Island Kayak Tours owner & guide Scott Wright

Hi, I’m Scott, owner and guide at Island Kayak Adventures. We are a local family-owned kayaking company. We specialize in guided kayak adventures and self-guided kayak rentals. Growing up here in St. Petersburg has allowed me the opportunity to find all the best kayaking spots, to give you a true Florida experience, something other kayak companies just can’t do. I started this kayaking company to share these places with you. We launch from a public launch site in Tierra Verde, Florida, centrally located approximately 15 minutes from downtown St. Petersburg, and 10 minutes from St. Pete Beach. We combine high-quality kayaks, PFDs, and paddles with the best price for an experience that is second to none. Our goal is to share the natural beauty of the preserve with you in a safe and environmentally friendly way, just as we have for years with our friends. Help us make Island Kayak Adventures the most popular kayaking company in the Tampa Bay area. Come on out, make some new friends, and let us show you around this hidden gem!

Island Kayak Tours Guided Tours & Adventures

Guided adventures allow you kick back and let us do the planning. We build your perfect tour based on your availablility, interests, and experience level. Choose from the Sunset Tour, or the Nature Tour.

Self-guided adventures put you in charge.  We provide all necessary equipment, expert guidance, and our custom map. You choose where to go, which sites to see, and how much time to spend. Read about the 50/50 Tour for more information.

Island Kayak Tours Rental Adventures

Watch our short video for a more visual description of what we offer. Visit our social media page to see pictures from some of our past adventures.

A Different Kind of Adventure

Island Kayak Adventures offers an affordable way to experience Shell Key Preserve. Our adventures offer you the freedom to choose a guided tour or explore independently with our custom map. We keep our groups small in order to give you the best, most personalized experience possible.

Why We Do What We Do

Here is a little backstory on me…I grew up in Pinellas County, and have been boating, fishing, and kayaking at Shell Key Preserve since I was a kid. Much of the county has been developed and built up, but the natural beauty and slow pace of the preserve have stayed the same. My mission is to share this beautiful ecosystem with you at a price that anyone can afford because I enjoy sharing the Florida I grew up with and making new friends. I look forward to giving you the best kayaking adventure in the Tampa Bay area.