Windsor Castle Parks’ Kayak & Paddleboard Outfitters now open for the season!

Windsor Castle Park’s Outfitter is now open every Saturday & Sunday through October 1st from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Last rentals out at 5 p.m.). Reservations are not required but are suggested. There are three ways to make reservations:

  • Via email to,
  • Online at,
  • Or call 757.359.0846 (Phone reservations available on Saturdays and Sundays only).

Single Kayaks and Paddleboards are $10 per hour. Tandem (2 person) kayaks are $20 per person. Rental fee includes paddles and personal flotation device. Please note that no cash is accepted on site – you must pay with a credit card!

Rentals are also available during the week with reservations made 24 hours in advance. The outfitters will also be open  on Friday and Mondays of certain holiday weekends if reservations are made. Check the website for availability.

Windsor Castle Park’s unique kayak launch

Windsor Castle Park boasts a state-of-the-art kayak/canoe launch providing easy access for all skill levels. The ramp’s rollers allow kayaks and canoes to glide easily in and out of the water. The handrails assure newbies an opportunity to balance and “get their sea legs” before casting off.

The launch puts you in near the crossroads of Cypress Creek and the Pagan River. The more venturesome can travel to the open waterway of the James River. From this launch point you can explore miles of waterways and marshes teeming with wildlife. The kayak launch is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk each day and there is no fee for the launch.

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