Canoes, Sit on tops, Recreational, Whitewater and Sea Kayaks are available, although there is no guarantee on specific models available for hire.


Hire Rates

To make a hire booking, call in-store or phone us on 03 - 9857 0110



Boats to be hired are collected from the shop address  Payment of hire fees will occur before goods are taken from the premises, and customers accept, upon payment of the fees, the conditions listed here.


All craft and gear is maintained at a suitable and safe standard. Customers accept that craft and gear be returned in the same condition, clean and undamaged, and that goods not fitting this description may incur a further cleaning and maintenance charge. Other charges are listed under Liability deposit heading. Canoes Plus do not accept any liability for unsuitable use of craft or gear, nor do they accept liability for any use of craft or gear beyond the hirers capability.


No refunds for cancellations but a Canoes Plus credit (valid for 6 months) will be issued from initial scheduled pick up date. Canoes Plus has the right to cancel any hire if we deem conditions unsafe in this instance a full refund will be given. 


The hire fee includes craft, paddles, and PFD (life jacket). Extra accessories are available at a further charge. For booking to be confirmed full payment is required prior to hire.

Liability Deposit

A Credit Card is required as a liability deposit for all hires. The information must be left upon collection of hire equipment, regardless of the length of hire period.  All payments must be made in full before gear is taken.  The onus is on the hirer to treat all craft and accessories with respect and responsibility.  Damage and/or loss of goods will be assessed upon return and the appropriate amount deducted from the Credit card. Should the equipment not be returned due to loss or sustain severe damage the hirer must pay full replacement costs.  A Drivers Licence is also required for presentation prior to goods leaving the premise. 


  • Do not paddle alone
  • Always wear your PFD (life jacket) when in a boat
  • Always inspect rapids or dangerous areas before-hand
  • Wear sensible clothing according to the season
  • Wear Sturdy footwear such as neoprene boots or runners
  • Do not paddle in waters above your standard
  • Lift, do not drag craft over rocks and gravel areas
  • Research your trip before you go!