Join us in a community paddle for charity! This is a pleasant paddle to benefit Camp Boggy Creek! The Tavares Kayakathon launches from 9AM-10AM on the shores of Lake Dora from beautiful Wooton park in Tavares, Florida and continues through the scenic Dora Canal onto Lake Eustis. 

Participants enjoy paddling on the Harris Chain of Lakes, which is the largest chain of lakes in the state of Florida! There will be multiple stops on the water with local waterfront dine and drink specials. The event continues after the return paddle to celebrate with an after party in Wooton park with live music and costume contest awards! Continue your crawl through downtown Tavares with participating restaurants. 

The total paddling distance is approximately three (3) miles. 

All paddle craft are encouraged to attend!  This includes kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards!  Eco-friendly paddle craft decorations are encouraged! We will have prizes for costumes and the most creative paddle craft! 

Registration for 9th Annual Tavares KAYAKATHON:

  • Includes t-shirt, event wristband, and entrance into after party celebration with live music and raffle prizes!


  • You must bring your own kayak / paddle board / canoe with proper safety equipment including coastguard approved life vest and safety whistle.

Registration for NON-Paddle Option:

  • Includes event wristband and entrance into after party celebration with live music and raffle prizes!

  • Choose this option if you are NOT paddling in the event.


COVID 19 Safety Measures

We will be encouraging social distancing throughout the event. This is easy to do on the water during paddling. All of our participating restaurants have outdoor seating available for use. Most of our restaurants have take-out availability as well if you want your food on the water or bring it into the park after your paddle. We want to do everything possible to keep this event safe for ALL participants! Thank you for helping support the health of our community! 


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