Rentals – NOW Open 7 Days A Week
Sweetwater Kayaks is proud to be the ONLY AUTHORIZED provider of kayak and Standup Paddleboards (SUP) for Weedon Island Preserve.
Call us at 727-570-4844 for reservations or information.
1800 Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
ALL KAYAKS ARE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY INSPECTED
Sweetwater Kayaks offers hourly, 4hour, or longer rentals (see below). Weekend reservations recommended . Walk-up rentals are welcome.
| DAILY Rental Rates* and Times
One person Kayak $17.00/hour… $40.00/four hourTwo person Kayak $25.00/hour… $56.00/four hour
PaddleBoard $20.00/hour… $50.00/four hour
Weekend rentals begin at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weekdays at 10:00am. Reservations offered, walk-up’s welcome. Last rentals to launch at 3:00 p.m. All rentals are due back by 5:00 p.m.
………………..What should you bring?………………..
PLEASE, NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS!!
- We provide paddles and personal floatation device (PFDs).
- Dress in quick drying clothing.
- Cell phone (small dry bag rental available).
- Hat and / or sunglasses.
- Closed toed sandals, old tennis shoes, or water shoes. “something that will get wet”
- Sunscreen & bug spray.
- Emergency medications.
- Water for drinking.
- Can we kayak in the rain? What about wind? Read our policy on weather conditions.
We can be reached at 727-570-4844. For more information.
Local Weather Information
Here is the marine forecast for the Saint Petersburg / Tampa Bay area, current temperatures around the state, and the extended seven day forecast for the Saint Petersburg / Tampa Bay area courtesy of BayNews9’s website. For accurate tidal information for Weedon Island, please click here.
For additional information, including extended forecasting for wind direction, wind speed, and a chance of rain by the hour, visit NOAA’s site.
Check out the following links for local weather information:
Maps and Tidal Information
Map to Weedon Island Preserve
Local Tide Chart for Weedon Island area. (Adjust date as necessary).
TYPE OF RENTAL KAYAKS
The pictures represent the basic types of kayaks. The actual models may vary.
This kayak is very user friendly and is great for the whole family. Just hop on and paddle away! Only singles are available. Limited availability.
These kayaks have large open cockpits which are easy to get in and out of. They are generally wider and are more stable. They are actually more stable than sit-on-top kayaks.
Tandem (for two people) Recreational Kayak
Double your fun with is kayak. A single, wide open cockpit design gives this tandem a canoe-like appearance. Just as an F.Y.I. the RTM Brio, pictured here, also has a small jump seat in front of the rear seat. This enables two people plus a small child to occupy the same boat.
Paddle Board offered