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The Wilderness Way - Kayak Tours and Events
The Wilderness Way is proud to offer a variety of outstanding tours. The Tours are guided by experienced paddlers, knowledgeable about the history and ecology of the region.
Meet our Guides.

TWW Paddlers Club

We have added a new program
for our customers who enjoy our tours,

with every 5 guided tours you take we will give you 1 of equal value FREE...

This is not for reservations on our tours, please call
850-877-7200 to make reservations.

There is no cost.
Just sign up on the form below, by email or stop by the store.
Membership good for 1 year

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Upcoming Kayaking Eco-Adventures and Events:
Please call 850-877-­7200 to register.

MT = Mini Trip 2 - 2 1/2 hrs on the water
HDT = Half Day Trip 4 - 4 1/2 hrs on the water
FDT = Full Day Trip 6 - 6 1/2 hrs on the water
INT = Instructions 2 1/2 hours with your instructor
C = Coastal trips Full & Half day trips
B = Beginner; I = Intermediate; A= Advance
CPG = Overnight camping

Private guided group eco-tours by appointment, please call for information   850.877.­7200

Date Event
Type
Time
Level
Aug 16  Wed Wakulla River Manatee Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Aug 19 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Aug 20  Sun 98 to 98  Newport to Lower Bridge  (FDT) 10:00 a.m. (A)
Aug 23 Wed Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Aug 26 Sat Wakulla River Manatee Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Aug 27 Sun St. Marks River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 5 Tues Full Moon Paddle on the Wakulla River (MT) 6:30 p.m. (B)
Sep 9 Sat Stand Up Paddle Board down the Wakulla River (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 10 Sun Upper Bridge to St Marks (HDT) 10:00 p.m. (B)
Sep 16 Sat Wakulla River Manatee Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 17 Sun Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 23 Sat St. Marks River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 24 Sun Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Sep 30 Sat Stand Up Paddle Board down the Wakulla River (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 1 Sun Wakulla River Manatee Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 4 Wed Full Moon Paddle on the Wakulla River (MT) 6:30 p.m. (B)
Oct 7 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 8 Sun Upper Bridge to St Marks (HDT) 10:00 p.m. (B)
Oct 14 Sat Stand Up Paddle Board down the Wakulla River (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 15 Sun Wakulla River Manatee Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 21 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 22 Sun Upper Bridge to St Marks (HDT) 10:00 p.m. (B)
Oct 28 Sat Wakulla River Wildlife Observation Tour (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Oct 29 Sun St. Marks River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 3 Fri Full Moon Paddle on the Wakulla River (MT) 6:30 p.m. (B)
Nov 4 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 5 Sun Wakulla River Wildlife Observation Tour (MT) 11:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 11 Sat St. Marks River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 12 Sun Wakulla River Wildlife Observation Tour (MT) 11:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 18 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 19 Sun Upper Bridge to St Marks (HDT) 10:00 p.m. (B)
Nov 25 Sat Wacissa River Paddle  (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)
Nov 26 Sun Wakulla River Wildlife Observation Tour (MT) 11:00 a.m. (B)

Mini Trip (MT): $47 per person.  This includes the kayak & gear, guides, transportation.  Mini trips are extra beginner-friendly! Also great for private groups, such as birthdays or reunions. We are on the water for about 2 hours.  Bring your own boat, $40pp.

Half-Day Trip (HDT): $57 per person with a Wilderness Way kayak.  $50 per person with your own kayak.  We take leisurely riverside picnic breaks on our river-wilderness trips.  Bring your binoculars and snacks, but leave your watch at home!  We'll be back... eventually.  We take time to take in all the spectacular scenery. We are on the water 3-3.5 hours.

Full-Day Trip (FDT): $72 per person with Wilderness Way kayak.  $60 per person with your own boat. We pack up the van and head out of town to explore other fantastic waterways. Typically we are on the water 4+ hours.
The Wilderness Way - Kayak Tours and Events

Instructions (INT): $65 per person for 2 1/2 hours instructions for canoeing, kayaking or stand up paddle boards and yoga. Beginnners and Intermediate levels all equipment included.

Coastal trips (C) are best for experienced kayakers, there are 10 coastal paddling trails we paddle and range from 3 - 4  hrs on the water for the half day trip - $65 per person; 5 - 6 hours on the water for the full day trip -$75 per person.  All equipment is included just bring your sense of adventure.

What Should I Bring on a Guided Kayaking Trip?

  • Drinking water (preferably reusable bottle)  The Story of Stuff - Bottled Water
  • Sun protection
  • Flashlight for sunset trips
  • Footwear that can get wet (water sandals, old sneakers)
  • Sense of adventure
What should I wear on a Kayaking trip?
  • Dress comfortably in synthetic water resistant materials like nylon or poly-blends.  
  • Your feet will likely get wet, so wear water shoes or old sneakers.
  • Bringing along a change of clothes is suggested.

The Wilderness Way provides:

  • Kayak and gear
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides
  • Transportation to and from river from the shop

Safety and Technique Clinics:

  • Join us for a variety of on-the water training sessions.  Just watch the event calendar for topics. 
The Wilderness Way - Kayak Tours and Events

Weather &  Cancellation Policy Reminder:
Deposit (credit card works fine via phone)  is required and fully refundable if you cancel 24 hours or more before the trip.   If trips are cancelled or postponed, there is no fee charged.

WE HAVE ADDED OVER NIGHT CAMPING TO OUR TOURS! CHECK OUT THESE!

March 19, 2016
St. Marks River Overnight Paddle.  Paddle from the Rise on the St. Marks River to Newport Campground where you campsite will be waiting for you,  enjoy dinner over the campfire, cuddle up in your tent under the stars and get up early for breakfast and a paddle to your final destination at Fort San Marcos de Apalache in St. Marks.  Beginner friendly, maximum party of 8, minimum age 16 with adult or private family packages are available. Dinner and breakfast included, let us know of any food preferences when making your reservation.  Cost per person is $130 if you have your own camping equipment or $155 all inclusive.  Meet at The Wilderness Way at 11:00 a.m., you will arrive back at The Wilderness Way around 1:00 p.m on Sunday 1/10/2016.  Advance Reservations Required.

Date TBD
Wacissa Headwaters to Goose Pasture Overnight Kayak Paddle.   Depart from the headwaters of the Wacissa River and paddle to Goose Pasture a 10 mile paddle to your campsite.  Camp overnight after enjoying a campfire dinner and rise early to continue the paddle thru the Slave Canal another 5 mile paddle to Nutall Rise.  Advanced paddling experience required.   Dinner, lunch and breakfast included, let us know of any food preferences when making your reservation.  Cost per person $205  with your own camping equipment or $225 all inclusive.  Option to omit the Slave Canal paddle on Sunday deduct $55.00.   Maximum party of 8, minimum age 16 with adult or private family packages are available. Meet at The Wilderness Way at 10:00 a.m  we’ll picnic lunch at the headwaters before the paddle, return to The Wilderness Way Sunday 2/21/2016.  Advance reservations required.

Date TBD
Chaires Creek Overnight Fishing Paddle. Intermediate paddlers and up for this overnight fishing trip for trout, red fish, flounder and sheephead. This will be a carry in camping experience and not suggested for beginners. Dinner (preferably your own catch) and breakfast will be included as well as your camping gear and fishing equipment if needed. 
$250 per person all inclusive. 


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