Looking for something different to do with your spare time? Kayaking is an enjoyable activity for anyone seeking a little bit of time to unwind, explore, play, exercise or cruise the river at their own speed. Unfortunately Kayaks are quite expensive to buy - the cheapest water-worthy ones will set you back around $300. Thankfully at About Bike Hire you can hire kayaks for just a fraction of the cost.
ABH has single and double kayaks starting from $16 for an hour and only $65 for a whole day. The Kayaks are all good quality builds from well respected brands Finn, Dolphinn, Gizmo, Malibu and Pacific. They have kayaks for many different uses including touring, performance and fishing.
The touring and fishing kayaks are built for stability and are very hard to roll over unintentionally (statement is void if your mates are around). The touring comes in a two-seater option - perfect for romantic, adventurous and fun paddles around Heirison Island or for young kids to paddle with the safety of parents on board.
ABH operates from the Point Fraser Reserve Carpark, just two minutes from the city. You can kayak as far as your time allocation allows - however for one hour you have to stick around the Heirisson Island area to the first upstream bridge.
Kayak hire is a great way to have cheap fun or exercise, however a lot of people have that idea over the summer holidays so its wise to book in advance. Outside of the Christmas break, you can usually just rock up on the day though.
The hire shop has safe holds for all your non-waterproof belongings too. A small refundable bond and photo ID is required to make sure you don't paddle off with the yak, but all in all it's one of the best cheap ways to have fun and try something you may have never experienced otherwise. The only downside is afterwards you'll be tempted to buy a kayak for yourself!