Kayaking in Riverview

One- or Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals for One or Two at Watersports at Little Harbor Resort (Up to 60% Off)

Water Sports at Little Harbor

Little Harbor Resort

$25 $12

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

Paddleboard or Kayak Rental or SUP Yoga from Lotto Boat (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Lotto Boat

St. Petersburg

$32 $14

Spend an afternoon piloting a standup paddleboard, kayak, or double kayak, or take in some aquatic yoga atop a paddleboard

Half-Day Kayak Rental for One or Two or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental at Cove Cay Marina (Up to 50% Off)

Cove Cay Marina

Largo

$30 $15

Climb aboard a paddleboard, or a one-person or tandem kayak and drift past mangrove trees, red fish, and manatees

One-Hour or Half-Day Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals for Two or Four at Sand Key Paddle Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Sand Key Paddle Sports

Sand Key

$60 $29

Explore the crystal-clear waters of Clearwater Harbor atop a paddleboard or kayak during one-hour or half-day rentals

One or Two Half-Day Kayak Rentals at Belle Harbour Marina (Up to 56% Off)

Belle Harbour Marina

Tarpon Springs

$40 $20

Kayaker gets four hours to explore Anclote River

Half- or Full-Day Rental of a Single or Tandem Kayak from Windsong Charters (Up to 57% Off)

Windsong Charters

New Port Richey

$45 $21

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Captains outfit clients for paddle amid the wildlife, hidden channels, and sunken boats of Florida's coastline

Kayak Tours for One or Two, or Four-Hour Kayak Rental from Kayak Boca Grande (Up to 51% Off)

Kayak Boca Grande

kayak placida

$65 $39

Paddle through mangrove tunnels and waters of Gasparilla Bay, keeping an eye out for local wildlife during guided tours or 4-hour rentals

Select Local Merchants

The crew at Kayak Valet has one mission: to get more people out and enjoying the local waterways and scenery via kayaks or paddleboards. Since storing, hauling, unloading, reloading, and potty training their own kayaks can deter people from boating, the team sets up shop to cancel out such deterrents. They take care of nearly every task, bringing all equipment necessary for a leisurely paddle on puddles of all sizes right to the launch site. The crew will pick up and deliver equipment to popular launch sites within Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Manatee Counties. To keep the aquatic adventure accessible, the shop rents only kayaks and standup paddleboards that can be piloted by anyone, experienced or not. Additionally, they give visitors tips on paddling and safety techniques and sell new kayaks, paddleboards, and accessories.

9425 US Highway 41 South
Gibsonton,
FL
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Helmed by Captain Charles Davis, Flatmasters Fishing Adventures offers guided, all-inclusive fishing trips to anglers of all levels. For any of the company's half- or full-day excursions, clients climb into a kayak already loaded with necessary equipment, including rods, reels, and live or artificial bait. Out on the water, instructors divulge tips for reeling in catches and working around irked fish who sit and tap their "No Soliciting" signs. The company's educational opportunities stretch beyond fishing, too, with basic kayaking lessons.

5108 W Gandy Blvd
Tampa,
FL
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The state of Florida was once entirely underwater—and Florida Eco-Adventures’ tours explore the parts that still are. Founders Mac and Suzanne McCormick lead adventurers through waters such as Kings Bay that, thanks to its 72-degree waters, is a wintertime refuge for West Indian Manatees. The Silver River, meanwhile, hosts a more eclectic array of wildlife, ranging from gators—although they’re too shy and skittish for regular sightings—to sunfish and rhesus monkeys.

121 West Thomas Street
Tampa,
FL
US

Away from the amusement parks and tourist hotspots Florida is known for, its rivers wind along sandy beaches, wildlife habitats, and lush marshlands. Canoe Outpost's cabin rentals and fleet of kayaks and canoes allow access to these natural attractions, thanks to their steadfast crew which helps paddlers launch into the Little Manatee River. Opportunities to paddle, hike, and arm-wrestle fish pepper the rivers, whose calmer areas allow for cool, refreshing swims.

18001 S US Highway 301
Wimauma,
FL
US

Cypress trees sway in the breeze, lush tropical vegetation soaks up the sunshine, and white sandy beaches glisten nearby as Buena Vista Watersports' rental jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and pontoons tote adventurers across the spring-fed waters of Lake Bryan alongside waterskiers and wakeboarders. The Key West–style resort, located just east of Disney World, allows families and friends to glimpse local wildlife as they skim scenic shorelines and chase picturesque settings at an aquatic reservoir as vast and secluded as Bigfoot's bathtub. The resort's alighted tiki torches and palm trees that border its tiki bar and pavilion attract groups for company picnics or private events such as weddings and parties, during which revelers can partake in watersports, dance to reggae, or watch a fire-dancing show.

611 Destiny Dr
Ruskin,
FL
US

Boats dance and glide over the crisscrossing wakes carved into Tampa Bay, each craft anxiously revving toward its respective dock to arrive before closing time. All the while, a handful of boats remain on the open water, swaying atop the undulating waves as its passengers continue to enjoy the fiery sunset reflecting off the bay's surface. These select aquatic vehicles carry Lotto Boat's boat club members, who have access to a slew of exclusive perks, such as extended marina hours. Stationed at Harborage Marina, Lotto Boat's 20 rental vessels include kayaks, paddleboards, WaveRunners, and power boats equipped with GPS navigation systems. After hopping aboard a vessel, landlubbers can go jet-skiing, drift over to nearby tiki bars for dinner and live music, or take in scenic views of downtown St. Petersburg. Once patrons make their way back to one of Lotto Boat's two docks, staffers thoroughly cleanse the boat of interior debris and exterior mermaid hitchhikers to prepare for the vessel's next excursion.

100 14th Ave S
St Petersburg,
FL
US