Welcome to Sweetwater Kayaks!
Our RENTAL address is: 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Our RETAIL address is: 10000 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, Fl 33702
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. – 3:00 p.m.
Rentals Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last rental leaves at 3:30 p.m.)
NO RED TIDE AT WEEDON
The Red Tide never made it this far north in Tampa Bay. Come and enjoy the paddling trail.
PADDLING TRAIL IS ACCESSIBLE
Weedon Island Preserve is preforming 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!
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Evening Classroom Events
COMING SOON – Evening classroom events. Come join us for a variety of topics and discussions on everything from kayak fishing, kayak camping, boat design, weather, tides and more. Details coming shortly.
50% Off Kayak Rolling Classes
End of summer special, the water is still warm and in the mid to high 80s, so come learn to roll your kayak. Rolling is one of the essential skills for sea kayakers, white water kayakers, and anyone paddling in dynamic water, that opens the door for advanced learning opportunities.
Weedon Island Area – The Off Trail Trip
Weedon Island Preserve is known for its south paddling trail which winds through the mangroves. However, have you ever looked across the channel to the other side and wondered “what’s over there?” Here is your chance to come explore the natural trails and back waters across the channel from Weedon Island Preserve. We’ll leave from the rental operation at 10:00 for a short half-day trip.
10:00 a.m. November 4, 2018
4 hours – $65
We are all one wave from a swim. Come conquer the fear of getting back into your kayak.
10:00 a.m. November 11, 2018
4 hours – $80
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.