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Rent All Your Summer Paddle Sports Equipment from Alpenglow Mountainsport

Last updated June 01, 2022 by Mariah Hebbeln

With over 93,000 miles of rivers in Idaho and over 2,000 lakes, summertime in our state is the perfect time to get out and explore them. You will also be hard-pressed to find a state that has quite as many Class 5 rapids as Idaho does (outside of Alaska). With all of these fantastic waterways available for everyone, one of the best ways to float, boat, or discover their glory is by watercraft. 


When heading out in the summer months to hit the water, we love the affordable and easily accessible rental options from Alpenglow Mountainsport. Celebrating 20 years in business this year, they have been one of the Treasure Valley's best resources for high-quality paddle sports gear. They've got you covered from boats to oars, coolers, and tubes for the Boise River.

Equipment You Can Rent from Alpenglow Mountainsport

Alpenglow is proud to rent a variety of high-quality watercraft for anyone. Often this equipment can be expensive, but some of the safest available. If you're an infrequent user, renting the gear from Alpenglow can save you money and storage space. Below, you can discover the complete list of rental equipment, accessories, and brands available at Alpenglow this summer, along with their great packages that fit anyone's needs. 

Rental Equipment


Self bailing / paddle, self bailing row, and Boise River rafts are available in 4- or 6-person sizes. 


Whitewater, fishing, pedal drive, recreational, Hobie Tandem Island with trailer, and inflatable kayaks to explore the calm or wild waters of Idaho. 

SUP - Stand Up Paddleboards

Inflated and uninflated paddleboards to paddle around on at any nearby lake, river, or pond. 

River Tubes 

Small single person river tube for floating the Boise River. 

Rental Accessories

  • PFDs - Personal Floatation Devices, available in child, adult and pet sizes.

  • Helmets

  • Booties

  • Bow Line

  • Paddles for Rafts, Kayaks and SUPs

  • Car Top Carrier

  • Dry Bag

  • Throw Rope

  • Rolla Table / Cot

  • Paco Pad

  • Oars

  • Raft Pump

  • Wetsuit

  • Sprayskirt

  • Dry Box

  • Fire Pan

  • Cooler

  • Drysuit

  • Groover

Rental Brands 

  • Jackson Kayak

  • Hobie Kayak

  • Hobie Fishing

  • Aire

  • NRS

  • Aquaglide

  • Surftech

  • Werner Paddles

  • Stohlquist

  • Olukai

  • Aqua-Bound

  • Astral

  • Sawyer Paddles & Oars

Rental Packages

Lunch Break Rental

Includes any boat rental for up to 3 hours. Not available for reservation and is subject to daily availability. If you use the boat for more than 3 hours, a late fee will apply.

Call in Sick Rental

Perfect for those days you’re playing hooky. Boat is rented to you for 24 hours, cannot be reserved and is subject to daily availability.

The Weekend Pass

A two-day boat rental option. The most popular for renters who are heading out of town for the weekend, or any day of the week. This package is available for reservation, and while it is not required, it is advised. 

Long Weekend 

A three-day boat rental option. Enjoy the watercraft of your choosing for 72 hours from their opening or closing times. Available for reservation and which is encouraged. 

4 Day Getaway

A four-day boat rental option. Reservation is required, so be sure to reach out to Alpenglow Mountainsport as soon as possible to check their availability. 

Summer Vacation

A seven-day boat rental option. Go as far as you wish with the time you have and take your desired Alpenglow rental with you. Reservation required. 


Check pricing options at Alpenglow Mountainsport here, 

Alpenglow Mountainsport Pricing

*rental packages are completely customizable to fit your recreational needs!

Adventure Further with Alpenglow Mountainsport

We know how helpful and fun Alpenglow Mountainsport can be to work with, being a favorite water gear rental and retail resource for our team. Be sure to check out their previous blogs with us that are jampacked with great info on getting out on the waters of Idaho.  

Where to go Kayak Fishing Near Boise

5 Must-Experience paddle sports Locations

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How to Have a “Totally” Boise Summer

While all four seasons in Boise are truly phenomenal, there is something really special about the summertime. We are the ultimate resource for what to do, see, eat, drink, and experience in the Treasure Valley. Keep an eye out for our quarterly season guide, which features over 25+ local businesses. You can find them at all Albertsons grocery stores in the area, as well as at a variety of our amazing vendors.  


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