3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, FL , Orlando, FL
For those camping at Ft Desoto park, a visit to Egmont Key is a must. While most have to wait for the Ferry, we can go over any time we like.
Egmont Key has some of the best intact structures where the old fort guarded Tampa Bay, and the beaches are in a word, spectacular. There are also hiking trails and other nature sites to visit.
Lets meet at the Gulf Pier and Kayak across the Channel to the Island. We can circumnavigate it, as there are real neat ruins in the water on the other side of the Island.
Location: There are two (2) piers, the bay pier and the gulf pier. The Gulf Pier is easiest to unload, and the closest launch point to the island. It is also located near the Ft Desoto Fort structure. If you have any questions, come see me or Sheri at the campsite.
This will be an open water crossing, so we will evaluate the weather once we arrive at Ft Desoto. Know your capabilities and kayak before venturing out into Tampa Bay.
Necessary: Bring everything you will need for a day trip on the water. You are required to have a PFD on board your vessel and whistle. Bring enough water, and hydrate before you hit the water. Additional items to bring would include bug spray, sun block, towels, snacks etc.