Our Kayaks are available to hire year round (when we are open!) from our HQ or directly from St Helen’s beach between the months of May and September.


Tackt-Isle @ the beach!

Between the dates of May 1st – September 30th 10.00-17.00 every day depending on the weather.
We have a rental ‘set up’ on St Helens Beach next to the old church and public car park.
We hire kayaks, SUPs, and canoes directly from there. Prices can be found on our tariff page.

See our Tariff page for prices

Our kayaks

Single sit on top kayaks:

Bic Sports Bilbao

The Bit Sports Bilbao is an adult intermediate boat that is great for our Splash Sessions but really excels in the Explorer sessions.

With its V shaped hull it glides through the water in a straight line, a bit more effort is required to spin this kayak on the spot. Its wheel at the stern allows easy solo entry into the water.

Tootega Plus 95

The Tootega is ideal for any age and ability and perfect for our Splash Sessions and Explorers. Its hull is designed to spin around on the spot with little resistance without restricting forward thrust. Its built in luggage compartment allows you to take those essential on short excursions around the coast.

Bic Sports Ouassou

The Bic Sports Ouassou is an adult beginner boat great for splash sessions. Purpose built for beach play, this kayak is stable and allows you to splash about all day long. The stern handles let you hang on and swim and allow easy access on board.

Perception Triumph

An adult intermediate boat that is built for distance paddle such as our Explorer and Tourer sessions.

Learn and understand the art of distance kayaking in this streamline sit on top kayak.

With a distinct hull chine and an upswept flared bow, the Triumph 13 will cut through chop and deliver a stable and predictable ride.

Double kayaks:

Bic Sports Trinidad

A beginner double kayak that has 2 forward facing adult seats and one rear facing child’s seat. This double kayak is ideal for Splash Sessions or Explorer sessions. The flat bottom of this kayak makes it quick and easy to spin around. Its wide base gives it great stability for relaxing and mucking around on and its low sides make it easy to get in and out of.

Bic sports Tobaygo

A beginner or intermediate kayak that has 2 forward facing adult seats and a saddle seat perfect for children.

The V shaped hull keeps the kayak tracking in a straight line; combine that with its luggage space making it ideal to go on a little family adventure on our Explorer package.

Sit in sea kayaks:

Perception Spectrum

An adult intermediate sea kayak designed for distance paddling on the sea.

This style of kayak helps you engage your whole body in to the stroke so the kayak can be propelled forward with ease. Its length and V shaped hull keep this kayak is one of the most stable sit in sea kayaks out there which allows you to journey and practice your paddle strokes without going for a swim.

Hire locations

We have our own slipway which makes it easy for you to launch and recover your hired kit (tide dependent). If you hire at low tide, we can take your hired kit to the beach on our trailer.

During the summer months (May – September weather dependent) we will be setting up camp on the beautiful St Helens beach with selected paddle kit throughout the day for anyone to hire directly from the shore then straight into the water.

For a small additional delivery fee we are able to drop kit to you. Please note that at peak times this won’t always be possible.

Included in the hire:

  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash top
  • Small dry bag
  • Route card
  • Paddles
  • Leash (paddle boards only)
  • Back rests (kayaks only)

Kit list: 

  • A swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • A pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Water/splash proof watch
  • Mobile phone, a way of keeping in contact with you

To avoid disappointment, there are a few rules…

  • Kit will only be hired to adults over the age of 18. Children MUST be accompanied on the water by an adult if using the kit.
  • ID is required and retained by Tackt-Isle for the duration of the hire
  • Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times whilst on the water
Terms & Conditions
See our Tariff page for Prices