2019 Demo Dates:
Our 2019 demo season is complete. Look for 2020 demo dates to be announced by late February, 2020. In the meantime, please contact us to schedule your FREE private Hobie kayak demo.
Walk-ups will not be allowed, so be sure to register today! If we receive no registrations for a date, the demo will be cancelled. This change will be announced on our Facebook page the Thursday prior to the event, so Like and Follow us if you haven't done so yet. Planned demos are held at the Owls Creek Boat Ramp, next door to the Virginia Aquarium. Please call or stop by to reserve your spot.
Our rentals are offered strictly as a "Try Before You Buy" experience. If you are interested in renting a kayak for recreational purposes, there are several excellent companies in Virgina Beach that charge on an hourly basis, such as Chesapean Outdoors and GoKayak (Kayak with a Porpoise!) that we recommend trying instead. Please note that our store is NOT on the water, and so you will be responsible for transporting the kayak(s) to wherever you would like to launch. Delivery service is available only by request. Advance notice (72 hours minimum) is required for scheduling and additional fees apply for delivery. Please call us at 757-431-8566 for more details. Kayaks can be rented from 1 hour after we open in the morning and are due back the next day at the opening hour to be considered a daily rental.
The following prices are current as of January 2019:
- Single Paddle Kayak – $65
- Tandem Paddle Kayak – $70
- Single Mirage Kayak – $85
- Tandem Mirage Kayak – $95
- Pro Angler – $100
- Adventure Island, Tandem Island, Pro Angler 17T– $150
**If you purchase a new kayak from WRO within 30 days of renting, one day's rental fee will be reimbursed at time of purchase.**
Our rental fleet is replaced each season, making sure our customers have good quality new equipment to enjoy the water. Also included in every rental are high quality PFDs (personal flotation devices) and lightweight paddles.
As your local premiere Hobie dealer, we also have the Eclipse stand up pedalboard available to demo. Since this board is so unique we prefer to have a staff member on site with you in case of any questions. Please contact WRO for more details on the Eclipse!
Roof Rack Rentals
Need to carry some extra gear but don't want to spend $400-$500 on a full roof rack system that you might only use once? Inquire about our roof rack rentals! Our expert Yakima installers will fit your vehicle and professionally install the appropriate roof rack for your fit. Then we lock it to your roof, so you don't have to worry about it! When you return the roof rack we unlock and remove it, making the whole process quick and easy for you. Please contact us at least 72 hours in advance so that we can make sure all necessary parts are available.
The following roof rack rental rates are current as of January 2019:
- Yakima Roof Rack System - $175 per week
- Yakima Rooftop Cargo Box - $75 per week
- Yakima Skyrise Rooftop Tent - $75 per week
- Rental Strap Pair - $14 per week
- Rental Bar Pad Pair - $20 per week
Your vehicle's Yakima fit will determine what system(s) and accessories are available for you to rent. Please contact Wild River Outfitters at 757-431-8566 for more information.