Kayak Rentals

Explore the waters of St. Andrews State Park & Shell Island by kayak – it’s fun and easy! The Shell Island Shuttle has the closest Panama City Beach kayak rentals to Shell Island.

Kayaking on Shell Island

Spending a day on the white-sand beaches of Shell Island is one of the most popular things to do in Panama City Beach. When you visit St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island, you can add fun and adventure to your day with some kayaking. The waters around the State Park and Shell Island are great for both beginning and experienced kayakers, and the Shell Island Shuttle is your connection to the best kayak rentals in Panama City Beach.

You can paddle along the shorelines of St. Andrews State Park and explore the Lower Grand Lagoon and the beaches of Sandy Point. Or plan a day on Shell Island with a kayak rental package that includes your Shell Island Shuttle tickets and a kayak that is ready for you when the Shuttle arrives on the island.

The Best Panama City Beach Kayak Rentals

Shell Island Shuttle kayak rentals are the best because our marina is the closest to Shell Island and we are the only Panama City Beach kayak rental company with kayaks on Shell Island. All of our kayaks are sit-on-top designs that are perfectly safe and easy even for first-time kayakers, and every kayak rental package includes a round-trip Shuttle ticket. All you need to do is bring your beach gear and be ready to have fun.

It’s just a short boat ride from the St. Andrews State Park Marina over to Shell Island, the pristine, undeveloped 700-acre barrier island that is one of the top attractions in Panama City Beach. Sugary white sand, clear emerald green waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling, dolphins and lots of other marine life, birds, and wildlife – Shell Island is a truly unique treasure on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Kayaks are perfect for exploring the inland shoreline of Shell Island, searching for hidden beaches and watching for wildlife on shore as you paddle quietly by. And kids love learning to paddle, splashing and playing all day in the safe, shallow waters around the Shell Island Jetty.

Shell Island Kayak Rental Package Pricing

All kayak rental packages include a round-trip ticket for the Shell Island Shuttle. Kayaks will be ready and waiting when your Shuttle arrives on Shell Island, at this time kayaks are first come first serve upon checking let us know you would like this package.

  • $65/day Single Kayak includes round trip shuttle
  • $75/day Tandem Kayak includes round trip shuttle

Shell Island Shuttle

The Shell Island Shuttle is the easiest, safest, and fastest way to get to Shell Island. Book now and save time on the day!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is kayaking safe?

Our sit-on-top style kayaks are perfectly safe for all ages and ability levels. They are made of soft, flexible plastic that does not cause bumps or bruises. The kayaks are very stable, but tipping over is fun – you simply tumble out into the warm water.

How long can I stay out with my kayak?

You can paddle all day, but you must be ready to depart from Shell Island on the final Shuttle run of the day. Be sure to check the daily schedule when you pick up your tickets.

Can I kayak around Shell Island?

Kayaking in the shallow waters around the Shell Island Jetty is very safe and easy. It is also fun to explore the island’s shallow inland shoreline on St. Andrew Bay. Experienced kayakers may want to paddle around the Jetty to the Gulf Shoreline if wind and water conditions allow. Flotation devices or close adult supervision are always recommended for small children.