Kami is your friendly paddleboard guide and the best in the business. She is a certified Paddlefit & ACA Instructor and has been all over these lakes.


Kami Rickert

Adventure Guide

Paddleboard Winter Haven wants to share our passion for stand up paddle boarding with Winter Haven residents and Central Florida visitors. Our primary goal for every lesson, tour, and board sale is to provide the best service, products, and advice in town. We specialize in teaching first timers how to stand up paddleboard and we have a great time! We also offer private paddleboard parties, corporate “board” meetings, paddleboard adventure trips, and Paddlefit workouts and Yoga. Paddleboarding is a great activity for outdoor exercise and also a safe social distancing activity.

Legoland is not only a main attraction of the city, they have preserved some of the history of Cypress Gardens. You are able to walk through the gardens or come on out on the lake for a paddleboard tour around this historical site and take in it’s natural beauty. Winter Haven is quickly growing into a multi-day destination. Not only can you enjoy the sport of paddleboarding, but also swimming in our chain of 14 lakes, watching the Legoland pirate ski show from the water, paddling to our local restaurants for lunch, and enjoying our beautiful ecosystems and abundant bird life along the lakeshores.

Local residents are able to enjoy our services and ‘try before they buy’ our boards. Once a resident owns a board, they can ‘meet up’ with other board owners for scheduled paddles listed on our website. Paddleboard birthday parties and holiday parties are available. Businesses may use our services for team building exercises and retreats. Paddlefit workout classes offer an alternative to the gym. This meets a need in our area as we have an initiative called ‘Building a Healthier Polk’ to decrease obesity in Polk County. We also deliver the paddleboards for event rentals.

Paddleboard Winter Haven is a mobile business. We are able to base lessons and trips at the most appropriate Winter Haven lakefront locations for an amazing experience always taking into account weather conditions. Our certified instructors make the experience fun and keep clients coming back time after time.

What We Offer

Learn to Paddleboard in Central Florida. With over 8 years of experience being on the water, we are the premiere paddleboard company here in Central Florida. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to hone your skills on the board, Paddle Board Winter Haven will help you achieve your goals.

Get familiar with equipment, become aware of weather and water conditions while learning proper etiquette and safe paddling practices. Once you are educated in proper technique you will be able to take your paddling skills to the next level and anywhere that you travel.
Prices range from…

  • $35 tours with lessons
  • $65 private lessons.
  • We also have “Try Before You Buy” board sales to help you find the right fit.


You will see thousands of bird species, from beautiful Blue Heron to a plethora of water fowl. See ancient trees, wildflowers, exotic plants and scenery that only a few have ever seen. Get up close to all Florida has to offer.


Paddling our way through the beautiful Chain of Lakes in Winter Haven, Florida, gives you a chance to see, feel and enjoy the wondeful wildlife, sights and smells of Central Florida.