Launch Locations

Apex Pro Shop Launch

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 This location is at our Pro Shop Kayak Store and headquarters, featuring ample parking and a kayak lift for safe kayak launching. Paddle through Monroe Canal for direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the southern tip of Pine Island and enjoy great food and cold libations at the Ragged Ass Saloon, Woody’s Waterside, Low Key Tiki, Waterfront Restaurant & Froggy’s. Bike rentals available to explore the nature trails, shops, art galleries, marinas and accommodations in St. James City. 


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Tropical Launch Site

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A beautiful shallow, beach like launch area. This location has access to great open water paddling. There is access to backcountry kayaking with mangrove-lined islands to the south of the launch ramp. 


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Pineland Kayak Launch

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This location is two blocks south of the historic Tarpon Lodge and Restaurant. This area provides wonderful paddling in backcountry, as well as open water areas and breathtaking sunsets. Tour the nearby Randell Research Center Museum and Calusa Heritage Trail, a 0.9 mile interpretive walkway leading through the mounds, canals, and other features of the Pineland archaeological site. 


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Policies and What to Bring

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Recommendations on what to bring- Lightweight breathable clothing, water shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, buff, paddle gloves, towel and an extra set of clothes. 

Bring plenty of water. Snacks too. 

Visit the Apex Pro Shop before your adventure. 

Weather and Cancellation Policies

Weather- Your safety is our highest priority. If we need to cancel your appointment due to weather conditions, (thunderstorms, lightening or high winds) we will contact you 2 hours before your scheduled launch time. Safety First!

Cancellation Policy - Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before scheduled launch time. Full refund if cancelled by Apex Aqua Adventures for weather or unforeseen circumstances. Clients must call the Apex Pro Shop to cancel reservation.