Take a Lazy Paddle on Natural North Florida’s Springs, Lakes, Rivers or Gulf Coast

On our vast network of springs, lakes, rivers and Gulf of Mexico coastline, paddling a kayak or canoe is an excellent way to slowly take in the sights and sounds of Natural North Florida.

Whether you intend to putter around the spring run at Blue Springs in Gilchrist County or take 10 days to paddle the 170 miles stretch of the Suwannee River from White Springs to the Gulf, you’ll find plenty of places to launch you boat, or to rent one from a local outfitter.

If you’re a planning to visit our Natural North Florida region, you may want to bring your own kayak or canoe.  But if you’re not driving or don’t want to drag your boat by car, consider renting one.  Most of our outfitters offer not only rentals of kayaks, paddleboards and canoes, but also offer livery services to and from pickups along the major rivers.

There’s nothing more relaxing than a slow drift DOWNSTREAM knowing that you’ll be picked up and delivered back to your starting point.

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

Dixie County (Suwannee River, Manatee Springs, Gulf)

Suwannee Guides & Outfitter (352) 542-08331  http://www.suwanneeguides.com

Anderson Outdoor Adventures  (352) 507-0059 www.andersonsoutdooradventures.co

Wakulla County:  (Wakulla Springs, St. Marks, Gulf)

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: (Wacissa River)

Wacissa River Kayak and Canoe Rentals  850-997-5023


Taylor County: Steinhatchee (Steinhatchee River, Gulf)

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: (Poe Springs, Santa Fe River)

Santa Fe Canoe Outpost


Adventure Outpost:


Lafayette County:  (Suwannee River)

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

Suwannee River Rendezvous www.suwanneeriverrendezvous.com

Levy County (Suwannee River, Withlacoochee River, Gulf)

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


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

Wild Florida Adventures  http://www.wild-florida.com/  352-215-4396

Columbia County (Ichetucknee River, Santa Fe River)

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


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


Putnam County (St. Johns River)

Welaka Charters (386) 559-1957 (St. Johns River)


Gilchrist County (Santa Fe River, Otter/Hart Springs)

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

Springs to Sea Paddlesports (352) 318-1978 www.sspaddlesports.com

Anderson Outdoor Adventures  (352) 507-0059 www.andersonsoutdooradventures.com

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