Kayaking in Florida

Kayaking Trips in Florida

With over 12,000 square miles of water, Florida has enough water to paddle for a lifetime! And with some of the most unique waterways in the US, you're sure to be impressed with the scenery Florida has to offer! Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Florida for you! If you've paddled Florida before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Kayaking in Florida

Both a kayaker and angler's paradise alike, Florida paddling has a never-ending list of kayaking and kayak fishing trips. Read below for tips and tales of the best paddling in Florida as told by the largest paddlesports community!

  • Atlantic Ocean
  • The Caribbean Sea
  • Florida Kayak Fishing
  • The Keys
  • The Everglades/Mangroves

Kayaking Locations in Florida

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Florida! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Florida

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Florida and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Florida community trip reports or view all Florida community trips below:

Have you paddled in Florida? Post Your Trip and share with the community!

Connect with Kayakers in Florida

Looking to connect with other paddlers in Florida? Below are a number of resources to help get you started:

Kayak Outfitters in Florida

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Florida:

Articles About Florida Paddling

Fresh Water vs. Salt Water Fishing

Florida is an angler's paradise. Let's review why:
  • Coastline - 1,197 Statute Miles
  • Tidal Shoreline - 2,276 Statute Miles
  • Beaches - 663 Miles
  • Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways
  • Total Water Area - 4,308 Square Miles
  • Number of Lakes greater than 10 acres - Approx. 7,700