Our Story

Thank you for your interest in Kayak Cedar Keys. We are Paddle Partners in our kayak rental business, as well as life partners of 25 years. As we were nearing retirement, we began to think about how we were going to stay active. Sherry suggested we combine our passion for outdoor activities and paddling in the Cedar Keys and open a small kayak rental business. Having lived and paddled in Cedar Key for 22 years, we enjoyed sharing our knowledge of this pure water wilderness in the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge with others. The Cedar Keys have proven to be the perfect location for our business. We have worked hard the past 12 years and it is no longer the “small” business we envisioned. We built our business considering safety first, while offering only name brand, quality recreational kayaks with clean livery style vests, lightweight paddles and comfortable kayak seating in tandem and single kayaks.

We are proud to have played a role in helping Cedar Key to become a premier paddling destination on Florida’s west coast. We have made some fine, supportive friends while introducing visitors to recreational kayaking, kayak fishing, and paddleboarding! The abundant marshes and estuaries are a kayak fisherman’s dream, a birders paradise, and more. We are always happy to meet new folks and share our passion for kayaking in the Cedar Keys.

We hope you will find our website informative and easy to navigate. See you at KCK on the Cedar Key Beach!

Happy Paddling!

“Kayak” Tom and Sherry Liebert

Paddle Partners

Kayak Sales