Rent a canoe at Holmes Creek Livery in Vernon Florida

June 1, 2011

Explore nature in a canoe or kayak from Holmes Creek Livery

Holmes Creek and the Choctawhatchee River are two of the most diverse paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle area. These journeys are abundant with wildlife including turtles, fish and a variety of birds including blue heron, ibis, egrets, warblers and woodpeckers.

Holmes Creek Canoe Livery offers services from rentals to shuttles to a fun water park that includes a rope swing, water slide and diving board on the creek.

Holmes Creek Canoe Livery offers tandem aluminum canoes, single and tandem kayaks for rent. The livery will drop you off and pick you up at a variety of locations depending on how long a journey you wish to take.
Holmes Creek:
2-4 hour trip: $35
4-8 hour trip: $45
Overnight camping trip: $70 (2 days, 1 night, 20-30 miles)
Choctawhatchee River:
One day trip (per canoe): $45
Camping trip, 2 days, 1 night: $80
(two canoe minimum)

Kayak rentals: $30/single, $40/tandem

Shuttles for your own vessels are available from Pittman Creek Landing on Highway 2 to Cowford Bridge on Highway 20 in Ebro.
Pricing for minimum of two adults:
• $15 each, call for quantity discount
• Children 12 and under free
• Youth group and church groups call for discounted rates.

Guided Swamp Tours: Great opportunity for hunting, fishing and photography.
No glass bottles.

Holmes Creek Canoe Livery is located at SR 79 North of the Vernon Bridge.
To find it, drive into the Vernon Park and boat landing.

The livery provides shuttle service for $15 for those with their own boat.
Tel: 850-210-7001.


To learn more about Holmes Creek: Click Here

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    1. went canoeing and camping there this weekend and I loved it, water is crystal clear and the spring was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I highly recommend it.

    1. Love, love, loved this trip! We will be back for sure!!

    1. we will be staying in Sandestin the month of February. Do you have any activities available in Feb.



    1. Depending on what your interests are there are several opportunities to choose from.

      Holmes Creek Livery is typically closed in the winter months, however if you give them a call, they more than likely will open up and rent you a canoe to paddle down Holmes Creek. They will also shuttle you to the put in location so when you take out you will be where your vehicle is. Tel: 850-210-7001, 850-956-2074. Here is the link to info:

      There is a great guide named Karl Renelt with Into The Wild Eco Diversions. Karl knows the area well and can offer you a great outdoor experience designed specifically to your interests and abilities. He offers kayak, hiking, biking and sailing. You can contact him here: Tel: 850-974-2258

      If you are interested in renting your own kayak or bike, the great folks at Big Daddy’s on Scenic Hwy. 30A can offer you rentals and advice on places to go. Phone: 850-622-1165 or go to:

      We have several great State parks in the area with Topsail Hill Preserve being a wonderful place to explore the beach and feel like you have it all to yourself. Here is a story link:

      Grayton Beach State Park also has trails and a beautiful beach. You can also rent a canoe there and paddle on a coastal dune lake out to the Gulf of Mexico.

      There is also several trails in the Point Washington State Forest and other local areas:

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