Watercraft Rental and Exploration

Enjoy the bayou on kayak or pedal boat!

The best way to explore the Pascagoula River and enjoy the outdoors is by kayak! Perfect for the first-time kayaker as well as experienced kayakers, you can paddle the bayou, enjoy the peaceful waters, and get up close to the natural world. Rent a kayak for a half day or bring your own! Makes a great adventure for friends, an outdoor date, or family outing.  

Not ready for a kayak?  How about a sturdy pedal boat for family exploration.  The pedal boat will comfortably seat two adults and up to three children with a weight limit of 775 lbs.  It also has a bimini top for those scorching summer days.  

Rentals of kayaks or pedal boats must begin no later than 12 noon. Reserve the watercraft ahead of time by calling 228-475-0825. Kayak rental fee includes general admission to the center.

Watercraft Rental Rates

  • Single kayak (up to 3 hours) $20.00 (Member $5)
  • Tandem kayak (up to 3 hours) $35.00 (Member $10)
  • Pedal boat (up to 2 hours) $40 (Members $20)
  • Bring your own kayak or canoe and launch for only $5
  • 15 percent off kayak fee with military ID
Photo: A. Belcher

Birds common in the bayou

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