Fishing Feature: Paddle Boat Outfitters Guide

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Natural North Florida’s coastline, often referred to as the “Big Bend”, is perfect for paddlers.  Whether cruising, birding, scalloping or fishing, there are a number of outfitters in our area willing to point you to the nearest launch spot.  Some of our best paddling is along the coast, but several of our rivers are worth exploring.  The Suwannee River, and it’s tributary, the Santa Fe River, has enough water to paddle for a lifetime.  And then there are shorter rivers like the Withlacoochee, Waccasassa, Aucilla, Wacissa, Steinhatchee, Wakulla, St. Marks, Ochnocknee, Fenholloway and Econfina.

 

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Here’s a list of outfitters, listed by county:

Dixie County (Suwannee River)

 

Suwannee Guides & Outfitter (352) 542-08331

http://www.suwanneeguides.com

 

Wakulla County (St. Marks/Panacea/Wakulla)

 

St. Marks Outfitters http://www.visitwakulla.com/Things-to-Do/St-Marks-Outfitters

The Wilderness Way http://www.visitwakulla.com/Things-to-Do/The-Wilderness-Way

TnT Hideaway http://www.visitwakulla.com/Things-to-Do/T-n-T-Hide-a-way-Inc

 

Jefferson County (Acucilla and Wacissa Rivers)

 

Wacissa River Kayak and Canoe Rentals  850-997-5023

www.wacissarivercanoerentals.com

 

Taylor County: (Steinhatchee, Econfina, Fenholloway Rivers, Gulf of Mexico)

 

River Haven Marina 352-498-0709 or www.riverhavenmarinaandmotel.com

Steinhatchee Landing Resort 352-498-3513 www.steinhatcheelanding.com

Good Times Marina 352-498-8088 or www.goodtimesmotel.com (kayak launch and livery)

 

Alachua County: High Springs (Santa Fe River)

 

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost

http://www.santaferiver.com/

Adventure Outpost:

http://webpdq.com/Lars%20Website/index.html

 

Lafayette County: Mayo (Suwannee River)

 

American Canoe  386-294-1319 www.canoesuwannee.com

Suwannee River Rendezvous www.suwanneeriverrendezvous.com

 

 

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Levy County (Withlacoochee River, Waccasassa River, Gulf of Mexico)

 

Yankeetown/Inglis: Riverside Inn at Izaak Walton Lodge, (352) 447-2595

www.izaakwaltonlodge.com

 

Cedar Key: Kayak Cedar Key, www.kayakcedarkeys.com

 

 

Columbia County (Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers)

 

Rum 138 (386) 454-4257 (Santa Fe River)

http://www.rum138.com

 

Ichetucknee Family Canoe and Cabins (386) 497-2150 (Ichetucknee River)

http://www.ichetuckneecanoeandcabins.net