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SHADY DAYZ LONG TUNNEL through MARIPOSA KEY TO CLAM BAR BAY

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Join us and socialize with other Kayak Dayz members on one of Kerry's favorite secret spots for birding with mangrove islands tunnels and lots of shade. There is plenty of nature inhabited by Osprey, Rosetta Spoonbills, Herons, Ibis and flowering plants for the photographer. We will paddle through Kitchen Key staying far away from Hells Half Acre on the way out to Tampa Bay. We will look at the Skyway Bridge then enter a hidden very long and very narrow tunnel that cuts completely through Mariposa Key going around the outside of Moses Hole and bringing us to Clam bar Bay. We will not go to Mosses Hole on this trip. We will then circumnavigate Mariposa Key maybe stopping at a beach to relax and have a snack before we paddle back to the harbor.

Copyright © 2014 A Kayak Day / Kayak Dayz, LLC. May not be reproduced without written permission.

AFTER OUR PADDLE EAT and DRINK WE WILL BE Dog friendly Woody's River Roo (near I-75)

LINK TO PAST PHOTO ALBUM OF THIS PADDLE:

http://www.meetup.com/Kerry-s-Kayak-Dayz-Paddles-Trips-Guided-Tours-Florida/photos/8991712/

LINK TO 10 DAY WEATHER REPORT: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USFL0047

SKILL LEVEL:  EASY CALM WATER FOR BEGINNER KAYAKERS. SEE BELOW FOR PADDLE TIME. 

TO RENT A SINGLE KAYAK (sorry no tandems): CLICK THE "$42 single kayak rental per event” BUTTON ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE, this will bring you to PayPal, sign into your account and pay... Please call (407)[masked] so we can match you with the best kayak per your experience level and answer any concerns you may have. We rent exclusively from" Kayak Dayz". Rental kayaks come with light weight carbon fiber paddle with tether, seat, life jacket, whistle, kayak lights on night trips.

PAYING FOR A RENTAL IS A COMMITMENT TO SHOW UP AND KAYAK IN YOUR RENTAL.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS GIVEN.

FOR A COMFORTABLE SMALL GROUP, WE ARE LIMITING RENTALS TO ONLY THE FIRST 11 MEMBERS THAT PAY AND CALL KERRY.

TIME: On Kayak Dayz trips we enjoy the natural environment, we are not a tour service looking to get back and take out another group. We care very much about tide direction, tide height, wind speed, wind direction. We do not care about time and many members do not wear a watch, we estimate time by the sun, moon, stars, birds. Kerry navigates by the trees and landmarks not a GPS.(All times are +/- 90 minutes depending on wind, tide, paddle speed, how long it takes you to take a picture).

 THIS TRIP rough estimate we will paddle 45-60 minutes in calm open water then about 60 or so minutes through the tunnel, then about 1-2 hours around the island depending on how long the group spends on the beach (if it is a low water level). You are kayaking so leave your watch at home, cancel your appointments, tell the baby sitter you will be home late, RELAX and enjoy the day on the water looking at nature with Kayak Dayz. Oh, and find a bathroom before we meet.

LINK TO OUR "PAGES" TAB for what to bring, rentals, how to pay and our policies.

http://www.meetup.com/Kerry-s-Kayak-Dayz-Paddles-Trips-Guided-Tours-Florida/about/

NOTE: Always bring a handful of single dollars for parking fees.

BARK, BARK, this is a Kayak Dayz SMALL DOG (UNDER 25 LBS) FRIENDLY PADDLE. Bring pet food & water, play toy, a large towel  to lay on as kayaks are cold & wet, also a second towel  to dry off with, a 6 foot leash and plastic bags to clean up any doggie mess (and a second  bag to put the poop bag into), an optional doggie life jacket.

Copyright © 2014 A Kayak Day / Kayak Dayz, LLC. May not be reproduced without written permission.

CLEAN UP:  We leave no trace, bring 13 gallon trash bags to take all your trash back home with you, Leave nothing but footprints.

NOTE: THIS IS A TUNNEL TRIP; WE WILL DO THE ENTIRE TUNNEL SYSTEM. HIGH TIDE WATER LEVEL MAY BE LOWERED BY THE WIND PUSHING WATER BACK INTO THE BAY. THERE MAY BE AREAS OF HIGH GROUND ELEVATION. BE PREPARED TO DO PORTAGE' ON ANY KAYAK TRIP.

Copyright © 2014 A Kayak Day / Kayak Dayz, LLC. May not be reproduced without written permission.

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  • Kerry G.

    Great paddle with Kayak Dayz and the most wonderful members. I met a couple of our newest members and our long term members. We saw porpoise, red fish, herons, then after the paddle we saw a large screech owl and a baby owl. The tunnels could not be more comfortable and just well,perfect. Woody's River Roo had there one man band and when I got home everyone was getting ready for tonight's annual Desoto parade.

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