Please call 352-597-8484 to reserve a boat. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends.
Boating in Florida is the only kayak and stand-up paddle board rental facility located in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Whether you’re paddling for adventure or relaxation, your 3-hour float down 5.5 miles of the tranquil, crystal-clear Weeki Wachee River will take your breath away with its unspoiled natural beauty and wildlife.
Much of your picturesque journey will be underneath the shade of cypress and oak trees, and of course, Florida’s distinctive palms. Along the way, you may find yourself paddling alongside the gentle giants and endangered West Indian manatees. You may also see turtles, otters, storks and pelicans, and underwater marine life in water so clear, you’d swear you were in an aquarium.
Even if you’ve never kayaked or stand-up paddle board before, don’t be shy. Our experienced staff members will provide you with basic instructions and the Weeki Wachee River is very easy to navigate, even beginners. And don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass) to enjoy at various stopping areas along the river.
All kayak and paddleboard rentals include boat, PFD (life jacket), and shuttle back from our pickup area.
Guests are asked to complete their journey and arrive at Rogers Park (the pickup area) by 4:30pm or incur a $50 per boat per hour late fee.
DO NOT harass any West Indian manatee at any time, or approach, harass, pet, or feed any other wildlife you may encounter during your trip on the river. In fact, it is against the law. Wildlife may include alligators, manatees, raccoons, otters, aquatic birds and more.
Canoes or kayaks will not be rented during severe weather conditions.