The Tooting Otter

A favorite local gathering spot on the river, The Tooting Otter is Wekiva Island’s outdoor and indoor bar. Come relax with drinks on the water or cool off in the AC and enjoy our newly renovated craft beer and wine bar inside.

Craft and domestic beer, large wine selection, soda, water, snacks and delicious menu items are always readily available.

NOTE: Food and Outside beverages are strictly prohibited unless you have rented a Cabana.  Alcohol is never allowed on Wekiva Island, in the parking lot or on the river. Wekiva Island is not a pet-friendly establishment.

Bar at Wekiva IslandBar at Wekiva Island
Bar at Wekiva Island

River Banas

Rent one of our river-banas for the day and enjoy a private retreat area on the river. The smaller covered cabana is 12’x11’ in size and comes equipped with a comfortable couch and rocking chair. Cabinets and ice chests are available to house and secure any food and non -alcoholic beverage items that you bring for the day. A river-front front porch, adorned with comfortable Adirondack chairs allows you to relax and watch the activities on the water. We have several different sizes to chose from. They do sell out on the weekends from March to September it is highly recommended that you book early!

No alcohol is ever allowed to be brought onto Wekiva Island or the Wekiva River. We do have a bar with beer and wine for sale, any alcohol consumed at Wekiva Island must be purchased at Wekiva Island. FL Statute 562.02

For the Cabana renter you are guaranteed a minimum of two parking spots near the Cabana for parking access.

Wekiva Island is not a pet-friendly establishment.

Cabanas are rented from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.



Wekiva Island offers clean, indoor restrooms for guest use. These restrooms are newly renovated to match our efforts of energy efficiency and water conservation. They are decorated and regularly maintained to help maximize your experience on the river.

Wekiva Island Restrooms
Wekiva Island Restrooms

The Event Tent

The Event Tent is a common area for you to gather and get out of the sun, into the shade and enjoy the activities occurring around you or maybe some live music on the weekends in the afternoons. Gather with your friends and have a bite to eat here or just sit and relax.

Event Tent at Wekiva Island

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is essentially your marina on the river. It is the perfect place to escape to if you are seeking a different type of relaxation than what is found along the boardwalk. We currently have 22 covered boat slips that are available for monthly rent and are in the midst of expansion. Plans to incorporate an ice cream and smoothie bar as well as the “Canoe/Kayak Club” to The Sanctuary.

Marina at Wekiva Island
Marina at Wekiva Island

The Boat Launch

The Island’s boat ramp is available for launching your canoes, kayaks, or motor boats (up to a 25 HP maximum). Guests are encouraged to bring their own boat to launch (for a small fee) and enjoy your day exploring the River and stopping to fish along the way.  Please note: Dogs cannot accompany guests on vessels.

Boat Launch at Wekiva Island

The Fire Pit

Our riverfront fire pit area is a prime location for cooler months in Florida. It is a favorite place to gather, relax and enjoy the company of others with roasting hotdogs or marshmallows. If you stick around long enough, we might end up sitting and telling “tribal” stories as the Timucuan Indians did before us!

Fire Pit
Fire Pit

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is located along the Wekiva River and Sweetwater Canal – ranging from The Sanctuary to the Boat Launch location. Wooden Adirondack chairs are placed along the water for your comfort and enjoyment. Guests are encouraged to move and arrange these chairs to create intimate seating for your group as you relax on the river with family and friends.

Boardwalk at Wekiva Island