Get Up and Go Kayaking - Franchise

Quick Summary

Get Up and Go Kayaking’s industry-leading business model and operating systems are clearly the best in the business. This winning franchise model comes complete with owner, administrative, and tour guide training; along with comprehensive training and unmatched support in all phases of the business, including operations, marketing, brand development, and more. With high ROI and low investment and operating costs, Get Up and Go Kayaking is the clear choice for your franchise adventure.

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Get Up and Go Kayaking
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2024

Minimum Cash Required $50,000
Total Investment $53,550 - $87,505
Franchise Fee $30,000
Financing Assistance 3rd Party
Year Founded 2016
# of Existing Units 23
Franchising Since 2017
Training & Support Yes
Home Office Location Pt St Lucie, Florida
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • CA
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • LA
  • MD
  • NC
  • NJ
  • OR
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
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Get Up and Go Kayaking - Franchise

Justin Buzzi started Get Up and Go Kayaking in the summer of 2016 and has devoted more and more time to create a sustainable business model that could feed growth on the production side, as well as the consumer side of the business. He saw a growing trend in the popularity of clear kayak tours and the apparent need for a professional service that could help customers who wanted to have a fun and exciting experience that has the capabilities of going viral in every market. The Get Up and Go Kayaking brand was established in order to bring consistency and professionalism to the marketplace. Justin has developed the sales processes, safety procedures, documentation, and the systems needed to effectively present the value proposition to potential customers. In less than a year, the business was successful and generating positive cash flow and showed signs of needing to expand, including a growing waiting list. Justin started working the business full-time in 2017 and added systems and processes to fuel the expansion.

Why Get Up and Go Kayaking

The following points are the individual aspects of Get Up and Go Kayaking, which demonstrate a strong potential for duplication of the Get Up and Go Kayaking business model through franchising:

1. High Profit Margins

2.  Award Winning Brand including Top Emerging Franchise 

3. 122,000+ Facebook Followers And 64,000+ Instagram Followers

4. 6,000+ Monthly Website Users

5. Over 22,000 5-Star Reviews

6. A Fun, Memorable Experience For Guests

7. A Great Way To Gain Customer Generated Marketables

8. Inexpensive Operating Costs

9. Great Connections Between Get Up And Go Kayaking And Viral Sites

10. Minimal Advertising Costs Because The Kayaks Sell Themselves

Our Support


  • Operational Support
  • Marketing Support
  • Accounting Support
  • Audit Support Legal
  • Legal Support

Get Up and Go Kayaking will also continue ongoing research and development, which will stream down to each franchise location. With these great areas of support, becoming a franchisee of Get Up and Go Kayaking could not be easier!


The best Get Up and Go Kayaking franchisees will be great in dealing with people and will operate with complete integrity in the business and in front of the customer. They will understand and grasp the culture and the change that Get Up and Go Kayaking brings to the kayak tour and events industry. They should also be outgoing, tech-savvy, engaging and enjoyable. The number one quality we will look for in a potential candidate for Get Up and Go Kayaking is their comfort level in sales and marketing the services and managing relationships with clients – we want business people to join the franchise model who will be aggressive and share the same vision for the company.


Becoming a franchise owner will take some initial investment upfront. The following is a chart that showcases the initial investment needed to open your own Get Up and Go Kayaking, including costs on the low and high ends.

Total Investment: $53k – $87k

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“I had the pleasure of guiding for Rock Springs, Winter Park, and Titusville back in 2018! I went to college for business and worked in the corporate world and quickly found out that it was not my passion, so I started guiding tours! After guiding for almost a year, I was able to purchase the first franchise and become the owner of our Crystal River and The Chaz locations! When I took the jump in 2018, I was very excited, but I was also nervous – I soon realized that his was the best decision I have ever made! Not only do I love what I do, we also get to offer people an experience that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing better than that! If you are interest in opening a franchise, YOU SHOULD DO IT!”Austin Adkins
"My advice to anyone considering joining this adventure is to go for it! Justin’s commitment to his franchise owners and the support he continually extends has been instrumental in all of our collective success. Hard work and perseverance do pay off, and I would encourage those interested to push past their comfort zones and pursue their own dreams. The sense of accomplishment and fulfillment you experience after working countless hours towards achieving a goal you initially thought was so far is unmatched. So, if you’re willing to put in the effort, go for it, and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes with achieving the level of success you strive for. The best part of all is the adventure is just beginning!”Samantha Heimgartner
"After the initial investment and setup, you can be pretty hands-off with the help of an admin. The overhead can be very low in the right location and the margins quite high! Most days, as an owner, I converse with my admin maybe once or twice and go about the rest of my day any way I please.”Karen Buzzi

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