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About Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Experience a true eco-getaway in the heart of the Magic City. Start your Miami adventure on a tranquil lagoon leading to the ocean. White sand beaches, nature trails and more. Explore on your own or join an authentic guided experience: • Rent kayaks, paddleboards, mt. bikes or beach cruiser bikes • Full Moon Kayak & Paddleboard Adventures • Sunset Paddles (Saturdays during winter, + more dates during summer) • Manatee Photo Safaris (Nov to mid-April) • Bioluminescence (summer sunset + full moon paddles) • New Year’s Eve + 4th of July Celebrations-dinner live music + fireworks on the water • Bike tours of Virginia Key, Key Biscayne and Brickell • Private and Group Fishing trips and lessons • Paddleboard Yoga • Learn to ride, kayak or paddleboard • Corporate Groups and Parties • Ask about our children's programs Discover VKOC today and experience Miami's best kept secret. It is everything you expect from the Florida Keys and more. We are just minutes away from the heart of Miami.
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Manatee Photo Safari - Miami Kayak & Paddle board Tour

Blimey!

It’s Manatee Season! Ready your cameras and paddles, it’s the best time of the year for wild manatee viewing! Multiple Manatee families have made a home out of our lagoon and absolutely love to pose for the cameras. Come join us in the early mornings or winter afternoons for an exclusive Manatee Photo Safari with an occasional dolphin or two!

Please keep in mind that these wild and protected animals. It is illegal to molest, harass, disturb, and even to hug a manatee. We will view these beautiful, yet funny looking animals as close as reasonably possible. Photo opportunities are plenty on this close-up and personal eco-adventure.
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2 hours
from $75.60

Miami's Best Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

VOTED BEST PLACE TO KAYAK BY THE MIAMI NEW TIMES' BEST OF MIAMI 2019!!!

Our lagoon is heavenly. In the winter months manatees make their way to this harbor to bask in the warm waters and feed on the bountiful grasses. With calm flat water and shelter from even the windiest of days it's a perfect spot to enjoy Miami wildlife year-round.
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1 to 2 hours
from $22.47

Mountain Bike Rental in Miami

With over 9 miles of trails, there's a lot of riding to do! Left yours as home? Don't worry we got you covered!

All MTB Rentals come with a Helmet. All Cruiser Rentals come with a Lock & Key.

#ONLINE AND WALK-UP/ONSITE RENTALS

Online reservations close one day in advance.

Onsite/Walk-Up rentals are available daily on a first come first served basis starting at one-hour increments.

#HOW LONG CAN I RENT?
• IN-PERSON One-hour rentals available onsite - walk-up only. Last rental is one hour before closing.
• ONLINE reservations are available for 2 hrs only. Additional hours are available and can be added on request.
• ONLINE reservations close one-day before your event. Equipment is likely available. Just call to book or come onsite.
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2 hours
from $34.00
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sdillihay wrote a review Jun 2020
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My daughter and I’s first time kayaking together. We had a blast and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
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seaside022020 wrote a review Jun 2020
Naples, Florida1 contribution
Enjoyed my visit to VKOC very much. Rented single kayaks $35 for 2 hours, staff were very friendly, was well organized. Discovered this gem because other places closed due to covid. Staff wore masks and sanitation was excellent. Loved being able to see the city skyline as I
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Lola160271 wrote a review Jun 2020
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The sumer camp was very good experience. Very safe and fun. The kids enjoyed so much. They were very exited with the activities that they made, paddle board,kayak , watrer sports. Very recomended
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nvcvs wrote a review Jun 2020
Miami, Florida1 contribution
I had a great time, the staff was very nice and accommodating. Got a double kayak and lounged in the water :) Will be going again!
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johnI9384BL wrote a review Jun 2020
Miami, Florida1 contribution
Staff is wonderful and thoughtful. Gear is in great shape. Super easy process to book and get in the water.
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Response from vkocfl, Owner at Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing for time with us. Glad we were able to navigate through COVID19 restrictions smoothly. Won't lie, it's been a challenge but with he cooperation of our awesome guests we are getting outdoors again. Safely.
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