Maryland Coastal Bays

Rentals

Closed for the 2013 Season

 
 
Thank you for visiting the site of the Kayak, Canoe and Bike rental stand on Assateague Island National Seashore. Our stand is open for the season.  If you have any questions regarding our stand, please email canoes@mdcoastalbays.org  or call 410-726-3217.
 
13002 Bayside Drive
Assateague National Seashore
Berlin, MD 21811 
This is the second right after the National Park tollbooth. (Please keep in mind that the National Seashore charges an entrance fee).  
 
Hours of Operation:
Mid-April - Memorial Day: 
Weekends only (Saturday and Sunday), 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Last rental goes out at 3:00 p.m.*
 
Memorial Day - Labor Day:
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (please note that the last rental of the day goes out at 4:30 p.m.)
 
Labor Day - mid-October:
Weekends only (Saturday and Sunday), 10:00 - 4 p.m.
*Last rental goes out at 3:00 p.m.*
 
*Please note that in cases of severe or inclement weather, the stand may be closed.  Please call 410-726-3217 to check for weather updates/closures. 
 
*During Small Craft Advisories, the rental stand may be unable to rent canoes or kayaks.  Please understand that this is for your safety.  For up to date weather forecasts, please call our rental stand at (410) 726 - 3217 or the Assateague Island National Seashore Ranger Station at (410) 641 - 3030.
 
Rental Rates:
Equipment is rented on an hourly basis.  All equipment is rented with the necessary safety equipment.
 
Kayaks:                                             Canoes:
Hourly -       $15                                 Hourly -       $10
Daily -         $45                                 Daily -         $40
Overnight-   $65                                 Overnight -   $60
Weekend-    $80                                 Weekend-     $75

Double Kayak:
Hourly only - $20
 
Bikes:                                                Clam rakes:
Hourly -       $6                                   Hourly -       $3
Daily -         $20                                  Daily -        $10
Overnight-   $30                                  Overnight-   $15
Weekend -   $45                                  Weekend-    $20
 
Paddle Boards:
1 Hour - $25
2 Hours - $40
 
A 10% discount is available for groups of 10 people or more or youth groups.  Weekend Rates: Friday after Noon until Sunday afternoon. 
 
Types of equipment: 
 
Paddle Boards
Our new Surfer boards is the ultimate board for anyone just getting into stand up paddling. Wide, stable and easy, it will get you out on the water and feeling comfortable faster than any other board.
 
Canoes & Kayaks
We rent Old Town polyethylene and Grumman aluminum canoes and single-person Old Town Otter kayaks.  Life jackets and paddles are included in the rental of a canoe/kayak.
 
Bikes
We have standard earth cruisers for adults; and bikes for children. We have a couple of baby seats available, which are $7 an hour for the bikes with this attached. Unfortunately, we do not have any trailers for children at this time.
 
Clam rakes
We have standard clam rakes for rent. 
 
National Park Service Requirements
For more information on park rules and regulations in regards to entrance fees, camping, campfires, pets, backcountry permits, etc. click here
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