Wekiva Island will be new home of Paddleboard Orlando
10/24/2019

Businesses partner to share natural Florida with guests

Online PR News – 24-October-2019 – ORLANDO, Fla. – Wekiva Island has long been known in Central Florida as the premier destination to have some fun and experience the natural elements that make the Sunshine State unique.

Paddleboard Orlando has built a solid reputation as a way to experience the City Beautiful's recreation up close and personal in a fun, active way.

Now, the two are coming together for a new chapter in Orlando outdoor recreation. Paddleboard Orlando will move to its new home at Wekiva Island on Nov. 1.

"This is a perfect match," said Bill Weinaug, owner of Wekiva Island. "At Wekiva Island, we are dedicated to sharing the beauty and uniqueness of the Wekiva River with our visitors. With Paddleboard Orlando, we know more visitors than ever will get to experience the real Florida."

Paddleboard Orlando provides paddleboard lessons and tours in a variety of locations around Central Florida. The company also rents and sells paddleboards from its shop. Formerly based in Winter Park, all operations will now run through the Wekiva Island location.

"We at Paddleboard Orlando are beyond excited to have our home base now located at Wekiva Island," said Ned Johnson, owner of Paddleboard Orlando. "Wekiva Island is a world-class SUP destination. We've been doing tours here for 10 years and it has become our customers' favorite place to SUP. It is truly a paddler's paradise with wind protected, crystal clear, hip-deep water that is all shaded by majestic cypress, oaks and pine trees. We can't wait to showcase this river and help protect and preserve this wild and scenic waterway!"

Located on the Wekiva River, Wekiva Island is a natural attraction with canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball and cornhole. The location also features a craft beer and wine bar and a full-service food truck, as well as a general store. In addition to regular monthly events, the venue hosts group and corporate events.

Sustainability is a key tenant of the Wekiva Island mission.

For more information about Paddleboard Orlando, visit https://paddleboardorlando.com/. For more information about Wekiva Island, visit https://wekivaisland.com/.

About Wekiva Island
Located on the beautiful Wekiva River, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the real Florida. The natural attraction features more than 2,000 square feet of entertainment along the riverfront, including activities from canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to volleyball and cornhole. Wekiva Island hosts regular monthly events. The Tooting Otter bar offers a selection of craft beer and wine, and Without a Paddle Café serves up a full menu, including for special events. Guests can also purchase gifts or souvenirs at the General Store. Meeting space, events space and private cabana rentals are available. Sustainability and a passion for the environment is at the heart of Wekiva Island's mission. Wekiva Island is located at 1014 Miami Springs Drive in Longwood, Florida. For more information, visit wekivaisland.com or call 407-862-1500.