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Address: 1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779-2214
Phone Number:
4078621500
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Rent canoes and kayaks at this marina close to the Wekiva State Park.

Rent canoes and kayaks at this marina close to the Wekiva State Park.

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A little piece of Heaven!

I used to come here when it was Wekiva Marina. The restaurant is long gone, but it has an outside bar and plenty of places to sun yourself; as well as canoe/kayak rentals. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jamie R
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here when it was Wekiva Marina. The restaurant is long gone, but it has an outside bar and plenty of places to sun yourself; as well as canoe/kayak rentals. It's just so peaceful here. Alligators and all.

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Thank Jamie R
Management response:

Thank you for continuing to visit us as we have changed. We look forward to being a destination for many more years to come. Hope to see you soon! More 

Orlando, Florida, Usa
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to rent kayaks or canoes and paddle up river. Can get crowded, so best to go early. Wildlife seen were birds, turtles, gators and plenty of fish. Water is crystal clear and a beautiful slow trip. Then you can coast back when you are done. You can rent for whole or half day. They have single and double... More 

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Thank MarnieB482
Management response:

Thanks Marnie for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that the alligators, birds, and turtles were on full display during your visit. That makes the journey all the more interesting. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this place on a TV show about hidden swimming holes across the US, but it was much more than just a swimming spot. It did seem like there were very little tourists. Its more of a local spot to hang out with the family, but everyone was friendly and helpful. We took the kids on canoes along the... More 

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Thank jackson76wj
Management response:

We are so glad that you and your family were able to see some of the local wildlife during your paddle down the river. We'll be sure to let our staff know that they're doing a great job. Thank you for reviewing us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Referred by a friend, Tiki bar type place, however, when we arrived at noon on Sunday, the parking lot was filled to capacity and an attendant had the lot blocked off. Restaurant name has changed also. Will try again with earlier arrival time!

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Thank Mike C
Management response:

Hello Mike. We are sorry to hear that you were not able to get in on your first visit! We do have a tendency to fill up early on the weekends during the spring and summer months especially when the weather is beautiful like it was last weekend. We recommend arriving early (before 11 am) or later in the afternoon... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to take in the natural beauty of the Wekiva Springs and Wekiva River Basin. Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, or just sit on the boardwalk and soak up the sun. A fantastic selection of craft beers and fine wines at the Tooting Otter to help with the relaxation process. Without A Paddle serves up a tasty menu of... More 

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Thank Jay B
Management response:

Thank you Jay for taking the time to write us a review! We absolutely love being a destination where people can spend the entire day and never get bored...or hungry! We hope that you will join us for another day of fun in the sun soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rented the otterbana here for my bachelorette party, and it was amazing. Clean, comfortable, and right on the water. They have a cooler of ice and water ready for you, along with a clean grill. And the cocktail server kept our drinks from the bar flowing. This is a definite for any party!

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Thank Chantal L
Management response:

Thank you for reviewing us Chantal! It was a pleasure having you all and we hope you will keep us in mind for your next special event. More 

maitland, florida
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305 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place in town to hang out.... Great views all over the marina. Eat, Drink and be merry. There are large cabana areas to rent privately with grills and comfortable outdoor furniture located along the riverfront. If you go after 10am be prepared for large crowds and a whole lot of drinking.

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Thank mpeacock_10
Management response:

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to be your favorite place to hang out and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Zellwood, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had previously taken my children and grandchildren to Wekiva Springs on their visit from New Zealand last summer. We had a great time, but now that I know about Wekiva island I will definitely be heading there! We were there in the morning about 8:30 and had the pleasure of watching the otters play along with seeing the gators... More 

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Thank sharobythepool
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us with your family! We're glad that you got to see Florida wildlife during visit and hope to see you again soon. More 

Orlando, Florida
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE go here all the time, with family as a date day, just to get fresh air and enjoy the outdoors, The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Only complaint is the dogs that are sometimes off leashes, I'm afraid to bring my small dogs due to that. But otherwise we love going here and often spend many days here... More 

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Thank kristin v
Management response:

Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw Wekiva Island on a TV show last year and decided to take a bike trip north with 2 other couples, all in our early 50's. It definitely is a little gem of an "island" swimming hole in the center of the state. We had an amazing day!! We rented a cabana a few weeks in advance which was... More 

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Thank jmjm2246
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Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience at the island for us and for our future guests! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our many amenities and that you felt like you had everything you needed to spend the day with us. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you will... More 

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