Meet our guides :

10 person maximum*

*Private tours for larger parties

Nothing but the best!

Top-of-the-line equipment & gear

Florida Natives

Trained Florida Naturalists

Certified Paddling Instructors

We take care of everything

for our happy paddlers

The most rewarding part of this endeavor is when guests tell us that this was the highlight of their vacation. At Happy Paddler, that is what we strive for. Our goal is to exceed our guests' expectations by providing a deeply engaging, unforgettable experience. We are passionate about the environment that we work and play in, and combined with our local knowledge, expertise, and years of experience, we hope our all our guests feel the same enthusiasm in having shared an authentic Florida experience.

Our base of operation is our beloved Anna Maria Island but we venture far and wide to provide you with the best experience possible. We offer spectacular nature tours, romantic sunset and full moon tours, and kayak rentals. We specialize in tailor-made trips for couples, families, and organized groups. We also offer extensive private expedition services, paddle lessons, naturalist courses, and assistance with media productions on Florida's wilder side.

The American Canoe Association (ACA) Florida Master Naturalist Program Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Tampa Bay Watch The Florida Paddling Trails Association (FPTA) Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 2014 Member
Shane featured in Sarasota Magazine

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