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Alternate Options Kayak Friends

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. 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. Yep! This is where the monkeys are hiding.   A Very popular trip. If I can't take you, Mike Sage can. He has been taking folks for years and you 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, if I can't take you. She does have a limited # of kayaks she will rent to you for a self guided tour. Call 1st! Tell her Mr. Coconut sent you.

Located Cove Cay Marina. Chad offers private tours as well as paddle board & Kayak Rentals. If you go up Allens Creek do not bother our Pro Buc Football Players house.

Located in Tarpon Springs near the popular sponge docks and shops. Directly on the Anclote River. RIver Wild is the new kid on the block. They seem to be doing things right - and have nice new kayaks & gear. 


Rainbow Spring State Park / River is one of my best Summer fun destinations. Its a 2 hour trip from Clearwater Beach - but so worth it! If I can't take you - Go here. Call 1st!  Located at the confluence of the Rainbow River and the Withlacoochee River,  opportunity to canoe, paddleboard,  or kayak two of the finest rivers in Florida!

More Fun! 


Sea Gypsy IRB

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Get Wet does not have kayak tours, but they have Jetskis, Wave Runners, Paddle Boards, and a fun tiki boat cruise.

Staying in Indian Rocks Beach? See Sea Gypsy for bicycle, golf cart or paddle board rentals. Rads Rentals moved, so now here is your best option Simply click on photo to be sent to their website. No kayaks here, but they have my # and earn a small commission referring me. Nice little gift shop too. 

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.

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For over 2 decades the Little Toot Tugboat out of Clearwater Beach Marina has shown thousands of visitors a enjoyable boat cruise, and the best boat to see dolphins. The tug boat wake attracts the dolphins. Call or stop by their ticket window and talk to a nice lady named Sherri . Tell her Mr. Coconut sent ya!


Located on Indian Shores, Here you can rent Scooters, Scoot Coupes, Bicycles, Pontoon Boats , Deck Boats and Yes Kayaks. 

Ignore the fact their web site & web Presence could be improved upon. The owner here has plenty of business, and would prefer you just walk on over to the docks behind Holiday Inn Harborside on IRB anyway. Then you can look at the various boats he has has for rental first hand, but more important he can decide if he wants to rent you a boat. Show up drunk, without your credit cards or drivers ID and it is not going happen. Show up with your nice family, and a credit card that is not a prepaid debit card and it will be his pleasure to send you and the family out in one of his nice boats. 

Don't get pranked! Watch out for these clowns!

You Tubers 


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.

And then there is this character....
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