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The main purpose of this group is to meet other paddlers and spend more time paddling. All those who enjoy kayaking in the ocean, flat water, and whitewater are welcome to attend! Discuss gear, destinations, and kayaking expeditions. Folks who prefer canoes, rafts, or stand up paddle boards are all welcome to join and paddle with the entire group. The more time we spend on the water the better. All members can create, coordinate, and lead paddling trips.
Monthly full moon paddle, weekly day trips, annual week long expedition and special instruction clinics through out the entire year.

The first thing you will notice about our meet-up is we spend more time paddling than creating club officers, rules, guide lines, and meetings. WE PADDLE and want as many opportunities as possible to be on the water.

Beginners welcome, meet up organizer is an ACA kayak/canoe instructor, Nationally certified Wilderness First Responder, International/National Sierra Club outings Leader, with over 20 years of full time guiding experience, who is eager to introduce people to a fantastic sport.

A few things to know:

This meet up was created and is still operated by Greg Pflug at Adventures in Florida (A.I.F). Most all of the events are created and hosted by volunteers, however, on some occasions A.I.F  has openings on one of it's day tours or week long expeditions. These spots are often offered to meet up members for free or at a minimal cost. In some cases an event organizer gets sick and can't lead an event they created and A.I.F will have the event lead by one of it's guides rather than canceling the event.

Our meet up has partnered with MTI life Jackets, NRS, and Crescent Kayaks. Once a year (usually sept or oct) you can order any equipment at or below wholesale. Please do not abuse this amazing privilege.

We have a few rental options for members or guests in need of a kayak for an event. Recreational kayaks can be rented for $30. per event. After you have rented the kayak 12 times, you can keep it, it's yours forever, take it home with you.

Expedition sea kayaks can be rented for $45. a day or $225. a week. These you don't get to keep.

We're 2,560 Florida Paddlers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:00 PM

    Hidden Coast Paddling Adventure

    6 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 8:30 PM

    In search of Bioluminescence, manatee, and dolphin

    5 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:30 AM

    Silver Springs River from Ray's Wayside Park

    20 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    Exploring Brickyard Slough and Thorn Hill Lake

    30 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    Okefenokee/ Suwannee River Wilderness and the Suwannee Roots Revival Music Fest

    13 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Friday, October 21, 2016 9:30 AM

    Little Manatee River upper section: Hwy 579 to L.M. State Park

    20 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:00 AM

    Amazing Alafia River: Aldermans Park to Lithia Springs Park

    21 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:30 AM

    Historic Hillsborough River: Sargents Park to Trout Creek Park

    20 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:00 AM

    Chipola River Paddle, 4 nights camping at Florida Caverns S.P

    25 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Friday, November 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    Waccissa and the Aucilla Rivers

    30 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Friday, November 25, 2016 9:30 AM

    Overnight Paddle on the Peace River

    30 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 4:00 PM

    Princess Place Preserve Campout with 3 paddle trips

    25 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 10:00 AM

    Cayo Costa Kayaking and Camping Redux

    15 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 PM

    Sea Kayaking the Exuma Cays, Bahamas.

    1 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 PM

    Volcanoes, Rivers, & Cloud Forests. COSTA RICA

    4 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 12:00 PM

    O'Leno campout and 3 days of paddling!

    20 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:00 PM

    The Rivers, Creeks, and Streams of the Blackwater State Forest

    19 Florida Paddlers attending
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:00 PM

    America's First Wild and Scenic River, The Buffalo

    4 Florida Paddlers attending

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Founded Feb 15, 2008


Greg Pflug

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