WATERSPORTS RENTALS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SALIDA

DVK has all of your inflatable watercraft needs covered.  We have inflatable kayak rentals, raft rentals, paddleboard rentals, and of course, PFDs and paddles. We want everyone to share our love of the Arkansas River by experiencing it by whichever method you prefer. It may be a float tube today, a SUP tomorrow, or a Class IV-V raft trip with an experienced guide down Pine Creek.

FLOAT TUBE RENTAL
Rent a float tube to use in the Salida river park, or utilize our Arkansas river shuttle service to get your vehicle upstream or down to one of the nearby AHRA (Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area) access points to avoid the walk, and see the beautiful Arkansas Valley float on by. Tubes are the most basic of watercraft, and they have the least amount of performance of any of our rentals. They are the simplest way to go for a leisurely float, but also the least maneuverable. All rentals include a PFD (personal flotation device) and a helmet. Other accessories are available as add-ons.

Many people will take tubes and do laps in the Salida river park using the Riverside Walking path, while others may venture to go for a point to point float from an access point. PFD and Helmet included.

Half Day Float Tube (3 hrs)
$7.50

Full Day Float Tube (6 hrs)
$15

SUP RENTAL
Rent a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) for high mountain lake touring, river surfing, or flatwater cruising the local lakes and reservoirs. Whether you are seeking adventure down the rapids, or just want to go for a leisurely cruise down one of the calmer stretches of the Arkansas River near Salida. We have a variety of paddleboard rentals for your needs. Please let us know if you will require tie down straps for your paddleboard/s as well as any of the other available add-ons. If you would like to utilize our Arkansas river shuttle service we will need your keys and an idea of where to hide them for you at the other end of your adventure. If you’re not too confident in your river running abilities please ask us about our expert instructors providing group and private lessons. As always PFD (Personal Flotation Device), Helmet, Paddle, Leash are also included in the cost of the rental.

SUP rentals for flatwater, river running, lakes, and reservoirs. Pick your board, and let us know how we can help! Shuttles and all ability level Lessons also available.

Half Day SUP (4 hrs)
$35

Full Day SUP (8 hrs)
$60

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SUP Rental Arkansas River

SUPSQUATCH ‘MEGA’ SUP RENTAL (6+ PERSONS)
Do you want the fastest multi-person craft on the river? This could be just the board for you. With room for 6 comfortably and many many more if you just want a floating lake dock. These boards will accelerate you faster than any other paddle powers craft on the river. An experienced SUP captain is a must, and don’t be afraid to take a knee when paddling through the rough stuff. If you want an experienced SUP captain we have guided tours available as well.

* This rental includes 2 PFDs, Helmets, and Paddles.
* Any additional persons equipment would be available add-ons
* As well as Arkansas River Shuttles.
* Tie down straps (often wise to just deflate it at the end of your trip, just don’t drag it around!).
* Dry bags large and small.

Mega SUPs are the fastest and smoothest way to move down the river, just don’t expect your friends to keep up! Tours available, and fun is guaranteed on these boards, the hardest part is to stop laughing and smiling long enough to run the rapids without falling off. Ask about transportation and shuttles for your adventure.

Half Day 6-Person Supsquatch ‘Mega’ SUP (3 hrs)
$100

Multi-Person Paddle Board Rental Arkansas River

9′ MINI ME RAFT RENTAL
The Hyside Mini-Me and Mini Max raft rentals are small, maneuverable, light, and incredibly stable! These boats will take care of you, all you have to do is keep them straight and paddle hard. This is a great way to get into self-guided rafting and whitewater. Suitable for 2-4 passengers comfortably these boats can take you, your friends (furry ones included) on an amazing tour of whatever section of the Arkansas River you decide to paddle. Each boat includes PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), Helmets, and Paddles enough for 2 people. If you would like additional equipment, tie down straps, dry bags, and Arkansas River Shuttles we also have those available as add-ons. Let the Mini rafts take you for a memorable adventure in a safe and stable yet supremely playful manner. Available at our Salida Rental Location, or Nathrop by request!

Mini Me and Mini Max Rental Rafts are the most fun, smallest, and most maneuverable multi-person crafts available. Perfect for 2-4 people or furry companions. These boats are stable and forgiving, yet playful and incredibly entertaining to paddle.

Full Day 9′ Mini Me Raft (8 hrs)
$120

10′ MINI ME RAFT RENTAL
The Hyside Mini-Me and Mini Max raft rentals are small, maneuverable, light, and incredibly stable! These boats will take care of you, all you have to do is keep them straight and paddle hard. This is a great way to get into self-guided rafting and whitewater. Suitable for 2-4 passengers comfortably these boats can take you, your friends (furry ones included) on an amazing tour of whatever section of the Arkansas River you decide to paddle. Each boat includes PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), Helmets, and Paddles enough for 2 people. If you would like additional equipment, tie down straps, dry bags, and Arkansas River Shuttles we also have those available as add-ons. Let the Mini rafts take you for a memorable adventure in a safe and stable yet supremely playful manner. Available at our Salida Rental Location, or Nathrop by request!

Mini Me and Mini Max Rental Rafts are the most fun, smallest, and most maneuverable multi-person crafts available. Perfect for 2-4 people or furry companions. These boats are stable and forgiving, yet playful and incredibly entertaining to paddle.

Full Day 10′ Mini Me Raft (8 hrs)
$120

12 FT SELF-BAILING PADDLE RAFT RENTAL
We have full size paddle rafts available for rent at our Nathrop office, or by request in Salida. Please be specific as to how many passengers you will need equipment for as each rental only includes PFDs, Helmets, and Paddles enough for 2. If you need additional equipment such as: Tie Down Straps, Sweep Kit (1st Aid, Repair, Pump), Full size pump, Dry bags (Small or Large), Throwbags, Wetsuits and Boots, or additional passenger PPE (Personal Protective Equipment – PFD, Helmet, Paddle). Please reserve it with your raft rental so that we can be sure to have it readily available. We also have Arkansas River Shuttles available and plenty of good info to steer you towards the right section for your ability. If this sounds too complicated, a guided trip may be a much easier and safer option for you.

Full Size Paddle Rafts available for rent includes all necessary equipment for 2 and everything you might need is also available. Please be sure that you have an experienced boat captain and qualified paddlers for your desired section. If there is any doubt, ask about daily guided raft trips on all sections of the Arkansas River.

Full Day Paddle Raft
$149
(additional days – $119 each)

12 FT SELF-BAILING FISHING OAR RAFT RENTAL + TRAILER
We have fishing rafts, with trailers, available for rent at our Nathrop office, or by request in Salida.

Full Day 12 ft. Self Bailing Fishing Oar Raft Rental + Trailer (8 hrs)
$375

INFLATABLE KAYAK RENTAL
Inflatable Kayaks (IK or ducky) are a super fun and safe way to navigate the Arkansas River.  The Hyside Paddilac I that we use are the most stable and durable personal crafts on the market. Appropriate for people of all shapes, sizes and ability levels, these boats are top of the line, and they perform better than any other duckies on the river. If you want to run whitewater, or just go for a leisurely float this is the craft for you. Often they make a great companion craft to stand up paddle boarders due to their added gear capacity.

A double-sided paddle, PFD (Personal Flotation Device), and Helmet are included in the cost, and we also have available our Arkansas River Shuttle service to assist you in getting to and from your access points as well as tie-down straps, and dry bags as add-ons if you need them.

Double Duckies Paddilac II is the same stable craft with 2 seats and 3 more feet in length for either another person or more gear or perhaps a cooler.

Our Paddilac Kayaks are the very best inflatable kayaks on the market, and will provide you with the safest, most stable, secure, and fun of any inflatable kayak rental you will find on the Arkansas River. These boats are the best PWC (Personal Water Craft) available in the world!

Half Day Inflatable Kayak (4 hrs)
$30

Full Day Inflatable Kayak (8 hrs)
$50

Half Day Inflatable Tandem Kayak (4 hrs)
$50

Full Day Inflatable Tandem Kayak (8 hrs)
$95

BOOGIE BOARD RENTAL
Hire a boogie board.

Half Day Boogie Board (3 hrs)
$20

Boogie Board Rental Arkansas River

LONGBOARD RENTAL
Looking for some extra activity off the water? Hire a longboard.

2 hr Longboard
$7.50

Half Day Longboard (4 hrs)
$15

PFD (PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE) RENTAL
Need an extra PFD or two? We’ve got you covered!

Full Day PFD Rental
$***

PFD & HELMET RENTAL
Need a PFD and helmet for your adventures on the water? We’ve got you covered!

Full Day PFD and Helmet Rental
$***

WETSUIT & BOOTS RENTAL
Stay warm on the cooler days with a wetsuit and rafting booties.

Full Day Wetsuit and Boots Rental
$***

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Great day on the river tagging along w/ Will and his raft group. Water was a whitewater challenge....got me once. Thanks again for the shuttle and the wild afternoon on the Arkansas.

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