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Paddle on the Imperial River

Have you ever gone kayaking?  No problem because this event is easy for the beginning paddler and kayak rentals are available.


Kayaking info: There are kayak rentals available on site.  We will be paddling along the Imperial River which is adjacent to Riverside Park.

If you own your own kayak there is no launch fee.  With your own kayak the launch we will be using is on the West side of the Old 41.  Go to the back of the park near the railroad tracks to park.  There is a sand launch there.  It is off of Pennsylvania Ave right after the railroad tracks.

View from Old 41 for Rental Location behind Liles Hotel

For rentals and the dock location, they are on the West side of Old 41 across from Benson's Grocery store., Calusa Ghost Tour rentals is behind Liles Hotel in Cabin #6.   

Calusa Ghost Tours Kayak Rental Info [masked]:

Rental Rates (may be reduced if enough in group)

Kayak For 4 hours

$35 for a single

$50 for a double

We will be kayaking approximately 3 hours.  There is a very good chance of seeing manatees at this site.

This paddle will have lots of shaded areas!  We will be paddling East of the park.



Things to bring:

Water or whatever you plan to drink


Bug repellent

Suntan lotion


Dry Bag or Baggies for items not wanting to get wet

A Happy Disposition!!

********* All Paddlers Paddle at Their Own Risk**************



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  • Terry

    Great time, perfect weather, met nice people, thanks Marie!

    June 7, 2014

    • Bob M

      Hey Terry, don't quite know how to navigate this site yet...saw that you contacted me about golf but I've somehow lost it...anyway my email is [masked]. Thanks!

      June 10, 2014

  • Sandra S.

    I was thinking about it and have never done it before. Think it might be to hard for me.

    June 6, 2014

    • Sandra S.

      Marie, thanks for another exciting experience in my life. Great!!!!!! Thanks to the people that came back and checked on me and Sharon and thanks to Sharon for watching my back. I really enjoyed it, but to much work for me.

      June 8, 2014

    • Sandra S.

      Thanks again Sandy S

      June 8, 2014

  • Vickie

    Thanks Marie. Great day everyone.

    June 7, 2014

  • Robert A Hyndiuk M.

    And the great weather.....see ya all next time....

    June 7, 2014

  • Robert A Hyndiuk M.

    I arrived late at Riverside Park. Old 41 at ..Put in ~9:30 just west of the RR tracks.......missed the group...paddled West to beyond Tamiami 41,,,,and folks must have gone East from Riverside Park.......but I still enjoyed the Paddle....

    June 7, 2014

  • Bob M

    Great fun with nice people

    June 7, 2014

  • Angel

    Sorry I have to cancel because of a family emergency. It sounds like a fun day, I wish you all a terrific time!

    June 3, 2014

  • Marie

    The number of available spots is only limited because I'm keeping an eye on how many rentals are needed. There is a limited quantity of singles so I'm tracking how many are needed. If you have your own kayak and the RSVP's are closed just email me to add you. Please be sure and answer the rental questions when adding your RSVP or redo your RSVP if you are not sure you answered previously. Thanks in advance!!!

    June 3, 2014

  • Sharon S.

    I am going to rent a single unless there is someone who wants to double with me.

    June 2, 2014

  • Sheri

    I may be a +2....depending if both kiddos want to come along, and if I'm able to figure how to transport 2 kayaks! :)

    May 29, 2014

    • Marie

      You just need more straps ;-). Estero river outfitters sells them cheap.

      May 31, 2014

    • Sheri

      I'm going to attempt it!....with the addition of extra straps!! :) I don't want to pull a "Marie!!" haha

      1 · June 2, 2014

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