Tours and Events

September - October Tour Schedule

Sep 5 Wed Wacissa River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (I) 

Sep 8 Sat Stand Up Paddle Board  down the Wakulla River (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B) 

Sep 9  Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to Upper Bridge (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Sep 12 Wed St. Marks River  - Rise to Newport (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A)

Sep 15 Sat Manatee Observation Kayak Tour (MT) 9:30 a.m. (B) 

Sep 16 Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to St. Marks (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Sep 19 Wed Wacissa River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (I) 

Sep 22 Sat Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to Upper Bridge (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Sep 23 Sun Full Moon Kayak Paddle (MT) 7:00 p.m. (B) 

Sep 29 Sat Manatee Observation Kayak Tour (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B) 

Sep 30 Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to St. Marks (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Oct 6 Sat Wacissa River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B) 

Oct 7 Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to St. Marks (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Oct 13 Sat St. Marks River  - Rise to Newport (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Oct 14 Sun Manatee Observation Kayak Tour (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (B)

Oct 20 Sat Stand Up Paddle Board  down the Wakulla River (MT) 10:00 a.m. (B) 

Oct 21 Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to St. Marks (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A) 

Oct 23 Tue Full Moon Kayak Paddle (MT) 6:00 p.m. (B) 

Oct 27 Sat Wacissa River (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (I) 

Oct  28 Sun Peddle to Paddle - Bike to TNT Paddle to St. Marks (HDT) 10:00 a.m. (A)

Legends for schedule

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

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. 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. 

 

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

What Should I Bring on a Guided Kayaking Trip?

 •Drinking water (preferably reusable bottle) 

 •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.   

Overnight Camping/Kayaking Tours

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.  Advance Reservations Required.   


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.  Advance reservations required.    


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.