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.  

July
July 2  Deer Prairie Creek/North Port  9am-11:30am
July 4  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
July 12  Myakka River/Snook Haven  8:30am-11:30am
*July 14  Sunset/moonlight paddle  7pm-9:30pm
July 17  Don Pedro Island State Park/Englewood  9am-12:30pm  $25mem-$30non
July 19  Sister Keys/Longboat Key  9am-12noon
July 21  Shakett Creek/Dona Bay  8:30am-11:30am
July 24  Little Manatee River State Park  9am-1pm  $30mem-$35non mem
July 27  Caspersen Beach Park/Lemon Bay  8:30am-11:30am
July 30  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
 
August
Aug 6  Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice  8:30am-11:30am
Aug 9  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
Aug 11 Blackburn Pt sunset paddle  6pm-8:30pm
Aug 13  Caspersen Beach Park/Lemon Bay  8:30am-11:30am
Aug 14  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
Aug 28  Don Pedro Island State Park/Lemon Bay  9am-12:30pm  $25mem-$30non mem
Aug 31  Sister Keys/Longboat Key  9am-12noon
 
September
Sept 4  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 6  Waterways of Nokomis  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 10  Caspersen Beach Park/Lemon Bay  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 14  Sister Keys/Longboat Key  9am-12noon
*Sept 15  Sunset/moonlight paddle  5:45pm-8:15pm
Sept 18  Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Pt Beach  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 20  Shakett Creek/Dona Bay Venice  8:30am-11:30am
Sept 22  Blackburn Pt sunset paddle  5:30pm-8pm
 

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.

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

Thu Aug 11 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Thu Aug 11 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Sandy Hook Coast Camp
Fri Aug 12 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Fri Aug 12 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Sandy Hook Coast Camp
Sat Aug 13 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
Sun Aug 14 @12:00AM
Cape Ann Whale Watch
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Sunset Seining
Fri Sep 09 @ 6:30PM - 11:30PM
End of Summer Party
Thu Sep 22 @ 6:00PM -
Fall Equinox Walk
Fri Oct 28 @ 7:00PM -
Spooky Tales/Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock