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Weeki Wachee..Mermaids,Man­atees and Crystal Clear Water!!!

  • Dec 9, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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Weeki Wachee is a fan favorite. Crystal clear water extends through the whole run; where just about any spot you choose to get out and play is great. It's a major spring that does create a very swift current in the upper six miles.

The river is a haven for manatee with its one hundred cubic feet of year-round 72 degree water of unusual clarity bubbles continuously from a large spring rising from the limestone bottom of the headwaters of the river, a novelty which created a famous underwater attraction.

Putin at outfitters next to W.W. attraction. We will take out at Rodgers Park.

$5.00 launch fee to outfitters inside park.

$3.00 parking fee at Rodgers Park.

**After unloading at outfitters, DO NOT leave vehicles inside outfitters parking lot, they close and lock gate in early afternoon. Park outside in W.W. attraction parking lot.

Rodgers Park: 7244 Shoal Line Blvd, Spring Hill, FL

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  • jyoti

    My highlight was seeing the woodpecker in action, the manatee and the ghost fishes:) Thank you Stephanie for the company and all for the great time..

    December 9, 2012

    • Julie N

      What are ghost Fish. I probably saw them, just didn't know the name.

      December 10, 2012

    • Stephanie L.

      There are no ghost fish. It was a private joke. :)

      December 10, 2012

  • Julie N

    Nice paddle! Very easy and beautiful. Time to stop and see the nature sites

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, clear and comfortable. Five stars.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely Awesome!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic paddle with a great group of friendly and interesting people

    December 9, 2012

  • jyoti

    Had an awesome time. Beautiful springs and company... Thank you all. Thanks to Sam for coming in spite of the surgery.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful clear river, good flow, an easy paddle, lots of friendly Slackers

    December 9, 2012

  • jyoti

    Great paddle. Just love this spring. Had wonderful company too..

    December 9, 2012

  • Sharon

    Great time and good company. Look forward to the next trip.

    December 9, 2012

  • Carol M.

    Great paddle on the beautiful Weeki Wachee! This time, we enjoyed seeing a couple of manatee. Looking forward to doing this one again :-)

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful!

    December 9, 2012

  • Sam G.

    Due to the fact I'm am having surgery tomorrow morning I have asked Brian K and Craig to step in as Organizers for this trip. I hope to come and be a part of this "mother of all Kayaking Events" but depending on pain levels I may not be able to.
    This event will still take place and will be awesome.

    December 6, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      hope your feeling better.

      December 6, 2012

    • jyoti

      Sam - how are you doing?

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have signed up for this trip, but have no idea where it will be meeting or how to get there. I am new to this area. Can you send me directions and/or a map??
    Also, I would be interested in either offering someone a ride to the meet spot or catching a ride with someone who is going. I live in the Dunedin area. there or

    December 7, 2012

    • Sam G.

      Thanks for helping out Carly

      December 8, 2012

  • Craig G.

    many of us are traveling quite a distance to join us today. If you're running late, please call me -[masked]-9290. We will be running the shuttles as early as possible.

    December 8, 2012

    • Julie N

      OOps Craig. I called you twiced in the past few minutes. 863 number. I was saving your phone number tehn editing it and it called you. Sorry.

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do have my own kayak, so how much would the trip be if I do not have to rent one? Thanks for the info. I am really looking forward to this trip.

    December 7, 2012

    • Brian K.

      The address where we are meeting as stated on the group site. We will meet there and then carpool down to the take out spot. We will then go back to the launch site and then paddle back down to our cars

      December 7, 2012

    • Brian K.

      There is no rental fee for a kayak if you have your own kayak

      December 7, 2012

  • Sam G.

    Since I will be unable to drive because of the pain medication I will be on, I looking for someone who can either drive my car with the trailer attached or someone who can tow my trailer to Weeki Wachee. I can meet you at exit 10 on I-4. I hopefully will be able to ride and be a part of this awesome paddle but I wont know how I will be feeling until late Saturday or even early Sunday though.
    Please email me if anyone is interested.
    Thanks

    December 6, 2012

  • Sam G.

    I will have rental kayaks Sunday for Carly, Carol, Michael, Jyoti, Karen and Anthony. Thanks for Pre-Paying

    December 6, 2012

  • Elizabeth P

    I'd like to paddle to Bayport but will need a shuttle partner. Email me if you're game!

    October 9, 2012

    • Craig G.

      There goes our trip to Bayport

      December 6, 2012

    • Elizabeth P

      This should be a separate trip anyway because of the longer shuttle. I'll post a trip for January but it will probably be during the week.

      December 6, 2012

  • Brian K.

    To Craig. I was going to do the longer paddle, but my guest and passengers are doing the short/ posted paddle. Next time for longer trip. Post another trip.

    December 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, I bought a kayak so I won't need one - thanks though!

    December 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in the upcoming kayak trip at Weeki Wachi. I have my own kayak. I have not done much flatwater kayaking but used to be a whitewater kayaker years ago. How long is the paddle? Any other info. about this trip would be helpful.

    December 5, 2012

    • Sam G.

      Barb, This is an easy 7-8 mile paddle, down stream. It should only take 3-4 hours or so. We will stop a number of times to play and we will take a lunch/snack break.

      December 5, 2012

  • Karen G.

    Hey Sharon, I meant to email ya last week when I saw you were going, but "I snooze, I lose" I see you have two others interested and I know the size of your car :) Maybe we could still gather at your place and follow one another....interested? Ifso, let me know your address and code again and what time ya want to head out...I'd offer to take all but I don't have a trailer hitch for your kayak. Let me know. [masked] if ya rather call and leave message

    December 3, 2012

    • jyoti

      Karen - where do you live?

      December 4, 2012

    • Sharon

      So patricia will ride with me. Karen, if you and joyti want to follow us, be at my house at 7. I will call you with the gate code and address Karen

      December 5, 2012

  • Sam G.

    I have the following people who have paid to rent a kayak - Gina,Carly,Carol,Jyoti,Karen,and Michael.
    Anyone else who wants to rent a kayak needs to pay by 6:00pm on Thursday Dec 6, 2012. After that date you will need to make other arrangements for a kayak.
    Call me if you have any questions[masked]

    December 4, 2012

  • Sharon

    Anyone want to carpool from Orlando area? I'm on northeast side of town

    November 27, 2012

    • Sharon

      So guys, per Karen's note above, I can only fit one other in my car, so happy to share a ride with one and then have a second car unless one of you has a car that fits four with a trailer hitch. Either way we can all definitely travel together. Give me a call[masked]

      December 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I'm renting your extra kayak (per my private e-mail inquiry) would like to also carpool together.

      December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    how come it says that I owe $50? I have my own kayak... Also. me and my husband are new to kayaking, is this a beginners trip?
    Thanks! :)

    December 4, 2012

    • Sam G.

      This is a easy 7 miles down stream paddle - a nice beginners paddle

      December 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you sam! :)

      December 4, 2012

  • Sam G.

    I need everyone who needs to rent a kayak to pay for the kayak by 6:00 pm Thursday Dec 6 so that I can arrange for kayaks. If you dont pay by then I cannot provide you a kayak. So far Carol MacInnes and Michael Gibbons have paid. I have request from Valarie, Shannon, Patricia, Jyoti, Laura, Robert L, Shaw, Bethanne, Carly J., and Manfred for boats. Please pay above on paypal and I will get you a kayak.

    November 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, but I've had a change of plans for that day. My daughter's 3 year old class is doing their Christmas presentation in Gainesville same time as the kayak trip. Hope to join you again on another adventure.

      November 29, 2012

    • Laura

      I have to miss this one. I hope you have a fantastic paddle!

      December 4, 2012

  • Karen G.

    Sam you haven't mentioned me yet for Kayak...I paid and requested that yellow punga...you got payment/request right?

    December 3, 2012

  • Sharon

    I can bring an extra kayak sam

    November 29, 2012

    • Sam G.

      Thanks Sharon. I will let you know Thursday night if you need to bring it. If everyone who indicated they want to rent a boat pays we will need it though.

      November 30, 2012

  • jyoti

    anyone leaving from Lake Mary/longwood?

    November 29, 2012

  • Karen G.

    I thought I paid this a while back...I know I reserved one months ago... maybe you weren't asking for prepayment at the time or maybe I'm just going senile. Anyway, Sam as always, can I have the yellow wilderness pungo again :)

    November 29, 2012

  • Sam G.

    There is a bit of confusion as to where "pay above" is. At the top of the page below the address for Weeki Wachee is "Rental Price" . To the right is "pay online now". Click on this and follow instructions

    November 29, 2012

  • Craig G.

    I will have one extra Kayak for rent if that helps Sam.

    November 29, 2012

  • Sam G.

    As you can see from my previous post we need a large number of rental kayak. I would like everyone who would like to bring and extra boat to rent to a fellow member please let me know and also how many you can bring. As soon as people pay I will contact you about bringing you Kayak. Thanks

    November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does "full site" mean there's no room for a newbie to tag along?

    1 · November 24, 2012

    • Sam G.

      You are welcome to join us. i look froward to meeting you

      November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Julie,
    I would love to ride with you, if you still want to carpool. I am assuming you have room for an extra kayak.......... my only question is........are you going on to Bayport? I am a newbie and don't think I can do both.............yet. I offered Shaw a ride, but never heard from him, and he has not RSVP'd soooo.... Let me know!

    Thanks,

    Linda[masked] oh and I live in Polk City, near I-4 should be pretty much on the way.

    November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, Carol and I have paid for our kayaks. Thanks again!

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a kayak. Can you give me info. on renting one please ?

    November 12, 2012

    • Sam G.

      I can help you. You can rent one from me

      November 12, 2012

    • Julie N

      Hi Bethanne. This is Julie. I have your towel and will return it on this trip.

      November 24, 2012

  • Victoria P

    This looks like a fun but very large group! I haven't yet paddled the weeki wachee...but will wait for the next trip...can we please put this on the calendar again for sometime in jan or feb?

    November 23, 2012

  • Carol M.

    I will need to rent one kayak if available. Thank you Sam!

    September 22, 2012

    • Sam G.

      I will bring you a Kayak Carol

      1 · October 10, 2012

    • Carol M.

      I will prepay for the kayak rental as soon as it is posted. Thank you so much, Sam! What a great group :-)

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We just moved to Safety Harbor, Fl. and very interested in kayaking and meeting others interested in the same.. I'm from Angola, NY. and 70 years old but sure don't act it! Love outdoor activities and enjoying Nature...

    November 9, 2012

  • Brian K.

    What is Bayport? Are we going there or where? It says Rodgers Park. Are we doing two or three paddles in one?

    November 1, 2012

    • Craig G.

      A bunch of us are doing an advanced paddle beyond Rogers Park to Bayport. Everyone else is stopping and exiting the river at Rogers Park.

      November 1, 2012

  • diane

    where's julie????everybody else is going

    October 24, 2012

    • Craig G.

      Seems like the whole group is going. Someone call Julie!

      November 1, 2012

  • diane

    sam should have weekend off still have the van for the shuttle. wll paddle to bayport but can make stop.

    October 24, 2012

    • Sam G.

      Ok / Thanks

      1 · October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, I need a yak too. Metioned that when I signed up, but just checking to be sure!

    October 24, 2012

    • Sam G.

      Yes Valerie. I will have a kayak for you. Thanks for reminding me.

      October 24, 2012

  • Craig G.

    Elizabeth, you know we will join you to Bayport.

    1 · October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will also need to rent a kayak.

    October 9, 2012

    • Sam G.

      OK I will bring you a kayak

      October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks.

      October 15, 2012

  • Sam G.

    I'll paddle with uou

    October 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good! I'm going to bring my paddleboard, not a kayak.

      October 10, 2012

  • Joanne L.

    Helen Y: Could you post an actual photo of yourself? I like to put a face to a name.

    August 22, 2012

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