Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Recreation Tours & Off-Campus Recreation Excursions

FIU 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

FEB 4 / MAR 4 / APR 1 / MAY 6 / JUN 3 / JUL 1 / AUG 5 / SEP 2 / OCT 7 

FIU 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

FEB 9 / FEB 23 / MAR 9 / MAR 23 / APR 6 / APR 20 / MAY 11 / MAY 25 / JUN 8 / JUN 22 / JUL 6 / JUL 20 / AUG 10 / AUG 24 / SEP 7 / SEP 21  / OCT 12 / OCT 26

FIU 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

FEB 18 / MAR 18 / APR 15 / MAY 20 / JUN 17 / JUL 15 / AUG 19 / SEP 16 / OCT 21


FIU Students (currently Enrolled) - $7.00 per person.

Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Guests - $15.00 per person.

FIU Off-Campus Recreation Excursion Events 

March 18, 2017 - IPADDLE Miami (Kayaking Trip)

April 15, 2017 - Kelly Fleet Deep-Sea Fishing (Fishing Trip)

May 20, 2017 - Jet Boat Miami Speed Boat Tour (Speed Boat Trip)

June 17, 2017 - Jet Boat Miami Banana Boat Ride (Inflatable Boat Trip)

July 15, 2017 - South Florida Diving Headquarters Snorkeling (Snorkeling Trip)

August 19, 2017 - SoSUP Key Biscayne Paddle Boating (Paddle Boarding Trip)

September 16, 2017 - Nature Escapes Eco Tour (Canoe Trip)

October 21, 2017 - Ninja Lounge (Obstacle Course)  

Private Group Excursions

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 Details

  • Costs
    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.



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Please contact Jonathan "JT" Torrey for information about Outdoor Adventure Recreation Programs:

FIU Wellness and Recreation Center - BBC

3000 NE 151 Street
WUC 160
North Miami, FL 33181

Main: 305-919-5678

Office: 305-919-4701