Welcome To Northshore Watersport Rentals 

Northshore Watersport Rentals

At Northshore Watersport Rentals, we specialize in Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard, and Bicycle rentals.


We’re open 247 with self-service:

(Tempe Town Lake is open 5:30 am – 10 pm)

Our Full-Service hours are:

Friday: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am – 4 pm


555 N College Ave Unit 1030, Tempe AZ, 85281

You can find us next to the Tempe Town Lake Marina or inside the Vela Apartment complex on the West side. For a detailed guide click here: How To Find Us Guide


Text or Call: (623) 866-3938

Email: [email protected]


How Our Full-Service Works

With Full-Service one of our staff members will take your watersport rental to the lake, teach you the basics (if you need them), and return the watersport rental when you’re finished.

If you prefer to do a Bicycle rental we rent out our electronic bikes during Full Service only. You may also rent out our cruiser bicycles if you prefer more of a workout. 

How Our Self-Serve Works

You may do self-service anytime. 

Step 1: Book either online or by phone

Step 2: Before your time slot a text will be sent. There will be instructions and a code to enter the storage locker

Step 3: Use the code to enter the storage locker and take your rental

Step 4: Have Fun!

Step 5: Return your rental as you found it.

Want a preview of the instructions? You can find them in the following links:

Kayak Instructions

Paddleboard Instructions

Online Booking/Pricing

(All bookings may be canceled if the weather becomes unsafe)


(includes life jacked and paddles)


Pelican Trailblazer 100 NXT Kayak

1 Hour – $25

2 Hours – $30

3 Hours – $35

All Day (24 Hours) – $40

Paddle Board

Jimmy Styks 11 Scout Extreme Paddle Board

1 Hour – $25

2 Hours – $30

3 Hours – $35

All Day (24 Hours) – $40

Double Kayak

Sunrise Malibu Two Tandem Kayak

1 Hour – $40

2 Hours – $60

3 Hours – $70

All Day (24 Hours) – $100


Electronic Bike

Metallic Blue Magnum Cosmo X+ Electronic Bike

1 Hour – $25

2 Hour – $40

4 Hours – $65

Cruiser Bike

Matte Black GT Men's Aggressor Pro Mountain Bike

2 Hours – $20

4 Hours – $30

8 Hours – $40

24 Hours – $50

About Northshore Watersport Rentals

Northshore Watersport Rentals is a family-owned business that has been a staple in Tempe Arizona since 2016. Located just steps away from the boat dock in the Tempe Town Lake Marina. Our prices are the best in the area, if you find someone cheaper we’ll match their pricing or beat them. Northshore has hosted corporate groups, ASU clubs, elementary and high school events, birthday parties, tourist groups, beginners, and so much more. Our goal is to be the first choice for any of your watersport or bike rental needs in the Tempe area.

Our Gear

Northshore uses high-quality stand-up paddleboards for our rentals made by Jimmy Styks. We have three models, Scout Extreme, Apex, and Steeler.  All three models are made with Iron Hide construction and are perfect for both beginner and expert boarders. 

We have two brands for single kayak rentals, Pelican and Perception, the pelican models are Trailblazer NXT 100 and Bandit NXT 100. The perception models are the Joyride 10.0. There are two styles of kayaks sit-in and sit-on-top. Sit-in Kayaks are slightly easier due to your center of gravity being lower, while the sit-on-top will have more exposure to the sun for tanning. We can accommodate either style if you have a preference. All our kayaks are beginner kayaks, they’re designed to be harder to tip over and allow an enjoyable experience for anyone.

Double kayak rentals are Malibu Two Tandem kayaks made by Ocean Kayak. Ocean Kayak is a popular brand and you’ll see their equipment in a lot of shops and rental stores for a reason. If you’re looking for a fun time with a partner this is the best option for you. 

Both our men’s and woman’s bicycle rentals are made by GT. Northshore Watersport Rentals has selected the Men’s Aggressor Pro and the Women’s Laguna Pro mountain bikes for our rental options. Please note, that these bikes are NOT suitable for mountain biking but are suitable for any other bike path.  There are a lot of paths to choose from. Tempe and Scottsdale are great biking cities with many bike lanes to get anywhere. Most people choose to bike around Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park, or the Greenway Belt.  All three of these paths start very close to Northshore’s shop. 

Electric Bike rentals are only done Friday-Sunday from 9:30 am – 4 pm. This is because someone needs to be in the store to ensure that the bikes are fully charged. The bikes we rent are Magnum Cosmo X, a high-end e-bike that has both pedal assist and throttle to power the bike.  

Tons of 5-star Reviews on Google!

Based on 299 reviews.
August 3, 2022.
On a scale of 1-10, this fun place is a SOLID 12! They have a large assortment of kayaks & stand-up’s, plus this big green monster of a thing called Megaladon-(party size stand up flotilla thing). The guys are very nice & courteous; plus hard working. They went back & forth with groups of people, hauling kayaks like crazy. I didn’t see a tip jar? The night kayaking is bomb! It’s so beautiful & peaceful w the lights, the bridges & meeting other folks out on the water. This is a GREAT PLACE to rent, as we all had a super fun time! The prices were cheaper than others too. Thanks for a great evening! 😉
Reenie Robardey
Reenie Robardey
July 31, 2022.
Inclement weather prevented us from getting out on the lake but Logan provided amazing service and expertise! The prices are very affordable and even though we enjoy the monsoon, we cannot wait to use North Shore Rentals again!
Emily M
Emily M
June 26, 2022.
Great service! Staff was very friendly and helped us get some life vests when we forgot ours.
Ryan “Ry” Feinman
Ryan “Ry” Feinman
June 17, 2022.
Amazing staff! Super friendly, helpful and always makes the process easy. My go to spot for all watersport rentals!
Gabriela Armas
Gabriela Armas
June 11, 2022.
Blown away by how nice, efficient, and easy the experience here was -esp. for a first tine kayaker. Some of the nicest people and answered all my questions even my silly ones. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and if I ever make it out here again def stopping by. Logan was super helpful!
Life can be crafty
Life can be crafty
June 10, 2022.
The guy who helped us was really nice. We went at the WRONG time of day so it was really hot and uncomfortable but overall it was fun. We just laughed the whole time because for the most part we just went in circles. 😆 #firsttimers


Can I rent same day?

Yes, all my availability is posted online. So, if I have the rental available you may rent it.

What's SUP?

An abbreviation for Stand-Up Paddleboard

Can I take the rental(s) to another lake?

Yes, you may. Transporting and loading the equipment is your responsibility.

Can my child be on their own rental?

I won’t allow anyone under the age of 5 on a rental by themselves. After that, I’ll defer to your judgment. If you think they’re capable, I’ll trust your judgment.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, we are very pet friendly. Please make sure they have a life jacket so they’re compliant with lake rules. Northshore Watersport Rentals doesn’t provide life jackets for dogs.

Is Tempe Town Lake safe to swim in?

Yes, the water is safe to swim in; however, the city of Tempe doesn’t allow swimming because there are no lifeguards on duty.

Do I need expereince to rent?

No, a majority of my clients are beginners and all my equipment is chosen with that in mind.

Are life jackets provided/required?

Life jackets are provided.

Anyone under the age of 13 is required to wear a life jacket at all times.

Paddleboarders do not need to have a life jacket, unless under the age of 13.

Kayakers are required to have a life jacket on the boat but don’t need to be worn, unless under the age of 13.

Where are you located?

Northshore is at 555 North College Avenue. If you go to the west side of the apartment complex and walk down the sidewalk you’ll find us. Click here for a guide on how to find us using the marina.

Is food and drink allowed?

Yes, kayaks are built with little storage space and the paddleboards have straps to help hold things.

Is alchohol allow?

No, Tempe Town Lake doesn’t permit alcohol on the lake. If you take your rental to a lake that does allow it you may, but please be responsible.

Is fishing allowed?

Yes, customer is responsible for any damages and must return the boat without any smells.

How big is Tempe Town Lake?

2 miles long, 1/4 mile wide, and 13.12 feet deep.

What's your cancellation policy?

24-hour advanced notice. With that said, I’m not strict on it. I want all my customers to have a good experience with me.

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