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Renting from North Guana Outpost provides you with the most unique paddling experience in Jacksonville. With three different bodies of water within a mile of the shop, we will set you up for the type of adventure you are looking for. Whether it is enjoying a calm paddle through the Guana preserve by kayak, learning to paddleboard in the Intracoastal Waterway or catching a wave in the ocean we have the equipment to get you there. See below for available launch locations or pick up the equipment and take it wherever you’d like!

Cancellation Policy:

For a full refund you must call and cancel within 4 hours of your scheduled rental time. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows will be charged the full price. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.

Available Launch Locations:


Launch right into the north end of the Guana Preserve. From here you can paddle south on calm flat water and observe the abundant wildlife. More than 500 bird species have been spotted in Guana. No need to worry about tides since the Guana dam was built about 12 miles south in 1957. This is one of the most serene places to paddle. Launch is open February 10- November 10. The remainder of the year, the North end of the preserve is closed for waterfowl hunting season.


Try paddle boarding here on a flat day to see dolphins and sea turtles or come when there is some swell to paddle surf or try surfing on our beginner boards!


This is a small boat launch approximately 4 miles south of North Guana Outpost. Right in the heart of the Guana Lake, this is another great spot for wildlife viewing and an easy paddle. Rent one of our Pescador fishing kayaks for some great inshore fishing here. Launch is open February 10- November 10. The remainder of the year, the North end of the preserve is closed for waterfowl hunting season.


For a day of adventure outdoors, spend it here! There is an honorary $3 fee to park here but well worth it. You have two options to launch; the north side of the dam or the south. With a 'beach' walk in entry the north side is a great place to learn to paddleboard or for any beginner paddler. The south side is the Guana River which flows about 3 mile south and runs into the ICW. This side is tidal with very large tide swings at times. It is also salt marsh so there are oyster beds. Both sides are great for fishing and it is not rare to spot a bald eagle here. In addition to paddling, there are over 12 miles of hiking/biking trails at this location.


If you would like to paddle the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), we can deliver kayaks or paddleboards to this location for you with advance notice. The ICW is a tidal saltwater river which you may paddle north or south from the launch. Make sure to head out and return around high tide as it can be difficult and muddy around low tide at the launch. Heading north you will see homes along the east side of the river and paddling south the homes eventually end and you'll find more wildlife.


Located at the base of the southern trail head of Nocatee’s Preserve, adjacent to the Tolomato River (Intracoastal West). The connector road off Crosswater Parkway, Nocatee Landing Trail, and is approximately 1 mile north of the new Crosswater collection of neighborhoods. The Nocatee Landing allows you to launch further south on the ICW almost directly across from Pine Island. There is a $20 fee for half and full day delivery to the new Nocatee Landing. This includes drop-off and pick-up for up to 6 kayaks or paddleboards (or a combination of both). Must have a reservation.

Please call to book rental delivery to Mickler’s Beach access, 6 Mile Landing Boat Ramp, Nocatee Kayak Launch and Nocatee Landing. There will be a delivery fee.

If you choose to transport the equipment yourself, you must provide a valid driver's license and a credit card number for us to hold during the rental period.

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