Kayak concession at the GTM

The Friends of the GTM Reserve is partnered with Guana Outpost South to provide kayak rentals, stand up paddleboard rentals, and retail items at the Guana Dam.

Business Hours

Guana Outpost South is open every day except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and in cases of extreme weather conditions. Call ahead to confirm.

Summer hours  March 11 through November 4

  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 am to 6:30 pm Saturday
  • 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday

Winter hours  November 5 through March 10

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  every day

Rental Rates

Click HERE to access the most up-to-date rental rates.

About Guana Outpost South

Founded in the spring of 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, North Guana Outpost (NGO) is a locally owned and operated outfitter store and rental operation. With two locations on the Guana Preserve, NGO is the perfect outdoor adventure destination. North Guana Outpost services include kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals and sales, guided eco tours, SUP Yoga, fishing charters by kayak and paddleboard, and full moon paddles. Guana Outpost South located at the GTM Research Reserve offers rentals as well as bait, tackle, and gear to make the best of your adventure during your time at Guana.


My buddy and I rented SUPs today from NGO and had a great day at near by Guana Reserve. NGO has a great selection of gear and good rental equipment as well. They delivered the boards to us and gave us tips on what to look for while on the water. If you are new to SUP or experienced I would highly recommend these friendly folks for a great time. Be sure to pet Tank while you are there!
NGO is the real deal. Very nice family owned and operated. They treat everyone that comes in the shop like family.

I took a kayaking tour with this company on Mothers Day. The tour was very nice and very informative. The kayaks were in good condition and the tour guy was very friendly and he showed us and taught us so many things about the local wild life. Thank you so much for an amazing time!

My first time out on a paddle board & the experience was GREAT. Everyone is very friendly & informative. Definitely will be renting from them again!
This is a wonderful family owned shop and guide service. If you are looking to explore North Florida and its ecosystems this is the best way. Guana River State Park has a lot to offer for Fishing, Bird watching and just getting out on the water. The staff is very friendly and eager to show you a good time.

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