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Sweetwater Kayaks - Day Trips

10000 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2230
+1 727-570-4844
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Kayak lessons at Sweetwater Kayaks

My husband and I took the Kayak beginner lessons at Sweetwater Kayaks and we can't say enough good... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Friendly and affordable

We didn't make reservations, but were still able to rent a tandem kayak. The staff was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
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10000 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2230
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

My husband and I took the Kayak beginner lessons at Sweetwater Kayaks and we can't say enough good things about the experience. We are seniors and had never been in a kayak before but had always wanted to try it. We were somewhat anxious but...More

Thank HaleyNewJersey
thesh0p, Owner at Sweetwater Kayaks - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Haley, I'm glad you had a good time on the water with us. Chad was your instructor, and like all of our coaches he is certified and has a real passion for getting others turned on to paddling. We hope you come out and play...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We didn't make reservations, but were still able to rent a tandem kayak. The staff was friendly and the equipment was in great shape. Really enjoyed our trip!

Thank Brenna D
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Rented 2 tandems for 2 hrs. Staff was helpful in describing where to go and was spot on with how long it would take. Dry bag was included with rental. Will be back. (Separate review of kayak trip under Weedon Island Preserve.)

Thank Bkchero
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The experience was very good. They are located inside the park. Get there early to get good parking. Watch the tide chart of you plan to do the entire 4 hour loop around there island. Mangroves were the real deal. Very tight tunnels with lots...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The man renting the kayak was really nice and even drove down to the dock to pick up our kayak. We went at high tide and didn't have any problem navigating the trail. We got a tandem kayak since we weren't sure if our 11...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My 3 sons (ages 13, 11, and 8 years) and I rented kayaks for 4 hours and paddled the entire 4-mile loop around Weedon island. The scenery is beautiful and the mangrove tunnels are super cool. We had a challenging 45 minutes or so when...More

Thank Debandsons
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I'm looking for a new kayak and drove here (1.5 hours) for advise on the Eddyline and the Stellar brands. They had the three kayaks in stock that I wanted to see which was great. Brandon was very knowledgeable and helpful. Plan on taking them...More

Thank Florence J
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The Staff is nice, the tide was very low when we went, put on sunscreen and bug spray before you get there(tops of knees and back of the neck are crucial), do not do the trail backwards as many guide signs will not be visible,...More

Thank AJP34678
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Good. Lots of fun. for first timers, water is not too deep in most areas. felt safe at all times. Nice relaxing time, good outdoor fun akin to hiking...not high excitement The Bad. The old coot that runs the place, doesn't know his butt...More

Thank pwsunglass
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect Outing for an Adventure. Rent for 1, 2 or 4 hours and explore the waters of Tampa Bay. Such a beautiful wildlife retreat.

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Bonnie B
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Response from AdlaiJN | Reviewed this property |
Because the tide schedule changes daily, I would suggest that you call Sweetwater directly to get this information. The first time I paddled at Weedon Preserve, the tide was too low to access the tunnels at all. The second... More