Osprey Bay Outdoors
Your Paddling - Outdoor Store
About Osprey Bay Outdoors
Welcome! This is the page all about Osprey Bay Outdoors, we are a family owned and operated paddlesports specialty store. Thomas and Kim have been in the paddling business for over 20 years.
Osprey Bay Outdoors opened its doors 1998. The store started in a small section of a retail strip center in mid Clearwater, known as Allen’s Creek plaza. One of the first lines of kayaks offered was Ocean Kayak, followed by Eddyline Kayaks. Tom’s parents and wife helped in the shop on the weekends. Kayak rentals were available right out the back door on Allen’s Creek. After getting trained through the ACA (American Canoe Association) we offered kayak lessons and monthly guided trips. Early on we started a series of annual kayak fishing tournaments that grew in popularity and spanned the next ten years.
In 2000, we moved our shop in the same shopping center into a space that was three times bigger than the original. We added additional lines of kayaks to include Old Town Canoe and Kayak, Native kayaks and Hurricane kayaks.
In 2005 we moved the business again. A former auto parts store on Belcher Rd. It expanded our square footage to around 9,000 sq ft. We had to do major renovations to the building including major cleaning, painting, paving and adding air conditioning but in the end it was a beautiful retail space and tall enough to stand kayaks up on end for display.
Today, with the help of our wonderful staff and guides, we offer a beautiful paddlesports specialty retail store with the widest range of kayaks, outdoor gear and accessories. As well as provide services including; kayak rentals, lessons, repairs, roof rack installation and guided kayak trips.
Contact us for your paddling and outdoor needs.