Car rental in Australia is getting cheaper, but Kayaks are still a viable option, according to a recent report.
Car rental in the country is getting increasingly affordable, but the same is not true for kayaks.
The average price for a kayak rental in Melbourne is about $300 a day, according an online survey conducted by Kayak Australia.
“You can rent kayak and the average cost is $150 a day and that’s with the Kayak Rentals app, which is free,” says Peter DellaCroce, owner of Kayak Victoria.
DellaCroc said the price tag is the most affordable way to get kayaks and that the app is free.
“Kayak Renters is free to use.
It’s just a small app, so you can download it and it does a little bit of everything,” he said.
Kayak Victoria surveyed a group of over 4,500 customers in February and March and found that Kayak rentals are getting cheaper.
The survey found that the average Kayak rental price is now about $200 a day.
“If you’re looking for a good value kayak, you need to look at the Kayaks and Paddleboards category,” said Della Croce.
“The prices are a little more expensive, so if you’re going to go out and buy a kayaking kayak or paddleboard, you may need to think about getting a kayaks.”
He said Kayak rents in the summer are cheaper than in the winter because the weather is cooler.
The app offers detailed reviews of kayaks, paddles and paddleboards to help customers decide which kayak is right for them.
Dalla Croce said the cost of kayak rentals is not that bad compared to other major cities like Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
“We have the cost, but it’s not the cheapest thing you can do in Australia,” he says.
“In Sydney you can go to the Sydney Harbour Centre, but that’s for $20 a day for an adult, which we’re talking about a $20 kayak.
In Melbourne, it’s $60 for an 18-wheeler or $80 for a four-wheel drive kayak.”
The Kayak Ride app, available for iPhone and Android, is designed to help people find the perfect kayak for them at a reasonable price.
The company has been operating since 2009 and is available to customers in Australia and New Zealand.
“Our customer base is predominantly younger people, so we get a lot of that demographic that has kayaks in their backyards,” says Della Cobc.
“It’s not an exact match to the other kayaks out there in terms of price, but we’re happy to have that in our portfolio.”