Canoeing is one of the most popular water activities here at Wekiva Island. We have over one hundred, 2-3 person canoes available for rent at your convenience. Rentals are based on a full day rate or half day depending the time you rent it and guests are encouraged to explore and travel along the Wekiva River, slowing down to experience the Florida scenery along the way.
Kayaking is a versatile sport, perfect for those looking for an intense workout or others who want a leisurely cruise along the Wekiva River enjoying nature and solitude. We currently have approximately 25 kayaks available for rent on a first come first serve basis. We suggest coming early to reserve your rental or suggest that you bring your own equipment to launch from our facilities for a small fee.
Paddleboarding has quickly become an exciting and favored water activity at Wekiva Island. Guests are encouraged to come test their balance as they explore the river at their own pace with this standup sport. We recommend coming early as boards are limited and rented on a first come first basis. Additionally, paddleboard owners are welcome to bring their own equipment for use at a fee.
Volleyball is a favorite group activity on the island. Our regulation sized sand volleyball court is located behind The Tooting Otter (bar) and is available for groups to reserve. We have bleachers for friends or bystanders to cheer on their team – whether you’re playing a competitively or recreationally. Time may be limited or matches may rotate to accommodate other guest reservations.
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 or bridges.
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.
At Wekiva Island, we want our river to be a home to you. Bring your boat and travel far along the river, relaxing and taking your fishing abilities further. The boat ramp is available for launching (up to 25 HP maximum). Guests are encouraged to ride to the Tooting Otter for drinks and lunch, visit The Sanctuary, jump in the river to cool off and make various stops throughout the day.
The Kings Landing river trip allows you to enjoy the beauty of the river while traveling downstream at a rate of 3-4 miles per hour. Never having to fight the current allows you to rest and relax as you canoe calmly down the river – experiencing the nature around you. Common sightings include otters, bears, deers and even the occasional monkey!
The total trip covers 8 miles and is estimated at about 4 hours long (with no stops). Moving at your own pace, there are several stopping points allow the way to stop, snack, swim and/or fish. Your trip ends right here at Wekiva Island where you can enjoy refreshment or relax on the water! For more information visit kingslandingfl.com or call 407.886.0859.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within The Wekiwa Springs State Park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Just one hour from most Central Florida attractions, Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a natural setting, enjoy a picnic, or take a swim in the cool spring. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run. If you visit the Wekiwa Springs State Park through their back door via canoe, kayak or paddle board, know they have a $2 person fee due where you park your vessel.
Thirteen miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Options for camping include a full facility campground and primitive camping areas.
If you rent canoes or kayaks from the Park please stop by the Island for a drink or a snack on your way down the river. For information visit their website, www.floridastateparks.org/WekiwaSprings, or call (407) 884-4311.