The Kayak Shack, Chester

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding · Kayaking / Canoeing
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We have several trips and routes available starting at our location in Chester's front harbour. Explore the hidden beauty of the local islands or take a coastal trip along the many little inlets. During your adventure, you can stop for lunch at ocean front restaurants like the Galley, the Sea Side Shanty or the Rope Loft.



All rental clients receive comprehensive personalized instruction and a briefing covering basic safety. Our briefing sessions familiarize you with the waters around Chester and with the equipment we provide to maximize your experience. We would be glad to transport kayaks to your location for an additional transportation and delivery fee. Rental equipment is available from our address at 106 Duke Street/89 Water Street in Chester, NS.



All our kayaks are fitted with retractable rudders or skegs and have 2 water tight compartments. Their bright colours are for safety purposes. Our policy is to replace equipment every year, so you'll be using the best and newest equipment available.





Kayak Shack Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. - 7 p.m., May 15th to October 15th, 7 days a week, weather permitting.

For reservations and information, please call (902) 980-0522

Reservations are suggested at least 24 hours in advance

Kayak Tours start in the front harbour of Chester at 89 Water Street
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  • We had four friends visiting from Australia ( first time in Nova Scotia). They really wanted to have a kayaking experience, while here. Catherine at the Kayak Shack could not have been more... 
    We had four friends visiting from Australia ( first time in Nova Scotia). They really wanted to have a kayaking experience, while here. Catherine at the Kayak Shack could not have been more...  more »
  • A group of six of us hired three double kayaks for a two hour tour around Chester. It only cost us $45 CAD plus tax per Kayak - we thought AMAZING value for high quality comfortable kayaks and all... 
    A group of six of us hired three double kayaks for a two hour tour around Chester. It only cost us $45 CAD plus tax per Kayak - we thought AMAZING value for high quality comfortable kayaks and all...  more »
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  • Piers was very much safety oriented. He checked weather forecast before offering us kayak rent. We received detailed safety instructions of what to do on the water. In addition we got details about area and where we can paddle. Kayaks and other equipment seems to be new and in great condition. Safety vests very comfortable. Kayaks also equipped with rudder which makes steering very easy even for inexperienced paddlers. Great experience and lots of area to paddle and explore.
  • Relaxed friendly owner, Piers, fit us in on a busy day. Self guided or organized with a guide, the kayak shack provides the gear and knowledge for a great outting. Kayaks are clean and in good repair. A route is reviewed as you can take your own self guided tour. Tours are also provided including a tour of the famous oak Island. Bring your phone because when we went the door was closed and we texted him. He responded within 5 minutes and we arranged a rental for the following day. Cash or e transfer only. Highly recommended for a relaxing paddle on the Atlantic.

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