Black Water, White Sand

blackwater river milton fl

Blackwater River Milton FL

It’s no secret that most people come to Pensacola with the beach in mind. Whether it’s swimming, surfing or just relaxing, the white sandy coast is hard to turn down.

But there’s an entire ecosystem just waiting to be explored on the Gulf Coast. Blackwater River starts in the southern part of Alabama and empties into the Gulf of Mexico.

Remember those white sands on Pensacola Beach? The same beautifully bright sand outlines the twists and turns of Blackwater River. This sand – juxtaposed with the dark reflections off the river – creates a unique atmosphere unlike anywhere else.

Blackwater River offers the perfect venue for a ton of fun activities.

Looking for a relaxing float down the river? A popular pastime is floating down the river in an inflatable tube and taking in the beautiful scenery. If you prefer to get a bit of a workout while you navigate, Blackwater River is one of the premier locations for kayaking and canoeing in the Florida Panhandle.

Worried about not having your own equipment to take to the river? That’s where Blackwater Canoe Rental swoops in to save the day.

Blackwater Canoe Rental specializes in all of the necessary Blackwater gear. Want to take a tube trip? Blackwater Canoe Rental offers a four-mile tube adventure. Since the trip is not guided, you and your group will enjoy starting and stopping at your leisure along the river.

While tubing is a favorite, most Blackwater veterans will tell you that a kayak or a canoe is the way to go. The kayak and canoe trip is also available in the four-mile option, but the full 11-mile trip comes highly recommended.

The Blackwater Canoe Rental staff will take you to your starting point and send you on your way down the smooth, glassy river. Just like the tubing trip, this adventure is unguided – so you and your group control the pace. Take a slow and steady approach to soak in the wildlife and ambiance or test your stamina with a brisk paddle to the end.

If you show up without the bare necessities, Blackwater Canoe Rental has everything from sunscreen to floating coolers available for purchase or rent at the Outpost.

Become one with nature and enjoy a day down by the river!

Blackwater Canoe Rental is located at 6974 Deaton Bridge Road in Milton FL. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Blackwater Canoe website or call (850) 623-0235.

– Logan Singleton
Junior Copywriter, Innisfree Hotels