Our Guided Tours and Classes are offered daily, and require advanced reservations. We run river tours in the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River and also offer tours in and around the Jupiter Inlet, Loxahatchee River Aquatic Preserve, Indian River Lagoon, and Intracoastal Waterway. All tours include brief safety and general instruction, all necessary rental gear, and a dedicated tour guide. We have single person and double person (tandem) kayaks as well as stand up paddleboards (SUPs) available upon request. See the tour descriptions below to find the perfect paddling adventure for you and your group.
Prices are per person. Note: These are tours and not lessons, so please be sure you are comfortable on the equipment you will be using during the tour, prior to arrival. This is for safety purposes and for your own enjoyment. We do offer lessons if you’d like to learn how to use a kayak or a paddleboard.
Sea Turtles and Manatees Paddle Tour $40
Our daily, 90 minute, tour seeks out sea turtle and manatee sightings, and explores the local mangrove-lined waterways of the lower Loxahatchee River and Indian River Lagoon. You can choose to paddle a one-person kayak, two-person-kayak, or paddleboard. Depending on the tide and the weather, we will take you on a trip, passing by the the Jupiter Lighthouse, to Sawfish Bay which holds two beautiful mangrove islands perfect for bird watching, or on an adventure to the Indian River Lagoon, the most bio-diverse estuary in the United States. All skill levels and ages welcome, your guide will give you basic paddle and safety instruction.
Sunset and Stargazing Tours $40
Join us on a two hour tour and paddle the Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet as the sun sets and the end of the day is marked with a kaleidoscope of colors and wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the Jupiter Lighthouse turning its light on, and test your amateur astronomy skills with some naked-eye stargazing as the stars emerge and welcome the night.
Full Moon Paddle $40
This tour departs from our location as we follow the setting sun west across the protected waters of the Loxahatchee Aquatic Preserve past pelicans and other seabirds coming in to roost for the night. Once the sun sets, we turn our eyes east to watch the full moon breach the horizon and offer an amazing panoramic view of the Jupiter Inlet, the Lighthouse, and bridges complimented by the glow only a full moon can cast. This two hour tour is perfect for families and paddlers of all ages and experience levels and also makes for a great date night!
If Jupiter Outdoor Center Cancels a tour or event due to dangerous weather conditions, or other conditions beyond it’s control, you will receive 100% credit towards another event. Should you choose not to attend or are unable to attend you may get up to a 50% credit towards a future event or rental if you cancel in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to the event or rental. There is no refund or credit if you do not attend or parties in your group are unable to attend.