Paddle Sport Lessons & Trips: Kayak, Canoe, and Standup Paddleboarding
From informal recreation hours through our instructional classes or participating in a guided standup paddleboarding (SUP), kayak, or canoe trip, our Paddle Sports Program is perfect for all levels.
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Kayak/Canoe Lessons, Adventure Trips & Rentals
Whether you are kayaking and canoeing for the first time or have experience, the Waterfront has something for you.
Our SmartStart kayak and canoe program offers private instruction to those with little or no experience through beginner and intermediate levels. Our adventure trips offer guided tours with instructors through local parks & preserves. We are sure novices and those who with advanced skills will have an “adventure”!
We also offer free kayak & canoe usage to the general public with purchase of a membership.
Get your children ready for a summer of fun by enrolling them in the USFSP camps! We offer a Junior Lifeguarding GuardStart camp (Ages 12-14), multiple sessions of our Summer Splash camps (Ages 8-11), and multiple sessions of our Watercraft Operator camp.
Each camp session has a maximum of about ten students and run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; ages vary on the specific program. All camps are conducted by certified Instructors.
Our premier dock facility was completely redone in 2010 and can support multiple sailing activities simultaneously. Join us for beginning and advanced sailing classes, including United States Sailing Certifications.
Boats are available during Waterfront hours, seven days a week. Public sailboat check out is available with membership.
SCUBA Classes & SCUBA/Snorkel Day Adventures
The Waterfront offers SDI SCUBA Certification in Beginning Open Water and Advanced Open Water through Aquatic Obsessions. Courses meet at the Waterfront for an Orientation & Lecture session and in-water training dive at the USFSP pool. Certification dives are at Rainbow River, Crystal River or the Florida Keys.
Interested in learning how to swim?
The Waterfront swim school reflects the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program and teaches both children and adults in a small class setting.