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Summer Equipment Rentals

Multi Day Summer Equipment Rentals in Muskoka

FAQ - please read before you rent

Can I book for 1 day?

For rentals that are taken off site there is a 2 day minimum. Any rentals that are on site and utilize our docks are done in 1, 2, or 4 hour adventures.

Do I need to put in a deposit/down payment for rentals?

In order to reserve boats/bikes in advance for rentals or adventures, we require a deposit of 50% or you may pay in full. This deposit secures that the boats are ready and available for your visit.

What is included in the rentals?

All boat rentals we include lifejackets and paddles for all paddlers in the boat, as well as a safety kit in each boat. Bike rentals include helmets and area maps. We provide any necessary equipment for boats and bike rentals, all we ask is you return everything you take out.

Do you deliver?

We deliver within 56 km from our store. Our delivery service is only available for multiple rental items. Delivery charged is calculated based on the distance . Calculation will be made using google maps from our location at 271 Ecclestone Dr , Bracebridge ON.

How much does it cost to deliver to our cottage ?

Equipment delivery ratesDrop OffPick Up
within 15km$35.00$35.00
56km +Not available

What is the difference between a kayak and a canoe?

A canoe is a boat for two people with the option for a child in the middle. It sits higher on the water and you paddle on one side. A kayak is a shorter, lower boat. We have solo and tandem kayaks making it an option for 1 or 2 people. In a kayak you use a paddle with a blade on both ends.

What is the difference between a recreational, tandem, and day touring kayak?

A recreational kayak is a stable, and often open faced kayak. A day touring kayak is a longer, thin kayak that gains speed faster but is easier to tip. A tandem kayak is a recreational kayak that two people can use together

What is the difference between an inflatable and composite SUP?

There are not too many differences between an inflatable and composite SUP. An inflatable board typically sits higher up on the water than a hard board, and is more durable. A composite board will do a better job of cutting through waves if you are paddling on a larger lake. Other than that it is mainly personal preference.

How many people can fit in the boats?

2 people can fit in most of the canoes and tandem kayaks, all other kayaks fit 1 person. Paddle boards are also single paddler boats. Our 3-seater canoes fit 2 adult paddlers and a child

Where can we put the boats in the water?

We are located on the south muskoka river and have docks available to launch the boats from our location for the hourly rentals. You are not required to move the boats off site unless you are taking one for a multi-day rental.

How hard/long are the bike trails?

Our bike trails consist of a 6km loop that begins fairly simple and as you move further into the trails they get more complex. We recommend the trails for more experienced riders but if you stick to the outer loop beginners can enjoy our trails as well.

What biking trails are nearby (road/mountain)?

For road biking we recommend going up Santa’s Village Road and Golden Beach Road, which run along the Muskoka river. As for mountain biking trails, you get access to our trails when renting bikes from us or can purchase a $5 summer trail day pass. Further up the road Kerr park also has bike trails available for use

What is the age range for the climbing wall?

The range for use of the rock wall is based on the size of the harnesses. The smallest harness we have is an extra small that fits about a 7 year old depending on the size of the child, and the largest we have is an extra extra large.

Do you need to book in advance?

For weekend adventures or rentals and large group rentals we require 48 hours for advance bookings. If you did not book in advance, no worries,  you may still come visit us in store and we can try to put you and your group out on the water on a first come first serve basis.

What is the cancellation policy

We require 48 hours advance notice for cancellations on rentals. We can either give you a credit that is good for up to a year or reschedule your booking for a later date. We can also refund everything but 30% of the order.

What happens if it rains?

Unfortunately we can not control the weather, so if it happens to rain on the day you scheduled your rentals it is up to you if you still want to go out on the water or trails. We can not issue any refunds due to the weather, but we can reschedule the rental for a later date.

Our Equipment Explained & What's Included

Our Paddleboards

At Liv Outside we offer two different types of paddleboards. We have inflatable boards, these are slightly softer and higher from the water. They are more durable and are great for short trips and paddlers of all skill level. We also have composite boards, these are more firm and cut through the water better. while paddle boarding expect to get at least a little wet, its all part of the fun.

Included in the paddleboard rental

Our paddleboarding rentals include the board, paddle, life jacket, and a safety kit. If you have never paddled before or need a refresher we offer a 5$ per-person instruction course. This is a 10-15 minute lesson from our knowledgeable waterfront staff on how to paddle and stay stable on the water.

Our Kayaks

At Liv Outside we offer four different types of kayaks for onsite rentals. We have recreational kayaks, these  kayaks are wide and often open faced. They our most popular kayaks and are perfect for first time paddlers or for casual paddling. We also offer a tandem recreational kayak, these are very similar to the solo but hold two adults. The third option is a day touring kayak, this is a long, thin kayak that is built for higher speeds but is not as stable as a recreational kayak. We also have both a paddle and pedal driven fishing kayaks for those with their own gear who want to test out the fishing on the river.

What the kayak rental Includes 

The kayak rentals include a life jacket, paddle, and safety kit, everything you need to get on the water. If you have never kayaked before or are just a little rusty we offer a 5$ per-person instruction fee. Our instructions include a 10-15 minute lesson from our knowledgeable staff on how to paddle and stay stable and safe on the water. If you have anymore questions please check out our FAQ page.

Our Canoes

A canoe is the perfect boat for first time paddlers, those bringing a child, or if you don’t want to get too wet.

Our Equipment 

Included in all our canoes rentals are paddles, life jackets, and a safety kit. The canoe comfortable sits two paddlers however there is a ‘third- paddler’ option for children 6-12 to sit on a seat located between two adults in the canoe.


Boat Pickup

Gear Pick Up made Easy

We make picking up rental gear safe and easy to do! We have been outfitting adventures for 25 years and have the simple kits to transport all our equipment safely on any vehicle. Our Tie Down kits are $15 with your rental and includes the right combination of pads and straps for your vehicle and the gear your transporting. Our Staff will assist in loading your equipment and instruct you with how to use the kit for a safe and enjoyable trip.

Bike Racks

We also offer a selection of Bike racks for you to transport our rental bikes. These are offered for $35 with rental of two bikes and will require your vehicle to have a 2" Square Hitch receiver.


Many of our kayaks are either stackable or can fit side by side for transport of two on most vehicles. Our paddleboards can also be stacked to transport two or out inflatables can be requested to transport in a storage bag. For those looking to transport two canoes on a single vehicle we offer a 78" wide roofrack for $35 which can be set up on most vehicles.

Rental Delivery

Gear Delivery*

Equipment delivery ratesDrop OffPick Up
within 15km$35.00$35.00
56km +Not available

* For Gear Deliveries a Rental must be a minimum of 2 or more items for 3 or more days or for a large group we offer some single day event rentals. Please call regarding our delivery services to add to your booking. All items are delivery and pick up to your door and staff may require assistance to load or unload your equipment.


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