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.  

Sept 20  Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 22  Blackburn Pt sunset paddle  5:30pm-8pm
Sept 25 Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay 9am-12:30 pm $25mem-$30non mem
*Oct 14 Sunset/moonlight paddle 5:30pm-8pm
Oct 16  Shell Key Preserve/Pinellas Co 10am-2pm  $30mem-$35non mem
Oct 18  Deer Praire Creek/North Port  9am-11:30am
Oct 20  Waterways of Nokomis 9am-12noon
Oct 22  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach 9am-12noon
Oct 23  Little Manatee River State Park 10am-2pm  $30mem-$35non mem
Oct  25  Robinson Preserve/Manatee Co 10am-2pm $30mem-$35non mem
Oct  27  Myakka State Park 8:30am-11:30
Nov 10  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt  Beach  9am- 12noon
*Nov 11  Sunset/moonlight Paddle 3:30pm-6pm
Nov 13  Caspersen Beach Pk/Lemon Bay 9:30am-12:30pm
Nov 15  Sister Keys/Longboat Key 9:30am-12:30pm
Nov 17  Myakka River State Park 8:30am-11:30am
Nov 19  Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay 10am-1:30pm $25mem-$30non mem
Nov 20  Myakka State Park 8:30am-11:30am Deer Praire Creek/North Port 10am-12:30pm
Nov 24  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach THANKSGIVING DAY 9am-12noon
Dec 1  Myakka State Park  8:30am-11:30am
Dec 4  MYAKKA DAZE all day down the Myakka River  $50 includes kayak-$40 own Kayak; call John for details
Dec 6  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach
Dec 9  Cochroach Bay State Park/Tampa Bay 10am-2pm  $30mem-$35non mem
Dec 11  Myakka State Park  8:30am-11:30am

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.

Upcoming exploration dates are: Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10.

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.

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

For trip on March 22, March 30, 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.