Miami’s shallow, flat waters and unique marine ecosystem make kayaking a fantastic way to enjoy a day outdoors. You don’t have to look far for a local kayak rental shop or guided kayak tour. Paddle your way to adventure at these popular North Miami kayaking spots.
Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Who says you have to leave the city to enjoy the wilderness? Located on a tranquil lagoon in downtown Miami, the Virginia Key Outdoor Center is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. The center rents kayaking and stand up paddle board equipment and offers lessons, tours and private parties all year round. In the winter, you’ll see herds of manatees swimming right alongside you. In the summertime, the evening paddle lets you marvel at all the stars in the sky and bioluminescent organisms in the water. Spend New Year’s Eve on the ocean watching a 360-degree firework show!
iPaddle Miami’s Pelican Harbor location is just ten minutes south of North Miami and offers kayak rentals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The company also offers delivery and take away of the kayaks so you can focus on enjoying your time on the water. Grab a membership so you can enjoy North Miami kayaking at a discount, whenever you have time. You can dock at the islands to explore and even play some volleyball!
Oleta River State Park
Paddle through mangrove trails and out into the still waters of North Biscayne Bay at Oleta River State Park, Florida’s largest urban park. The area is home to several species of water birds, as well as manatees and other captivating aquatic life. Rent a kayak from the BG Oleta River Outdoor Center for one hour up to a full day. Once a month, the North Miami kayaking center hosts a Full Moon Kayak Tour, where you can venture out onto the peaceful water with only a glow stick to light the way.
Located at 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar and Grill, Waterway Adventures offers kayaking lessons and a variety of themed tours. Sit back and cast your line during the Kayak Fishing Adventure or go on a Margarita and Mangrove Adventure, complete with an eco-tour and complimentary beverage. No matter how you choose to explore the waterways, grab a bite to eat to take advantage of your 10% discount at the bar and grill!
South Beach Kayak
Take in amazing views of beautiful Miami homes and the downtown skyline with South Beach Kayak. You can rent a kayak for North Miami kayaking at your own pace or join a group guided tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 2-hour Guided Kayak Excursion takes you to Monument Island Beach. Along the way, you might see dolphins, manatees and other marine life. The historical island has a secluded beach where you can sunbathe, swim or have a snack and venture around by foot.
BG Whiskey Creek Hideout
Nestled in Dania Beach, Florida, BG Whiskey Creek Hideout offers a number of paddling adventures and rental options. The company offers guided tours that cover local history and point out animals living in the parks’ borders. Take your date on the romantic Sunset Tour, offered every Friday or enjoy the Full Moon Kayak Tour available once a month!
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