Paddling St. George Island
Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, just off Florida’s Forgotten Coast, St. George Island is a haven for vacationers with a passion for paddle sports. Keep reading to discover the best places to rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on St. George Island.
Getting Your Gear
Boasting miles of unspoiled beaches and easy access to both Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St. George Island is an ideal destination for paddle sports fanatics. The island is home to numerous businesses where guests may rent and purchase equipment for kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding, including:
- Journeys of SGI: This St. George Island favorite allows adventurers to rent canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and all of the appropriate gear for a great day on the water.
- Island Outfitters: Here, you’ll find a plethora of fishing kayaks and paddleboards for rent. Plus, to spice things up, Island Outfitters offers Hobie Mirage Drive pedal kayaks, which offer an easy opportunity to get started right away – no paddling necessary.
- George Island State Park: SGI’s renowned state park offers canoe and kayak rentals at the ranger station to help visitors explore the bay.
Navigating SGI’s Waters
After rounding up the required gear, you’ll be ready to embark on your paddling adventure. You’ll have a few ways to plan your day, including:
- DIY paddling: There are plenty of places on SGI to push off into the ocean on your own. Many Resort Vacation Properties homes, for example, have access to their own private beaches. Plus, there are two easy-to-use boat launches at St. George Island State Park.
- Guided tours: Not prepared to face the waves alone just yet? Consider a guided tour. Journeys of SGI offers several tour options to accommodate adventurers of all skill levels.
Take to the water for a vacation adventure!
Plan your own excursion with a trip to St. George Island, Florida. To get started, book a comfortable vacation home with Resort Vacation Properties, then take a look at all there is to see and do on the Forgotten Coast.