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Boat Swap


Rendezvous River Sports offers the most extensive selection of kayaks, canoes, SUP's, rafts, and gear for rent in the intermountain west!  We pride ourselves on the high quality of our rental equipment.  We update all of our boats yearly to make sure we have the newest models from the leading paddlesports companies in the world.  For more details on the brands and models that we carry, click on the item you are interested in below.

Our rentals are very popular, so we recommend you call up and make a reservation as soon as you know your plans.  All rentals are based on a daily pick up and drop off.  June through August, rentals can be picked up at 8am and must be returned by 7pm.  New this season we will be scheduling pick up times for our rentals to help promote efficiency to get you out on the water quicker!  Boat rentals include paddle, PFD, racks & straps (helmet, spray skirt & safety gear if required).

Rentals of 3-6 days receive a 10% discount, a week or more receive a 20% discount.

Kayaks/Canoes  (trailers available for large rentals)

Cost per day

Whitewater Kayak Package $55
Demo Creek Boat (no gear) $35
Demo Play Boat (no gear) $25
Sit-on-Top Kayak (Whitewater or Touring) $45
Canoe Package $50
Touring Kayaks $55 single / $70 tandem
Recreational Kayaks $45 single / $55 tandem
Inflatable Kayaks (duckies) $45 single / $55 tandem
Packrafts $45
Pedal Power Boats $50 single


 Cost per Day

Stand Up Paddle Boards (Inflatable or foam) $50
Stand Up Paddle Boards (Composite) $50
Surf Boards $35


 Cost per Day

Self Bailing Raft 12’ w/6 PFDs $105
Self Bailing Raft 14' or 15' w/8 PFDs $105
Raft w/ frame and trailer $150
Stern Oar Frame $20
Big Horn Frame (center oar frame) $30
Trailer with raft or kayak rental $40


 Cost per Day

Breathable GORE-TEX Dry Suit $45
Wetsuits - Farmer John or Jane $15
Rip Curl Full Wetsuit $20
Kayak/SUP Paddles $10
Canoe Paddles $5
Oar w/blade and sleeve $10
Spray Skirt  $10
Booties $8
Paddle Jacket/Pants $5/$5
Semi Dry Top $10
PFD (Life Jacket) $8
Helmet $5
Gloves or Pogies $5
Drybag $5
Pump $9
Throw Bag $5
Kayak/Canoe Cart $10
Tube w/cover $10


Snake River Canyon near Jackson WY


Whitewater Kayaks -

We carry the latest designs of play boats, creek boats, and river runners from Dagger, Wave Sport, Pyranha, and Jackson Kayak.  Our whitewater kayak package rentals come with paddles from Werner or AT, spray skirts from Snap Dragon, life jackets from Astral, helmets from NRS, splashtops or semi-drytops from Kokatat, and a wetsuit and booties from NRS.  Demo just the boat for $26 or get the whole whitewater package for $55.

Jon Souter going for an airscrew at Lunchcounter in his Project X 56

Play Boats:

Small and manueverable to perform freestyle tricks

2015 rental/demo fleet: all sizes of Dagger Jitsu, Jackson Rockstar, and Pyranha Jed


John Hindman paddling boofing Grace Falls on the Black Canyon of the Bear in his LL Stomper 90

Creek/River runner


River Runner-Creek Boats:

Boats with more volume and length, designed for beginners or to run big whitewater

2015 rental Demo fleet: all sizes of Dagger Mamba, Jackson Karma and Zen, Pyranha Burn III and Shiva. 


Surfing on the Snake in a Dagger Axiom
River Runner: Dagger Axiom 8.5

River Runner-Play Boats:

The inbetween boat.  Bigger than a play boat, smaller than a creek boat.  A great all around boat!

2015 rental/demo fleet: All sizes of Dagger Axiom and Jackson Fun.



Inflatable Kayakers just after hitting Big Kahuna on the Snake River Canyon  

Inflatable Kayak Lessons & Tours (Ducky Trips)

The Inflatable Kayak, or Rubber Duckie, is a unique and exciting way of going down the river for the whole family, with no previous experience necessary.

JHKS Instructor Jon Souter SUPing on the Snake River  

Stand Up Paddleboarding Instruction

Learn the fastest growing watersport in the world.  SUPing is fun for the whole family, come out and learn the skills with our experienced instructors.


Introduction to River Kayak Lessons

If you have never kayaked or have minimal experience in a closed-cockpit boat this is the course for you. This course will give you a solid background of kayaking basics and allow you to have fun on the river.


River Running Kayak Lessons

You have learned the basics and you're ready for more. This course requires a general knowledge of paddle strokes, (forward & back paddling, sweeps, braces and draws) the ability to paddle straight on flat water and familiarity with river features.

JHKS Instructor Taylor Dwyer kayaking on Snake River near Jackson WY  

Women's Specific Lessons

Differences in men’s and women’s learning styles prompted us to design an introductory course for women, taught by women. This course will have you enjoying kayaking in short order. It covers the same material as Introductory Kayaking.

Jon Souter Looping in Burrito, Snake River WY  

Freestyle Kayak Lessons

If you are feeling comfortable in holes and surfing, you're ready for Freestyle. You will need a reliable whitewater roll and have the ability to confidently front and side surf small waves and holes.

JHKS Rolling Pool  

Rolling Lessons

We offer multiple options for practicing the kayak roll no matter what your experience level. We can give you private instruction in our outdoor pool any day June-September, or you can take one of our group lessons during the winter/spring months in the indoor pool.

Put in for the Grand Canyon October 2010  

Rafting Lessons & Tours

Learn to row a raft down the river, or enjoy a scenic raft trip on the Snake River with your favorite people.

Salmon River Multisport Trip  

Salmon River Idaho Multi-day, Multi Sport River Trip

Jackson Hole Kayak School and Salmon River Rafting Company have joined up to create a multisport overnight adventure on the Main Salmon for 2013. It will be a 5 day, 4 night raft supported river trip for any novice through expert Kayaker, SUPer, Rafter, or Inflatable Kayaker.

American Canoe Association  

ACA Kayak Instructor Certification Courses

ACA Instructors Course and updates will help you keep you up on your personal boating skills as well as help you learn modern kayak instructional progressions, philosophpies and teaching techniques.

American Canoe Association  


ACA SUP Instructor Certification Courses

ACA Instructors Course and updates will help you keep you up on your personal boating skills as well as help you learn modern kayak instructional progressions, philosophpies and teaching techniques.


American Canoe Association  

ACA Safety & Rescue Courses

If you paddle long enough you will be involved a rescue situation. The ability to quickly and efficiently respond to a rescue situation is a skill that you as a paddler should have. There is no time like now to bring your rescue skills to a higher level.


Reservations, Cancellations & Refunds                                                                                                                  

Payment in full is due for all reservation. Cancellations more than 48hours in advance will receive a full refund less a $25 handling fee - No refund will be given for late cancellations. For overnight tours cancellations must be made 7 days in advance. If a course or tour is canceled and we cannot provide a suitable alternative we will provide a full refund. Schedules and prices are subject to change.

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider



Rentals – Kayaks, Canoes, Rafts, Boards & Accessories