Policies

A Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement along with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card is required to hold as a security deposit for any rental.  You may pay with any method you wish.

Kayaking Age Requirements:

Over 18 – Rent with signed waiver.
Under 18 – May be in a solo kayak on water alone with signed waiver by parent or guardian.
Under 16 – May be in a solo kayak accompanied on water by parent or guardian with signed waiver by parent or guardian.
Under 13 – Rent with signed waiver by parent or guardian, accompanied by parent or guardian on a tandem watercraft.

Kayaking Weight Requirements:

Minimum weight requirement is 35 pounds.
Maximum weight limit is 325 pounds for solo kayaks and 575 pounds for tandem kayaks.

Standup Paddleboard Age Requirements:

Over 18 – Rent with signed waiver.
Age 16-17 – May go out on a stand up paddle board on the water alone, but parent or guardian must sign waiver.

Lifejackets must stay on, zipped and clipped at all times (inappropriate PFD use may result in rental termination without a refund).

Water sports require good judgment and focus. Customers suspected of intoxication will be asked to leave without a rental and/or refund.

Watercraft rentals cease when the average wind speed reaches 20 mph (Small Craft Advisory) and any water craft still on the water will be called in.

In the event inclement weather Bay Venture Outfitters will close and remain closed until 30 minutes have passed since the last lightning flash and/or last thunder clap.

Footwear is strongly recommended for rentals.

Late Return:
A fifteen (15) minute grace period is allowed for time overages, beyond that renters will be charged for a FULL additional hour.