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Address: 36840 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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+1 302-539-7999
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Coastal Kayak is the most experienced rental, tour and instructional...

Coastal Kayak is the most experienced rental, tour and instructional business at the beach - since 1994. Coastal Kayak rents kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, and sailboats. They also offer guided kayak & Paddle board tours to all areas of Delmarva including the back bays of Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Assateague Island. Coastal Kayak also offers instruction from ACA certified instructors in both kayaking and paddle boarding. In addition CK is a certified "Pro School" of the American Canoe Association. CK has over 125 kayaks, 50 paddle bords and 6 catamaran sailboats all available for rent directly from their bayside beach rental location.

Call for hours off season 302.539.7999.

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Great Rental Experience

We rented a two person kayak from Coastal Kayak for one week of our two week stay. The staff was very helpful explaining the differences between all their boats. The actual rental... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Philadelphia Suburbs
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Philadelphia Suburbs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We rented a two person kayak from Coastal Kayak for one week of our two week stay. The staff was very helpful explaining the differences between all their boats. The actual rental process was very easy and they offered to drop off and pickup at our rental house on the local canals rather than us lugging it back and forth.... More 

Thank MalvernGuy
South Bethany, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went kayaking with grandson, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Took time to make sure teenage grandson was comfortable in the kayak on a windy day with high waves. Took two other teenage grandsons paddle boarding with similar experience. Staff took time to provide quick lesson before letting the boys go on the water.

Thank kenmoloney884
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Jim was our guide Friday morning on a relaxed kayak paddle-tour of Trap Pond and its feeder through the cypress and pine trees for over two hours. Two of us with only one other customer enjoyed a congenial, informative, fun time on a perfect fall day. Delaware State Parks marked the route through the feeder creek, where we saw birds... More 

Thank Ed A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Online the hours posted on their information and trip advisor states open until 6 pm- so we visited to have an enjoyable afternoon of kayaking to be told. "Ugh we actually close at 3 today" when we questioned this we were told oh that's the summer hours- and it's fall now. Technically it's not fall yet and it's 80plus degrees... More 

Thank Stephanie J
mitch m, Owner at Coastal Kayak, responded to this review

I'm sorry that our hours upset you this much. This is what our website says, "Coastal Kayak Operating Hours In season (Memorial Day – Labor Day) 7 days/week from 9 am – 6 pm Off season (April 1 – Memorial Day & Labor Day – October 31) Hours vary depending on weather. Please call 302.539.7999 or check our calendar" This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, sometimes you're just too afraid to try new things. Like, I've never gone bungee-jumping, because gravity and I, you know, I'd be halfway down there and the bungee cord would snap and the next thing you know there'd be an impact crater and I'd be down near middle Earth. Kayaking's been wisely avoided, too. I mean, I've... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

They demand you sign a total responsibility agreement that also includes full release from them having any liability. In plain English, they will never be at fault for anything that happens (even if it results from their actions, negligence, or inactions). This includes equipment failure. On the other hand, if you don't return the equipment (kayaks) in perfect condition you... More 

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mitch m, Owner at Coastal Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Travelvel, I am sorry you feel that way. Our release of liability form is something that is required and provided by our insurance company. Our form closely models the form required by the American Canoe Association which is considered the industry standard. I have never known of a reputable company in our industry that did not require the customer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Easy to find, folks seem competent, knew their equipment, good at evaluating skill level of customers. Good equipment. Glad to have backrests in the kayaks.

Thank OverseasMama
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great location right on the highway across from the Fenwick Island Beach entrance. They had a great variety of kayaks, and SUP, and wind surfers. Customer service was friendly and very informative of the area. Loved seeing the osprey's nests, and some of the bald cypress. Assawoman Bay is HUGE, and we could have easily spent an entire day there... More 

1 Thank ChicShari
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Took the Assateague Back Bay Pony kayak tour and had a great time. They were very organized and everyone was very friendly. Out guides were great as well, very knowledgeable about the area. Only wish the horses were out, but that's not their fault! We stayed in North Ocean City and was only a 10 - 15 min drive, very... More 

Thank Janice F
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My friend, Deb, and I signed up for the sailing package--2 lessons and 2 rentals--for $185. Both of our instructors, Bob and Josh, were knowledgeable and great instructors. Their styles are a bit different, but we learned from both. We still have a lot to learn, but we learned enough to go out in the Hobie Cat alone on the... More 

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