General Info

Meet Dan and Debbie and members of the Petting Zoo!


Come, enjoy our piece of heaven on St. Joseph Bay in the Forgotten Coast of Florida's Panhandle.

Happy Ours Kayak and Canoe Outpost was established in centennial year 2000 and is now the longest-established livery in the county. In 2012, we added bicycles to our fleet and changed our name to Happy Ours, Inc. Kayak & Bike Outpost. We subscribe to industry associations and support local charitable events.

Owned and operated by Debbie and Dan VanVleet, we are the only outfitter with a private launch on St. Joseph Bay for the exclusive use of our paddling customers. Ample parking under shade trees is available with circular drive for easy entry and exit. Vehicles with large trailers may not be able to navigate the turns so we recommend caution. Shower facility is available to rinse and change after your outdoor adventure.

Pets are welcome but must be on a leash at all times. We have livestock and free range chickens on the premises that we consider part of our family. Petting is allowed, however, children must be supervised at all times. Please call ahead if you intend to take your pet paddling as a limited number of canoes are available for medium to large dogs.

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