We'll put-in at Fort Hamer Park and paddle upstream a few miles to Ray's canoe launch located on the south side of the river. We'll take a break on Ray's property. After the break, we'll put-in and paddle back to Fort Hamer Park. Along the way, hopefully, we will find the legendary (in my mind at least) "Llamas of the Manatee". After the trip we'll drive to Woody's River Roo - http://www.woodysriverroo.com/ - further down the Manatee River. Woody's is quite famous is these parts and is worth a few beers at least.
*** This is NOT recommended for inflatable kayaks ***
Location: Parrish, FL
Launch Time: 10 am
Return Time: approximately 1 pm
Paddle Length: approx. 8 miles round trip. NO Shuttle Required
Rentals: I do not rent kayaks.
Put in and Take out Location:
Fort Hamer Boat Ramp
1605 Fort Hamer Rd, Parrish, FL 34219
After the paddle for a late lunch:
Woodys River Roo
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222
1. Kayak and paddle - I do not provide rentals.
2. PFD/Whistle - they are required by law to be in your boat.
WEARING YOUR PFD/WHISTLE IS ALWAYS ADVISED.
3. Sunscreen, wide brim hat, sunglasses
4. Water and a snack
5. Money for lunch at Woody's
As with all of our paddles, we are not guides nor instructors. We are a group of kayaking enthusiasts out for an enjoyable time. We help each other, learn from each and enjoy the privilege of being. By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining a trip. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. Know and respect your limits. Be safe and you will certainly enjoy another fantastic paddle.