Kayaking in Port Orange

SUP Rental for Two or Kayak Rental for Two or Four at Calema Windsurfing and Watersports (50% Off)

Calema Windsurfing and Watersports

Kelly Park

$70 $35

Spend three hours on the waters of the Banana River atop a standup paddleboard or a single or tandem kayak

Two-Hour Kayaking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Island Time Kayaking (Up to 62% Off)

Island Time Kayaking

Merritt Island

$29.99 $14

On tours along the sparkling waters of Indian River, guests may see dolphins and manatees before stopping for walks along island beaches

One- or Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals for One or Two at Buena Vista WaterSports (Up to 60% Off)

Buena Vista WaterSports

Lake Bryan Shores

$25 $12

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One- and two-seater kayaks; easy-to-navigate paddleboards; region teeming with dolphins, stingrays, and manatees

Downriver Kayak Trip with Shuttle for Two or Four from Anderson's Outdoor Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Anderson's Outdoor Adventure

ANDERSON'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

$90 $50

Customers guide their kayaks through scenic river views, with paddles, life jackets, and shuttle pickup and drop-off included

Downtown Jacksonville Historical Eco Kayak Tour for One or Two from First Coast Outfitters (Up to 50% Off)

First Coast Outfitters

Downtown Jacksonville

$55 $29

Kayak along the south bank, with Friendship Fountain and Jacksonville Landing in the background; look for bottlenose dolphins or manatees

One-Hour Standup Paddleboard Lesson and Tour or All-Day Kayak Rental from All Wet Sports (Up to 55% Off)

All Wet Sports

South Side

$40 $20

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

Select Local Merchants

Guests are never far from the sand or surf at Hidden Treasure Tiki Bar & Grill, where American cuisine meets ocean views. Fittingly, the menu is stuffed to the gills with seafood, from wild gator-tail and crab-cake appetizers to entrees of Maine lobster, stuffed shrimp, and sea scallops. Diners can also chow down on burgers, pasta, and barbecued pork chops. The laid-back spot combines these eats with on-the-water fun by renting out hydrobikes.

5993 S Ridgewood Ave
Port Orange,
FL
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The guides from Calypso Kayaking Tours take explorers into native wildlife habitats of the Florida inter-coastal waterway, traversing the shorelines in search of bottle nosed dolphins. The kayaks come within a few feet of the marine mammals, and patrons have an opportunity to wade in shallow waters. Guides also conduct trips to the Port Orange Wildlife Sanctuary, where Brown Pelicans, egrets, and herons play poker in the mudflats.

93 Dunlawton Avenue
Port Orange,
FL
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Drawing from experience in activities such as surfing, kiteboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding, the staff at Sandy Point Progressive Sports pour all of their energy into instructing others in outdoor extreme sports. They helm one-on-one lessons on kitesurfing and standup paddleboarding throughout central Florida’s waters, as well as kayak and standup paddleboard eco tours, during which guides point out native plants and wildlife while helping paddlers navigate wetlands, rivers, and inlets. As part of their involvement in the local community, they also conduct free kayaking and standup-paddleboarding demonstrations, where representatives of popular brands arrive with new equipment to test and then sacrifice to Poseidon in exchange for fair waters. In addition to lessons, staffers rent and sell up-to-date gear such as backpacks for hiking and camping, canoes and kayaks, and kiteboards and snowboards.

3090 S Ridgewood Ave
South Daytona,
FL
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Oceanside Paddlesports' knowledgeable instructors—who are professional standup-paddleboard racers—hook customers up with rental equipment and teach them how to skim across the waters around Daytona Beach in standup paddleboards. The outfit also specializes in surfing, outrigger canoeing, and kayaking, offering lessons and tours with each activity. For those who want their own equipment, the shop sells gear by brands such as Piranha, Kialoa, and Boga.

100 N Atlantic Ave #34
Daytona Beach,
FL
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At Daytona Beach Parasail, flightless humans can highlight day trips to Daytona Beach with a parasail adventure. After taking off from the flight deck of a boat piloted by a USCG-licensed captain, customers soar 2,000 feet in the air, which is the perfect height for catching scenic glimpses of the world-famous shoreline. No previous knowledge of parasailing is required. The entire excursion takes about 45 minutes, which includes the boat trip out and back. Single flights last about 8 minutes; customers can team up with Groupon-bearing friends for a tandem flight, which will keep them floating for 14–16 minutes. Pack your camera if you want a friend to snap pictures of your airborne antics. Ferry customers receive free shuttle service to and from the boat.

4936 S Peninsula Dr
Ponce Inlet,
FL
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Perched on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, Paddleboard New Smyrna Beach populates Florida’s placid waves with professional-grade standup paddleboards and kayaks cared for by expert guides. Whether leading beginners’ lessons in a protected lagoon or explaining the nuances of vehicle control before sending guests on a free-wheeling rental, the team prepares guests for jaunts around the waterway’s palm-lined shores. Pushing off from the center’s North Causeway dock, two-hour tours find the guides in their natural element, shepherding guests toward wildlife areas saturated with manatees, dolphins, and wrestlers practicing for the alligator bonus round at the next big meet.

177 N Causeway
New Smyrna Beach,
FL
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