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Wekiva Island

1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779-2214
+1 407-862-1500
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Wekiva Island

Lovely and relaxing,well worth a visit. Off the beaten track, no holiday makers just local people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sue t
via mobile
So fun!

We rented a cabana on a Friday and had a blast...the bar staff was attentive and polite even when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne L
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Wekiva Island is an environmentally friendly destination located in Longwood, Florida along the beautiful Wekiva River offering canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, a boat launch, a bar serving beer and wine, a food truck, and river cabana rentals for your next party or event. Visit Wekiva Island day or night and experience an island oasis just outside of Orlando.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“state park” (20 reviews)
“food truck” (27 reviews)
“the river” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779-2214
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+1 407-862-1500
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely and relaxing,well worth a visit. Off the beaten track, no holiday makers just local people. Very friendly. You can swim in the river, go kayaking, bring your own food and buy drinks from the bar, which also has a shop. BBQ area, cool box...More

Thank sue t
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so happy to hear you will be back! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. See you soon, Sue!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a cabana on a Friday and had a blast...the bar staff was attentive and polite even when we had to wait a few minutes during the busy evening rush. The accommodations were comfy and homey and the environment was delightful right on the...More

Thank Joanne L
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for reviewing us! It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time with us. Please stop back by again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit went super smooth for a holiday, to our surprise it wasn't even at full capacity! We decided to visit the following weekend and the guy out in the road directing traffic told us to turn around but let the cars behind us...More

Thank nicoleglezz
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are definitely glad to hear you will be back! We are sorry for your negative experience with parking! We do our best to accommodate everyone on busy days.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

I’ve spent a lot of time at Wekiva Island and always had a pleasant time, but my most recent visit left me stunned. We rented two cabanas which comes with two parking spaces each. By the time our fourth car arrived the parking lot was...More

2  Thank Alec R
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of this, Alec. We take full responsibility for our staff's behavior, and want to let you know this is 100% not tolerated. We love our guests and want everyone to feel comfortable and respected while on Wekiva Island. We...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

kayaking the Wekiwa River was awesome, seeing the fish, turtles, birds, gators, otters and the like. Seeing the real Florida. Swimming in the spring was great and our paddle back down was also just as scenic. Staff is very helpful and professional. Clean facilities. Get...More

Thank Patrick H
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Glad to hear it, Patrick! We are happy you enjoy your time at Wekiva Island - taking in the natural scenery, kayaking and swimming. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

All these years I’ve lived in central Florida I have never visited Wekiva Island...a darn shame. This place is Florida at its best, canoeing, kayaking, paddle board, swimming. On top of these activities they have a bar and “beach” area to hang out afterwards. We...More

3  Thank 727ginah
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day at Wekiva Island and took advantage of all the activities we offer. We feature various local performers every month, but can provide more music opportunities. We...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We had such a fantastic day here, we'd been looking for somewhere to go paddle boarding around the area and found Wekiva Island by accident. It's a brilliant place with music, food and a bar. There was volley ball and an area for other outdoor...More

Thank RHI12292
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear you had such an excellent day at Wekiva Island and enjoyed the activities, food and environment. We hope to see you again soon for more fun!

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Well, clear your mind, and head back to the 50s and 60s. Cannonballs off the dock, dogs catching frisbees, boats and kayaks to rent and float around on--this is Wekiva Island to enjoy at whatever level you care to. I was with a drinks and...More

1  Thank Marty D
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Thanks for all your compliments, Marty! We definitely appreciate your feedback from you trip. It sounds like you all had a total blast! Please come and visit again soon.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

We were on a couple's weekend and happened to be at Wekiva Island during a festival. We were glad we used Uber since parking filled up quickly after we got there. The venue is nice with a large bar, food shack, picnic tables, and boat...More

2  Thank Tempe_Randy
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

We completely agree! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us this weekend.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We had a great day at Wekiva kayaking. We stayed most of the afternoon. After kayaking, we played cornhole and had some great beers at their bar. We also ate from their food provider. There was a craft beer festival going on that day but...More

Thank Oh_i_o_Lady1959
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WekivaIsland, Manager at Wekiva Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Thanks for stopping by! This weather has been perfect for the outdoors. Come back very soon!

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Ariell V
May 25, 2018|
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Response from 727ginah | Reviewed this property |
I’m guessing it’s packed!!! Packed with 20 some year olds.
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Kanona C
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Tracy A |
Canoe rentals are $30 before noon; $25 after noon.
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ShannonJac
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Response from Lolasplace | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can swim there but keep in mind this is Florida and there are alligators in most water here. Many people use a raft, canoe, kayak, etc. The area close to the dock is best for swimming because of all the acitivity... More
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