Sailboats, Kayaks, Windurfing Equipment, and Paddleboards

Cal Adventures offers hourly rentals for sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, and standup paddleboarding. We also offer passes for those who plan to rent often (the 2 Month Rental Pass and Adventureship Pass). For all renters, we operate a rescue motor boat for those who require assistance returning to the dock. All rentals are subject to on site staff approval given the individuals water experience as well as weather, wind, and sea conditions.


Who Can Rent?

Generally, rentals are available to anyone that has taken and passed our sailing (both basic and intermediate), windsurfing, sea kayaking and standup paddle boarding classes. If you have not taken our classes, you can do what we call a “Checkout.” Checkouts are skills tests for experienced boaters that would like to test out of our classes so that they can rent our boats. See below for more info on Checkouts.


Rental Fees

Wetsuits, spray jackets and PFD included with rental price. Please bring photo ID to rent equipment.

Equipment Member Hourly Non Member Hourly
Paddleboard $15 $20
Windsurf $15 $20
Kayak (single) $15 $20
Kayak (double) $20 $25
Sailboat (up to 2 participants) $20 $25
Sailboat (additional participant) $5 $5


UCAC Hours of Operation

Spring Hours: March 5, 2016 – May 29, 2016:

  • Monday – Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 12pm – 30 minutes before sunset
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 30 minutes before sunset

Summer Hours: June 1, 2016 – Sept. 4, 2016

  • Monday – Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 3pm – 30 minutes before sunset
  • Friday: 12pm- 30 minutes before sunset
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 30 minutes before sunset
  • Closed every Fourth of July
  • Limited hours during Berkeley Kite Festival (UCAC closes at noon)

Fall Hours: September 9 – November 13, 2016

  • Monday – Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 12pm – 30 minutes before sunset
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 30 minutes before sunset

Winter Hours

  • Closed November 24 – February 26
Irregular Open Hours Due To Low Tides
Rental Passes

We offer two passes for those that will be renting often: 1) a two month pass that is good for renting any of our equipment over a two month period; and 2) the Adventureship pass, which is good for unlimited rentals for two consecutive semesters, plus free registration to any of our core boating classes over the same period of time.

Pass Type Member Non Member Details
Two Month Pass $100 $130 Min. Age 14
Adventureship $325 $525 Learn More


Rental Notes
  • Rental passes are sold only at the UC Aquatic Center. We do not accept credit cards at this time. CASH OR CHECK ONLY!
  • Location:UC Aquatic Center


Requirements Per Activity
Sea Kayaking