Kayaking & Canoeing


Introducing the Apalachee Bay Maritime Heritage Paddling Trail System

Be transported to a different time and place as you paddle Apalachee Bay's Ten Maritime Heritage Trails. Designed for enthusiasts of all levels, enjoy fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography as you explore one of Florida's last great bays, its inlets, rivers, and springs.



Many of the paddling opportunities in Wakulla County are designated as part of the State of Florida’s systems of Greenways and Trails. For a guide map call  (850) 245-2052 or pick up a guide map at the Visitor’s Center in Panacea.


Links for Paddling Trails: 


Ochlockonee River Lower Trail for Canoeing

Sopchoppy River Canoe Trail

Wakulla River Canoe Trail

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail

Historic Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail 

For links to more paddling trails Click Here


Local Outfitters and Green Guides:


Palmetto Expeditions

Crawfordville, FL                   850-926-3376

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Palmetto Expeditions offers rentals for biking, hiking, kayaking and guided boat tours and offshore charter fishing.


Ray's Kayaks & Excursions LLC

Crawfordville, FL                  850-508-7593

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Guided kayak and hiking services - a Certified Green Guide and a Master Naturalist provides guided trips on the rivers/coastal areas and traverse the many local trails and sinkholes.  Provides kayak and required gear.


St. Marks Outfitters

St. Marks, FL                       850-510-7919

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St. Marks Outfitters is a full service guide, and kayak rental business. We specialize in coastal inshore fishing, and eco-adventures. Full retail sales for kayaks, accessories and more.


T-n-T Hide-a-way, Inc.        

Wakulla River                      850-925-6412         

Crawfordville, FL                  View Website

Located on the  Wakulla River canoe and kayak rentals are available.  Tours available with Certified Green Guides who specialize in Eco Tours, Full Moon & Sunset tours, kayak fishing, and manatee observation trips.  Retail sales for kayaks and accessories and repair also available.


The Wilderness Way        

Wakulla Station                   850-877-7200            

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Kayak and Canoe Sales and Rental, Guided and Private Tours, Kayak Fishing Gear, Professional Certified Instruction and Paddle sport accessories.