Toledo Bend Kayak Rental, LLC (TBKR LLC) is a mobile business and we not rent kayaks from our physical address. We offer hourly kayak rentals at Holly Park Marina, the trailhead for the beautiful TPW Patroon Bayou Paddle Trail, which take place across the highway from the Holly Park store, behind the main boat launch. We also deliver kayaks to lakeside homes, camps and resorts.
Fill out our Kayak Reservation Form and we’ll respond with confirmation of date(s) and time(s). Your reservation will not be scheduled until your date(s) and time(s) are confirmed with us. You can also call us at (936) 201-6495 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each paddler in your party must complete and sign our online Liability Waiver ahead of time via our web link. The person responsible for the rental, usually the person paying, will need to complete and sign our Rental Contract as well. We strongly recommend completing the Waiver and Rental Contract prior to arrival to save time. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled launch time to allow for life vest fitting, basic equipment operation and safety information.
Yes! Toledo Bend Kayak Rental, LLC is fully insured to rent kayaks.
Our Standard Kayaks are equipped with a simple padded seat with adjustable sling back, and molded footrests. They are sit on top fishing kayaks with two rear rod holders and we can add a forward rod holder and rod lanyards on request. Weight capacity is 275lbs with included you and your gear.
Our Premium Kayaks are equipped with aluminum frame seats that sit a bit higher and are much more supportive. They're ideal for long adventures and people with back issues. They are also sit on top fishing kayaks with two rear rod holders, and also feature adjustable footrests that add comfort and low back support during longer paddles. Our Premiums have a higher weight capacity and offer more stability in choppy waters.
Our Tandem Kayak is perfect for paddling with a friend or younger child. It is equipped with two frame seats like our Premiums, awesome dry storage and features the highest weight capacity at 500lbs. It's also our heaviest kayak, weighing in at 99lbs so you'll need two able adults to carry (not drag!!!) it to and from the water.
All our kayaks are considered Fishing Kayaks and we'll outfit them for you on request.
Sunscreen, bug repellent, sunglasses, hydrating drinks and water shoes or sneakers that can get wet are a must. A hat for sun protection is also a good idea, as are healthy snacks and lunch for an all day trip. Bring your cell phone, our water resistant cell phone pouches allow touchscreen function without removing your phone. If you will be fishing, make sure to have your license with you. You can order one here https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/ We must have a signed Liability Waiver on file for each paddler.
No Worries! You're embarking on a great adventure! Kayaking is a great way to experience some of the most beautiful waterways in the country up close and personal! Just relax, most people become comfortable in the kayak very quickly. We will help you get going with the basics. This is a helpful video to give you an idea of what to expect.
We do not rent in stormy weather, on Weather Alert days or during high winds. During your trip if a pop up storm should occur, pull to the bank until it passes. If winds increase we recommend keeping close to the bank. Be weather aware. Know your ability and don't paddle further than you are able to paddle back. We cannot come get you so you will need to return to your launch site.
Yes, depending on their age. Children must be 13 years or older to paddle a Single Kayak. Children 8 years or older can ride with a parent or guardian in a Tandem Kayak. We do not allow more than one person aboard a Single Kayak.
For Patroon Bayou Launches we do not refund early turn ins. Please call or text 936-201-6495 if you return your kayak more than 30 minutes early.
For kayak delivery rentals, if you have an emergency and need to leave early we will refund any unused days beyond the first day. Please give us a call or text at 936-201-6495 as soon as possible so we can pick up the kayaks.