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Our indoor/outdoor recreation complex is the best place to enjoy Florida’s natural springs. We offer kayak, canoe and paddleboard rental so you can explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife. Stick around and enjoy more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun. Play volleyball or cornhole, soak up the sun on our picturesque boardwalk or take a dip in the refreshing water. Unwind with craft beer and wine at The Tooting Otter bar, or grab some delicious eats from our onsite food truck, Without a Paddle Café. We also offer essentials and souvenirs at our General Store. Wekiva Island hosts fun special events year-round, and we have meeting space, event space and private cabana rentals for celebrations of all kinds. Sustainability and a passion for the environment, education and art are at the heart of our mission.

Green Business

Our Mission​

Wekiva Island is a family-owned and operated business. When we purchased this incredible property, we wanted our business to reflect what was important to us. Because of that, Wekiva Island is driven by three pillars: Sustainability, Education and Art. We are dedicated to leading the way as a green business, sharing what’s remarkable about this location with our patrons and imparting more beauty into the world than we found. It is our hope that you will see these values reflected throughout our property, that they will touch and change you, and that you will carry them with you when you leave this special place.

Our Three Pillars

Many of our guests know Wekiva Island for the great memories they’ve made there—hanging out with family in a cabana for the day, meeting friends for happy hour and grabbing a bite, or attending a fun event. But if you take a closer look at Wekiva Island, you’ll notice more: art on the walls, solar panels, recycling bins and signs educating visitors about this unique place.

Learn more about the three pillars that drive everything we do at Wekiva Island: Sustainability, education and art.

Our Sustainability Pillar

When our owner, Bill Weinaug, purchased Wekiva Island, his goal was to create a place for the community that showed off how sustainability could be done. Over the years, we have incorporated many green practices into our business, from our LEED Platinum Classroom to solar energy that has cut our carbon footprint significantly. These efforts support our goal of going carbon neutral by 2030.

Our Education Pillar

Our location along the Wekiva River means we have access to unique water, animal and plant features—and we love sharing them with our guests! We have many educational program opportunities available, as well as special events. And be sure to keep an eye out for signs and posters around the Island that explain more about what you can do and see.

Our Art Pillar

The owners of Wekiva Island have always been passionate patrons of the arts. In fact, Wekiva Island hosts a monthly Wine & Paint event and is the sponsor of the yearly Wekiva Paint Out, a celebration of plein air painting. We also have an art gallery upstairs, Gallery CERO, and of course you’ll notice gorgeous paintings in The Tooting Otter. Our location is incredible and inspiring, and it demands appreciation only art can give.

Our Team

Message From The Team

We are family-owned and operated. We are blessed to have a great team working night and day to deliver a fun, safe environment to enjoy the beautiful Wekiva! We believe that we are here to make a difference. Not for us, but for generations to come. So, join us for a river cleanup, check out our education center, and stroll through the art gallery. Bring your family to paddle down our majestic river, settle in one of our cabanas, and enjoy a cold craft beer or glass of wine…but most of all, just COME! We believe that when you do, you too will be smitten. Our bottom line is we care. And we know that you will too!

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    Winter Wonderland is back again, and we’re excited to celebrate the festive season all December long. In addition to our well-loved activities like daily “snow” flurries, the Christmas tree forest and our 24-ft tall tree, and visits from your favorite Christmas characters, Santa is inviting all the good boys and girls for the first time ever to his Workshop, right here at Wekiva Island.

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