Quiet Water Kayak Trips

FL kayakingEnjoy leisurely paddling and observation at a variety of sites difficult to visit by any other means. Kayak, paddle, life vest etc  supplied.  If you’ve never used a kayak before, a short training session before the trip will get you going.  Call John at  (941) 966-7308 for reservations.  Members who own a kayak and life vest are welcome to go on trips marked with no asterisk (*) for  a $5 donation to ALS. Cost is $20 for members,  $25 non- member unless otherwise noted.  Trips into State parks require an additional entrance fee.

January
Jan 7 Waterways of Nokomis 10am-1pm
Jan 9 Myakka State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 10 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
Jan 13 Deer Prairie Creek/North Port 10am-12:30pm
Jan 16 Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay 10am-1:30pm $25mem-$30non mem
Jan 17 Myakka State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 20 Apollo Beach/Tampa Bay warm water refuge 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem +$5 private marina boat launch fee
Jan 23 Myakka Lower Lake Wilderness/Deep Hole adventure 9am-1pm $30mem-$35non mem
Jan 26 Myakka State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
Jan 28 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
 
February
Feb 7 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
Feb 9 Myakka State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
Feb 13 Deer Praire Creek/North Port 10am-12:30pm
Feb 14 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
Feb 16 Cockroach Bay State Park/Tampa Bay 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
Feb 18 Waterways of Nokomis 11am-2pm
Feb 20 Myakka State Park 9:30am-12:30pm Feb 21 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
Feb 23 Myakka Lower Lake Wilderness/Deep Hole adventure 9am-1pm $30mem-$35non mem
Feb 25 Robinson Preserve/Manatee Co 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
Feb 27 Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay 10am-1:30pm $25mem-$30non m em
Feb 28 Myakka River State Park 9:30am-12:30 pm
 
March 
March 2 Historic Cortez/Kitchen Preserve 10am-1pm $25mem-$30non mem
March 5 Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay 10am-1:30pm $25mem-$30non mem
March 6 Myakka River State Park 9:30am-12:30pm
March 8 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park 10am-1pm
March 23 Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Park !0am-1pm
March 25 Deer Praire Creek /North Port 10am-12:30pm
March 27 Shell Key Preserve/Pinellas Co 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
March 29 Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice 10am-1pm
March 31 Peace River Estuary 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
Future trips and events can be found at : littoralsociety.org
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Upcominpage13g Marine Life Explorations
Explore the sea life near our shores with American Littoral Society biologists.  Using hand and seine ne
ts, we will be searching shallow waters and sea grass beds, observing, collecting, and discussing the natural history of some of the many interesting fishes and other animals that inhabit Sarasota Bay. Trips run on the following Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at Lemon Bay Park.

Feb 13, March 12, April 9, May 14 and June 11

Wading shoes suggested. Call Chuck for reservations at 941-488-8998. Cost: Free.

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 Eco-Tour Aboard the Carefree Learner

Enjoy wildlife and a hands on experience around Sarasota Bay. Leaves Bayfront Park near the LeBarge

1-3 PM Wednesdays from Feb-April, e
xcept *Tues March 22

For trip on Feb 10, March 9, and April 6, call John at 941-966-7308.  

For trip on Feb 24, March 22, and April 20, call Linda at 607-423-9027.

Adults $20
Members $15
Children 10 and Under $10

Check this page in January for future dates.

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Upcoming Events (Red=NJ; Blue=NY; Green=FL)

Sat Dec 12 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
26th Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Sat Dec 19 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Birds & Survival
Fri Jan 01 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
New Year's Day Beach Walk
Fri Jan 01 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
New Year's Day Beach Walk
Fri Jan 08 @12:00AM
Montauk Winter Weekend
Sat Jan 09 @12:00AM
Montauk Winter Weekend
Sun Jan 10 @12:00AM
Montauk Winter Weekend
Sat Feb 27 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Thaw Bird Walk
Sat Mar 05 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Seal & Waterfowl Walk
Wed Mar 30 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Winter Seal & Waterfowl Walk