Welcome to Russell Beach Hire
We hire Kayaks, Catamarans, Paddleboards, Rowboats and more...
This the place in the Bay of Islands to hire Kayaks, Catamarans and Paddleboards, Rowboats with outboards, Dry Bags, Boogie Boards, Masks + Snorkels and Fishing Rods.
We have a couple of 14ft Hobie Catamarans, a growing collection of Single and Double sit-on Kayaks, a handful of Paddleboards and a couple 10-12 foot Rowboats with small outboards*. We have plenty go took of our other hire items that include Mask and Snorkel sets, Boogie Boards, Fishing Rods with a tackle box and Dry Bags.
* Catamarans, Kayaks and Rowboats are only available to hire for use from Russell (Kororareka) Beach
So what’s the weather like? Sunny, warm to very hot and generally settled weather during our warm spring and hot Summer months. Russell (Kororareka) Beach gets a wind changes from on-shore South East through to off-shore North Easterly in the early afternoon. This makes for great catamaran sailing weather right through the summer. This weather makes it ideal for kayaking and paddle boarding from early morning to explore the sheltered bays and inlets. All of these are very safe and close to Russell town nd beach.
No better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water!
Hobie 14 catamarans: Try sailing on one of our hire. Go solo or with a friend and enjoy the thrill of catamaran sailing.
Kayaks: We have Single and Double sit-on Kayaks which allow you explore the safe sheltered waters near to Russell. So much to see and do; just ask!
Paddleboards: Get on a Paddleboard from Russell Beach or Long (Oneroa) Beach. These fun and easy to water toys are very safe and ideal to use in our sheltered bays and sandy beaches. Try our free lesson and get confident on a Paddleboard in Russell soon!
Other Hire Items
A little more about the hire of Kayaks, Catamarans and Paddleboards. And Rowboats
It can be in the beautiful water and beaches that are the Russell (Kororareka) in the Bay of Islands New Zealand. Our range of water sports hire items include items we hope will suit all tastes, budgets and fun or excitement levels for your holiday in Russell.
- Have you heard about our long stay hire option? Free delivery to your accommodation for some items hired for longer than one day. Ask about our generous discounts for even longer hires.
Please check out our Fleet Page for our full range of water sports hire equipment and the hire costs. We hope to see you on the beach in the beautiful Bay of Islands town of Russell we call home sometime soon.
The Weather and Sea Conditions are very important....
If you’re going to hire kayaks, catamarans and paddleboards and rowboats along with other water based activities then the weather and seas conditions are very important
We know the weather plays a very important role when on the water and we always treat it with the utmost respect it deserves.
To help our planning for a day on the water we use a combination AccuWeather (the Russell land based hourly forecasting), the regularly updated Met Service Bay of Islands Recreational marine forecast and the tides for the Russell area.
Tides play an important part when considering a beach landing in the Bay of Islands. The distance between low and high tide can be as much as 20 metres.
Help or assistance for anything on the water around Russell is a call on the VHF Channel 63 (9am to 7pm) to Russell Radio. These guys update weather forecast every few hours and their friendly service and many years experience is just a call away.
Please always use your common sense when on the water. If the weather or sea conditions change then seek seek suitable shelter.