Rentals at Longboat Pass
Explore the clear waters of Longboat Pass – the waters at the south end of Anna Maria Island and the north end of Longboat Key. Because this location is the only water passage along a 20 mile stretch of barrier islands where the Bay meets the Gulf, it functions as a wildlife corridor and is renowned for its marine critters, birds, and playful dolphin and manatee activity.
A very short paddle from the launch will take you to Mar Vista Restaurant – a diner’s paradise where you can pull your kayak onto a white sand beach and enjoy a fantastic waterfront lunch or drink. Keep paddling and you’ll reach your happy place – a unique white sand beach on the Gulf with endless opportunities to make some beautiful lifelong memories. Adjacent to the historic Longbeach Village at the northern tip of Longboat Key, there is plenty to explore when you’re off the water, too!
All rentals include a paddle, life vest, and a map of the popular paddling routes in the area. A brief lesson is provided prior to launch, however, you should have sufficient experience paddling the type of vessel you intend to rent. Inexperienced paddlers can opt to paddle a tandem kayak with a more experienced paddler or join one of our guided tours to get the full package.
$45 / half-day
$65 / half-day
$55 / half-day
$60 / half-day