The Versatile Otentik Sunshade

Otentik Sunshade beach tent sun umbrella by Outsiders USA

Otentik sunshades are amazing at delivering a versatile range of use. If you’re at the beach, on the river, car camping or even in the snow, your Otentik beach tent can be adjusted to suit your outdoor adventure and protect you from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are some examples of the many ways you […]

Ginnie Springs, A Slice of Pure Florida

Ginnie Springs Paddle Boarding Outsiders USA paddle tour

Florida has more fresh water springs than can be found anywhere else in the world. Amazing, right?! We love exploring new springs, but find ourselves returning again and again to some of our favorites. Ginnie Springs is one of them. The Devil’s Spring System includes three springs with breath-taking views that many freedivers and scuba […]

Ukulele Group Lessons

At Outsiders we are always looking for those must have items for your outdoor adventures. When our small shop opened in Historic Downtown DeLand, our focus was on essential outdoor gear. Ukuleles were a natural addition as they are relatively easy to learn and transport. I mean…who doesn’t love singing songs around the camp fire? […]

Rainbow Springs Paddle & Swim

Rainbow Springs Paddle with Outsiders USA

Location: KP Hole Park 9435 SW 190th Avenue Road Dunnellon, FL 34432 Where to launch: We launch from KP hole and either paddle up the 1.5 miles to the swimming area or the full 4 mile paddle downstream to Blue Run. Paddling upstream you’ll find gorgeous clear blue water and lots of excellent swimming spots. […]

Paddle boarding at Wekiva Springs

Wekiva Island Bridge

Location: Wekiva Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle Where to launch: You can launch from inside the state park or at Wekiva Island. Paddling from one to the other is so enjoyable, offering you lots of opportunity to spot wildlife. We recommend launching at the state park and paddling to the island for a food/drinks […]

Alexander Springs Run

Alexander Springs with Outsiders USA

Location: Alexander Springs Recreation Area is located between Astor and Altoona to the east of SR 19 and the west of the St. Johns River and CR 445-A. Where to launch: We launch from under the CR 445-A bridge, and paddle upstream to the Alexander Springs Recreation Area. Fees: No fees to launch from the […]

Kings Landing

Kings Landing Outsiders Paddleboarding

Location: 5722 Baptist Camp Rd, Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 886-0859 Where to launch: Pull into the park and you can unload in the loop. There are nice clean restrooms, an outdoor shower and a gift shop with supplies if you forgot something. Fees: $10 per person if you’re bringing own board. There are also canoes […]

Otentik Sunshade Setup Tips

Otentik Sunshade Royal Blue Large

The Otentik sunshade was meant to work with the wind, and is a great beach tent solution for most wind and sun conditions. If you’re having trouble, give us a call! We are available for setup help 7 days/week. For owners of this portable, lightweight beach canopy, long gone are the days of umbrellas barreling […]