Enjoy the unique ecosystem of this spring-fed river at Wekiva Island. Offering guests kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals as well as a boat launch, Wekiva Island is a favorite local gathering spot on the river where you can witness a variety of natural Florida wildlife including turtles, alligator, otters, bears, deer and even the occasional monkey in addition to a large range of bird species.
The Tooting Otter is Wekiva Island’s outdoor and indoor bar where you can relax with drinks on the water or cool off in the AC. Waterfront river-banas are available to rent for the day and enjoy a private retreat area on the river. Guests can even store boats in The Sanctuary, essentially a marina on the river with 22 covered boat slips that are available for monthly rent. The Island’s boat ramp is available for launching your canoes, kayaks, or motor boats (up to a 25 HP maximum) and the riverfront fire pit area and boardwalk located along the Wekiva River and Sweetwater Canal create the perfect environment for a relaxing day on the water.