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Marin County Kayak Rentals at Bucks Launching near
China Camp State Park and the Gallinas Creek

Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented and demoed from our newest on-water location near China Camp State Park at Buck's Launching in San Rafael. Buck's sits right at the mouth of the Gallinas Creek and next door to China Camp State Park on the San Francisco Bay. If you are interested in taking the kayaks offsite, please see our take-away rentals.

We primarily rent recreational sit inside and sit-on-top kayaks appropriate for casual paddlers and beginners. Those that have taken an instructional class equivalent to our Kayaking Skills and Safety class may rent sea touring kayaks. Please read our rental policies specific to the Buck's Creek in Marin County.

Kayak Rental Rates

Marin Kayak Rental Rates

 
1
Hour
Add'l
Hour
Single Kayak
Sit-on-top or sit-inside kayak
$20
$15
Double Kayak
Sit-on-top or sit-inside kayak
$30
$25
Rental Includes: PFD(s) (life jackets), paddles(s), & backrests for sit-on-tops. Minimum rental period is one hour and prorated thereafter. A $5/hour fee will be applied for an additional small child passenger (ie. a double kayak with 3 people). Please read our rental policies.

For paddleboards, please see our Marin paddleboard rental section.

Operating Hours

Closed until the 2018 Spring/Summer season
For larger group rentals please contact us.

Open seasonally and on the weekends, Buck's Launching is available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., but subject to change depending on the demand and weather. The last rental goes out at 4:00 P.M. and is due back by 5:00 P.M.

As more people discover this awesome paddling destination we will expand our days of operation.

Kayak Rental Reservations

Kayak reservations for Buck's Launching can be made for rentals of 2 hours and longer. Rentals less than 2 hours are on a first come, first serve basis unless a group reservation is made.

Kayak Demos

Customers who are interested in purchasing a kayak may "demo" kayaks and will be allowed to swap out different kayaks during their rental period. You may apply up to $50 of what you spend on yourself toward the purchase of a new regular priced kayak within one month. If there is a particular kayak you would like to demo, please contact us for availability

Special Needs

If you have special needs or might require special accomadations please contact us at the numbers below and we will be happy to assist you.

Directions to Buck's Launching in San Rafael
Near China Camp State Park

Directions from San Francisco

Take Highway 101 North, and cross the Golden Gate Bridge and head towards San Rafael. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Santa Rosa

Take 101 South and take the exit for N. San Pedro Road. At the exit turn left which is the same direction for China Camp State Park and the Marin County Civic Center. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

Directions from Richmond

Take 580 West accross the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge towards San Rafael and merge onto 101N. Take the exit for N. San Pedro Road and head East. Continue on N. San Pedro Road. You will eventually come to a stop sign at Meadow Drive and you will see a 711 store on your right. Continue on N. San Pedro Road past the stop sign and East towards the Bay. At the top of the small hill just before continuing down towards the Bay, turn left for Buck's Launching. Follow the entrance signs for Outback Adventures. Please do not drive or park past the buildings on the left, but instead drive through the gated entrance on the right.

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