Embark on a Paddling Adventure

Plan Your Trip

Reservations are required.

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 are required.

SINGLE KAYAK RENTAL: $35 (tax incl)
TANDEM KAYAK RENTAL: $45 (tax incl)
PADDLEBOARD: $35 (tax incl)

All kayak and paddleboard rentals include boat, PFD (life jacket), and shuttle back from our pickup area. Guests are asked to complete their journey in 4 hours from their reservation time or a $50 per boat per hour late fee maybe be charged.

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.

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

  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No coolers larger than 10” x 10” x 10”
  • 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

Boat ramp operations maybe stopped at anytime due to 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.