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Rent a Packraft in California, Arizona or Utah?

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:07 pm
by Hankle
I live in Los Angeles, and I got started packrafting after spending the summer in Anchorage, where I could easily rent a packraft. The problem is that now I'm back in LA (yeah, I know) and there is no way for me to rent one! Truth be told, I like packrafting enough that I think I'd be willing to drop the $800 for a boat when I have enough saved. But I have a few friends with whom I'd also like to go on a packrafting trip and there's no way they're going to drop $800 on equipment for something they've never tried. Not to mention ad hoc packraft trip joinees! Is there ANY store or ANYONE that you can rent a packraft from in Los Angeles/Southern California?

Even Arizona or Utah would be fine if the rental location were near some of the awesome desert packrafting trips I've heard about!
-Hank

Also, check out my first packrafting experience in Denali:
http://withoutbaggage.com/essays/packra ... ary-river/

Re: Rent a Packraft in California, Arizona or Utah?

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:29 pm
by gerardganey
You could rent one from me. I would have to ship it from Wrangell, AK we can discuss $$.

Gerard@rentapackraft.com

I am in and out of the woods for work and personal trips, but I will get back to you.

Re: Rent a Packraft in California, Arizona or Utah?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:24 am
by JH Packraft
Check out Jackson Hole Packraft and Packraft Rentals Anywhere at www.jhpackraft.com or www.Facebook.com/JacksonHolePackraft. (Full disclosure: that's me!). I rent boats both locally in Jackson Hole and throughout the Lower 48 and Canada.

The process is simple. Step 1: Call me at 907-830-1016 to reserve the boat(s). Step 2: I FedEx you the packraft(s). Step 3: You go on an awesome packrafting adventure. Step 4: You dry off the boats, put them back in the box, affix the return label I give you and drop off the box at any FedEx location.

My rental and shipping rates are very competitive. Rentals start at $40 per day for 1-2 day rentals, drop to $30 per day for 3-6 day rentals, and cost $200 per week. Round-trip shipping is $35 for one boat, $40 for two boats, $45 for three boats, $50 for four boats. I don't charge for the time the boats are in transit.