Kayakers taking a break in Caladesi Island white sands

In spots like Caladesi Island, it's easy to find swaths of beach to call your own for the day.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Grab a kayak or canoe and head out for an epic paddling adventure in St. Pete/Clearwater. With both inland rivers and the beautiful Gulf to explore, there’s loads to see from the comfort of your own little boat.

Odds are, you’ll need some gear to go on your canoeing or kayaking adventure in St. Pete/Clearwater. And luckily, there are loads of rental spots dotted throughout the region, including Island Marine Rentals in Indian Shores, Florida Kayak Outfitter in Seminole, and Makin' Waves Jet Ski and Beach Rentals in Clearwater Beach.

If you’re not quite comfortable heading out on your own, there are also quite a few paddling tour companies for you to pick from. River Wild Kayaking will take you on an adventure through Tarpon Springs’ Anclote River, or you can head out on the Gulf with Coastal Kayak Tours St. Pete instead. And if you’re looking for a really unique take on kayaking, try kayak fishing with Tampa Bay Kayak Anglers or take a tour in a clear kayak with award-winning Get Up and Go Kayaking at Shell Key.

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Canoeing & Kayaking Outfitters

Looking for a place to rent a canoe, kayak or other paddle craft? Thinking you might want to take a guided tour? These local paddling and watersports companies can help!