Whether you’re an avid kayaker or looking for a fun way to enjoy the sights on your next vacation, kayaking is a great choice. It is a low-impact activity that’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels, and it can be done in a wide variety of settings, from rivers to lakes, to coastal areas like Pensacola Beach’s calm bayou waters and the less-traveled Santa Rosa Sound.
Many kayak rental pensacola offices provide all the equipment you’ll need, including a paddle, spray skirt, life vest and other safety gear. You’ll also need a small beach bag for sunscreen and other essentials, and you may want to consider bringing a waterproof camera to capture the memories of your day on the water. Most places that offer kayak rentals will have a minimum age requirement, but young children can often ride with a guardian in a double kayak.
The Bayview Outdoor Pursuits Center is located at the east entrance of the new Bayview Community Resource Center at 2001 E Lloyd St, with waterfront access to scenic Bayou Texar. Visit the center for hourly or daily kayak rentals, as well as stand up paddleboards, bikes and camping equipment. Special military rates are available for Active Duty, Retirees and VA service connected disability veterans.
Pensacola’s sugar-white beaches and pristine bayous, dune lakes and other waters are home to incredible wildlife. Look for dolphins, stingrays, herons and more when you embark on an adventure by kayak or other recreational boat. And if you’re planning a special event, arrange a private charter with a captain and crew to make it a memorable experience for your wedding, bachelorette party, family reunion or other occasion.