Best Places to Kayak in Florida

Florida Kayaking

Check out all of the best places to kayak in Florida. From North Florida’s Panhandle, the Suwannee River, along the East and West coasts of Central Florida, down to South Florida, and even the Keys.

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Below is a list of places that offer the best kayaking in Florida. Some of these outfitters provide guided kayak trips, while others offer kayak rentals.

Southeast Florida

Adventure Times Kayaks & Paddleboards

521 Northlake Blvd.
N. Palm Beach, FL 33408

Tel # 561-881-7218
Toll Free 888-KAYAK-FL
Palm Beach County & Southeast Florida Waterways

Big Pine Kayak Adventures

1791 Bogie Dr.
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Tel # 305-872-7474
Florida Keys, Great White Heron and Key Deer National Wildlife Refuges

Blue Moon Outdoor Center

3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami, FL 33160

Tel # 305-957-3040
Oleta River

Jupiter Outdoor Center

1116 Love St.
Jupiter, FL 33477

Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve, Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter River, Indian River Lagoon

PADDLE the Florida Keys

90773 Old Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070

Tel # 305-434-5930
The Keys, MM 80-100

South Florida

Nautical Ventures

139 SShore Court,
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Tel # 561-612-7076
Toll-Free 888-KAYAK-FL
Palm Beach County & Southeast Florida Waterways: Peanut Island, Erman River, Munyon Island, dolphin, pedal, sale, Hobie, fish, group outings, youth, corporate, moonlight, St. Lucie, snorkel, Riviera Beach Marina, and SUP.

Blue Moon Outdoor Center

3400 NE 163rd St.
North Miami, FL 33160

Oleta River: SUP, paddleboard, bike, Florida State Park, kayak, canoe, dolphin, manatee, and mangrove trails.

Canoe Outfitters of Florida

9060 W. Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL 33478

Tel # 561-746-7053
Toll Free 888-272-1257
[email protected]
Loxahatchee River: See cypress, alligators, and turtles on the scenic river. Florida state park, birding, white water, Riverbend, Trapper John.

Florida Bay Outfitters

104050 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037

Tel # 305-451-3018
[email protected]
Florida Keys and Everglades Nat’l Park: Florida Bay, paddleboard (SUP). Kids camp, mangroves, dog friendly, educational school, youth groups.

Jupiter Outdoor Center

1116 Love St.
Jupiter, FL 33477

Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve, Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter River, Indian River Lagoon: Paddleboarding, kayaking, yoga, restaurant, full moon tours, summer adventure camp, snorkeling, Palm Beach.

PADDLE! the Florida Keys

90773 Old Hwy
Tavenier, FL 33070

Tel # 305-434-5930
[email protected]
Florida Keys, Florida Bay, Tavernier Creek, Florida Keys Overseas Paddling Trail, Everglades National Park: waterfront hotels, healthy juice bar and restaurants, kayak paddle, private instruction, and race training.

Southwest Florida

Canoe Outpost-GAEA Guides

Fort Myers
Ft. Myers, FL 33905

Tel # 239-694-5513
Toll-Free 866-256-6388
[email protected]
Guided Kayak Nature Tours on every waterway in SW Florida: Waterways include Estero Bay, Caloosahatchee River, Matlacha Pass, Pine Island Sound, Telegraph Creek, and Peace River.

Everglades Area Tours

238 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, 10,000 Islands National Estuary, Rookery Bay

Tarpon Bay Explorers

900 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel, FL 33957

Tel # 239-472-8900
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Tarpon Bay

Central Florida Kayaking

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach, Inc.

P.O. Box 320398
Cocoa Beach, FL 32932

Guided Kayak Tours in the Cocoa Beach Thousand Islands, Indian River Lagoon, Banana River, and Merritt Island.

Central Florida Kayaking

Orlando, Florida Area

The Thousand Islands in Cocoa Beach, Florida and other popular kayaking locations near Orlando.

Karen’s Kayaks

Melbourne, FL

Loxahatchee, Turkey Creek Sanctuary at Palm Bay, Crane Creek, Samson’s Island at Satelitte Beach-Oars & Paddles Park.

Motorized Kayak Adventures of the Treasure Coast

Ft. Pierce, FL

Treasure Coast waterways including the St. Lucie River, Round Island, and Indian River Lagoon.

Adventures in Florida LLC

2912 E Marks St.
Orlando, FL 32803

Treasure Coast waterways including the St. Lucie River, Round Island, and Indian River Lagoon.

Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts

840 2nd St.
Clermont, FL 34711

Tel # 352-272-9561
Toll Free 800-452-9257
Clermont Chain of Lakes

St. Johns River Cruises

2100 W French Ave
Orange City, FL 32763

Tel # 407-330-1612

St. Johns River, Blue Springs State Park

Central West Florida

Crystal River Kayak Co. & Dive Center

1422 Building B, SE U.S. Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34429

Tel # 352-795-2255
Crystal River, Kings Bay, Homosassa, Halls, Chassahowitzka Rivers, Gulf Coast, Witlacoochee River South.

Alafia River Canoe Rentals, Inc.

4419 River Drive
Valrico, FL 33594

Tel # 813-689-8645
Alafia River

Canoe Country Outfitters Inc.

6493 54th Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Tel # 727-545-4554
Toll Free 800-330-1550
[email protected]
Hillsborough & Myakka Rivers, Weedon Island, and Ft. DeSoto.

Canoe Escape, Inc.

9335 E. Fowler Ave.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Tel # 813-986-2067
Hillsborough River

Sail Honeymoon, Inc.

61 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698

Tel # 727-734-0392
St. Joseph Sound, Honeymoon Isle, Caladesi Island State Park & Kayak Trail.

Northeast Florida

Kayak Amelia

13030 Hecksher Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Tel # 904-251-0016
River & Creeks of Talbot Islands State Park and Timucuan Preserve.

North Central Florida

The Wilderness Way

3152 Shadeville Rd.
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Tel # 850-877-7200
Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trail System

T-n-T Hide-a-Way, Inc

6527 Coastal Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Tel # 850-925-6412
Wakulla River, St.Marks river, Wacissa river, Sopchoppy River , Ochlockonee River, Big Bend coast line, Forgotten Coastine (Tallahassee Area).

American Canoe Adventures

10315 SE 141st. Blvd.
White Springs, FL 32096

Tel # 386-397-1309
Suwanee River

Ichetucknee Family Canoe and Cabins

8587 SW Elim Church Rd.
Ft. White, FL 32038

Tel # 386-497-2150
Toll Free 866-224-2064
Suwanee River

Northwest Florida

Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center

8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd.
Milton, FL 32570

Tel # 850-623-6197
Toll Free 800-239-6864
[email protected]
Coldwater, Sweetwater-Juniper Creeks, and Blackwater River.

Happy Ours Kayak & Bike Outpost

775 Cape San Blas Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Tel # 850-229-1991
Toll Free 866-229-1991
[email protected]
St. Joe Bay

Econfina Creek Canoe Livery

5641A Porter Pond Rd.
Youngstown, FL 32466

Tel # 850-722-9032
Eonfina Creek

Multiple Florida Locations

Canoe Outpost, Inc.

Mailing address only
2816 NW County Rd. 661
Arcadia, FL 34266

Suwannee River, call (386) 364-4991

Santa Fe River, call (386) 454-2050

Little Manatee River, call (813) 634-2228

Peace River, call (800) 268-0083

Statewide outfitter family of Canoe Outposts: Waterways include Suwannee River, Peace River, Santa Fe River, Little Manatee River, and waterways of Southwest Florida. Experience the real Florida. Manatee, fossil, shoals, rapids, whitewater, fishing, hiking, camping, cabins, family fun, bat tours, and guided kayak tours.

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