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Address: 10000 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2230
Phone Number: +1 727-570-4844
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Great way to see Florida waters

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
Marty M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of wildlife. Don't go there if you are not good with nature. The staff is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 year old could kayak 4 miles. Smart decision. On the last mile of the trail... More 

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Zionsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a storm rolled in unexpectedly - dark clouds, thunder, and strong winds. Fortunately it blew... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 out for a paddle. I also had questions about kayaking it the area. They were... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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, call a head and ask when tide is expected to be high, they open at... More 

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toronto
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 from his head. I had a groupon for 4 single kayaks. called to reserve kayaks.....he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We checked the tide tables for the day we were planning a trip and saw high tide occured in the middle of the night, so when we called for reservations @ Weedon Island we asked for the best time to take our rental. We were told 9 am. We thought this odd, but they were after all the experts ?... More 

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Dallas, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Had a great afternoon kayaking with my 11 y/o grandson. We each had our own kayak and spent the afternoon kayaking among the mangroves. Had a great time. Staff was very helpful giving us directions and a map to follow. They helped me get in and out of the kayak.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Staff was helpful with going over trail map but we were only permitted to have one laminated map for our group of three boats. No help was offered with adjusting foot pegs until we requested it x3. Though we launched off fairly early area got somewhat crowded later in a.m. We did see beautiful birds including white pelicans and roseate... More 

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