Kayak Rentals and Gear Rentals - SierraRios

FOR YOUR OWN PADDLING ADVENTURE

Equipment is available to rent in Chiapas, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Ethiopia, and Myanmar for folks joining SierraRios trips and for members.

General camping gear (tents, sleeping bags, Therm-a-rests, Paco Pads, camp chairs) and paddling gear (PFDs, paddle jackets, helmets) are available in both Chiapas and Peru. Listings of specific kayaks, rafts, frames, and paddles available can be viewed at the Chiapas, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Ethiopia, and Myanmar webpages. Note that if you are contracting full Outfitting Services, it includes rafts, frames, kayaks and paddles. Rental pricing is shown below in the table. Note explanations of each item and policies on deposits and damages below. If interested in reserving something, send an email listing your name, items requested, river to be paddled, and dates needed to rocky-at-sierrarios.org: RESERVE.

RENTAL PRICING TABLE
all prices in USD
#days:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 - 25 - 30 40 50
Boats
kayak (G1)* $30 60 84 108 132 150 168 186 204 222 240 258 276 294 306 318 330 342 354 366 378 - 426 - 480 570 660
kayak (G2)* $25 50 70 90 110 125 140 155 170 185 200 215 230 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 - 355 - 400 475 550
kayak (G3)* $20 40 56 72 88 100 112 124 136 148 160 172 184 196 204 212 220 228 236 244 252 - 284 - 320 380 440
paddle (G1)* $8 14 21 26 30 34 37 40 42 45 47 50 52 54 56 58 59 61 62 64 66 - 72 - 80 96 112
paddle (G2)* $5 9 13 16 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 - 45 - 50 60 70
raft (16')* $60 120 168 216 264 300 336 372 408 444 480 516 552 588 612 636 660 684 708 732 756 - 852 - 960 1140 1320
frame (full)* $30 60 84 108 132 150 168 186 204 222 240 258 276 294 306 318 330 342 354 366 378 - 426 - 480 570 660
cat tubes (16')* $40 80 112 144 176 200 224 248 272 296 320 344 368 392 408 424 440 456 472 488 504 - 568 - 640 760 880
cat frame* $40 80 112 144 176 200 224 248 272 296 320 344 368 392 408 424 440 456 472 488 504 - 568 - 640 760 880
Group Camp
full kitchen* $40 80 112 144 176 200 224 248 272 296 320 344 368 392 408 424 440 456 472 488 504 - 568 - 640 760 880
water system* $15 30 42 54 66 75 84 93 102 111 120 129 138 147 153 159 165 171 177 183 189 - 213 - 240 285 330
SP box* $20 40 56 72 88 100 112 124 136 148 160 172 184 196 204 212 220 228 236 244 252 - 284 - 320 380 440
first aid (major) $10 20 28 36 44 50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92 98 102 106 110 114 118 122 126 - 142 - 160 190 220
Paddle Gear
spray skirt $5 9 13 16 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 - 45 - 50 60 70
PFD $5 9 13 16 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 - 45 - 50 60 70
helmet $3 5 8 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 25 - 27 - 30 36 42
drybag $5 9 13 16 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 - 45 - 50 60 70
paddle jacket $5 9 13 16 19 21 23 25 27 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 - 45 - 50 60 70
drytop $10 18 26 32 38 42 46 50 53 56 59 62 65 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 - 90 - 100 120 140
drysuit $25 45 65 80 95 105 115 125 133 140 148 155 163 170 175 180 185 190 195 200 205 - 225 - 250 300 350
Personal Camp
tent (2-person)* $6 11 16 19 23 25 28 30 32 34 35 37 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 - 54 - 60 72 84
tent (4-person)* $8 14 21 26 30 34 37 40 42 45 47 50 52 54 56 58 59 61 62 64 66 - 72 - 80 96 112
Therm-a-Rest* $6 11 16 19 23 25 28 30 32 34 35 37 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 - 54 - 60 72 84
sleeping bag $3 5 8 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 25 - 27 - 30 36 42
small stove $3 5 8 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 25 - 27 - 30 36 42
Paco Pad (1.5") $6 11 16 19 23 25 28 30 32 34 35 37 39 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 - 54 - 60 72 84
camp chair $3 5 8 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 24 25 - 27 - 30 36 42

* G1 kayak : refers to "Grade 1", which is a current model or very recent model kayak in excellent shape. Kayak rentals include a paddle of similar grade. A G1 paddle refers to a kayak paddle with MSRP >$200.

* G2 kayak : refers to "Grade 2", which is an older model kayak in excellent shape or a recent model kayak with a repair. Kayak rentals include a paddle of similar grade. A G2 paddle refers to a kayak paddle with MSRP <$200.

* Raft : refers to a 16' SierraRios self-bailer raft or 16' Rocky Mountain self-bailer raft, but could be a 14' or 13' raft as well. 13' rafts are discounted 10% from the normal price.

* Frame : includes an NRS frame, NRS oarlocks, straps, cargo net, three 9' or 10' oars (Cataract or Carlisle), a pair of oar rights, and 1-2 coolers or dryboxes. Frames for the 16' self-bailers are Compact Outfitter, NRS Bighorn I , or NRS Bighorn II (all are 88" long; 66" wide - this width is best with 9' oars). Frames for the catarafts are NRS Universal (108" long; 66" wide) or Top Cat (120" long; 72" wide; only one footbar; best with 10' oars).

* Cataraft : refers to 14' or 16' tubes, while the frame is a Top Cat (120" long; 72" wide; only one footbar; best with 10' oars), NRS Universal (108" long; 66" wide) or Sport Cat type (88" long; 66" wide).

* Full kitchen : includes 2 large folding tables; 1 roll-a-table; 2 coolers/dryboxes with a set of pots, pans, serving bowls, cutting boards, bowls, plates, cups, utensils, knives; 1 large Dutch oven; 2 lanterns + extra D batteries; 1 machete; 1 large thermos; 1 French press; 2 two-burner stoves; 2 propane tank(s), 1 dish drying bag; 1 rain tarp (16' NRS river wing or 16' Kelty Noah's tarp); 1 extra tarp; 3 dishwash tubs; 2 handwash systems; 2 handwash buckets (5 gal); 1 toilet; 1 shovel

* Water purification system : includes 1 Katadyn Expedition filter; 1 water purification kit (droppers, alum, bleach); 1 NRS tuff-sack drybag; 2 water collection buckets (5 gal); 2 clear water jugs (20L); 2 water bags (20L);

* SP box : "Sat Phone and Solar Panels" is a 20mm rocket box that includes 1 Inmarsat satellite phone (one minute voice or two texts included per day of rental; beyond that it's $1.50/minute voice or $.50 per text); 1 Goal Zero Sherpa100 charger/inverter; 2 Nomad20 solar panels; The sat phone works in the entire canyon (it uses a geostationary satellite over the equator) and calls/texts can be to anywhere in the world. The Goal Zero system allows recharging any device on standard AC plugs.

* Tent : is generally a Marmot 2-man or Slumberjack 2-man self-standing variety; the 4-man tents are either Slumberjack, Marmot, SierraDesigns or MountainSmith

* Therm-a-Rest : is generally a 1.5" inflatable Therm-a-rest or equivalent with a chair kit or lounger kit


Kayaks available in Chiapas. Paddle jackets available in Chiapas.

CARE:
You are expected to care for the item and not damage it. Hard bangs while kayaking (such as hitting rocks while dropping falls at Agua Azul) can easily crack kayaks. Paddle blades can be cracked or broken. IKs may develop punctures. You will be responsible for damage.

LOCATIONS:
In Chiapas, kayaks may be stored in Palenque or Frontera. Some are available all year. Others may be available only during the prime season (Dec-Apr). In Peru, kayaks will be stored in Lima, Huaraz, Cusco, or Arequipa. If any kayak or equipment is neded on a SierraRios trip, it may not be available to rent.

DEPOSIT:
A damage/loss deposit may be requested in some cases (varies depending on the likelihood of damage/loss). This deposit will be returned once the gear is returned and assessed for damage. Larger deposits can be made by PayPal or credit card [see Payments], or leaving an item of similar value (e.g. a Macbook) at the rental location. Reversing credit card or PayPal charges can be done with no fees within 30 days. If your rental is longer, you'll have to cover the extra reversal fee. PayPal "gift" transfers can be reversed at any time with no fee.

RENTAL PERIOD:
You are assessed rental charges from the time of day you pick up an item to the same time of day when you return them (for rentals of <7 days). For rentals >7 days, the pick-up day is not counted. All items must be returned clean. Don't leave mud/dirt/grime or extra fees will be assessed.

DAMAGED/LOST ITEMS:
If the item is not returned, the deposit will be retained in addition to the rental fee. You must pay for any damage that you were responsible for. Upon return of an item, you will be asked to declare if any damage occurred while you were using it. If you fail to declare damage which is assessed later, you will be charged 2X the damage fees below. [suggestion: don't lie, declare all damage up front]

lost kayak: MSRP (G1), $800 (G2), $600 (G3)
crack or hole in kayak: $250 (G1), $200 (G2), $150 (G3)
lost/broken paddle: MSRP of paddle ($335 Werner Sherpa or AT Eddy; $235 Player or AT glass; $140 Rio)
large crack in paddle (repairable): $150 (G1), $60 (G2)
small crack in paddle: $75 (G1), $30 (G2)
punctured IK or raft: $100 (small puncture); $200-300 (larger puncture); MSRP (blown from over-inflation)
blown gaskets: $80 neck; $40 each wrist
torn tent/jacket: 10-50% MSRP depending on damage
returned wet/dirty: $30-150 per item depending on how bad
 
KAYAK AVAILABILITY:
See the Peru and Chiapas pages for a listing of equipment.

RIVERS TO CONSIDER:
It's best to get a guidebook to the region you're interested in and use that to figure out your plan. Or you can check out some of the bigger raft-support rivers to consider paddling (note a local guide is required to venture into the Lacanjá, and strongly recommended for the Jataté and Usumacinta):

Various rivers in Chiapas (summary/slideshows)
More info: rivers in Chiapas (summaries- MayanWhitewater)

RÍo Marañon: the Grand Canyon of the Amazon ** Río Usumacinta: Sacred Monkey River of the Maya
412 miles, class IV, 24-40 days ** 88 miles, class II-III, 6-10 days
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Río Pampas-Apurimac: Big Clean Undammed
** Río Lacanjá-Lacantún: Pristine Maya Jungle
240 miles, class IV, 7-12 days ** 86-112 miles, class III-IV, 6-12 days
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Other rivers in Chiapas


PERU
There are numerous other paddling options in Peru, including the Marañon, Colca, Cotahuasi, Apurimac, Pampas-Apurimac or Urubamba. Other runs are described by Kurt Casey at www.PeruWhitewater.com.

GOAL:
SierraRios realizes that many people love to enjoy free-flowing rivers, but these rivers are threatened by dams and pollution. You must agree with SierraRios' conservation goals and take some steps toward protection of the river you experience. You are encouraged to explore, enjoy, and then make the clean free-flowing river known: share photos, write articles, post trip reports on boater forums, email everyone you know, and tell friends! [SierraRios expects to see trip reports posted or published] Only by developing appreciation of these rivers will they be protected from dams and pollution!!!



RESERVATIONS:
To make a rental reservation, click RESERVE and write the item(s) you'd like to rent, when you'd like to rent them, what river you are intending to paddle, and the calculated price and deposit. You may be requested to make two money transfers: one for the rental amount, and the other for the deposit (preferably PayPal or credit card). To make your payments/donations, see the options at PAYMENTS