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Kayak Rentals

Kayak Rentals for the St. Augustine and Marineland Area

Create Your Own Adventure

Kayak rentals are only available for launch at Ripple Effect’s headquarters at 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. Lifejackets are required to be worn when you’re out on the water. Each kayak rental includes a basic paddling and safety procedure instruction, as well as directions to the best spots for a picnic or wildlife viewing.

Payment is required upon rental reservation, and rentals are on a first come, first served basis.

Single Kayak Rentals

Yellow Kayak

Necky Vector 13’s create a stable platform for touring, fishing and photography. You can even swim out of this award winning design!

$50 up to 3 hours

Tandem Kayak Rentals

Yellow Kayak

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)

$55 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!