Tomales Bay is one of the most stunning kayaking destinations in California. Blue Waters Kayaking has single and double sit on top kayaks as well as stand up paddle boards for rent. You can take your vessel on your vehicle to one of the beautiful local launch locations, or you can let us drop them off for you. (Perfect for larger groups & for waterside rentals)
Tomales Bay typically gets higher winds after 12pm, so early rentals are strongly suggested.
To Reserve Overnight Kayak Rentals, Please Check Out Our Camping Page
TAKE AWAY RENTALS
From our NEW LOCATION next to the gas station in Point Reyes (11401 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956)
Weekends can be busy
Reservations are suggested
(< 32 Hours)
(< 56 Hours)
Single Kayak/ SUP
DROP OFF RENTALS
Reservation Required. Available every Saturday/Sunday @ Miller Boat Launch. Midweek & other locations available by request with Small Group Surcharge.
Weekends can be busy
Reservations are suggested
24 Hours w/Late Return
Single Kayak / SUP
For all rentals children must weigh at least 50 lbs and be older than 5 years old. Check out our FAQ page for ideas on what to bring with!
Parking is limited in the Point Reyes area. Carpooling saves money, space, and the environment!
Rent a kayak on your own or with a group of friends or family and paddle along the granite cliffs and forested hills of Tomales Bay. Bring a picnic and enjoy one of the Bay’s secluded beaches accessible only from the water.
Take Away rentals allow you more options for launching locations, so you can take full advantage of tides and weather conditions, as well as allowing you more time to explore with your kayak on a day rental. Otherwise you can utilize our Drop Off rental services at Miller Boat Launch for a quick day adventure or to be able to have a much shorter paddle to the boat in camping sites on the Point Reyes National Seashore. This area is unmatched for scenic beauty and that “nature getaway” experience.
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 course – call 415.669.2600 for availability)
Go to our Camping page if you’re interested in boat-in camping.
RENTAL LATE RETURN POLICY:
After scheduled return time, your rental rate goes to the next time increment. No Grace Period.
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
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 on 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.