Kayak Jacks Paddlesports
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Kayak Jacks Paddle Sports “You choose the Location, We bring the Fun!” A full service Mobile Kayak and Paddleboard Rental Company that services Manatee County including, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key. You can choose from a Guided 2 Hour Eco-tour, or a Self-guided 4-hour eco-tour launched from Robinson Preserve in Northwest Bradenton or Emerson Point in Palmetto. Launch times available are 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, or 2 pm. We have a 2 kayak or paddleboard minimum for any of our eco-tours. We also offer 24 hour and Weekly rentals to Bradenton, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, and Longboat Key with delivery right to your hotel or vacation rental.
Cortez, Florida

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Erik R
Knoxville, TN29 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Kayak Jacks Paddlesports is one of 3 companies that provide paddleboard and kayak service to areas of Anna Maria Island. Kayak Jacks seemed to have the best price and since the COVID craziness only the Robinson Preserve was open.

Just off the beaten path is an area filled with fish, birds, and other wildlife. We chose the 4 hour self tour which was plenty of time to explore. Bring a lunch and something to drink because paddle boarding isn’t a spectator sport. If you head out to the bay, head to the left and follow the shoreline for a great view of AMI and take it slow in the shallows to see Skates, Fish and occasionally a Horseshoe Crab.

As with anything there are pros and cons. The equipment was in good order and Cody was very helpful getting us underway. Keep in mind the Observation Tower is closed and the two constructions guys were more than happy to let us know that even the six foot sandy launch area was closed as well.

The worst part of our day was the boat fisherman. I understand we all have to share the water but up along the shoreline human powered vessels have the right away so don’t be surprised when you crossover “their fishing” spot that they aren’t very pleasent to you. Tight Lines Fellas.

So if you are looking for some good clean exercise with a fantastic view this is it.
Written September 2, 2020
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NhWishfultraveler
NH376 contributions
Feb 2021
We rented two tandem kayaks to go kayaking in Robinson preserve. Their rental price is very reasonable--$107 for two tandem kayaks for 4 hours. Our rental time was noon, but when w got there at 11 am Kayak Jack was already there and let us go out early. He was also right there when we got back an hour early. High recommend!
Written March 3, 2021
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Janel S
Kersey, CO35 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We called last minute and Kayak Jacks were able to rent us 2 kayaks for a beautiful day at the Robinson Preserve. They delivered the kayaks early and were there waiting for us when we were finished. Very helpful and prompt rental company.
Written October 22, 2020
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marilena d
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Jun 2021 • Family
We called to reserve kayaks at 8:24 am and canceled same day, 30 minutes later at 8:54am. He’s local, down the street, so we always walk over to rent. Never been on his website, we always called him directly. After his very rude response to me, he sends me his website which clearly states no refunds, but I never have gone on his website? I always did business with him directly. My question is, then why not stress to your callers that there is absolutely no refund or credit? You just take there money? Like playing poker I guess 😂 Anyway BEWARE. Shady business practices.
Written June 9, 2021
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We're sorry your experience wasn't what you were expecting. Due to the number of cancellations that can occur after the equipment is loaded onto a truck and delivered to a location, our guidelines state there will be no refunds as we need to compensate our employees that have already finished part of the work by setting up the kayaks or paddleboards for use. We will definitely take your suggestion into consideration for the future.
Written June 15, 2021
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Diane K
Clarkston, MI11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
We rented at Robinson Preserve

Great paddling

Cody explained the park so we could navigate successfully.

Cody brought our kayaks in and out. Fitted our life vests. He was really customer friendly

Thx Cody
Written December 26, 2021
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plan09
Lakewood Ranch, FL2,267 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Wanted to rent kayaks and join an archeo paddle at Robinson Preserve. Jack and Cody couldn’t have been better to work with.
They were at the site early and helped us with everything. Really appreciate Jack’s help understanding where we would launch to catch the tour.
Will definitely use them again!
Written April 3, 2021
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alinejean
Wakefield, RI23 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
I rented a kayak for the Robinson Preserve and was blown away by the owners' attention to every detail of rental. The kayaks were there "in the ready" and in great condition. They are knowledgeable regarding great kayaking places around Anna Maria Island. Absolutely, if you want an easy, wonderful rental experience, I highly recommend Kayak Jacks!!
Written March 12, 2014
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ViviColumbiaMaryland
Cypress Gardens, FL106 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Everything worked out well. And the area for kayaking couldn't be more serene, safe and comfortable. Jack was there at the appointed hour, nice kayaks at the ready, a bag for your valuables, life jackets and helped you get started. He gave us a map and we were on our way for almost 4 glorious hours. My husband and I are not seasoned kayakers so we were thankful that shore was always in sight. Ibis, osprey and various waterfowl were plentiful. A perfect day.
Written February 18, 2018
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Cathy S
Lake Havasu City, AZ37 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Our group of 3 ladies wanted to go kayaking. 2 had no previous experience. Jill was awesome about setting up our trip and answering all our questions. Jack helped us with the kayaks and explained the trail and area. Wonderful paddle...highly recommend this company.
Written October 17, 2015
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Susan R
Reston, VA25 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
We had a lovely morning paddling around Robinson Preserve, and that was in part to how helpful and friendly Jack and Jill were... and we were pretty high maintenance! We had to add a last minute kayak to our order, which they were able to accommodate. Then we had to ask to launch a little late, which they also were able to accommodate. The day we went out the weather was pretty bad. They offered to cancel our rental last minute and do it the next day. We couldn't because we were leaving, but we appreciated that they wanted us to have the best possible experience. As it turned out, it was perfect paddling weather for us. We finished our adventure before our time was up, so they just had us leave the kayaks there. No fuss at all. It could not have been easier! To top it off, they have the best prices in town.

This is a great, friendly little company that will make sure you have a great kayaking adventure.
Written August 4, 2015
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