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.

Rules While Your On The Water

Things To Remember

We are excited that you choose Wekiva Island for your next getaway on the river. We ask that anyone who expects to rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard fill out the water waiver form below.

  • Timing

    All vessels must be returned by 6 p.m. the day of the rental.

  • No Pets

    Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at Wekiva Island or on vessels.

  • Coolers & Alcohol

    While coolers are not allowed on The Island, you are allowed a small cooler on your vessel. Alcohol is prohibited on the Wild & Scenic Wekiva River. Remember, keep the river clean and bring all your trash back.

Canoe

Canoeing is one of the most popular water activities here at Wekiva Island. We have over 200 two- and three-person canoes available for rent at your convenience.


Cost Per Day​
  • Before Noon     $45.00
  • After Noon     $40.00
  • After 4 PM    $35.00

Single Kayak

Kayaking is a versatile sport, perfect for those looking for an intense workout or those who want a leisurely cruise along the Wekiva River enjoying nature and solitude. We currently have approximately 21 single kayaks
available
Cost Per Day​
  • Before Noon     $45.00
  • After Noon     $40.00
  • After 4 PM    $35.00

Double Kayak

Kayaking is a versatile sport, perfect for those looking for an intense workout or those who want a leisurely cruise along the Wekiva River enjoying nature and solitude. We currently have approximately 12 double kayaks available.
Cost Per Day​
  • Before Noon     $50.00
  • After Noon     $45.00
  • After 4 PM    $40.00

Paddleboard

Paddleboarding has quickly become an exciting and favored water activity at Wekiva Island and we are home to Paddleboard Orlando! Guests are encouraged to come test their balance as they explore the river at their own pace with this standup sport.
Cost Per Day​
  • Before Noon     $45.00
  • After Noon     $40.00
  • After 4 PM    $35.00

Bring Your Own

Launches

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

Swimming

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

Fishing

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.