We love the outdoors! Plain and simple, and we want you to enjoy it too. It is our goal to provide opportunities for outdoor enjoyment to visitors and residents alike. By igniting a passion for the outdoors we learn the significance of our role as caretaker of the world around us.
We are a full service outdoor recreation center located only 15 minutes from downtown Miami. Virginia Key Outdoor Center (VKOC) offers equipment rentals, lessons, private and group tours, corporate outings, private parties and the best tours in town. We are the experts in Miami paddleboarding and kayaking rentals and tours!
Located on a tranquil lagoon, adjacent to the ocean, we are Miami’s premier outdoor destination. We are your in-town gateway to the outdoors. Our nature viewing is exceptional any time of year. Virginia Key, boasts of pristine coastal trails with highly endangered flora. With miles of trails and surrounded by water you can bike, paddle, run, or walk. Kayak fishing, swimming, snorkeling are only footsteps away.
And as an added bonus and rarely found in a park – showers, and clean air conditioned bathrooms. Really! Come visit, become part of the VKOC family.
Discover VKOC on a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Our sheltered lagoon is the perfect place to start your adventure. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, VKOC offers paddling opportunities for all levels.
With the ocean just a couple of minutes paddle from our launch area visitors enjoy the open sea, sandy beaches and waves breaking on our shores. Stop at the beach or watch birds and fish frolic.
Experience paddlers may venture around Virginia Key, a 7 mile route, or stay closer to home and explore the north point with spectacular views of the Port of Miami and opulent Fisher Island.
Online reservations are available for 2 hrs only. Additional hours are available and can be added on request.
|Gear||2-Hour Rental Price|
|Double (Tandem) Kayak||$45|
All Rentals Include:
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Event are refundable and changeable up to 48 hours prior to the event start time. After that they are non-refundable. All requests must be received in writing at [email protected] This does not apply to groups under contract/agreement, which case the contract prevails.
Kayak and paddleboard sales are final. Once used, sales are non-refundable. VKOC will assist you with initiating any warranty claims or returns should any arise.
All Rentals Include:
FREE Parking in the VKOC Lot
FREE Entrance to the Park
Inflatable belt PFD $10 pp
For Sea Kayaks only
♦ Sprayskirt $12
♦ Tow belt $10
♦ Paddle Float $10
Extras for guests with own kayak or paddleboard****
Add'l Life Jackets /PFD $10 per day
Standard Paddle $10 per day (Kayak or SUP Paddle)
Towel, sunscreen, and change of clothes
Winters are spectacular with herds of manatees inhabiting our little lagoon. Visitors can enjoy these giant sea mammals from one of our clear canoes. It's like a glass bottom kayak adventure just for you.
Summer brings bio-luminescent organisms to our waters. Enjoy and evening paddle where you can see stars in the sky and stars in the water.
Independence Day and New Year's Eve are special at our shop. With nearby fireworks on display we have the best secret spot. Join our celebrations with BBQ, live music, and fireworks you can watch from your kayak and paddleboard. Beach viewing is also available. These are must do events.
Enjoy Miami's wilderness, it's near, it's right downtown.