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

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Rentals at Weedon Island Preserve:

Reservations HIGHLY encouraged. We cannot guarantee availability without a reservation.

Address: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702

Hours: 9am-5pm every day. Last rental at 3:30pm.

No rentals during inclement weather or small craft advisories. Call for info.

Retail Store:

Operating at 25% capacity starting May 4th.

235 15th Ave SE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Call us at: (727) 570-4844 

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

Sweetwater Kayak's Boat House

Boat House

We also carry a wide variety of recreational
and fishing kayaks


Need accessories for your day on or off the water? Flips, Water shoes, Tee shirts, Hatch Covers, and other sundry items are also available.

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? Our ACA and BC certified staff offers lessons and demos to make sure you get the right board the first time. Call or stop in to set up your session 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, 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 (BC), or both.Our ACA and BC 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.