Myakka River

Myakka River Paddle

Experience a classic blackwater river as it meanders through freshwater marshes and floodplain forests.  Learn how to paddle safely with alligators, and learn about the natural and human history of the area.  An optional easy hike to the first canopy walk in Florida is especially popular for its expansive view of the park’s dry and wet prairies, scrub, pine flatwoods, marshes and riverine habitats.

The Sights and Scenes on Your Paddle

Location and Map of Paddle

This Paddle takes place in Myakka River State Park, located at:

 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

The start and stop points will vary for this trip.  The details will be provided to you after booking.

Pricing and Scheduling

$70.00 Per Person

Kayak Rental is already included in this price.

If you have your own personal kayak and would prefer to use that instead, just let us know when scheduling a trip.

To reserve this trip, first check our calendar here for availability and then contact WayneAdventures here for booking.

Being Prepared for the Trip

Click the following link, “Kayaking Essentials“, to learn what to bring, what to wear, and things to consider before your trip.

Flooded Myakka River Paddle

“The beauty, Douchkoff says, is that the river is never the same from trip to trip. Our flooded forest tour can take place only once or twice a year, when the water level is just right and the weather is OK.”  Sarasota Magazine: Into Myakka’s Flooded Forest

This special paddle is something you do not want to miss.  Contact Wayne Douchkoff of WayneAdventures here for more information and to be placed on the contact list to be notified when this paddle is available.


$60.00 Per Person

Kayak Rental is already included in this price.