Explore The Breathtaking Blackwater River

The Blackwater River.

With flawless white sand bars and crystal clear water, the Blackwater River in Milton, Florida is truly one of a kind. The only pristine sand river left in the United States, this unique body of water was purchased by the State of Florida and named a State Forest. Visitors can explore this spectacular river with help from Blackwater Canoe Rental. Just an hour’s drive from our Destin bed and breakfast, this rental company offers full service kayak, canoe and tube trips down the scenic Blackwater River.

The problem with typical canoeing and kayaking trips is parking. Most people park upstream, but when they are done with their trip they find themselves miles away from their car. Blackwater Canoe Rental solves this problem by allowing guests to park downstream and transporting them to the river’s launch point. This way, when you reach the end of your trip, your car will be waiting for you.

Blackwater Canoe trips are self-guided, so you can take as long as you want to enjoy the natural beauty of the river. On your journey, there are many opportunities to relax on the beach, go for a swim or have a picnic. Toward the end of your trip, you will enter Blackwater State Park where you will find restrooms, outdoor showers and large pavilions.

Trips last between 1.5 to 6 hours and cost between $18 and $30 per person depending on whether you will be canoeing, kayaking or tubing. Blackwater Canoe Rental is open every day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-967-6789.

After an exciting day out on the Blackwater River, you will be ready to retire to our Destin bed and breakfast. The Henderson Park Inn is a world class hotel featuring a private beach, a gourmet restaurant and complimentary wine and grapes upon arrival. With so many incredible amenities, it is easy to see why the Henderson Park Inn was voted the most romantic hotel in North America. Visit our Rooms and Rates page to find the perfect suite for your next couple’s vacation.


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