SUP & Kayaking Adventures

Get close to nature on a watercraft adventure into exotic mangrove tunnels, open waters and city shorelines.

A woman in a clear see-through kayak in the mangroves of St. Pete/Clearwater

Clear kayaks are an amazing way to experience kayaking at Shell Key Preserve.

The Gulf Coast of Florida is home to a diverse, abundant ecosystem of aquatic splendor. Particularly in St. Pete/Clearwater, where warm sunshine, calm winds and plenty of protected nature make a perfect conditions setting for an adventure via paddlecraft. 

Watercraft options and what to bring:

The list of personal, non-motorized watercraft continues to expand year after year. Traditional kayak rentals have long been a preferred means of traversing the mild Gulf waters for decades. For a different view of what lies beneath the waters, stand-up paddleboarding is now a well-established pastime and a great full body workout. If you more interested in getting up close and personal to nature, a pedal kayak is a great alternative and the best for fishing from watercraft.

Fortunately, there are plenty of outfitters that offer all the above and more (more details below!) Just be sure to load up on water, sunscreen, snacks and a bag for items you want to avoid getting wet, such as phones. Also, you might be above the water, but plan on wearing clothes you don’t mind mind getting wet anyways, along with a change of clothes and a towel for after your excursion.