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.


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.

South 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: 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

Loxahatchee River: See cypress, alligators, and turtles on the scenic river. Florida state park, birding, white water, Riverbend, Trapper John.

Canoe Outpost, Inc.

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

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.

Florida Bay Outfitters

104050 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037

Tel # 305-451-3018

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

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

All About the Water

24951 Old 41 Road, Suite 6
Bonita Springs, FL 34235

Sanibel Island Area, Marco Island Area Kayaking: paddleboarding, Gulf of Mexico, Calusa Blueway.

Canoe Outpost, Inc.

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

Waterways of Southwest Florida

Canoe Outpost-GAEA Guides

Fort Myers
Ft. Myers, FL 33905

Tel # 239-694-5513
Toll-Free 866-256-6388

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

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.

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.

Central West Florida

A Crystal River Kayak Company

1332 SE Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34429

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

Hillsborough & Myakka Rivers, Weedon Island, and Ft. DeSoto.

Northeast Florida

Kayak Amelia

13030 Hecksher Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Tel # 904-251-0016
Toll-Free 888-30-kayak

River & Creeks of Talbot Islands State Park and Timucuan Preserve.

North Central Florida

The Wilderness Way

3152 Shadeville Rd.
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trail System

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

6527 Coastal Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327

Wakulla River, St.Marks river, Wacissa river, Sopchoppy River , Ochlockonee River, Big Bend coast line, Forgotten Coastine (Tallahassee Area).

North West Florida

Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center

8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd.
Milton, FL 32570

Tel # 850-623-6197
Toll Free 800-239-6864

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

St. Joe Bay

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