Bay Area Equipment and Gear Rentals

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.

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

Single Kayak
Sit-on-top or sit-inside kayak
Double Kayak
Sit-on-top or sit-inside kayak
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

We are currently closed at this location.

Operating hours are subject to tides due to launching and landing accessibility.

We are open on the weekends from at least Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day from 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., but subject to change depending on the demand, tides, 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

We rent kayaks on a first come first served basis and the availability of our kayaks is generally very good.

Reservations are only accepted for large groups for start times at or before 10:00am. If you have a group and want to make a reservation or customize a midweek event, please contact our guide service coordinator.

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.