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Our tours are for everyone, even first-timers!

Of course!! It’s a fun family friendly activity. We have a minimum weight of 30 pounds and an adult must be in the same vessel with them. Children between 10-17 can rent a kayak solo with parental permission. Only two people per kayak.

We have a NO ALCOHOL policy.  We do understand the desire to enjoy adult beverages while on vacation however we want a safe and family friendly environment. Plus you need both hands 🙂

**All Inclusive Adventures reserves the right to refuse service to any patron deemed incapable of paddling due to alcohol or drug consumption prior to their trip.  If our guides make a judgment call based on alcohol or drug abuse, the patron in question will not be allowed to paddle nor receive a refund for the trip cost.

Depending on the adventure, Guests can paddle within site of our dock or launch area with the glow tour, or with our springs adventure you'll have roughly a 30 min paddle.

You will be advised in more detail by our staff in our safety briefing before each adventure.

Up to 450 lbs. We ask that the heavier of the two sit in the back of the kayak.

If a session is cancelled by AIA due to unsafe conditions, you will first be rescheduled to another date if available, or a gift card will be issued. A guest can cancel up to 48 hours before their session, after that NO REFUND will be given if a guest cancels. We will NOT REFUND if you decide you want less kayaks when you arrive.

Weather can change quickly in Florida and your safety is our priority. We watch conditions and make the call when appropriate. We will still paddle if it's cold, light rain, or cloudy. We won't paddle if there are high winds, thunder or lightning.

We are booked up nearly every day so we can't have last minute rescheduling or cancellations. If things change on your end, you can reschedule up to 48 hours prior to your appointment by clicking contact us on our website or by calling us.

AIA includes all basic paddling equipment including kayak, paddle, & PFD in the price of the session. We ask that no shoes be worn in our clear kayaks to reduce scratching. You WILL get wet because it is a water sport.

 **Conditions can change extremely quickly in Florida. It is important to prepare well to gain the best enjoyment from your trip. Your guides are very familiar with your paddling environment and conditions. Feel free to ask any questions you would like in order to understand all you need to be confident about your trip.

Please understand, we will not paddle in unsafe conditions including high winds and thunderstorms.

What to bring...

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet.

  • Swim suit/board shorts, shirt; In cool weather… cover-ups, raincoat if it rains.

  • Bring an extra change of clothes just in case

  • Towel 

  • Any special personal paddling gear if you like

What to expect…

  • A lot of fun!!! 

  • Expect to get a little wet – depends on you (or possibly your friends)

  • Live vest available for children and anyone who requests. Life jackets are always on board, even if you choose not to wear one.

  • Great guides who enjoy their work and keep your safe

  • Lots of outdoor fun and a desire to come back very soon!

On most tours, guests share a double kayak however the kayak can accommodate a single rider but the price is the same. It’s for the rental of the kayak, not per person. For our SUP's it's one per person.

 

We use two person (tandem) clear kayaks on our trips so you can see nature from a whole new perspective. The kayaks you will be using are chosen with comfort, safety and stability in mind. 

Our SUP's are also clear and designed to hold 1 person.

The weather in our area is generally quite pleasant. It's one reason the Panhandle is considered a major vacation destination. The months of July through October can produce strong afternoon thunderstorms that we carefully monitor. Our staff continually monitors weather conditions to insure you have the safest and most enjoyable trip possible. Obviously we are not in charge of the weather and cannot change a rainy day to accommodate your plans. Your best bet is to be prepared for all types of weather and you will remain comfortable. Please, carefully review the gear list provided and follow the recommendations. *Light rain is not considered a reason to cancel a booking.

 We will not paddle in thunderstorms, high wind or any weather that is dangerous. We do sometimes paddle in a light rain if there is no threat of lightning. Our policy if a thunderstorm threatens is we "wait it out" and if the radar indicates it may pass through or dissipate. This happens occasionally, especially before our evening Sunset tours. However, the nature of thunderstorms in the summer is that they move fast and generally dissipate just after dark as the day cools or they rain themselves out. Please remember your tour is not cancelled unless you hear from us. Having a schedule that is a little flexible in the summer is also a help if you have to delay a little while to let a storm pass through. Some of our best paddles happen just after a thunderstorm when everything goes calm.

Many of our crew are lifeguards, college students and teachers. While gratuities are by no means required, any gratuity you feel appropriate is very much appreciated and welcomed. As in all service industries 20% or more is a good rule to follow when considering how much to tip.

We are on a strict schedule, please arrive 20 minutes early to give time to check in when you arrive and attend the safety briefing. If you are late you will have less time on the water.

Our lights start glowing when it gets dark, if you want the full dark night and light up kayak experience, please check local sunset times. For example, the 7:30 is a beautiful time to kayak as you will get the sunset but you might not get the full GLOW experience during your entire session.

Depending on your adventure and the weather, we have multiple launch points for our adventures. Be sure to check your confirmation email on the day of your tour for full details.

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