Kayak Explorers is paddling group on the west coast of Florida. We also often have biking, hiking, saiiling and other activities for our members.Our members are mainly residents of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, but everyone is welcome to join.

Our  group is suitable for intermediates as well as more advanced paddlers. On some of our paddles we have a faster group and a more moderate speed group to accommodate any level. We will list the appropriate skill level on event descriptions.

All kayaking participants read and agree to our Accident Waiver and Release of Liability below.

No-show Policy

We realize that last minute issues come up that can prevent someone from attending a paddle once they RSVP. Based on the number of people who RSVP for a paddle, we reserve space.  Many of our paddles have a waiting list.   To accommodate those on the waiting list, anyone who RSVPs and fails to show up without changing their status two times will be removed from the group.

We welcome ideas for new kayak outings and look forward to having you on our paddles!



Participation in any Kayak Explorers event implies that you have read, understand, and agree with our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. Per the Electronic Records and Signatures in Commerce Act, Public Law 106-229 by joining this group, you agree to all the terms listed.

Each participant on a Kayak Explorers paddle must have a seaworthy boat, a whistle, a white light (for night paddles), all other equipment required by law  and a Coast Guard approved PFD.

I certify that I am physically fit and prepared for participation in an event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional.

Kayaking can be physically and mentally demanding. Kayaking can involve significant risks and hazards, such as collision with power boats, hypothermia, joint or trauma injuries and even drowning.

I acknowledge awareness of the risks, foreseen and unforeseen, which are inherent in each event/activity. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, serious personal injury, property damage, and death from participation in or travel to and from the event. I acknowledge and accept responsibility for insuring that any guests that I bring to a Kayak Explorers event/activity have read and understand our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.

Kayak Explorers and its organizers do not, in any way, claim to be professionals or otherwise licensed, certified, trained, etc. to provide any service including emergency medical procedures.   Since most Kayak Explorers activities occur on the water, by participating in a Kayak Explorers event/activity you are acknowledging that you are aware and understand that in the event of a serious medical emergency, treatment may be multiple hours away. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and /or illness during events.

I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the rules of the event/activity as published on the Kayak Explorers website. I also understand that at an event/activity I may be photographed. I agree to allow my name and/or likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose as determined by Kayak Explorers.

By participating in a Kayak Explorers event/activity, I Agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY (Meet up.com, the Kayak Explorers Meet-up Group, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, trip leaders and event planners, as well as their families from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries, personal or property, losses, costs, damages, disability or death resulting from participating in or travelling to or from the activity. It is further understood and agreed that this ACCIDENT WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be construed broadly and applied to the maximum extent permissible by law.





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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 5:00 PM

    Camp and Kayak Juniper Springs -kayak Silver Springs too

    16 Members attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:00 AM

    JUNIPER SPRINGS KAYAK INFOR-for those signed up on friday post

    1 Members attending
  • Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:30 AM

    Economy Tackle's Demo Days- Try out Kayaks for Free--Informational posting

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 9:00 AM

    Siver River details for those on FRIDAY SIGNUP

    1 Members attending
  • Monday, June 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Nathan Benderson Park Walk...3.4 miles w/ LeeRoy Selmons for a bite afterward

    7 Members attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00 AM

    Beautiful Weeki Wachee Paddle

    25 Members attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:30 AM

    June Beach Time and Sail

    29 Members attending
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:15 AM

    Shell island paddle and beach day fort desoto

    36 Members attending
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 9:30 AM

    Gorgeous Caladesi Island Paddle

    39 Members attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:00 AM

    Alafia River Paddle to Lithia Springs Park

    28 Members attending
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 8:30 AM

    Placeholder --Paddle the Braden River with Old Braden River Historical Society

    21 Members attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00 AM

    Annual October Birthday paddle

    41 Members attending
  • Monday, November 30, 2015 3:00 PM

    Bahia Honda State Park Mile Marker 36 - Bahia Honda Key Florida

    24 Members attending

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Founded Jan 1, 2011


Jack Conrad

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