Due to park restrictions, watercraft rentals may close at a moment's notice. Please call ahead to verify availability.   
March - Labor Day*
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 9 am - 6 pm  
September 5, 2017 - February 2018*
Sat., Sun., & Holidays: 10 am - Sunset      
(*Weather Permitting)
Last full hour rental goes out 1 hour before sunset.   

Open Memorial Day Weekend, Spring Break, and Winter Break. 

Please note: Fred Howard Park is closed on Black Friday and Christmas Day.




Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25

Cruiser Bike

Hourly: $10
Half Day: $20
Full Day: $30

Tandem Bike

Hourly: $18
Half Day: $35
Full Day: $45

Kids Bike

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $15
Full Day: $20


Hourly: $6
Half Day: $12
Full Day: $18

Pedal Boat

Hourly: $25

Double Pedal Boat

Hourly: $35


Hourly: $15
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $45

Double Kayak

Hourly: $20
Half Day: $35
Full Day: $50

Stand Up Paddle Board

Hourly: $18
Half Day: $32
Full Day: $45

Boogie Board

Hourly: $5
Half Day: $10
Full Day: $15

Sand Toys

Hourly: $2
Half Day: $4
Full Day: $6
 Banana Peel Fun Cycle

Water Trike

Hourly:      $30 


Fat Bike

Hourly:      $13
Half Day:   $26
Full Day:   $45


Skim Board

Hourly:      $5
Half Day:   $10
Full Day:   $15


Dry Bag


*With any Kayak or Pedal Boat rental 



Tarpon Springs - Fred Howard Park

1700 Sunset Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 709-3610
(805) 650-7770

50% Off a Year of Fun!

Can't get enough of us? Purchase an Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit.  For just $12, plus your full priced rental fee, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member. 


How Do I Purchase 
My Annual Pass?

It's easy. When you get to the rental kiosk, ask a Wheel Fun Rentals employee for an Annual Pass. They can easily process your rental at the same time. When you become an Annual Pass holder, you'll get an extra half hour added to your rental the day you join, and 50% off all your rentals thereafter for a year.


Where Can I Use 
My Annual Pass?

You can use your Annual Pass at more than 60 locations across the country! Just present your pass to any participating location for an automatic 50% off any one human powered vehicle. 

These Locations Accept Annual Passes >


 Terms & Conditions 
  •  Get 50% off rentals for one (1) year from date of purchase*
  • *Valid for 50% off a one (1) hour rental on any one (1) product or 50% off one (1) Wheel Fun Bike Tour (at participating locations) 
  • 50% discount is not valid on pass purchase day.
  • Limit 1 card holder discount per day.
  • Cannot be used on Easter, Memorial, Labor Day, or 4th of July weekends (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
  • No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable - Party whose name is on the card must be present for the rental. (Photo ID required.)
  •  By using the Annual Pass card, the card holder agrees to  all terms under which it was issued.




Welcome to the premier bike and boat rentals destination in Tarpon Springs; featuring the largest selection of specialty cycles, bicycles, beach items, boats, and more - guaranteed fun for the whole family! Wheel Fun Rentals puts Fred Howard Park explorers in motion with a plethora of vessels for traversing land and sea. Intrepid adventurers can rent a range of vehicles, including Surreys or custom cycles. Explorers can select their mode of transportation from the best selection of specialty bikes, traditional bikes like beach cruisers and tandem bikes, and beach equipment like beach chairs and boogie boards. 

Once you've selected your rental roadster, gallivant along the miles of trails throughout the park. Those opting for water bound adventures can hop aboard kayaks or pedal boats and traverse the scenic waterways. For kayaking, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Get a whole body workout by trying your hand at stand up paddle boarding or make a sand castle with our sand toys! Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won’t blow off.  A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions.  

Whether you are a local or visiting the park for the first time, don't miss this unique way to explore Fred Howard Park! 

 Fred Howard Park Bike & Boat Rentals

About the Area

Fred H. Howard Park, named in honor of the former Tarpon Springs Mayor, is one of Pinellas County's best kept secrets.  The park is located in the northern part of the county and is situation on 155 acres fronting the Gulf of Mexico. As you explore the park you are sure to see endangered species like eagles, gopher tortoises, and fox squirrels. Be sure to stop by the butterfly garden.

If you are up for the excitement of discovering the rest of Fred Howard Park, make your way to across the one-mile causeway that links the mainland park to the nearly five acre beach.


Driving Directions
You will find our kiosk just to the right of the parking lot entrance after you exit the Fred Howard Park Causeway. Click here for driving directions from your current location.

There is parking just off of the Fred Howard Park Causeway. Parking is $5 daily.


Bring Your Group!

Whether you're planning a structured team building exercise, looking for a class field-trip, or a planning a family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next group event! Gather your group and explore the area by bike or boat or try a scavenger hunt - teams can compete on a course, solving riddles and trying to be the first to coast across the finish line. Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!



What are the most
popular group activities?

Our two most popular activities are  Free For Alls and Surrey Scavenger Hunts. Free For Alls are perfect for groups who want to try a little bit of everything - groups can ride any bike or boat in our fleet or try them all! And our Surrey Scavenger Hunts are perfect for groups looking for a challenge!  We set you up in teams and send you off in a Surrey with a list of riddles, clues, and questions to be solved. First group to complete the scavenger hunt WINS! 


I am interested,
what do I do next

We have a group event specialist ready and waiting for your call. Just call (805) 650-7770 and let us know how many people in your group, what date(s) you are thinking of, and we can help you create a custom event that everyone will love! Give us a call!

"Wheel Fun Rentals was a breeze to work with. It was a great price and we consistently get fantastic feedback on our team building event."
~ Event Coordinator, Microsoft 



Tarpon Springs Fred Howard boat rentals 

Boat Rental Guidelines*

  • You must know how to swim to rent water products. 
  • ALL boaters must wear life jackets at ALL times. 
  • Please be mindful of fishermen and their lines in the water. 
  • Please be certain you receive and understand riding instructions prior to renting. 
  • Boat Capacities: 
    • Pedal Boats: Single Pedal Boat - 2 people & 1 small lap child. Double Pedal Boat - 4 people & 1 small lap child. 
    • Kayaks & SUPs: Single Kayak -  Maximum 1 person. Double Kayak - Maximum 2 people.
    • Stand Up Paddleboard - Maximum 1 person. 
  • Unless you have personal watercraft certifications, constantly check to assure you are staying close to the shore.  Weather and other circumstances can change quickly. Always take a conservative, safety-conscious approach when making decisions on the water.
  • No swimming or jumping from any watercraft. Horseplay will not be tolerated.
  • ALCOHOLIC beverages are NOT permitted at any time before or during watercraft rentals.

Kayak Instructions

For Kayaking, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won't blow off. A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions. 
Click Here for Full Kayak Riding Instructions > 

Stand Up Paddleboard Instructions

Paddle to your heart’s content while riding a stand up paddleboard! Since you’ll be out in the elements and are bound to become wet, dress appropriately in clothes that will be comfortable wet and will remain easy to move in (lightweight and synthetic clothing works best). Sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat are also recommended!   
Click Here for Full SUP Riding Instructions > 


Fred Howard kayak rental
*Please Note, Rules Differ for Group Reservations. For more information, please contact our Reservation Specialist at (805) 650-7770. 

Fred Howard Self-Guided Kayak Tour 

Like the idea of taking a tour, but want to go at your own pace? Then a self-guided kayak tour is just the ticket.  We supply you with detailed route maps to guide you every step of the way; so feel free to travel at your own pace and take in the local sights. From the moment you visit us, you can relax and look forward to an unforgettable adventure. 


Learn About This Tour

The Fred Howard self-guided kayak tour is packed with the local flora, fauna, and various points of interest you'll most likely see on our self-guided kayak tour. And the best part is you choose the length of your adventure! Whether you're new to kayaking or a seasoned kayaker, this tour has something for everyone!  

After launching from white sand beaches at our convenient location at Fred Howard Park, and depending on the length of your tour, you'll most likely start by paddling alongside and under the causeway. You'll be delighted as you watch the antics of cormorants and other flourishing wildlife found at the Gulf of Mexico. Look for dolphins, manatees, bald eagles, osprey, tarpon, and more!


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What's included on my tour?

Our self-guided tours include your choice of kayak, a waterproof bag for your belongings, a route map with all the great points of interest and fun and informative facts about what you'll likely see on your ride, and a life jacket. Plus, our rental clerks are happy to help you select the perfect boat for your adventure.


 What do I need to bring?

We have your route covered - so you'll need to dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won’t blow off.  A water bottle is also strongly recommended.   


I want to take the tour...

You made a great choice! We have plenty of boats available, visit this location and mention the self-guided tour. Our fantastic staff will ensure that you have everything you need. We don't take reservations, so no need to call, just come by. 






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