Kayak Miami’s Biscayne Bay

Select from a full fleet of stable, sit-on-top kayaks and easily glide through tranquil waters. All ages are welcome and no training is necessary! Open water and wide bay self-guided kayak trips include Vizcaya, a Hidden Mangrove Estuary, Grove Isles, The Sister Islands Sand Bar, celebrity homes, and views of Brickell Avenue, Port of Miami, Miami Beach, Fisher Island and Key Biscayne.

Kayak Rental Rates:
One Hour$20.00
Two Hours$40.00
Half-Day (3 Hours)$55.00
Each Additional Hour$15.00
10 Hour Club Card *$150.00
Double (two person tandem):
One Hour$30.00
Two Hours$50.00
Half-Day (3 Hours)$70.00
Each Additional Hour$15.00
*Club Card may be used 1.5 hour single for 1 hour of double rental.

Kayaking at Vizcaya’s mangrove estuary.













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    • Great question! It shifts by an hour each day. Check out a tide chart for Miami (just do an internet search). Remember there is a slight increase in current one hour prior and one hour after the tide shifts.

    • The paddle to the mangroves and Vizcaya is easy and takes approximately 30 minutes each direction depending upon the breeze that day. During low tide, you can enjoy getting out of the kayak at the Twin Sisters Sandbar, approximately 2/3 of the way there. As well, the shoreline is always accessible for a break. At Vizcaya and the mangroves themselves, we recommend remaining in the kayak.

    • Hello, yes dogs are allowed if well behave, we love our 4 legged friends. Kayaks will make it to Stillsville but unfortunately we cannot let you go that far, it will take pretty much 4-7 hours to get there and back while dealing with boats and currents and wind depending on the day. Most easily accessible areas by us are within 1 or 2 hours so please enjoy and be safe.

  1. We’ll be in Miami on 1/14 can we kyak that afternoon? family of 4 2 adults 2 teens minimal experience. How far is Vizcaya? we thought that might be fun to see from the water? or do you have other suggestions? we porbably have about 2 hours in us. Thanks.

    • Hi Barbara, Happy to have the group of you. Vizcaya takes about 20 minutes to get to, then 25-30 to get back (assuming our normal prevailing wind of SE). You cannot get lost and it is really scenic. The mangroves adjacent to the building are the same as going to the Everglades. During low tide, there is the Twin Sisters Sand Bar to hang out on. You can also circle the island we are on, and get a viewing of the architecture of Brickell Avenue and then, in the distance, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and Key Biscayne. We are a fabulous location to paddle from–quite scenic, quite safe and you cannot get lost. No need to reserve as we have ample equipment. Just please make sure you familiarize yourself with our exact location prior to driving out as we are slightly hidden from the road http://www.sailboardsmiami.com/location.

  2. Do you have tandem fishing kayak’s, with rod holders etc? If you do we would like to rent one in February for a few days.

    • Certainly you can take a rod and reel but we don’t know where you will have the most luck. You will need to bring an anchor if you want to perhaps go near the sandbar. We ask that you do not tie up anywhere.

  3. Do you all offer kayak lessons? I recently went kayaking for the first time and I think I have fallen in love. I would like to learn the skills essential for taking on Rapids.

    • Yes! A tandem/double kayak holds two paddlers up to a total weight of 475 pounds. You can add a small child (we have life jackets for 30 pounds and above) between you or a dog!

    • A majority of our kayak rental is self-guided as the area is very easy to navigate. We will make recommendations to you based upon the wind direction and strength. My personal favorite destination is Vizcaya and the adjacent mangrove estuary–it is like a trip out to the Everglades without the traffic! Plan on 1.5 hours to really get to explore the area including seeing the architecture along Brickell Avenue. Enjoy!

    • Sorry, we do not carry inflatable kayaks. It does make sense to try different ones to see whether you like them or not before purchasing. From our experience a hard bottom inflatable is the way to go as far as stiffness for tracking performance.

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