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Mangrove Kayak and Paddleboard Eco Tour
Availability: Daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
Duration: 1.5 hours
- Single Kayak
- Double Kayak
Take an Eco Tour With AMI Paddleboard
Enjoy this relaxing tour as you paddle into the Florida mangroves with your knowledgeable guide. Look for bottom dwellers like horseshoe crabs and starfish in the clear, shallow water. If you’re really lucky, you might even see dolphins or manatees before heading into the mangrove tunnels. Listen to your guide as he points out other local wildlife along the way, like cormorants and sea sponges. Soak up the sun and bask in the peace and quiet of this gentle aquatic setting.
New to paddleboarding or kayaking? Our guide loves passing on his skillset to beginners and seasoned adventurers alike. He can show you how to plant your feet, hold the paddle correctly and gracefully glide through the water. Improve your technique while marveling at the gorgeous Florida scenery. This tour is a great way to get up close and personal with the local nature and wildlife.
- Parking: Ample parking at all launch sites
- Please bring: swimwear, towel, sunscreen
- Optional: water shoes (barefoot is better on the paddleboards)
- You’ll be provided with a coast guard approved vest and whistle. This is optional for adults but compulsory for kids under 13 years old