Island Activities - Kayak

Nature Coast Kayaking

Paradise Found Island Retreat is a private rental island near Crystal River, FL.


Paradise Found Island has 3 tandem kayaks, 3 single sit-on-tops, 3 single sit-ins, and 4 sit-in sea kayaks. A group of up to 21 people can paddle together to explore one of the hundreds of islands nearby! There really is no limit to the unique sight-seeing opportunities in the area with our diverse wildlife and gorgeous landscapes. We have 5 sets of nesting eagles nearby, as well as; osprey, cranes, snowy egrets and much more! Come experience the Real Florida - we're in the Nature Coast of Florida ... the PERFECT place to Kayak! Take a look at our "Flying Boat" to see just how many hundreds of islands are out here waiting to be explored. Step outside your door, walk a few feet to the shores of the island, pick up a kayak and begin your adventure. Kayaks and canoes are available on the island at no charge. This is one more reason that Paradise Found is the best vacation value anywhere.

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Kayaking Resources

Paradise Found continually resources information from around the globe that may
Crystal River Manatee Tours
Paddling.Net's Island Review -- November 2003
"Ken and Jenn invited us down to stay at their island retreat and spend some time kayaking, bird watching, and just relaxing. How could we pass that one up? As an added bonus we got to watch the total lunar eclipse from one of the best seats in the house." "This island consists of just two rental units, a large pool, 2 hot tubs, a campfire circle and all the peace and quiet you can handle. Close to both Crystal River and Homosassa Springs there is plenty around, that is if you decide to even leave the island. Kayaking, snorkeling, and manatee tours can be arranged and there is abundant wildlife right around the island."

-Brent Vredevoogd, co-founder of
be of interest to kayakers. The Paradise Found Weather Station uploads new information every hour, the kayak links are updated daily and articles, interviews and the kayak resource index is updated weekly. This vast source of kayak information is provided for all kayakers and anyone interested in reserving a stay at Paradise Found Island Retreat, the Kayak Capitol of Florida. The Kayak Resource Index is a list of interesting and educational kayaking websites. Included are kayak manufacturers, kayak instructional schools, online kayak magazines and kayak tour operators. Please use this index to further your kayaking adventures.

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Kayak Online

Kayak Online is your one stop source for Kayaks and Kayaking gear. Kayak Online is a quick and easy way to find kayaking info. Whether you’re searching for information on hard-shell and inflatable kayaks, kayak paddles, kayaking gear, or where to go paddling, we’ve arranged this site to make it easy for you to figure out what you need and where to get it. And as we search the Web, we’ll show you some of the better paddling gear deals that we find. We hope you find our site helpful. See you out there!

Kayak Links

Active New Zealand
Offers hiking, paddling and cycling guided trips around New Zealand and Australia.

Alaska Dog Sledding
Adventure and dog mushing trips.

Aussie Sea Kayak Company
The home of The Aussie Sea Kayak Company and Sunshine Coast Sea Kayak Centre which operates tours and a paddling store.
Offers folding and inflatable kayaks.
Boat loans and yacht financing.

Blackaby’s Sea Kayaks and Tours
Offers a wide range of sea kayaking adventures.

Boater Talk
Good links and info.

Canada Wilderness
Guide to Wilderness travel in Canada.

Canoeing in Sweden
Good guide to Sweden canoeing and kayaking.

Capricorn Kayak Tours
Offers various sea kayaking tours throughout Western Australia.
Specializes in quality sun protective clothing, sun hats, sun protective
swimwear, sunglasses and UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen.
Kayak fishing information resource and directory.

The Folding Kayak Pages
Lots of folding kayak info.

Freewheeling Adventures
an outdoor adventure company, offering active holidays including cycling, kayaking, hiking and walking tours.
a national directory of what to do outdoors with a lot of  recreation links.

Inflatable Kayaks and Canoes UK

K360 Centro de Kayak

Kayak Sport Fishing
Site dedicated to fishing from a kayak. They sell some accessories online.

Kayak the
Livingstone, Zambia outfitter and school.

Kayaking Everywhere
online kayaking community.
An online kayaking portal for those with water on the brain. Freestyle, creeking, squirting, rivers and all other things fun in a kayak.

Australia kayak and canoe company, with stores in Brisbane, Sydney and on the Sunshine Coast.

Kiwi Kayak
Guided kayak tours of New Zealand.

La Jolla Kayak Fishing
Info on kayak fishing and they sell some great kayak fishing accessories such as bait tanks and rod holders.

John Gray's SeaCanoe
Tropical eco-tourism kayaking adventures in Southeast Asia.

Lifesaving Resources

Northeast Paddlers Message Board
Reviews and more.

Outward Bound Canada
Charitable outdoor educational organization.

Paddle Asia
Sea kayaking in Thailand and Laos.
Large paddling resource filled with tips, reviews and more.

Good links and info.

Pulmor Trailers
Makes lightweight sport trailers.

River Rat Sports
Paddlesport and outdoors online store.
Sea Canoe Thailand
Sea Kayaking tour operators and local info.

Sea Kayaking West Cork
Ireland sea kayaking tours.

SEE Kayaks
A terrific link list.

Southern Sea Ventures
Kayaking tours in Fiji, Vanuatu, Turkey, Amazon, Australia, Greenland, High Arctic, Antarctica and Tonga.

Sit-on-Top Kayaking
devoted to (what else) sit-on-tops.

Sport Utility Trailers.

Ultima Thule Expeditions
They operate sea kayaking tours in Iceland and Greenland. Great tours in fantastic areas.

Dedicated to freestyle kayaking in the UK.

US Composites, Inc.

Voyage Kayak
Folding kayak store and website offering two and three person foldable kayaks.

Vetle-Kroken Sea Kayak Paddling
Norway tour operator.

Descriptions of fresh and salt water kayak & canoe trips.

Western Blue Sea Kayaks
Offers year round kayaking tours in Western Australia based out of Perth, Ningaloo and Broome.
Site lists lots of outdoor trails and destinations.
Kayaking Associations

  • ACA Atlantic Div. White Water Open Canoe Committee
  • American Canoe Association
  • American Canoe Association - Midwest Division
  • American Whitewater
  • Aquaholics Paddlers Group
  • Atlanta Kayakers
  • Atlantic Kayak Association
  • Atlantic Sea Kayakers
  • Bay Area Dragon Boat Foundation
  • Bayou Haystackers
  • Birmingham Canoe Club
  • Blackwater Paddlers
  • Bluegrass Wildwater Association
  • Bow Waters Canoe Club
  • British Canoe Union
  • British Columbia Recreational Canoeing Association
  • California Kayak Friends
  • Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association
  • Canoe and Kayak Club of Augusta, GA
  • Cape Fear Paddlers Association
  • Central New York Kayak Club
  • Cherry Capital Paddle America Club
  • Chesapeake Paddlers Association
  • Chicago Area Sea Kayaking Association
  • Chota Canoe Club - Knoxville, TN
  • Chris-Raft
  • Coastal Canoeists
  • Coastal Kayaking Association
  • Cold Spring Kayak Club
  • Connecticut Sea Kayakers
  • Dallas DownRiver Club
  • Dayton Canoe Club
  • Delaware & Hudson Canoe & Kayak Club
  • DFW Paddlers
  • Dragon Boat Club of Boston, Inc.
  • DuMoine River Outdoors Club
  • Florida Professional Paddlesports Association
  • GASP! Gulf Area Sea Paddlers
  • Georgia Canoeing Association
  • Georgia Wilderness Society
  • Grimsby and Cleethorpes Canoe Club
  • Gunflint Trail Association
  • Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club
  • Highlands Outdoor Club
  • Housatonic Area Canoe and Kayak Squad
  • Illinois Paddling Council
  • Indiana Canoe Racing
  • Indiana Waterways Association
  • Inland Sea Kayak Symposium
  • Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association
  • Kansas City Whitewater Club
  • Knik Canoers and Kayakers - Alaska
  • Kumulani Team Outrigger Club
  • Lafayette Paddle Club
  • London (Ontario) Canoe Club
  • Maatsuyker Canoe Club, Tasmania
  • Mackinaw Canoe Club
  • Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors
  • Manitoba Recreational Canoeing Association
  • Michigan Association of Paddlesport Providers
  • Mid-Atlantic Paddlers Association (MAPA)
  • Midwest Canoe Association
  • Minnesota Canoe Association
  • Minnesota Canoe Association, Inc.
  • Mississippi Canoe and Kayak Club
  • Missouri Canoe & Floaters Association
  • Missouri Whitewater Association
  • NE Wisconsin Sea Kayakers
  • New York Adventure Racing Association
  • New Zealand Rafting Association
  • NH AMC Paddlers
  • North Carolina Professional Paddlesports Associatio
  • North Shore Paddlers Network
  • North Texas River Runners
  • Oregon Kayak and Canoe Club
  • Outer Banks Paddlers Club
  • Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club
  • Pacific NorthWest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association
  • Paddling Bares Canoe Club
  • Paddling Ontario Alliance
  • Palmetto Paddlers
  • Prairie State Canoeists (Illinois)
  • Professional Paddlesports Association
  • Quito K.A. Kayak and Whitewater Club
  • Rhode Island Canoe/Kayak Association
  • Richmond Whitewater Club
  • River Rats Floating Society
  • Russell Fork Water Watch
  • Schuylkill River Greenway Association
  • SF Bay Area Sea Kayakers
  • South Carolina Professional Paddlesports Association
  • South Florida Bush Paddlers Association
  • South Shore Paddlers Association (Nova Scotia)
  • St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers
  • Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association
  • The Big Thicket Voyageurs Paddling Club of Texas
  • Toronto Sea Kayak Club
  • Touring Kayakers Ottawa-Outaouais
  • Trade Association of Paddle Sports - Sea Kayaking
  • Trumbull Canoe Trails Inc.
  • Tupelo's Kanoe Krew
  • Virginia Professional Paddlesports Association
  • Washington Water Trails Association
  • Wausau Kayak / Canoe Corporation
  • Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club (WA)
  • West Florida Canoe Club
  • West Michigan Coastal Kayakers Association
  • Western Sea Kayakers
  • Whitewater Kayaking Association of British Columbia
  • Wilmington Trail Club
  • WNY Paddling Club
  • Wooden Canoe Heritage Association
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