235 15 Ave SE , Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 * (727) 570-4844 * Email us at SweetwaterKayaks@gmail.com

Sweetwater Kayaks



We are happy to announce that we are now in our new location across the street from Lassing Park!!!

Although we are still settling in, please come by to check out our new home. Our new address is 235 15th Ave SE St. Petersburg, FL 33701. This is our soft opening, so check back for our grand opening date and specials.

The move has not affected Sweetwater’s rental of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards at Weedon Island Preserve. Come explore one of Saint Petersburg’s best kept paddling secrets. To make a reservation, please call us at 727-570-4844.


Our RENTAL address is: 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33702

Our NEW RETAIL address is: 235 15th Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Winter Store Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday,  and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rentals Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Last rental leaves at 3:30 p.m.)

No rentals during inclement weather or small craft advisories.


The Red Tide never made it this far north in Tampa Bay. Come and enjoy the paddling trail.


Weedon Island Preserve is performing maintenance on the trail and has removed the signs. Our staff has added temporary navigational aids to assist with your journey around the trail. Reservations not required for rentals; however, highly recommended.

For over 25 years we’ve supplied the Gulf Coast with the most extensive selection of  kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and paddling accessories.

We provide all levels of ACA and BCU Instruction, Guided Tours, Customized Classes, and Rentals. Stop into the shop and talk to our experienced and knowledgeable staff to get started on your next paddling adventure!

Florida’s largest selection of Sea Kayaks



We also carry a wide variety of recreational kayaks

PaddleBoards include: Bishop, Pulse, Hovie, Pau Hana, Rogue, Smooth, C4 Waterman, and more!


SUP – Sales and Lessons

We have a large selection of Standup Paddle Boards, Paddles & Accessories featuring Rogue, Pau Hana, Smooth, C4-Waterman, Accent, Kialoa & more. Not sure what board is right for you? We offer lessons & demos to make sure you get the right board the first time. Call or stop in to schedule one today.

Join Us For Paddle Board Yoga

Paddleboard Yoga Classes Now Being Offered

More About Us

Sweetwater Kayaks sells kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for the beginner and the expedition minded paddler, and everyone in-between. We don’t just sell kayaks and paddleboards; we are a full service paddle sports store with the best trained staff in the area. Everyone on our staff is a coach and possesses certification from the American Canoe Association (ACA), British Canoe Union (BCU), or both.Our ACA and BCU certified coaches  have the  experience in fitting paddlers to the right kayak, or paddle board.

Whether you are a beginner learning the basics, an intermediate paddler looking to add to or enhance your skills, or a seasoned paddler wanting to fine tune your paddling, we can provide the training you need. So let our skills, knowledge, and experience enhance your comfort, fun, and safety while paddling.

Not sure where to begin your journey ? Come into the store  and talk with the staff, you’ll be glad you did.