Have you ever spent any time at Wekiwa Springs and Wekiva Island? If not, or if you’re not even aware of where it is, you are simply not living your best life. Like, for real. Both a treasures living right here in our very own Central Florida backyard, and most certainly things many, many, many people around the country would love to have access to themselves. To those who are aware, they’re known as places to have some fun & relaxation, and experience the natural elements that make the Sunshine State unique.
One of the most exiting ways to experience Wekiva Island is by kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding (we’ve done two of the three). And well-known, beloved Paddleboard Orlando–which has built a solid reputation as a way to experience the City Beautiful’s recreation up close and personal in a fun, active way–has officially moved their home base to Wekiva Island (as of November 1).
Here’s some information we recently received in a press release about the move:
“This is a perfect match,” said Bill Weinaug, owner of Wekiva Island. “At Wekiva Island, we are dedicated to sharing the beauty and uniqueness of the Wekiva River with our visitors. With Paddleboard Orlando, we know more visitors than ever will get to experience the real Florida.”
Paddleboard Orlando provides paddleboard lessons and tours in a variety of locations around Central Florida. The company also rents and sells paddleboards from its shop. Formerly based in Winter Park, all operations will now run through the Wekiva Island location.
Located on the Wekiva River, Wekiva Island is a natural attraction with canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball and cornhole. The location also features a craft beer and wine bar and a full-service food truck, as well as a general store. In addition to regular monthly events, the venue hosts group and corporate events.
1014 N. Miami Spring Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
Have you spent a lot of time at the Springs or Wekvia Island? Think this move by Paddleboard Orlando will encourage you to hang out there more often?