Your River Adventure

Wekiva Island is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities in Orlando. Our vessel rentals are one of our most popular activities. They are first come, first served; we do not take reservations.

While you are here plan to stop by The Tooting Otter for refreshments or some great food from Without a Paddle Cafe.

All vessels must be returned by 6 p.m. the day of the rental and all vessel renters must complete our waiver.

Bring Your Own


Looking to launch your own canoe, kayak, paddleboard or large inflatable? We charge $10 per vessel on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Want to launch your own boat (25 HP or less)? The fee is $10 on weekdays and $50 on weekends due to river traffic. If you would like to park your car at Wekiva Island and self-shuttle to another location on the river, it is $25, and the vehicle must be removed by closing time, which varies.  Please note: dogs cannot accompany guests on vessels.

Jump In


What better way to cool off than to jump in the river? Wekiva River remains a constant 72 degrees all year round, and guests are welcome to enjoy swimming along the boardwalk area or in other designated swimming locations along the river. Outside floats are welcome. Large floats will be charged a small fee. Please note: There are no lifeguards on duty, and no diving is permitted from anywhere along the boardwalk. This is a natural Florida River & wildlife is present.

Cast Away


The Wekiva River is well known for its fishing and is filled with a variety of fish. Fishing is not allowed from our shores as there is too much human activity. However, guests are encouraged to bring their own bait and tackle and the cast from boats, canoes, kayaks or paddleboards.

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