Hours: 9am--5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by appointment
Offering a large selection of canoes, Rum 138 provides guests with this classic river trip option. Spacious and comfortable, paddling the Santa Fe River is easy and fun with a great canoe. Three seat canoes--lovingly known at Rum 138 as Big Bertha-- are available for rental.
Who loves paddleboarding? Well, you're in luck as Rum 138 offers excellent quality paddleboards. Rent these favorites with us and enjoy a wonderful peaceful paddle down the scenic Santa Fe River between Fort White and High Springs Florida.
Rent single or tandem kayaks with Rum 138 to enjoy a wonderful day on the water. We offer a unique collection of kayak options in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Guests may choose from both sit-on and sit-in vessels.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Shuttle Service - 27/Rum/47 $25
Shuttle Service - 441 $35
Shuttle Service - 129 $70
*Includes Paddle, Vest, and Shuttle Service
Rental Rates 1/2 Day Full Day
Single Kayak: $39 $49
Paddle board (SUP): $45 $55
Double Kayak: $59 $69
Canoe: $55 $65
*Additional person for canoe or tandem kayaks. $15
*Park Fee $3 per person
*1/2 Day (up to 4 hrs)
* Full Day (over 4 hrs)
All ages • 3 Hours • Up to 10 People
*Includes Paddle, Vest, and Shuttle Service
Tour Vessel Price Duration
Single Kayak: $99 3 hours
Join expert guide and owner of Rum 138, Merrillee Jipson for The Spring Hopper's Delight--a limited-time tour. This one-of-a-kind paddling excursion with Merrillee Jipson offers first-hand perspectives of our wonderful Santa Fe River, its lore, and the current state of its being. Merrillee is a kind and generous environmental advocate for this waterway; she also provides information she has gleaned from attending thousands of government meetings about the Santa Fe river and Florida’s waterways.
Complimentary river maps are provided for all guests of Rum 138
Our rental service provides a convenient drop off at the U.S. 27 HWY Bridge or Rum Island Park and pickup service at S.R. 47 HWY Bridge at the Santa Fe Park. We offer both single and double kayaks for rent, as well as paddleboards and canoes, launching between 9am and 1pm, completing your trip by 5pm at the latest. When you're finished with your trip at the boat ramp, you must call for a pick-up.
We'll make sure you have a life jacket and a whistle too!
We offer shuttle and reverse shuttle options for your own watercraft as well.
Please call us for more options to suit your needs. Every time you visit the river it changes, #neverthesamerivertwice
You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks along on your river adventure. We ask that you not litter or leave behind any garbage, as it is harmful to our river and its wildlife. Bring or purchase in our outpost: a dry bag to protect your valuables, a mask and snorkel or goggles to swim in the springs, snacks and drinks.
Please Note: some springs are private and charge admission if you go ashore.
Yes, you may - We are dog friendly for friendly dogs; please have them on a leash at all times. Doggie dodo bags are also a good idea. Dogs may ride on our vessels and transport vehicles and are treated to a free chicken jerky.
Yes, but please bring back your trash, and one more piece of trash you find as well. There are recommended picnic areas along the trip featured on our complimentary river maps.
Yes, toddlers and small children are provided with age-appropriate life vests for the Santa Fe River Trip. We recommend our three-seat tandem kayak which features a custom small seat in the middle for your little one. The best trip for small children is US 27 HWY Bridge to Rum Island Park.
Located on the corner of Rum Island Terrace and County Road 138, Rum 138 is smack dab in the middle of the highest concentration of freshwater springs in north Florida and...the world. We shuttle you upstream, pick you up at a designated area downstream and return you to our premises.
Yes, you may bring your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard. We charge $25 per vessel for the shuttle fee. We also offer the option for reverse shuttles where paddlers park their vehicles at the intended take-out point and leave directly from that location.
Check our event schedule on our Facebook page or website Events section- - We have live music on Sunday Music jams. September kicks off our most popular music season, so stay tuned for upcoming events.
We can accommodate special events, corporate outings, birthday parties and large parties. Special arrangements must be made. Contact Us at (386) 454-4247