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Paradise Found Island Retreat has a variety of kayaks to choose from. With hundreds of islands nearby to explore, there is no limit to the sight seeing and viewing of awesome wildlife. We have 5 sets of nesting eagles nearby, osprey, cranes, snowy egrets and much more ... experience the Real Florida - we're in the Nature Coast of Florida ... the PERFECT place to Kayak!
(Please be sure to return the kayaks to their stand after each use.)

See just how many hundreds of islands are out here waiting to be explored. Leave from the shores of the island, right outside your door. 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.

You can save 25% today by booking directly with Paradise Found Island Retreat.
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Paradise Found Island Retreat continues to to be one of the top kayaking destinations for kayakers coming to Central Florida and the Nature Coast.

Canoeing and Kayaking Info
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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Coastal Florida Island Retreat

"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, and his wife Chris left a cold Michigan to spend a little time in a warmer climate.

Kayak Manufacturers

Kayak Tours


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!



waterwalkerlogo     Water Walker Sea Kayaks:

"Uncommon craft, extraordinary adventures."
"We are a small outfitter in Belfast, ME. We offer retail sales of performance kayaks and gear."



Kayak Links

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

All About Kayaks - Blackaby�s Sea Kayaks Blog
Providing information about sea kayaking for everyone interested in the sport.

Austin's Alaska Adventure
Western Alaska Near Nome & The Arctic Circle. Since 1976.

Year-round Wilderness Eco-Adventures. Trophy clear stream fishing ~ Fantastic fly fishing ~ All-inclusive week long trips ~ Unbeatable prices ~ Spectacular scenery ~ Pristine wilderness ~ Wildlife ~ Small groups.
Marine financing.

Boater Talk
Good links and info.

Canada Wilderness
Adventure Vacation Directory.

Helping Thousands of Wilderness Enthusiasts Explore Canada Since 1999.

Specializes in quality sun protective clothing, sun hats, sun protective swimwear,

sunglasses and UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen.

The Folding Kayak Pages
The World's Most Popular (and useful) Site for Folding Kayak Fans.

Freewheeling Adventures
Extraordinary Active Holidays Since 1987.

Choose from guided tours, self-guided holidays or self-supported active vacation options.
Adventure Travel Vacations.

Inflatable Kayaks and Canoes UK

Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks, Sit on Tops & Dinghies for sale online

Kayak Sport Fishing
Dedicated to the art of kayak fishing since 2001.

Kayak the
The experience of a lifetime starts here.
Think whitewater. A blog for those with water on the brain.

La Jolla Kayak Fishing
San Diego's original kayak fishing instruction and guide service.

John Gray's SeaCanoe
Tropical eco-tourism kayaking adventures in Southeast Asia since 1983.

Lifesaving Resources
To prevent the number of drowning and aquatic injuries in the United States through education

and training of Lifeguard, Aquatics Safety, Recreation, Public Safety & Rescue personnel,

as well as the general public.

Northeast Paddlers Message Board
An information and communication resource for paddlers in the Northeast Region since 1986.
Reviews, forums, gallery, links, classifieds, trade shows and hot deals.

Outward Bound Canada
Charitable outdoor educational organization.

Our Mission: To cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through

inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world.

Paddle Asia
Unique low impact expeditions in since 1999. Specializes ... travel tours to remote and unspoiled destinations in Southern Thailand.
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.


Canoeing and 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


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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Last updated Monday, December 02, 2013