Blackwater River Canoe and Kayak Rental

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Enjoy one of the last true wilderness getaways in Florida while canoeing the Blackwater River! One of the few all sand rivers in the world, the Blackwater River is clear, spring-fed water with a walking-speed current that is safe and fun for all-ages! Best of all, Blackwater River is just a short ride from tourist destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola Beach, Florida!

Activity Highlights
→ Great activity for the entire family
→ 2 person minimum per canoe; canoes fit up to 2 adults AND 2 kids
→ FREE Transportation included (from vehicle parking lot)
→ Rent 4 day trip kayaks, get 5th kayak FREE!
→ Short (1.5 - 2 hrs) or longer day trips (5-6 hrs) offered
→ Paddles, lifevest, whistle, and all essential equipment included!

Booking Details:

Please have the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license available for verification. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

Departure Details
Customers will meet at 6974 Deaton Bridge Rd, Milton, FL 32583, then transferred by shuttle upstream to the launch point. Please arrive 20 minutes before reservation time for brief check-in. Crew will handle all loading and transporting of equipment. It is best to book the trips at least 2 days in advance due to limited availability in season. Check availability by clicking the "View pricing" button above.

Duration: Varies

Inclusions
● Kayak or Canoe
● Life Vests
● Paddles
● Whistle
● Delivery and pick up (from vehicle parking lot)

Exclusions
● Gratuities (optional)
● Parking ($4 day use fee per vehicle to state park)
● Snacks, drinks, cooler, canoe seat backs, cushions, sunscreen (all available at the outpost)

Restrictions
● Person signing the contract must be 18, have a valid picture ID, & a VALID credit card for incidentals.
● No children under 12 months old.
● Pets allowed on kayak and canoe at $5 charge. Dogs MUST be calm around people and owners must adhere to state leash laws

Additional Information
● Pets are allowed on kayaks/canoes ($5 charge).
● Sunscreen, sunglasses, and cooler for drinks/snacks/food are recommended.
● No glass allowed on river

Cancellation Policy
Customer can cancel up to 24 hours before their trip for a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Last minute cancellations are accepted only in the case of inclement weather, and must be approved by the tour provider.
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  • Ruby Vargas USA about 3 months ago

    First time canoeing !

    Everyone who was apart of organizing the trip were friendly and funny! The trip itself was soothing... minus us crashing into branches and such because my bf and I didn’t know how to canoe for the first 30-60mins ! Lol We finished the 7mile route in 2 hours so the length wasn’t too bad at all.

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  • Peter Mahet United States about 4 months ago

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    A really great experience!! the staff was great! this can be done by any age level as the water is very shallow and runs very slowly. would highly recommend!

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  • Casey Brooks USA about 6 months ago

    Excellent beginners trip

    We decided to try something new for our first anniversary and came across the river kayaking deal. We'd never been kayaking and this was the perfect trip for us! Guide allowed us to take as long as we wanted even though it was only slated for two hours. Thanks for helping us find a new adventure and hobby, tripshock!

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  • Management Response, about 6 months ago

    We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Thank you greatly for coming and we look forward to having you again at some point.

  • sarah Stephens USA about 6 months ago

    Paid more for less :(

    It was a fun day. However we paid on trio shock for all day at 2 pm. Got there and they said the all day u have to sched. To leave early morning. So we paid for a all day and got the half day. Why did we pay more on your sight to go the cheaper rate?

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  • Management Response, about 6 months ago

    I'm glad you had a fun day. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Typically the Tripshock system does not allow customers to purchase the 11-mile trip after 11 a.m. due to its 5-7 hour timeframe. This was a glitch in the system that allowed you to sign up for the longer trip at 2 p.m., and for that we greatly apologize. The long and short trip costs are the same for either trip though. Blackwater Canoe Rental provide the same amount of service, and allow you to keep equipment until the days end no matter which trip you take, this being the reason prices are the same. We cannot take customers to the 11 mile trip after a certain time because we must put them on a trip they can complete before dark, with enough time for us to ensure their safe return. So you did pay the correct amount for...

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    I'm glad you had a fun day. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Typically the Tripshock system does not allow customers to purchase the 11-mile trip after 11 a.m. due to its 5-7 hour timeframe. This was a glitch in the system that allowed you to sign up for the longer trip at 2 p.m., and for that we greatly apologize. The long and short trip costs are the same for either trip though. Blackwater Canoe Rental provide the same amount of service, and allow you to keep equipment until the days end no matter which trip you take, this being the reason prices are the same. We cannot take customers to the 11 mile trip after a certain time because we must put them on a trip they can complete before dark, with enough time for us to ensure their safe return. So you did pay the correct amount for the trip you took, but again we are sorry for any confusion. If you would like to come again for the longer trip at some point, we would be glad to offer you a discounted rate on that. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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