Before You Arrive
We can’t wait to see you! The entrance fee to Wekiva Island is $2 per person. We reach capacity early, especially during the summer months, so arriving early is highly recommended.
We rent our vessels by the day, rather than by the hour.
Outside food and drink is not allowed unless you have rented a cabana or are on a vessel. Alcohol is never allowed to be brought on property.
Relax and Enjoy
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Fun For All
Wekiva Island is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities in Orlando. Explore all the ways to get active with us.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express or cash.
Yes, we do, we accept Visa MasterCard Discover and American Express and these cards can be used to pay the entrance fee or for anything purchased on Wekiva Island.
Wekiva Island is NOT a pet-friendly establishment. Please also note that dogs cannot accompany guests on vessels. Service dogs must be leashed with their vest on at all times.
As of October 29th, 2018 we made the very tough decision to no longer allow dogs on Wekiva Island.
No coolers, food, and drinks allowed to be brought in unless you have rented a cabana or you are taking it on a canoe, kayak or paddleboard. If you bring a cooler or bag to take on a vessel, you cannot sit and eat or drink from that cooler or bag on property. You must take it on the vessel with you. Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into Wekiva Island or on the River at any time, as it’s the law.
We are very sorry but no, you cannot bring outside food or drink into Wekiva Island. We have an awesome food truck and our bar serves beer and wine as well as non-alcoholic drinks.
Yes, you may take a small cooler on a Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board BUT you cannot take any alcohol. And you cannot sit on our property and eat or drink anything that you bring in.
Yes, there is. It is $25 per vehicle to park a car at Wekiva Island. In addition, there is a $25 charge for a trailer as well.
Yes, it is.
No, we do not. We have never offered a shuttle. As far as you paddle out, you must paddle back. The Wekiva River is not a circle and it will not bring you back around.
Yes, the Wekiva River is a Wild & Scenic River (one of two in the State of Florida). There is a wide variety of wildlife in and along the river.
No, we are very sorry, we do not allow fishing from our shores. You may, however, rent Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board and fish up or down river from the vessel.
Yes, you do. Please check out this link to obtain your fishing license: https://myfwc.com/license/recreational/freshwater-fishing/
We are 8.3 miles to drive and approximately 8 miles by river. This is at minimum a 4 hour paddle.
You can paddle the run with your own Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board. You cannot take any of our vessels to Kings Landing and you cannot bring their vessels to Wekiva Island.
Yes, there is a two dollar per person insurance fee.
We are not a part of any other park or the state park system. Our address is 1014 Miami Springs Drive, Longwood, FL 32779
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Sundays though Thursdays are 8 AM to 9 PM
Saturdays and Sundays are 8 AM to 10 PM
Fall & Winter Hours
Mondays through Thursdays are 8 AM to 7 PM
Saturdays and Sundays 8 AM to 10 PM
Single kayaks are $40 each, Canoes $45 each and Double kayaks and paddle boards are $50 each for full day rentals. All vessels no matter what time they are rented must be returned by 6 PM. Our activity waiver must be filled out for our rentals and the link can be found at the bottom of any page of our site at wekivaisland.com.
No, Our vessels are rented by the day or the half day, 12 PM starts the half-day time.
No, all vessels are first come first served
No, you do not. We send you out with everything you need by law.
Yes, you may. You must fill out our waiver for your child that is under 18 years of age. The link can be found here: https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/5281a5107702c/web/
It is a fairly slow moving river, though it is strong enough you feel it. We recommend that you paddle up river so when you turn around to come back that you have the flow of the river to help bring you back.
It should take you about 30-40 minute to Paddle up to the State Park. It takes about 30 minutes to paddle one mile.
Our canoes have a weight limit of 600 pounds you could put two adults and two children and them as long as you’re under the weight limit
Single kayak is 300 pounds
11’4” long & 29” wide
Double kayaks are 450 pounds
13.8’ long & 34” wide