The Top Kayak Tours & Rentals in St. Pete Beach

When you’re vacationing in St. Pete Beach, there are tons of ways to get outdoors and enjoy the incredible Florida weather. You can spend your days relaxing on the white sand beaches, and you can walk around town checking out the historical sites or try hiking or cycling to get some exercise.

One way we recommend soaking up the sun, though, is by kayaking in St. Pete Beach!

There are tons of opportunities to kayak near our St. Pete Beach rentals, and if you want to know about them all, you’re in the right place! 


man kayaking in the ocean

There is undoubtedly no shortage of kayak tours in St. Pete Beach, so whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve done it a time or two, we recommend heading out on tour with an experienced local guide!

To start, Island Ferry Eco Tours offers a fantastic Shell Key Wildlife Tour, which will take you and your loved ones through the gorgeous waters in the area and put your feet away from the most beautiful wildlife. You’ll see stunning schools of fish and magnificent mammals like manatees and dolphins, all through a clear-bottom kayak! Tours are suitable for guests ages 8 and up and cost $54 per person. This company also offers sunset kayak tours. 

Another great option is the Pass-a-Grille Twilight Tour from Coastal Kayak Charters. If you want a simply unmatched view of the sunset, this is the best way to get it! This two-hour tour takes you past some beautiful architecture and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see dolphins playing in the waters as the sun goes down. You’ll even get to pass right under the Bayway Bridge! Tours include instruction and all gear (including paddles and dry bags) and cost $42 per person. This company also offers a Shell Key Preserve Tour and a Shell Key Sunset Tour.

At Island Kayak Adventures, you won’t want to miss out on the famous Sunset Tour. This family-owned kayak company offers an amazing trip through the mangroves, bringing you incredibly close to fish, dolphins, and manatees. You’re sure to have a fantastic time with your experienced guide leading you around the waters, and at just $28 per person, there’s simply no better price! Tours include instruction and all equipment and last approximately 3 hours. This company also offers its 50/50 Shell Key Kayak Tour.

Liberty Outdoors is proud to offer relaxing and educational Kayak Tours in Shell Key Preserve. Not only will you get to kayak through the waters and see the wildlife, but you’ll also get the chance to land on the beaches of Shell Key to see the birds and maybe pick up a shell or two! Your experienced guide will be with you for the entire journey, teaching you everything you might want to know about the area and its wildlife. Tours cost $37 per person and last approximately 3 hours. This company also offers guided kayak fishing tours. 

Finally, you can head over to nearby St. Petersburg to experience Doo’s Amazing Tours, where they offer an incredible Mangrove Tour you don’t want to miss. They’ve been serving locals and visitors alike since 2012, boasting the oldest running kayak tour in the area! You’ll be guided throughout the Northern Weedon Island area and will have incredible access to three distinct ecosystems. Your guide will teach you all about the local history and wildlife along the way as well. Tours are suitable for guests ages 7 and up and cost $60 per person. This company also offers Segway, bike, and paddleboard tours. 

Kayak Rentals in St. Pete Beach

But what if you want to head out onto the waters on your own? Suppose you’re more experienced on a kayak and want to be able to experience the water for yourself. In that case, you can opt for St. Pete Beach kayak rentals! Kayak rentals allow you the freedom to head out and explore how you want when you want. Luckily, quite a few companies in the area offer convenient kayak rentals at affordable price points.

person kayaking on the ocean

We already mentioned Liberty Outdoors for their kayak tours, but they also offer kayak rentals! You can select a single or double kayak or a paddleboard. Any rental is available for as little as two hours or up to seven days, so you can take advantage of a kayak rental no matter how long your vacation is! Best of all, Liberty Outdoors will deliver your kayak right to your vacation rental! Prices for single kayaks range from $25 to $165, while fees for double kayaks range from $35 to $195.

You can also secure your kayak rental from North Beach Windsurfing. Their sit-on-top kayaks are available for one or two people, giving you the ability to customize your experience. Additionally, these kayaks are easy to use, even for beginners and youngsters! Each kayak rental comes with instructions if you need it, so you’ll feel confident and prepared before you head out onto the waters. Your rental will also include a life vest and paddle, as well as delivery and pick-up from your vacation rental. Single-person kayaks range from $35 to $64 (for 2 to 24 hours), while tandem kayaks range from $50 to $75 (for the same time). 

Plan Your Visit

In addition to our wide range of St. Pete Beach rentals, we also offer Madeira Beach rentals for those who want to stay a bit off the beaten path. No matter which of our numerous rentals you select, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.

Finally, you can visit Sweetwater Kayaks to take advantage of their kayak rentals as well. This St. Petersburg business is a local favorite thanks to their wide selection of kayaks (they offer both sit-on-tops and recreational styles) and their friendly and helpful staff. They offer single and double kayaks, as well as stand-up paddleboards and canoes. Rentals can be arranged for 1, 2, or 4 hours, perfect for those who want a quick trip out to the water. Prices for single kayaks range from $17 to $40, while fees for double kayaks range from $25 to $56. 

Book Your St. Pete Beach Rental

So, now you know about all the best ways you can explore the waters of St. Pete Beach by kayak. But before you can do all that, you have to finish planning your trip! You’re going to want a comfortable vacation rental that’s close to the water, which is what we offer here at Travel Resort Services. We are proud to be your premier resource for St. Pete Beach condo rentals. These comfortable and affordable properties put you right in the middle of the action!

Our helpful staff is here to help you decide which of our rentals is best for your group, and once you arrive, we’ll stop at nothing to ensure your vacation is one you’ll never forget! Is St. Pete Beach calling your name yet? Contact us today to start planning your ultimate getaway!