Exploring Florida

Florida is officially “The Sunshine State”, but it should really be “The Water State”. 

Florida is filled with some of the world’s most beautiful waterways. 

We’re blessed with an abundance of both saltwater and freshwater kayaking and paddling opportunities.

There are excellent places to kayak throughout the entire state, from the Panhandle and North Florida, all the way to South Florida, the Everglades, Florida Keys and Florida Bay.

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Florida has almost 1,500 miles of coastline, providing endless opportunity for paddling adventures.

Ocean kayaking in Florida
kayaking in the Ichetucknee River in Florida


Florida has some of the best, wildest and most scenic rivers in the world. They are perfect for exploring by kayak, canoe or SUP paddleboard.


There are more natural freshwater springs in Florida than anywhere else on Earth. Many allow paddling in the spring basins and spring runs. Some spring runs connect with lakes and rivers.

Kayaking in Florida Springs