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:

Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM

MAR 24, APR 7, APR 14, APR 21, APR 28, MAY 5, MAY 12, MAY 19, MAY 26, JUN 2, JUN 9, JUN 16, JUN 23, JUL 7, JUL 14, JUL 21, JUL 28, AUG 4, AUG 11, AUG 18, AUG 25, SEPT 1, SEPT 8, SEPT 15, SEPT 22, OCT 6, OCT 13, OCT 20, OCT 27, NOV 3, NOV 10, NOV 17, NOV 24, DEC 1, DEC 8, DEC 15, DEC 22

to sign up go to: GO.FIU.EDU/KAYAK

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:

Time:  7 PM - 9 PM

MAR 22, APR 12, APR 26, MAY 10, MAY 24, JUN 7, JUN 21, JUL 12, JUL 26, AUG 9, AUG 23, SEPT 6, SEPT 20, OCT 11, OCT 25, NOV 8, NOV 20, DEC 6, DEC 20

to sign up go to: GO.FIU.EDU/KAYAK


FIU Students (currently Enrolled) - $8.00 per person.

Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Guests - $32.00 per person.

FIU Off-Campus Recreation Excursion Events

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 - Friday: 7 PM - 9 PM

Additional Details

  • Costs
    All Private Excursions fees are $400 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.
    • All participants must be 16 years old or older. 



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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