Kayak Rentals

Rent a single or double kayak at the Beach Outfitters Gift Shop & Kayak Rentals.

Kayak Rental Fees:
Single – per hour $12
Single – Half Day (2.5 to 4 hours) $30
Single – Full Day (4 to 7 hours) $50
Double – Per Hour $18
Double – Half-Day (2.5 to 4 hours) $45
Double – Full Day (4 to 7 hours) $60


Kayak Rules and Regulations
Be sure to check back in at the "Kayak Returns" window after being on the water.Kayaks may be rented between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. All kayaks must be returned no later than 4:00 PM irrespective of when they were rented. Late fees ($1.00 per minute per kayak in addition to rental fee) will be assessed for any kayak returned after 4:00 PM. Kayaks, PFD’s and paddles must not be removed from Park property.

  • Kayaks are rented on a first come, first served basis. No reservations.
  • Kayaks are for one or two persons. No additional passengers are allowed.
  • Wear clothing that can get wet, including closed toed shoes or water shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Bring nothing of value that can be damaged by saltwater.

Waterproof dry bags, sunscreen, and water shoes are available for purchase at the Beach Outfitters and Gift Shop.
*Kayak rentals may be impacted by weather concerns; Small Craft Caution restricts kayaking to the Estuary, kayaks will not be rented when a Small Craft Advisory is in effect.

Deposit required:
Valid Visa, MasterCard,Discover or $100.00 cash to be retained by the Outfitters Gift Shop until the kayak(s), paddle(s) and personal flotation device(s) is returned. American Express and Mobile Payments are not accepted.

Children must be at least 13 years of age to be in a single kayak and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no minimum age for a child who rides in a double kayak with a parent or guardian, but we rely on adults to use their discretion in determining if kayaking to suitable for their child. An adult must accompany all persons under the age of 18 years. All visitors must wear a Personal Flotation Device while in the kayak.

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are not available for children weighing 30 pounds or less. By law, small children must wear an approved PFD. It is up to the parent or guardian to supply a PFD if none are available at the park.

Never stand in the kayak, especially while it is on land, it will crack and you will be responsible for replacement.  Do not push off with the paddle.

Please respect the Park resources, wild life, sea grasses and equipment. Fees will be applied for violation of the rules and regulations. Alcoholic beverages and/or drug use is prohibited.

Here are some PDF informational documents.

Kayak Rental Agreement
Kayaking at MacArthur Beach State Park_2017
Kayak Map

Special Note:
Consider joining the Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. You get a free kayak rental each time you visit the Park, and your admittance is free, too.