Embark on a Paddling Adventure

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Reservations are required for all boats launching (private boats included) to ensure you have the best adventure possible.
Weeki Fresh Water Adventures 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 float down 2.8 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 boarded 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 for beginners. And don’t forget, the park does not permit disposable containers of any kind, as well as no alcohol on the river. Please bring NON-DISPOSABLE containers for any food or water. Make sure to view the video below before booking, as it explains these policies.



How to make your adventure enjoyable:

  • Ensure every participant fills out the online Risk Acknowledgment before hand
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled reservation.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Apply sunscreen before you go paddling.
  • If you rented boats with us, they are due back 2 hours after your reservation.
  • Make sure you are hydrated and bring water with you in non-disposable containers only.
  • Check the weather beforehand and understand the risks. Visit National Weather Service’s page for current weather conditions.
  • If you are going to be late, call or email [email protected] ahead as soon as you know you might be late. We will work as best as we can to accommodate.

Reservations are required for all boats launching (private boats included) to ensure you have the best adventure possible.

Walk-Ins are not accepted. Reservations are required for both rental and private boat launches.

PRIVATE BOAT: $8 per person


All kayak and paddleboard rentals include boat, PFD (life jacket), and a shuttle ride back from our pickup area. Guests are asked to complete their journey in 2 hours from their reservation time or a $50 per boat and per hour late fee may be charged.

At your journey’s end, you’ll arrive at our pickup point 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.

Private boats and guests cannot be shuttled – they will be responsible for their own ride back to the park.

  • I agree not to voluntarily leave my boat when paddling as this causes erosion to the river banks.
  • I agree to be respectful of other boaters, the environment, the Company’s staff and wildlife.
  • I agree not to harass or touch any wildlife especially Manatees.
  • I will not enter private property, including docks and yards.
  • I agree to keep paddling and only stop for a short amount of time if needed. This is very important to keep the river clean, enjoyable and to reduce congestion.
  • I agree to take all trash with me and any other trash I can to help keep the river clean.

If you arrive more than 10 minutes late we will consider your reservation as canceled with no refund. It is absolutely crucial you arrive on time as we have a State enforced limit of 70 boat launches per hour, which we cannot go over. If you miss your reservation we will try to reschedule, however it might not be the same day as there is high demand between April and September.

If weather forces us to close we will try to re-book your reservation for another day. If you cannot re-book we will be more than happy to refund your reservation.

  • No touching or harassing any wildlife especially Manatees.
  • 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 WFA staff inspection
  • No motorized vessels of any type
  • No disposable containers of any kind. This includes but not limited to: Plastic, aluminum, glass, styrofoam, paper-all drinks must be in a permanent container.
  • No fireworks
  • Boat ramp operations may be stopped at any time due to weather conditions.
  • No scuba gear will be allowed to launch from the State Park Launch area

  • 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
  • At least one person (in the group) launching and or renting a watercraft must be over 18 years of age.