Bioluminescent Paddle

  • August 23, 2014 · 8:15 PM
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We will be meeting at Old Florida Grill and Oyster House.  The address is 5370 U.S. 1, Cocoa, FL 32927.  (Some GPSs require you to type in 5370 N Hwy 1, Cocoa, Fl.) but it is the same location. 

We are meeting at 7:00 sharp for dinner then launching at a private launch area close by. Launch will be at 8:15 PM.  PLEASE indicate in the comment section if you will be joining us for dinner as reservations must be made.

A reminder that you will be required to wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and a whistle.  You will also need two glow sticks, one on front and one on back of your vessel.  (These can be purchased at Dollar Tree stores for $1.00.per pair).  A headlamp is useful when loading and unloading yaks but please do not use them when on the water as it disrupts the bioluminescence viewing of others.

We have a limited number of yaks available for members, so if we are providing a yak for you please be courteous and give advanced notice if you need to cancel. 

Mosquito bug spray is suggested. You may also want to bring water or another favorite beverage.  :-)

The event typically lasts around 2 -3 hrs.

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  • Kathryn

    Danno, thank you so much for organizing this. We had a great time and enjoyed the company. Looking forward to future events. Hope you feel better soon!

    1 · August 24

  • Drew B.

    Danno, thank you very much for a great event.

    1 · August 24

  • SunAnnie

    Excellent paddle! Thank you for organizing!

    1 · August 24

  • Victoria P

    Great paddle Danno! Thanks for organizing this..nice easy place to launch with the convenience of a rustic watering hole who don't mind slightly damp paddlers:) take it easy and mend those busted ribs now!

    2 · August 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting this up Danno

    1 · August 24

  • Christy M.

    Big group & very nice folks to yak with but we were somewhat without direction & guidance... but still enjoyed the trip!

    1 · August 23

    • Julieta

      I like it this way, more of "tag along" kind of thing.

      August 24

    • Julieta

      Nobody barking orders, but still, lots of offers to help, very relaxed kind of group.

      2 · August 24

  • Larry C

    Spectacular light show - thanks very much, Danno!

    1 · August 24

  • Shari

    Sorry I have to cancel at last minute. Not up to the drive and I have no place to sleep tonight. Hopefully next time when I have confirmed sleeping arrangements. Thx.

    August 23

  • Elizabeth

    Dan,
    I the numbers keep going up and down, pls put me in for dinner. I'm leaving this side of the state now so I can do a little shopping over there before. Just a question I think we sit a bit to watch, not just paddle and paddle right.

    1 · August 23

    • Danno

      Elizabeth...Have you down for dinner and Yes it isn't all paddling. We take our time and enjoy the bio as well as the night skies and conversation. See you there.

      August 23

  • Alex P.

    Thanks, Danno, for the update about kayak not being available at this point. I appreciate you letting me know if one becomes available for Gail for Saturday. Thanks

    August 22

    • Alex P.

      Danno... Yes, the tandem canoe would work fine for Gail and me, if it is still available. I will let you know if

      August 23

    • Alex P.

      Danno, sorry about hitting the wrong send button. Please let me know if you still have the tandem canoe, which Gail and I would use... Thanks.

      August 23

  • Jen

    Are there any rentals available? I would like to come to one of these, but don't own a kayak.

    August 23

    • Danno

      Sorry Jen....I'm out of yaks right now.

      August 23

    • Jen

      It's ok. I know I asked at the last minute. Maybe another time.

      August 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno....I'm soooo sorry!!! Was really looking forward to this but I've been sick all week and just barely now getting better. So think I better wait for the next time :'(

    August 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      I apologize for waiting so long to cancel but thought each day was gonna be my last sick day.

      August 22

    • Danno

      Sorry you are feeling bad Michelle. Get well and we will see you on another adventure.

      1 · August 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno, Hi. Is there a yak available for rent for Saturday nights event and if so, please let me know and I will then also be there for dinner Saturday night. Thanks and looking forward to this event!!!

    August 22

  • SunAnnie

    Bruce and I will be there for dinner!

    1 · August 22

  • Kerr W.

    Work, work, work-darn I cant make it! This paddle is still on my bucket list-will get there eventually. Hope you all have a wonderful time!

    August 22

    • Danno

      Sounds like you need to get your priority's right.... :-) LOL

      1 · August 22

  • Drew B.

    Drew + 1 for dinner as well

    1 · August 22

  • Dee

    Now that we're off the waiting list, two more joining you for dinner!

    1 · August 21

    • Dee

      We had been working on alternate plans with some people and there's not enough room in this trip for them so I'm cancelling. Wish the stars had aligned better but have fun!

      August 22

    • Danno

      Ok Dee. We will see you guys on another trip.

      August 22

  • Alex P.

    Hi Danno,
    My friend, Gail, and I are coming (off the wait list...), so we will join you and the other SLACKERS for dinner.
    Also, if another kayak becomes available, for Gail, that would be wonderful. Please let me know about possible availability of a single kayak for her... Thanks... Alex

    August 22

    • Danno

      As of now I am out of Yaks for Saturdays paddle. If one comes available I will let you know, or perhaps another member may have extra they can bring.

      August 22

  • Kerr W.

    I will be there for dinner too!

    1 · August 22

  • Jennifer

    Just saw that I'm a yes...would like to meet for dinner too.

    1 · August 21

  • Judy D.

    Danno- we'll meet you after dinner!!

    1 · August 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just signed up for this and am really looking forward to it. Are there any kayaks available? I would like to meet for dinner also.

    August 21

    • Danno

      Julie... All my yaks are spoken for, but I will let you know if I can get one for you.

      August 21

    • Danno

      If any of our members have an extra yak they can bring for Julie please let us know. Thanks....Danno

      August 21

  • Larry C

    Please add Victoria and me for dinner as well. Excited to be doing this paddle finally! Thanks very much, Danno

    2 · August 21

  • Kristina

    Danno - sorry I am going to miss this amazing adventure but this will also mean an amazing adventure for someone else. Thanks again for setting up these bio adventures. Kristina

    August 20

    • Alex G.

      We were looking forward to seeing you. :0(

      August 20

    • Danno

      We will see you on another Amazing adventure girl. :-)

      August 20

  • Iley D. W.

    Great thanks

    August 20

  • Iley D. W.

    Great thanks

    August 20

  • Iley D. W.

    Danno I would like to bring a guest for dinner only. Is this okay?

    August 20

    • Danno

      Yes, That's fine lley.

      August 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be joining you for dinner. Looking forward to the paddle and meeting everyone!

    1 · August 20

  • Diane R.

    I went ahead and cancelled to make room for others waiting. I was having trouble getting elder care lined up for my grandmother and since I didn't have it set I figured better to not wait. Hope you all have a great time.

    August 19

    • Danno

      Thanks for letting us know. We will see you on another event.

      August 20

  • Danno

    Hi All .... Just a reminder, If you are signed up as GOING and are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as we still have many on the Wait list. Thanks, Danno :-)

    August 19

  • lois v.

    I'll have my daughter Loretta with me and we will be there for dinner, Sat. evening.

    1 · August 19

  • A former member
    A former member

    Include me for dinner, if possible.
    Thanks

    August 19

  • Alex G.

    Danno, is it too late to add me +1 for dinner n Saturday?

    August 18

    • Danno

      Nope... See you there. Thanks for letting me know. :-)

      August 18

  • Madeline

    Shari you're welcome to stay at my place after the paddle if you like. It's about an hour away but beats the heat.

    August 17

  • Kathryn

    Hi - We would like to join you for dinner. Can you please add 2, Kathy and Kay. Thanks!

    1 · August 14

  • Iley D. W.

    Good question Shari, I. A two hour drive home.camping nearby sounds like a good option. Does anyone know of a campground nearby?

    August 12

  • Shari

    Where is everyone staying? I would like to camp, but don't want to be alone!! Anyone camping?

    August 12

  • Julieta

    We would like to join everyone at dinner. That will be two people, Arthur and Julieta. Thanks you! We are coming from SC for this event.

    1 · August 11

  • Danno

    Note... Your annual dues need to be paid in order to attend SLACKER events. Click on the Pay Online tab to make a dues payment, otherwise you will be placed on the Waitlist to make room for members to attend. Thanks....Danno

    1 · August 10

  • Kathryn

    Yeah! So excited to be confirmed for this. I don't remember if I indicated a +one for this. We have our own kayaks.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Danno!! I'd like to rent a kayak. I tried this last yr with slackers and we didn't have much bioluminescent but plenty of fish trying to hop in. Lol. Still has a great time and looking forward to this

    August 8

    • Danno

      Ok Michelle. One yak reserved for you. The bio is excellent right now. You wont be disappointing.

      1 · August 8

    • Danno

      "disappointed"­

      August 8

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