Kayaking - Weeki Wachee Springs

Let's kayak Weeki Wachee Springs!  This is a clear, cool first magnitude spring.  Gorgeous.  One of Florida's finest.  Floating this spring you can usually see manatees - often moms with babies, water birds, raptors including eagles and sometimes otters.

We'll float from the put in near the headwaters down to Roger's Park.  We'll stop and swim and eat lunch as we will.

Kayak options:

1) Rent from Joyce.  $45 includes: transport to and from Tampa (meet at her house off Lake Magdalene - or at SR 54 and Suncoast Parkway), kayak rental, shuttle and park launch fee.  There are a total of 5 spots available through Joyce for this trip.  In you want to rent from her, post on the meetup and I'll send you her address so you can mail her a check.  Payment is required to reserve your spot.

2) Rent from Paddling Adventures on site.  $30 per Kayak, $35 per tandem or canoe.  Includes shuttle and launch fee.  You can reserve a kayak with this vendor by calling (352) 597-8484.

3) Bring your own kayak.  $6 launch fee or $17.04 for launch fee and shuttle.  $5 for extra people per person.  You can always arrange your own shuttle with other members of our group instead of using the shuttle service.

Bring: water, lunch and sunscreen.

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  • Karen H.

    Spectacular!

    August 5, 2013

  • Rodney L.

    The river kayaking was exceptional, the cool river water air-conditioned the lower level of air and Joyce was a stitch although my only regret was the trip ended too soon.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Beth

    Magnificent! This was the first time my husband and I had paddled in many years, and what an easy way to get back into it. We had a great time. The scenery was awesome and seeing manatees in that crystal clear water was breathtaking.

    2 · August 2, 2013

    • Beth

      Good seeing you too! I would do it again in a heartbeat, but aye yi yi! My arms hurt today!

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Cheryl H.

    This was my first river kayak. Thank you Joyce and everyone for making it so much fun. The river is spectacular, especially the manatees!

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Amanda

    Manatees, snorkeling lessons, bumper boats and design your own leaf hat all on one river!! Thanks for the ride Tom & Elizabeth for always looking out for the crew! You awesome non-leader leader!

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was absolutely a great paddle.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Tom

    Thanks

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Mary Ann K.

    Wonderful experience. Springs are beautiful. We saw three manatee.

    August 2, 2013

  • carol w.

    It was the best, so peaceful, easy paddle. We will do it again.

    August 2, 2013

  • Roger S.

    I would be glad to car pool from Tampa. Also, have extra paddle craft if anyone needs one.

    July 22, 2013

    • Andy

      Roger - Friday will no longer work for me so I took my name off the list, sorry I'll not be able to join you for the drive.

      July 30, 2013

    • Roger S.

      Thanks for the notice.

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it on Friday.

    July 30, 2013

  • Cheryl

    So glad my husband and I can join you.

    July 29, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      please add a +1 on your RSVP.

      July 29, 2013

    • Cheryl

      I thought I did. Sorry. Where and what time do we meet?

      July 30, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Plus one

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regretfully, I am opening a spot for someone on waiting list.
    I am also leaving this group for now. Thanks

    July 29, 2013

  • Lynn C.

    I have to work on Fridays although I get off a little earlier this day, but I wonder if anyone would like to go up for a day (early) and do some floating down the river along with our kayakers (after "leaving the park" sign) on an upcoming Saturday or Sunday?

    July 24, 2013

  • Rodney L.

    I would like to one kayak reservation - from Joyce. I need location to send my $45 check, a meeting location in Tampa and a time.
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    July 23, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I hope my husband and I can be included.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If renting from Paddling Adventures, what time should for the reservation? Do we meet at 10:15 AM at the Park?

    July 22, 2013

  • Lili K.

    Sorry to miss it. Have a great time

    July 21, 2013

  • carol w.

    would like to know about the august 4th paddle, how long is it, like if there some information on what its route is. Are we stopping somewhere for a lunch etc. Please let me know.

    July 21, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      Wed. Aug. 2nd. See above for answer about route, stopping , etc.

      July 22, 2013

  • carol w.

    would like to know more about the paddle, how long how difficult, and do we bring lunch etc

    July 21, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      3-4.5 hours depending on stops for swimming, lunch and to re-group. Beginner paddle. There is no instruction.

      July 21, 2013

  • Rodney L.

    I would like to make reservations for two in a canoe. I need instructions and addresses to send a check. Thank you.

    July 21, 2013

    • treehouseyoga

      see above. padling adventures rents canoes....

      July 21, 2013

  • nancy c.

    need try schedule the day off self employed is this ok?

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be bringing my own kayak.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will reserve my kayak.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Amanda

    Will be there with my blue guppy. Looking forward to paddling around with ya all!

    1 · July 21, 2013

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