Renting canoes and kayaks is an activity that most people in the U.S. have done at some point in their life. Of course, I don't have a scientific study showing that but it sure seems like everyone has had some experience with paddling a canoe or kayak at some time in their lives. Now, with the availability of paddleboards and the increased popularity of SUP, standup paddleboards have become increasingly available in the rental market, especially in beach towns in the U.S.
With all of these options of canoes, different types of kayaks, and now paddleboards it can become confusing to know which type of boat or board to rent. There are afterall pros and cons to each genre of paddling. If you're in this boat, so to speak, then this guide on how to choose whether to rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard will be sure to help with that decision.