only $100 for 3 months. Please note that launching and recovering assistance is only during business hours.
Kayak & Paddle Board Storage Place:
Need a place to store your kayak or paddle board? Store your paddle boat with us for easy access to the water! The 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.
Paddle Board’s For Sale:
We sell Tamarindo Boards! They are a small family oriented business with the goal of providing quality surf and paddle board equipment and accessories at affordable prices. Tamarindo Boards’ mission is to get more people into the sports we love by offering some of the best prices out there. Tamarindo Boards stand behind their products and offer a 1 year warranty on any equipment and some items have a 3 year warranty. They provide a variety of boards, many of them in different sizes so that you can get a board that fits your needs.