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Paddleboard Rentals at Buck's Launching
Near China Camp State Park
Marin County, North Bay Area

We offer on-water hourly stand-up paddleboard rentals and kayak rentals at Buck's Launching in Marin County. We have various paddle board sizes and models to fit you and your experience level.

Marin Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rental Rates

Marin County
Paddle Board Rental Rates

1 Hour
(min)
Rental Paddleboards
Comes with paddle, leash, and PFD (life jacket)
$20
Demo Paddleboards (high-end)
Comes with paddle, leash, and PFD (life jacket)
$30
The minimum rental time is one hour and is prorated therafter. Please be sure to read our rental policies.

Please note that due to US Coast Guard law and company policy, all paddleboard rentals include a lifejacket that must be worn at all times. Please see our rental policies.

Operating Hours

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.

6/8 Closed
6/9 Closed

6/15 Open 11-5
6/16 Open 11-5

6/22 Closed
6/23 Closed

6/29 Open 1-5
6/30 Open 11-5

7/6 Open 1:30-5
7/7 Depends on demand due to late favorable tides at 1:45pm. Please call.

7/13 Open 11-5
7/14 Open 11-5

7/20 Open 12:15-5
7/21 Open 12:45-5

7/27 Open 11-5
7/28 Open 11-5

8/3 Open 11:45-5
8/4 Open 12:30-5

8/10 Open 11-5
8/11 Open 11-5

8/17 CLOSED
8/18 Open 11-5

8/24 CLOSED
8/25 CLOSED unexpectedly due to staff illness. Sorry for the inconvenience.

8/31 Open 11-5
9/1 Open 11-5

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

Paddleboard Availability and Reservations

We rent stand up paddleboards (SUP) on a first come first served basis and the availability of our paddleboards is generally very good.

We offer stable and easy to use stand-up paddleboards appropriate for developing paddlers as well as high-end performance race boards. If you are new to paddleboarding and want to learn how to SUP take a paddleboarding lesson with Outback Adventures.

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. If you make a reservation, please be sure to arrive about 20 minutes before your reservation start time.

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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