Opportunities abound for South Florida visitors who prefer to paddle their way through nature’s vistas. Whether you bring your own kayak or choose to rent, you’ll find these three destinations ideal for a quiet day on a lake, river or estuary.
Kayakking Water Sports
7715 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
Kayakking Water Sports operates a kayak rental boathouse right in the middle of Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Rates are $13 for a single kayak rental and $18 for a tandem, which buys you one hour of kayaking. If you bring your own kayak, you can slide right into the water using the easy access ramp, just a few feet from the rental boathouse. Ample free parking is only steps away, so you won’t have far to carry your gear.
The lake is a natural formation, with fresh water from rain. Water levels rise and lower according to rainfall amounts. Plenty of fish thrive beneath the surface, so you’ll easily be able to spot fish such as bass and bluegill swimming beneath and around your kayak. Families of ducks happily coexist with kayakers, and nest in the brush on the shorelines.
The kayaking here is an open water experience without twists and turns, but it offers a peaceful oasis that is easily accessible from the nearby towns of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Greenacres.