Native Rentals

Holmes Beach

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Water vessels glide through more than 2,000 acres of watery landscape lined with mangrove trees, scenic vistas & picnicking islands

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Promotional value expires Apr 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required, subject to availability and weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the ocean, with today’s Groupon to Native Rentals in Holmes Beach. Choose from the following options:

  • For $14, you get a two-hour individual kayak rental (a $29 value).
  • For $20, you get a four-hour individual kayak rental (a $45 value).
  • For $32, you get a four-hour paddleboard rental for one person (a $69 value).
  • For $60, you get a four-hour paddleboard rental for two people (a $138 value).</p>

With roots in Florida for seven generations, Native Rentals’ owner, Shawn, has been equipping Holmes Beach–goers with kayaks and paddleboards for more than 20 years. Paddlers launch their vehicles of choice onto the watery paths, weaving their way through the area’s 2,000 acres of serene, mangrove-lined waters and exploring locales unreachable by motorized vehicles due to bans on engines and the waterway-blocking siren-choir practice. Vessels glide under verdant mangrove tunnels before landing ashore at one of the scenic picnic islands or lookout towers, from where patrons feast eyes upon the breathtaking aquatic landscape before returning to kayaks or paddleboards. The rental shop is open daily 8 dusk, arming guests with the means to test muscles against the tides without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon’s booking agent.

Individual kayak rentals can be upgraded to a tandem kayak with the use of two Groupons or paying the difference in fees at the time of service.

Native Rentals

Owner and operator Shawn can trace his family's roots in the local waterways back seven generations. His deep love of the water led him to launch Native Rentals, which conducts eco-friendly paddle tours, and create the Surfer Bus, a renovated school bus that brims with kayaks, surfboards, and any equipment needed for tours on the go. His eco-tours explore the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound aboard single or tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bikes, all of which let guests test their muscles without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon's booking agent. Enjoy safe and protected paddling while you wrap around tunnels, tidal lakes, and islands. International travel writer and television personality, Richard Bangs, listed Surfer Bus as Bradenton's top family attraction due to the spectacular views of nature and wildlife it offers paddlers navigating the Robinson Nature Preserve.

Customer Reviews

Very laid back atmosphere, owner was friendly and helpful. Nice brief tutorial and we were on our way to a great adventure. I recommend taking the trail they suggest, adds nicely to the journey. Would use again.
Sara G. · November 4, 2016
Had a great time! The owner is super friendly and accommodating. He gives good instructions and is patient! We have used them for two trips now, kyaks and paddle boards, will definitely go back!
Tyra H. · September 19, 2016
First time for me and my wife on paddle boards. Have to say we had a great time. Got there early enough to see some dolphins and got up close to a family of manatee. Very friendly staff and included brief instructions to get us started.
Robert P. · August 22, 2016
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    Holmes Beach

    5418 Marina Drive

    Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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