Tomales Bay Day Rentals

To Reserve Overnight Kayak Rentals, Please Check Out Our Camping Page 

Tomales Bay is one of the most stunning paddling destinations in California, and Blue Waters Kayaking has multiple options for you to go out and explore on your own via kayak or stand up paddle board:

  • Every Saturday & Sunday you can pick up a board or boat from us right on the shore of Heart’s Desire Beach
  • 7 Days a week, you can load them on to your vehicle from our headquarters in downtown Point Reyes Station and take them to one of the beautiful local launch locations on Tomales Bay (No rack requiredwe have all necessary gear)
  • Load your boat or board on to a set of wheels and take them on a 7-10 minute walk to Lagunitas Creek from our Point Reyes Headquarters. (Best on tides above 1.5ft)
  • Let us drop them off for you at your waterside location if you are coming out midweek. (Perfect for larger groups & multi-day rentals)

Tomales Bay typically gets higher winds after 12pm, and all rentals must be back by 4:30pm

Blue Waters Kayaking is now offering Kayak & SUP Rentals from the shore of Heart’s Desire Beach in the Tomales Bay State Park EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY! Heart’s Desire Beach is in our opinion, one of the best launching locations on Tomales Bay. The beautiful granite cliffs and white sandy beaches of the Tomales Bay State Park & the Point Reyes National Seashore make the perfect destination to explore.

This area can get busy so reservations are strongly suggested. Walk-Ins available from 9-3pm based on availability of boats & parking.

Included in the Total Price below: Kayak or SUP and all necessary gear, 10% of your rental supports the California State Parks, and 5% is a non-refundable booking fee.

  1 HR
2 HR
4 HR
return by 4:30pm
$39.75 $74.75 $97.75 $120.75
Double Kayak $57.50 $92 $138 $178.25

No Rack? No Problem! From our headquarters in downtown Point Reyes Station, we have everything you need to load up kayaks or SUPs on your vehicle, and this easy process allows you a much wider array of options when exploring Tomales Bay. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will make sure you are confident from beginning to end. (2 kayaks or 3 SUPs can fit on top of any vehicle.) You can even check out our instructional video on how to load a kayak on your car by clicking HERE

Take Away Day Trip Launching Destinations

  • Heart’s Desire Beach
  • Chicken Ranch Beach
  • White House Pool
  • Millerton Point
  • Miller Boat Launch
  • Load your boat or board on to a set of wheels and walk them 5 to 10 minutes to Lagunitas Creek
  • Our rentals are NOT allowed at Drake’s Estero, north of Tom’s Point on Tomales Bay, or in the open ocean.


All Take Away Rentals meet from our NEW HEADQUARTERS next to the gas station in Point Reyes Station (11401 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956) 

~Weekends can be busy
~Reservations are suggested
~Late returns are subject to a fee

1/2 Day

(4 Hours)


Full Day

(until 4:30pm)



(< 32 Hours)

Camping Page 

2 Nights

(< 56 Hours)

Camping Page 

Single Kayak/ SUP

$75 $85 $135 $185

Double Kayak

$98 $120 $198  $275
Reservation Required
Available by Request w/ $400 minimum per day
~Reservations are required
~Late returns are subject to a fee

2 Hours

4 Hours



24 Hours

24 Hours w/Late Return

(return by 1pm)
  415.669.2600 415.669.2600
Camping Page 
Camping Page 

Single Kayak / SUP

$90 $110 $160 $180

Double Kayak

$110 $150 $230 $260

Please Note: For all kayak rentals children must be at least 5 years old and weigh minimum 50 lbs

Parking is limited in the Point Reyes area.  Carpooling saves money, space, and the environment!

Kayak Rentals Tomales Bay
Sit On Top Single & Double Kayaks – our typical rental boats

Included in the rental fee is a short introductory kayak lesson, directions on where to go and what to see, as well as your paddling equipment such as paddle, life vest, and a wet suit.

We also rent closed deck kayaks if you have taken a recovery course with us or another kayak outfitter. (One person per kayak must have taken the coursecall 415.669.2600 for availability)

Go to our Camping page if you’re interested in boat-in camping.

Tomales Bay Beach Map

~If you are on a phone and having trouble viewing this map, click on the icon in the upper right hand corner of the map to view this map on Google Maps.~

  • GREEN TAG: Public Launch Location
  • ORANGE TAG: Boat-in Camping Beach
  • YELLOW TAG: Boat-in Camping Beach w/ Seasonal Closure
  • GREY TAG: Boat-in Camping Beach w/ Public Restroom
  • PURPLE TAG: Day use beach
  • RED TAG: Do Not Land

Cancellation Policy

Please understand that when a reservation is made with Blue Waters Kayaking, it is a commitment on our part to hold seats in a kayak for you. This often involves considerable work on our part to make sure that the right equipment is ready for you at the right place and time. We can (and often do) turn away others from that particular date (or trip). If you decide to cancel, it can be difficult for us to book someone else on that trip, and in some cases may cause a trip to be cancelled due to the effect on minimum group size requirements. With this in mind, we have implemented the following cancellation policy:

  • All reservations are subject to a 5% non-refundable handling fee at the time of booking.
  • Up to 7 days prior to the event: Full refunds of any fees paid will be given during this time period, minus the 5% non-refundable handling fee. There is no charge for rescheduling during this time period.
  • 7 days prior to the event: Your reservation is considered final, and all fees are due and payable. Unpaid credit card deposits will be charged. After this time no money will be refunded
  • Within 7 days (including the day of the event): all cancellations and no shows will be charged in full with no refunds or reschedules unless due to inclement weather. (see below)

We attempt in all cases to determine prior to your tour launch if weather will impede your trip. However, there are rare occasions where we have launched and weather patterns change suddenly at which time we must return to shore.

In this case the following policies apply and each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements.

~~Where tour is cancelled after we already launched the kayaks and must return to shore within the first-hour patrons can:

  • Reschedule with a future trip
  • Receive a 50% refund

~~Where tour is cancelled before we have launched the kayaks patrons can:

  • Reschedule the same trip for a future date (at no cost)
  • Cancel completely. Each patron is responsible to contact the office to make arrangements. In the event you choose to cancel you will receive a full refund minus the 5% handling fee.