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Kayak Rentals

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

There are many ways to experience the crystal clear waters of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan, but kayaking allows you to get close and personal with the water and wildlife like no other. Spend some time alone on the water, kayak with a group to explore new spots together or spend an afternoon fishing or seeing some wildlife up close.

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Where to Kayak

Kayaking is a fun and adventurous activity for anyone visiting Alabama's Gulf Coast. Beginners can find classes to learn the basics where instructors will take you through the paddling and safety mechanics step-by-step. Rental companies will provide you with all the gear you need as well. If you're experienced in kayaking, you can rent your own equipment and get straight into the water at whatever pace you please. 

Some of the most common areas to kayak in the Gulf include:

  • Bon Secour River
  • Little Lagoon
  • Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park
  • Perdido Pass
  • Wolf Bay

With great bays, rivers, beaches, and the Gulf, there's always somewhere new to explore and a new way to spend time on the water. If rest and relaxation are on your vacation agenda, a morning spent on a kayak might be just the activity you're looking for. It's no surprise that being on the water is a stress reliever. Being in a kayak allows for a calm and smooth ride, making it even easier to enjoy some quiet time to yourself.

Few activities in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan will get you as close to nature as kayaking. When you paddle through waterways such as Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, you'll get acquainted with fish, turtles and the many kinds of Gulf Shores birds that are in the area year-round.

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Kayaking Lake Shelby

Kayak Fishing

Few activities in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan will get you as close to nature as kayaking. When you paddle through waterways such as Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, you'll get acquainted with fish, turtles and the many kinds of Gulf Shores birds that are in the area year-round.

Kayak Tours

If group tours and guided adventures aren't your speed, consider spending some time kayaking to get to know the area better. The smaller size of a kayak will allow you to take all the twists and turns you want, as you take your time exploring. If you're traveling with others, taking kayaks (or even tandem kayaks) out on the water will allow you to have fun and bond while fitting in some physical activity.

Best Kayak Rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

There are many local companies that offer kayak rentals for those visiting Gulf Shores Orange Beach and Fort Morgan. You'll find all the equipment you need to get out on the water. Whether you're a beginner or expert, kayak professionals will make sure you're prepared for your day.

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan have prime weather year-round for vacationing. However, if kayaking is on your agenda, be aware that many kayak rental companies are closed or have limited hours of operation during the winter season, typically from November to February. Call the rental company of your choice to find out more information.

If you're looking for the best nature kayaking during your next beach vacation, start planning your kayaking adventure to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan today. Be sure to check out all the things to do in Gulf Shores, our calendar of events, and all our lodging options including Orange Beach condosbeach hotels, and beach house rentals.