Kayaking in Gainesville


Four-Hour Kayak Rental or One-Hour Standup Paddleboard Lesson and Tour from All Wet Sports (Up to 50% Off)

All Wet Sports

South Side

Paddleboards meander through scenic Big Pottsburg Creek, with instructors giving safety and paddling tips as kayakers take off on their own

$40.19 $20

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Four-Hour Single or Tandem-Kayak Rental from Ripple Effect Ecotours (Up to 47% Off)

Ripple Effect Ecotours

Marineland

Experience one of the USA’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves for 4 hours, taking in one-of-a-kind views of this scenic coastal area

$40 $22

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Hiking or Kayaking Tour for Two or Four at Fresh Spirit Adventures, LLC. (Up to 54% Off)

Fresh Spirit Adventures, LLC.

Multiple Locations

Expert guides lead kayaking or hiking tours of creeks, waterways, or islands

$140 $65

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Kayak, or Paddleboard Day Trip for 1, 2, or 4, or Overnight Canoe Trip for 2, 4, or 8 (Up to 53% Off)

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

High Springs

Paddle or swim along the banks of the Santa Fe River, where you can spy some of Florida’s famous springs

$40 $20

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One-Hour Kayak Rental and Drink for Two or Four from Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill

Port Orange

After working up an appetite on the water, head back to shore for a drink at the fully stocked sports bar

$60 $29

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One- or Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals for One or Two at Buena Vista WaterSports (Up to 56% Off)

Buena Vista Watersports

Lake Bryan

One- and two-seater kayaks; easy-to-navigate paddleboards; region teeming with Florida birds and a variety of natural wildlife

$25 $13

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With an inventory of canoes and kayaks?as well as a choice launch point on the banks of the Santa Fe River?Santa Fe Canoe Outpost is a starting point for a wide range of aquatic day trips. There are adventures of varying length, from the 7-mile down-river trip to Rum Island to multi-day canoe camping trips to the furthest destination, 39 miles away. Gliding down the river, paddlers may spy some of Florida's famous springs, including the Poe, Devil's Eye, or Lilly, or can peer back at nocturnal wildlife on one of the monthly Full Moon trips. At the conclusion of each outing, a Canoe Outpost team member arrives to safely transport both guests and vessels back to home base.

21410 NW Hwy. 441
High Springs,
FL
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Featured in the Gainesville Sun, the Adventure Club of Gainesville seeks to unite adventure seekers from Alachua County and beyond under a common umbrella or tightly springing bungee cord. People who feel alone in their passion for athletic endeavors can connect with like-minded mates during meet and greets and expand their social networks while partaking in various jaunts both indoors and out.

7817 Southwest 95th Lane
Gainesville,
FL
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Anderson's Outdoor Adventure offers canoe and kayak rentals at Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs State Park, and the Santa Fe River. Its camping, biking, and swimming services get people interacting with nature up-close.

Anderson's Outdoor Adventures, LLC 4060 SW County RD 232
Bell,
FL
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Captain Erika's roots go deep into Florida's water. Her family has lived in the state since the early 19th century, and she started fishing on the river when she was only 3 years old. That passion for the water carried over into adulthood, and to date she has more than three decades of experience as a tour guide. Nowadays, Captain Erika runs A Cruising Down the River. She leads tours aboard her pontoon boat, which she pilots down the Ocklawaha River. Along the way, she points out some of the area's wildlife and hidden features.

NE 154th St
Fort Mc Coy,
FL
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There is one entrance to Okenfenokee Swamp. When visiting Stephen C. Foster State Park, you can see spanish moss draped from tall branches, cyprus knees rising out of black waters, and alligators, deer, and herons exploring their native habitat. There are more than 12,000 American Alligators in the swamp. Visitors can see them from boats on their own or on tours of the 402,000-acre refuge. For a more in-depth study, attend a southeastern snake encounter or astronomy session to see more than meets the eye. Visitors can stay in cabins either at Stephen C Foster State Park or at the Suwannee River Eco Lodge, location 17 miles south from the park.

17515 Hwy. 177
Fargo,
GA
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Rum138 combines every mermaid's favorite things: beautiful hair and beautiful water. Part paddle-sports rentals, part salon services, the hybrid business covers a wide array of needs. Customers can rent a kayak or canoe and explore the Sante Fe River?Rum138 will drop them off at the river's edge and pick them up?or stop in for a professional cut and color with licensed cosmetologist Merrillee. Then customers can grab an ice cream or soda from the snack shop.

2070 SW County Road 138
Fort White,
FL
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