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I work on advance reservation, ( As do most other Kayak Tour Guides ) Yet many tourists don't plan ahead and call the day of, and want to go today. Sometimes you do get lucky and I am available, more often then not however you will find out I am a one man show and another family has booked me for the day. If possible I will schedule you for my next available opening. But often this date is beyond your vacation stay. I get it, the kids really wanted to go kayaking. Well we can't disappoint the kids. I would rather provide you with no service then bad service. The outfitters below are proven performers whom I can confidently refer you to. If not they would not be listed here.
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Long Established Retailer of Water sports Gear and top Pelican Kayak dealer. Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Wake Boards, Kite Surfing & More. Kayak rentals available. Great place to get a wet suit, water shoes, water proof case, beach toys, gifts & more. This is where I shop.
Tell them you want the " Coconut Special"
Located in the Clearwater Beach Marina - near The Bait House, Choose from Paddle Boards or Kayaks. Justin McGee Owner - Operator.
Guided Adventures Only,
Kurt Zueldorf - Kayak Nature Adventures is located near Clam Bayou in Gulfport, Fl. He has been at this for years, runs a nice honest business. Offers guided kayak tours or simply rentals. Everything Clam Bayou is today may be largely credited to Kurt's efforts to clean it up.
Captain Jodi Spaulding, Offers pontoon boat and guided kayak tours to the Chassawhowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, Homosassa River and Crystal River / Kings Bay. Jodi has the experience and sense of humor to insure you will have a great time.
Silver Springs / River. A Very popular trip. If I can't take you, Mike Sage can. He has been taking folks for years and will be sure to have a great experience. short 2 hr trip up to full day.
Debbie & her husband operate a way cool RV campground located just over the Sunshine Skyway on Frog Creek. This connects to the Terra Ceia Preserve, a vast mangrove maze and saltwater estuary on Tampa Bay. I launch my tour from here, but if I can't take you. She does have a limited # of kayaks she will rent to you for a self guided tour - don't get lost!
Located about 45 minutes drive north of Clearwater Beach is the Famous Weeki Wachee River. My friend Jerry Knapp and his wife run a nice operation up there. Note Call First! You must have an advance reservation.
Get Wet does not have kayak tours, but they have Jetskis, Wave Runners, Paddle Boards, and a fun tiki boat cruise.
Merrick Westlund & Jack Tenney of the Joog Squad.
Local Friends & YouTube Stars that do Epic Sh*t - Pranks and other non sense. When not working on videos, Merrick is a fishing fool & Guide.
I do not do Fishing Kayak Tours- Merrick Does. I won't publish his cell phone here, but yes I have it should I refer you to him. Merrick loves kayaking and saving birds, animals and is always cleaning up trash others leave behind. Jack is a Professional idiot - of course.
If you don't know - these are local guys from Indian Rocks Beach. They now have over 5 million YouTube Subscribers - and yes I am in a few of their many videos. Here is their YouTube Channel.
Marty Zoffinger is an avid Kayak fisherman, kayak innovator / fabricator. He has a very popular YouTube Channel : CLICKY HERE! This is where we launch from for the little Manatee River Kayak tour. Marty also rents kayaks and offers guided kayak fishing tours. He is a busy guy and unless you pre book well in advance you probably won't get him to take you kayak fishing.Call or take a chance and walk in.
Jack Motley Better known as YakMotley. One of the best kayak fishing channels on Youtube. Jack lives up in Pensecola, Florida. But I had to include him here somewhere - Click on his pic for his Facebook page or below for his YouTube Channel....