Embark on a Paddling Adventure

Plan Your Trip

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.

Reservations: (352) 597-8484
Reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends.


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.

At your journey’s end, you’ll arrive at our pickup point at Rogers Park where our friendly staff will help you out of your watercraft, load up your boat, and shuttle you back to your starting point at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. At this time, we are not shuttling private launch boats back to the park.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information like updated dates and launch times, or call (352) 597-8484.

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.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park enforces the following while on the river

  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No pets except service animals
  • No inflatable inner tubes, rafts or similar flotation devices. Inflatable kayaks or boats that are USCG approved are permitted after Boating in Florida staff inspection
  • No motorized vessels of any type
  • No styrofoam or glass items
  • No fireworks

Canoes or kayaks will not be rented during severe weather conditions.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park requires the following:

  • Vessels launched must have a Type I, II, or III PFD. TYPE IV cushion flotation devices are NOT acceptable per USCG
  • All children under the age of six must wear a PFD at all times
  • All vessels must contain a sound-producing device like a whistle
  • Guests may not harass any West Indian manatee at any time
  • At least one person (in the group) launching and or renting a canoe or kayak must be over 18 years of age.