Bair Island Aquatic Center Rentals

BIAC now offers rentals of kayaks and stand up paddle boards! Come see us and explore the waterways and wetlands of Redwood City. You're in the heart of Silicon Valley but it will feel like you're miles from the hustle and bustle of life.

Note: if the conditions are unsafe, ie. high winds or lightning, we may need to modify or cancel. BIAC prioritizes your safety.

Rental Hours (June 1 through August 11):

  • Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 2pm (last rental goes out at 1pm). All hours are dependent on tides. (see chart at right "BIAC Rentals Hours")
  • All boats are DUE BACK by 2pm.


  • Kayak rentals are $25 for 1 hour and $45 for 2 hours.
    • Minimum age 10 accompanied by an adult 18-years or older.
  • Stand Up Paddle boards (SUPs) are $25 for 1 hour and $45 for 2 hours
    • Minimum age 14 accompanied by an adult 18-years or older.
  • Adult BIAC members have the discounted rate of $20 Kayak and $20 SUP an hour, for every hour.
    • Guests of BIAC members pay full rate.

What to Expect:

  • You will get wet! Bring a towel.
  • You should wear clothes that are comfortable and can get wet.
  • Shoes should be tennis shoes or aqua socks, not flip flops.
  • The staff can store your keys during your outing.

Information to Know

  • Each renter must sign a Release of Liability waiver and leave a current, valid Driver’s License.
  • Life jackets are required to be worn by everyone on kayaks. Life jackets are required to be carried on SUPs for everyone, required to be worn by 14- 17-year-olds.
  • Everyone must wear an ankle leash while paddling a SUP.
  • We encourage you to take a cell phone with you. Bring your own waterproof pouch or you can borrow one of ours.
  • Anyone under 18-years-old must have someone 18-years-old or older on the water with them at all times.
  • All rentals include Board, Paddle, PFD (personal flotation device like a life jacket) and leash.
  • We offer on-site rentals only.
  • No fishing nor dogs allowed on any of our Kayaks or SUPs.
  • You will find your outing more pleasurable if you bring a reusable water bottle (we have a filling station), sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.
  • Sorry, no reservations. First come, first served.

BIAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote the responsible, low-impact enjoyment and preservation of the Bay and wetlands, not to upsell you paddling equipment. Our knowledgeable staff will get you set up so you can quickly be paddling the protected waters around pristine Bair Island. Most days you will see at least one seal and a variety of seabirds. Feel like you are away from it all while being in the heart of Silicon Valley. Learn more about BIAC and our mission statement.

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