Captiva Island kayak rentals are a great way to get out on the water and enjoy your Florida vacation. Make a kayak reservation today at Jensen’s Marina™!
Spending as much time in the water as possible is a sign of a great Florida vacation. Gliding through the water while listening to nothing but the ripple of the water underneath your hull and watching and listening to the sights and sounds of nature all around you is even better. Captiva Island kayak rentals allow you to have this experience while you’re on vacation.
When you are looking for Captiva Island kayak rentals, you need to find a marina that offers kayak rentals on an hourly basis, 1-person and 2-person kayak rental options and nearby kayaking opportunities such as guided kayak tours and paddling in kayak trails and to nearby barrier islands.
Are you a first time kayaker or need tips on kayaking near Captiva Island and Sanibel Island? We have kayak tips that will make your kayaking experience a memorable one in Southwest Florida.
A Captiva kayak rental experience is a must when you come to Southwest Florida. There’s just something about stepping into a boat without a motor and paddling through a mangrove trail and becoming one with nature.
We recommend renting a kayak at Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ to get the complete kayak experience. There’s so many different areas to explore, even paddling to nearby barrier islands for new experiences.
To avoid getting wet while kayaking, we offer the following tips:
Kayaking is a great way to introduce yourself to boating and help you build confidence. Here’s some things beginner kayakers should wear to have a great time:
There are a few things you should know about before your first kayaking experience. Remember to:
Despite what many people worry about, kayaks are not as easy to tip over as you might see in the movies or on television for a good laugh. In general, kayaks are safe to use and hardly tip over at all.
Even better, it’s really hard to tip over a kayak while paddling on calm bodies of water like the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway.
To avoid tipping over you should:
There’s more to beginner kayaking than just what to wear. We also have the following beginner kayak tips:
Paddling a kayak isn’t as simple as you thought but it’s easy to learn how to do it properly. Holding your paddle properly is the key to success. To hold the paddle the right way you need to:
The forward stroke is the one you will do the most to move forward in your kayak. Let your torso muscles (muscles in your back and core) do the work. Put your blade on one side of the boat and rotate your torso as the blade moves behind you. When your hand reaches behind your hip, “slice” the blade out of the water. Then repeat on the other side. Keep as upright as possible when doing the forward stroke.
The reverse stroke helps you go backward and most importantly, it’s your braking maneuver as you approach land or a marina dock. It’s the exact opposite of the forward stroke. Just change your direction but still use your torso and fully immerse your blade on the sides of your boat next to your hip.
Paddle tip: Remember that paddle length matters. A paddle that is too long or too short will cause you to work harder to build up speed and keep the kayak straight. Check out kayak paddle length measurements to make sure you have the right size.
A two-person kayak, also called a tandem kayak, is wider and usually more stable to handle two occupants. These are great options for those with kids. Your passenger doesn’t even have to paddle. You can even take your dog with you!
The keys to paddling with a partner include:
Jensen’s Marina™ offers 1-person and 2-person kayak rentals. It costs two hours for a $25 1-person kayak and two hours for a 2-person kayak costs $35. You can also make a marina reservation plan for a guided kayak wildlife tour today to see manatees, dolphins and more!
Enjoy a marked kayak trail at Buck Key just south of Jensen’s Marina™ called Roosevelt Trail. The trail will take you on a wonderful journey through Florida nature and lasts two hours.
The best way to rent a kayak is to head to Captiva Island to have a quiet experience on the water. When you rent a kayak at Jensen’s Marina™ on Captiva Island or take a guided kayak tour, you can head out to Pine Island Sound and nearby barrier islands.
Here at Jensen’s Marina™ on Captiva Island, we offer the following amenities you need to make you feel right at home while you are here on island time. This includes:
There are also more than just kayaks here on Captiva Island! If it’s time to rent a boat on Captiva Island, Jensen’s Marina™ has the following Jensen’s boat rental Captiva needs:
Pontoon boats work for families and friends cruising the Gulf of Mexico or Intracoastal Waterway. They are a great choice for family fun time and boat parties. A 24-foot pontoon boat with a 115-horsepower motor that can accommodate up to 12 people works well for these types of activities.
Center console boats work well for smaller groups for fishing and boating trips. Try an 18-foot center console boat that holds up to five people and holds a decent amount of fishing gear.
An 18” Boston Whaler with a 150-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke motor holds up to six people and has a 1,000-pound weight capacity for your fishing crew, a cooler and plenty of fishing bait and tackle.
You are ready to rent a kayak now on Captiva Island! In fact, you are ready to rent a Captiva kayak at Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ today! Contact us today to make your kayak rental excursion trip today.