DESTINATION PADDLE ADVENTURES

Escape the city hustle for some of the most beautiful waterways that Florida is known for.

Our Destination Paddle Adventures will take you to the hidden gems of Florida, starting with Weeki Wachi Springs.  This 3-hour, fully-guided stand up paddle board tour starts downriver, adventuring your way up the crystal clear water from this first magnitude spring.  Enjoy the ride back!  You’ll float downriver to return to the starting point.

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This outdoor adventure features stand up paddle boards with local Adventure Guides who know the waterways of our featured destinations like the back of their hand.

All necessary gear will be provided – boards, paddles, and USCG approved life vests – and the pre-tour lesson will give you a confidence boost before you hit the water.

Looking for more than just one adventure?  You can combine our Destination Paddle Adventures with our 5-star rated Zip Line Adventure to save!

Have questions? Call us at (813) 448-5635.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t worry, most people have the same questions as you.

How much does it cost?

Our Destination Paddle Adventures are $65 per person, plus taxes/fees.

How long does it take do complete the tour?

About 3 hours from start to finish.  You should also plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour.

Where do we go on our tour?

Currently, our Destination Paddle Adventure is only at Weeki Wachi, but we’ll be adding more soon!

Do I need to make a reservation?

Yes, all of our adventures require a reservation.  You can book online or call us at (813) 448-5635 to make a reservation.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear clothing that can get wet. While most of our adventurers stay dry, there is a chance you will get wet. Dryfit type shirts work best, bottoms can be bathing suits, running shorts, yoga pants, etc. Water shoes are recommended. We advise that eyewear (like sunglasses) should have a retaining strap or string if they are prescription or expensive glasses

What if I've never gone paddling before?

That’s okay! All of our Paddle Board Adventures start with a brief, but thorough, tutorial on how to paddle on with us! We’ll teach you the basics of how to stand on the board, the best way to paddle, and how you can navigate through the waters of Upper Tampa Bay with us. We have many beginners join us for our Paddle Board Adventures to find themselves confidently paddling in no time!

What should I bring with me?

Please bring water with you, it’s essential to stay hydrated! It’s a great idea to bring a snack for energy. Sunscreen, sunglasses, water shoes, and a hat are recommended. Phones or cameras can be brought along at your own risk but need to be in a waterproof case with a float attached. We also recommend that you bring a towel & a spare change of dry clothes to leave it in your car until done. We have dry storage available for car keys.

Do I need to bring a paddle or board with me? What about a life jacket?

Nope! We provide the board or kayak, paddle, and required USCG approved life jacket, which remains on the board unless you prefer to wear it.

Will we see any animals on our tour?

As all of our Adventures are part of the Florida ecosystem, you will see a variety of wildlife during your time with us. Manatees are often common at Weeki Wachi Springs.

Will I fall in?

While it is a possibility that you may fall in the water, but not as many people fall as you think!  And, if you do fall in, we’ll help you get right back up and paddling quickly!

Do I need to know how to swim?

While we do provide a USCG approved life jacket, participants are required to be able to swim.

How can I pay? What if I do not want to pay with a credit card?

You can pay by cash or credit card.  Payment is required in advance for all reservations.  You may stop by our office to pay cash in advance.  The office is located at 423 Lafayette Blvd, at our Zip Line Adventure location.

What is your cancellation policy?

All sales are final. No refunds will be issued. If necessary, guests may reschedule their adventure reservation one time.

How much should I tip my guides?

Our guides are professionally trained to ensure that you have an educational, enjoyable, and memorable experience. The tipping guideline is the industry standard of $5-$10 per person per guide.

Do you offer group discounts?

For Leisure/Recreational Programs Only:

We offer a 5% discount to parties of 8+. We also offer discounts for Oldsmar Residents, Youth (under 11), Seniors (over 65), Military, and First Responders.

Please call us for pricing for larger corporate or youth programs.

Do you offer military or senior discounts?

We do offer discounts for military, first responders, and seniors (55+).  Discounts apply to the Zip Line Adventure and Paddle Board Adventure. Reservations must be made over the phone and proper ID is required when you check in for your tour or the discount will no longer apply.

Is there a minimum/maximum age to participate?

Children under 7 can ride on a board with an adult. Children over 7 may be able to handle their own board, but all children are different.

What if there is bad weather?

Our Adventure Guides and team monitor weather reports and lightning strikes in real time to ensure the safety of our adventuring guests. If weather is expected to interfere with a standing reservation or tour, an Empower Adventures representative will contact you at the number you provide to us when booking with an update regarding your reservation. In the event of unexpected approaching lightning or stormy weather during a tour, we ensure that we will get our guests to safety as quickly as possible.

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