Experience the Future of Adventuring

Packrafts are a game-changing piece of outdoor gear, enabling a more adventurous lifestyle and unlocking experiences that are otherwise unattainable. As a result, packrafting is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation sports in America. With their portability and versatility, packrafts are the ultimate tool for any adventurer looking to explore the great outdoors.

What is a Packraft?

A packraft is an extremely packable, lightweight, and durable inflatable kayak:

  • Packable

    • Unlike kayaks, which require a car rack or truck bed to transport, packrafts can be easily carried inside any car. And unlike traditional inflatable kayaks, which are large and heavy, packrafts are small and lightweight. This means anyone of any age can easily transport them via car. But you can also through them in a backpack and hike to an alpine lake, or even attach them to your bike for easy transportation to the local lake and back. Most packrafts usually compress to the size of a large paper towel when deflated and rolled up

  • Lightweight

    • Packrafts typically weigh only a few (~7) pounds, in contrast to kayaks which can weigh 30-75 pounds. This makes packrafts significantly lighter and easier to carry, allowing them to be combined with other sports like backpacking, biking, skiing, and more

  • Versatile

    • Packrafts are incredibly versatile and can be used for a multitude of water activities. They are designed to be durable and customizable, making them suitable for traversing thousands of miles of coastline, navigating technical whitewater, paddling with your dog, fly fishing on an alpine lake, or even hauling back a deer from a hunting mission. With their versatility and adaptability, packrafts are the ultimate tool for any water-based adventure

Thanks to their versatile design, packrafts can be used in a wide variety of adventures. Some examples include:

  • Flatwater packrafting (e.g. lakes, ponds, canals)

  • Urban packrafting (e.g. Lake Union, WA)

  • Whitewater packrafting

  • Backpacking + packrafting (e.g. alpine lake packrafting)

  • Biking + packrafting (i.e. bikepacking)

  • Fishing + packrafting

  • Sea packrafting

  • Canyoneering + packrafting

  • Skiing + packrafting

  • Et al.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless! Packrafts offer adventurers the ability to explore nature in new and exciting ways, allowing them to reach remote locations and experience the outdoors like never before.

Unlike other packrafting rental companies in the Pacific Northwest, at Optimum Adventures we provide customers with lightweight, versatile packrafts that can be used in a variety of environments and disciplines. We also offer both Kokopelli and Alpacka rentals. Here are the two packraft models we currently rent: the Alpacka Classic Medium (Yak), and the Kokopelli Hornet-Lite.

Alpacka Classic

  • Weight: 5.6 lbs

  • Packed Size: 16” x 7”

  • Size: Medium (Yak)

  • Weight Capacity: 400 lbs

  • Recommended For:

    • Flatwater packrafting

    • Class I-III whitewater

    • Multi-day packrafting

    • Urban packrafting

  • The quintessential packraft. Lightweight, packable, durable, versatile… no matter what you’re looking to do with a packraft, the Classic is a great option!

  • Rates as low as $69/day

    • See pricing details below

Kokopelli Hornet-Lite

  • Weight: 5.2 lbs

  • Packed Size: 12” x 7”

  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

  • Recommended For:

    • Flatwater packrafting

    • Urban packrafting

    • Scenic rivers

  • An incredibly lightweight + packable packraft perfect for adventures to alpine lakes or paddling in flatwater environments

  • Rates as low as $44/day

    • See pricing details below

Rental Rates

Experience unbeatable value with our competitively priced packraft rentals in Washington state. We also include all the essential accessories in the rental cost. Browse our rates below:

What All is Included

As highlighted earlier, our packraft rentals come with the following essential items at no extra charge:

  • 4-Piece Paddle

  • PFD (Type III)

  • Dry Bag (13L)

  • Inflation Bag

  • Packraft Emergency Repair Kit

  • To request additional packrafting accessories, please contact us

Where to Go Packrafting

Packrafting offers the excitement of exploring diverse environments, and our Seattle, Washington location puts you right in the heart of the stunning Pacific Northwest. Numerous packrafting settings await just outside our doors!

Lake Washington (flatwater packrafting)
Skagit River (scenic river packrafting)
Sauk River (whitewater packrafting)
Lake Union (urban packrafting)

Optimum Adventures is neither involved with nor holds any permits for any of the above locations

Rent Your Packraft Now

Rent a packraft and embark on your adventure! Explore out map below where we’ve compiled a list of diverse packrafting locations near Seattle. No matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, we have you covered!  If you need more guidance, reach out to us, and our knowledgeable local guides will provide a comprehensive list of recommended packrafting spots.

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Do you own a packraft but need one for a friend or family member joining your next adventure? Whether you’re visiting the Pacific Northwest, planning a weekend trip around Seattle, or trying packrafting for the first time or with a different model, Optimum Adventures has you covered with our packraft rentals!

Ready to rent your packraft? Click the button below to proceed before availability runs out!

Optimum Adventures reserves the right to screen all rental customers with regards to the following guidelines. Including, but not limited to: rental applicants must have enough skill to operate watercraft; rental applicants must have a definable articulable plan for where they are going; rental applicants cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at any time while using Optimum Adventures rental equipment; rental applicants may be denied equipment on site, or at any time during rental period if Optimum Adventures feels that they have for any reason utilized the equipment in a manner that is not up to our stringent safety standards.