The tidal salt marshes, bayous, and deeper open waters of Gulf Islands National Seashore are some of the most diverse marine habitats in the world. With around 120,000 acres of marine habitat to explore, you can join a park ranger to discover the plants and wildlife that inhabit these complex environments and experience the recreational opportunities available in your national seashore.
Dates for Florida kayak programs can be found on the park’s Calendar of Events. Programs are free, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling the Kayak Reservation Hotline at (850) 916-5670. All reservations must be made through the hotline. Programs are limited 16 individuals and last up to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Kayaking 101 - Florida
What to BringThe park provides kayaks, paddles, life jackets, whistles, and dry bags. We recommend participants bring with them:
Program CancellationsPrograms may be cancelled at anytime and without notice. If possible, participants will be informed as soon as possible if a program is cancelled. There are no rain checks or make-up dates for cancelled programs. Reasons a program may be cancelled include:
Last updated: August 30, 2017