Create Your Own Adventure
Please call 904-347-1565 to reserve a kayak.
Kayak rentals are only available for launch at Ripple Effect’s headquarters in the Town of Marineland Marina
101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Our location gives us access to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve’s 40,000+ acres of coastal conservation lands, most of it only accessible by kayak. There are so many beautiful places to explore here and our rentals give you the option to create your own adventure.
We’ll give you a basic overview of the area, tide information, and all necessary kayaking equipment with your rental, including your choice of single or tandem kayak, paddle, and lifejacket. Each kayak rental includes paddling and safety procedure instruction, as well as directions to the best spots for a picnic or wildlife viewing.
Please call in advance to reserve a kayak at 904-347-1565. Payment is required for all kayak rental reservations, otherwise rentals are on a first come, first served basis.
Single Kayak Rentals
Necky Vector 13’s create a stable platform for touring, fishing and photography. You can even swim out of this award winning design!
$40 up to 4 hours
Tandem Kayak Rentals
Old Town Dirigo XT Plus Tandem Kayaks with rudder and a center child seat that can accommodate a family of 3 for a day of fun!
(Note: child seat is for 80lbs or less)
$50 up to 4 hours
Of course, with so much area to explore, we always recommend our guided tours. Paddle with one of our expert naturalists who will show you the way through our estuary while they share information on the wildlife spotted along the trip. This is the best way to explore the depths of the Research Reserve and you can leave the route planning up to us!