With more than 40 state paddling trails in Florida, the Sunshine State has endless paddling possibilities! Luckily, Cape & Coast Premier Properties makes accessing the best kayaking in Florida easy with our complimentary VayK Gear. From the pristine waters of St. Joseph Bay to the Apalachicola River wilderness paddling trails, there is a paddling adventure for everyone on the Florida Gulf Coast!
St. Joseph Bay
St. Joseph Bay offers clear, shallow, and calm water, ideal for paddling adventures. The bay’s shallow waters and seagrass habitats support diverse marine life, creating excellent opportunities for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as sea turtles, dolphins, and birds, during your paddle. Public kayak launches on the bay include:
Make the most of your time on St. Joseph Bay with a guided kayak trip with Happy Ours Kayak. Sign up for guided scalloping trips and look for tasty bi-valves in the rich beds of St. Joseph Bay!
Apalachicola River Paddling Trail
The Apalachicola River Paddling Trail features 11 paddling trails stretching over 100 miles through the swamps of the Apalachicola River. Most trails are accessible from boat ramps located along State Road 65. Paddle through a diverse range of environments while watching for more than 200 species of birds, turtles, alligators, and more!
Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail
The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail is the longest thru-paddling trail in the state, following 1,500 miles and split up into 26 segments. Section four begins at St. Joseph’s Bay State Buffer Preserve, and section five begins at St. George Island State Park. Keep in mind that these paddling routes are in open waters and require advanced paddling skills.
Florida Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals
Discover the best kayaking in Florida’s Gulf Coast during your upcoming getaway! When you stay with Cape & Coast Properties, you have access to $250 worth of VayK adventure gear. Rent kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, chairs, umbrellas, beach carts, and more with this offering! Browse our Northwest Florida Gulf Coast vacation rentals and book with us today!