If you’ve never ventured into Florida’s waters in a kayak then you don’t know what you’re missing. Not only is this fun outdoor activity relatively easy for adventurers both young and old, but it’s an excellent form of exercise.

There are a variety of kayaks to choose from, depending on what type of adventure you have planned:

  • Sea Kayaks
  • Touring Kayaks
  • Recreational Kayaks
  • Fishing Kayaks

The Pros of Paddling

The American Council on Exercise found that an individual weighing about 125 pounds will burn approximately 283 calories per hour while paddling a kayak. A heavier person, someone closer to 200 pounds, can burn as many as 454 calories from an hour of kayaking. Many report reduced stress after kayaking.

Beyond health benefits, many people are taking up kayaking because:

  • Kayaks are affordable and family friendly.
  • They require minimal maintenance.
  • Kayaks are easy to store and transport.
  • They are environmentally friendly.
  • Kayaks give anglers access to shallow water and tight spaces.

Get Out on the Water

Discover the wonders of kayaking by paddling Tampa Bay or one of Florida’s beautiful springs and rivers. If you’re up for more of a challenge, try cruising along the Gulf. Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or curious beginner, Bill Jackson’s can instruct you, outfit you, and guide you to ensure that you get the most out of your kayaking excursions. We even offer individual instruction and group classes, ranging from the introductory level to the advanced level.

We carry some of the finest kayaks, paddles, accessories, and apparel brands in the industry:

  • Native
  • Epic
  • Jackson
  • Old Town
  • Ocean Kayak
  • Carlisle
  • Werner
  • Yakima
  • Thule
  • Malone

Kayak Instruction

We offer trips that explore the many hidden treasures of aquatic Florida as well as provide a terrific way to meet and socialize with other paddlers.

Owned and operated by the Jackson family since 1946.
9501 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Store Hours Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m. / Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / 727-576-4169