Tours & Prices
Shout out & a Big Thanks To Marcus, a former motel guest and friend who created this video for me. Use the speaker thingy for sound.
Simple flat rate friends & family group pricing.
$525.00 Full Day - $425.00 1/2 day local trips.
Up to six persons.
There are not less then 100 places to kayak within a 2 hour drive of the Pinellas beaches.
I have been exploring the creeks, rivers, springs, coastal marine estuaries around here for decades, so put a bit of faith in my knowledge of the area and that I am always staying up on current conditions. I will listen to what you would like most to see, what is the fitness level of whom is going, ages. Then I can tell you which destination is best. Sometimes we do more then kayaking - like stopping along our adventure to show the kids how to catch Blue Crabs. Other places we look for sharks teeth, or spend time collecting shells and other beach treasures. Then there is also the Gator Frog hunt. Some senior guests enjoy bringing their camera to photograph the many beautiful Florida birds. Stopping often to get a shot, our total distance kayaking may be shorter - we just adjust things as we go sometimes. It is never a race, but always a fun family activity for all ages.
Our weather can change quickly and is somewhat unpredictable, and despite the misconception Florida does not have seasons, we do. When the alligators are in mating , we want to just leave them alone... wrong time of year for the Myakka or Hillsborough River. Kayaking in the Gulf is fine most of the year, but December to March it is cold. The springs however are 73-74 degrees all year round. Thus why the manatees come in.
I have what I call my Senior kayak - with a chine hull so it is very stable. Nice lawn chair style seat for their back. So yes, even grandpa can go! Smaller children are best in a tandem kayak with one of the parents, and while obviously their little arms won't accomplish much. We still give them a kids paddle so they feel as if they are participating in the activity. I am also very good at teaching the kids who may of never kayaked on their own HOW to do it. What age? It depends on the child - and parents are a better judge of their children then me. I do have the best kids kayak for first time kids to learn. We can always tie them to a "Training" line. I don't call it a "Tow line".
I have some destinations that are totally kid friendly - and other destinations like Deep Hole along the Myakka River where HUGE gators lurk. Not for the faint of heart.
Don't believe me, but even girls can do this trip. Sarah did it herself. Clicky here! Time of year & conditions dependent.
I try to be fair to everyone, and ask the same in return. The only part NOT included so we are clear, is if your hungry and want to stop on the way back for a bite. Yes, I know some great places. I don't charge you for stopping, but your meal and drinks check is on you. Some of my kayak tours end at great restaurants.
Please Understand my Kayak Tour Service is totally unique in that I have built and designed my service with my customers in mind. My van idea would probably not work in most other markets. It works fabulously here, where many tourists opt to skip the rental car.
Don't want the cheap orange bulk life jacket with the funk and sweat of the last 10 users still on it? Nasty. This is what you usually get. Not with me.... always nice clean PFD's, Carbon fiber paddles and a nicer kayak then most of your rental outfits. Best of all is you get me. There is a cost for quality and I am not interested in being the cheapest guy in town. When you consider the 89.00 per ticket price of a two hour show - or a day at Busch Gardens. It's still a good value for your hard earned vacation budget. Plus you don't have to drive there, pay to park, etc. I also always include cold drinks on ice in my cooler. Most people didn't pack a cooler as extra luggage on the plane. I also have some other little extras - like waterproof phone cases, squirt guns for the kids and extra sunscreen if you forgot. Included.
I am adding some Trip ideals,
but in no way is it a complete list.
Some places I don't want to advertise online, I don't want everyone else showing up. I prefer to have the places I go all to ourselves. Less people equates to more wildlife. I tend to specialize in off the beaten path locations. Social distancing never looked so good. To answer the question real quick... NO. Masks are not required. We will be outside in the fresh air, sunshine and getting some exercise.
Thanks for taking the time to read all this, if you still have questions see my FAQ or call me. My mission is simply to make sure you have a great vacation so you - like many others - will want to return to our beautiful beach again and again.