Outdoor Adventures

When your campus sits on one of South Florida's most beautiful bays, it's only natural to get outside. Outdoor Adventure Recreation lets anyone explore the great outdoors, no matter what your skill level. Offering kayaking, paddle boarding, bike share rentals, off-campus excursions and more, Outdoor Adventure excursions are sure to fill your need for adventure.

On Campus Adventures

  • Kayaking

    Kayaking

    Our expert staff will demonstrate to you the basics of sit-on-top kayaking and lead an group excursion into the Mangrove Trails of Oleta State Park, Biscayne Bay Sandbar or the tropical beach known as Sand Spur Island. 

    Dates and Times:

    (Session 1) 10 AM - 11:30 AM

    (Session 2) 12 PM - 1:30 PM

    Oct 7 / Nov 4 / Dec 2

  • Night Kayaking

    Night Kayaking

    Our expert staff will demonstrate to you the basics of sit-on-top kayaking and lead an night time excursion into the Mangrove Trails of Oleta State Park, also enjoy the open water feel of Biscayne bay under the star light. 

    Dates and Times:

    (Session 1) 7 PM - 9 PM

    Oct 12 / Oct 26 / Nov 9 / Dec 12

  • Paddle Boarding

    Paddle Boarding

    Come out and join us on a stand up paddle boarding journey, this is especially for the adventurous at heart, an up-and-coming water sport. Register now and make a splash in the bay and enjoy some fun in the South Florida sun. 

    Dates and Times:

    (Session 1) 10 AM - 11:30 AM

    (Session 2) 12 PM - 1:30 PM

    Oct 21 / Nov 18 / Dec 16

  • Private Group Excusions

    Private Group Excusions

    Biscayne Bay Wellness and Recreation offers private group excursions for FIU Clubs, Departments and the community looking for excitement out on the water. To reserve a private excursion, please scroll down to our e-form and fill in the blanks. Each participant must completely fill out a liability waiver form located at our Wellness and Recreation membership desk before the start of the tour. Our Paddle boards are not available for private group rental at this time. Please book you tour at least five days before your target event date. 

    Private Group Excursion Schedule

    Kayak Day on the Bay
    Monday - Saturday: between the hours of 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: between the hours of 10 AM - 3 PM

    Kayak After Dark
    Monday - Thursday: 7 PM - 9 PM

    Additional Information

    Cost
    All Private Excursions fees are $200 for one two-hour excursion (20 people max per trip). A group needed additional trip time would need to purchase an additional two-hour trip. Payment can be made with personal Check, Money order, debit or credit card, FIU smartbilling and FIU departmental pro-card.

    Cancellations
    All private excursion fees are non-refundable. In case of a reservation cancellation, the contact person will need to email Jonathan Torrey a day before the event. If a private excursion is canceled due to severe weather or unsafe conditions, the main contact person will be notified of the cancellation via email and the trip will be re-scheduled for a later date. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis, so reserve a private excursion today!

    Payments
    Private excursion payments can be accepted up until the day of the event. Payments must be made at the Biscayne Bay Wellness and Recreation Membership desk. No cash accepted! A final invoice will be emailed to the main contact person on the reservation form.

    Waiver
    All participants must complete a liability waiver to participate. Participant waivers can also be signed at the Biscayne Bay Wellness and Recreation Center - BBC Membership desk before the start of the trip.

    Policies

    • Private excursion groups must meet at the Wellness and Recreation center (WUC 160) at least 30 minutes before their trip starts to sign liability waviers and make a final payment.
    • All private kayak excursions must be booked at least one week prior to event date.
    • All kayak events should be scheduled on two hour time blocks.
  • Bike Share Program

    Bike Share Program

    Available daily during the fall, spring and summer semesters, Bikes on the Bay is a student bike sharing program that provides a fun and easy way to get around campus. This no-charge, no-cost service is available at the Wellness and Recreation Center Membership Desk. Just bring your valid student ID card and you'll be supplied with everything you need, including a helmet, safety vest and bike lock.

    Rental Hours

    Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday 10:00AM - 3:00PM

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Contact

Wellness and Recreation - BBC
(WRC)
3000 NE 151 Street
WUC 160
North Miami, FL 33181

305-919-5678

bbcrec@fiu.edu

Hours 

Fitness Center
Monday-Friday: 8AM - 10PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 3 PM

Aquatic Center
Monday-Friday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM