Kayaking is a relatively easy sport. It requires upper body strength, endurance, coordination and good physical condition. On most of our trips we try to maintain a relaxed pace while taking frequent rest stops whenever possible. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and the trip could be upgraded to the next difficulty level, but we take great care in organizing our routes to be most scenic, and the safest possible. We monitor the weather very closely and will cancel or reschedule a trip if we deem the conditions to be questionable .

Atlantic Coast Kayak Company offers these trips in South Florida:

Bahia Honda, Big Pine KeyPeace River, Zolpho Springs
Deerfield Island, Deerfield BeachPearl Bay, Everglades
Fisheating Creek, PalmdaleRookery Bay, Naples
Florida Keys-IslamoradaSt. Lucie Estuary, St. Lucie
Full Moon Paddle, Pompano BeachSunset Paddle
Full Moon Paddle with Wine TastingTurner River, Big Cypress Preserve
Kayak Snorkeling, Florida KeysWhiskey Creek, Dania Beach
Loxahatchee River, JupiterWildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach

And these trips nationally and internationally:

Exumas, BahamasAlaska – Whales or Bears
Gulfo Dulce, Costa Rica

All trips are rated based on these descriptions:

Easy: An excellent introduction to sea kayaking. Trips feature shorter paddling distances in areas that offer some shelter. Good physical conditioning required.

Moderate: Also an excellent introduction to kayaking for novices and and adventure for  experienced paddlers. Trip distances are a little longer and a little more physically challenging.

Difficult: These trips cover distances that could be much longer in conditions that are not always ideal. We may encounter strong winds, tides currents and adverse weather conditions. It is recommended that participants have good paddling skills, very high endurance and excellent upper body strength. We have qualifying criteria for our difficult multi-day expeditions.

What’s included?
On day trips, we provide single kayaks, all appropriate paddling gear, basic instruction, an experienced guide, plenty of drinking water, soft drinks and delicious gourmet sandwiches.  Camping trips include a kayak, paddling gear, two-person tents, all meals, snacks, beverages an experienced guide and camp supplies. You must provide your own sleeping bag and pad. For registration information, go to  Policies and Procedures.

Private trips
Corporate outings and other customized private trips are available. Please call us to discuss your kayaking ideas. We will make your dreams come true…nearby or with our partners in the Bahamas, Alaska, Vancouver Island, and beyond!

Kayak fishing trips
We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with a highly qualified kayak fishing guide. We can take you into the Everglades, the Keys or inshore fishing for tarpon, snook, sea trout, redfish, snapper, bonefish…even barracuda! Please call the shop for more information on kayak fishing trips.

Not sure if you can do it?
Never kayaked before? Kayaking is a very user friendly sport. Stop by our rental concession for free basic paddling tips and we’ll put you out on this protected waterway on a rented kayak. It’s easier than you think! We’ll do our best to make you feel comfortable. Even better, we offer monthly kayaking skills classes with Susan.