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Sanibel Causeway to Fort Myers Beach Pier

Meet right before the Sanibel Tollbooth on the left hand side of the road near the big billboard.  The sand can be very soft there, so park with caution. To reach that area, go to the light before the toll booth, make a right as if you are going into the Sanibel Harbor Resort, and then make a U-turn.  Parking is limited but you can park anywhere along that stretch of land between the billboard and the tollbooth.  There are small sandy areas between the trees.

We can stop for lunch at the pier and then paddle back.  Place TBD later by all.

This is an open water paddle.  Conditions can vary from hour to hour.  Must be comfortable paddling in wind and waves.  (Intermediate or advanced paddlers)

It should be a 3-4 hour trip, of around 6-7 miles, all open water.

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  • Magdalena B P.

    good to see everyone.

    August 19, 2013

  • Jill

    Nice paddle in a fresh breeze! 90 minutes over, 20 minutes back :)

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Diane

    What a great group of yakkers!! I would follow you anywhere~ Thanks for setting this one up colleen!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Colleen

    Windy yet fun paddle to the beach. I wish the water quality was better.....such a nice group of paddlers. Thanks to all for a great day!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Phil N.

    Nice day, got a little excersize in.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • DON

    A special Thanks to Colleen for all her work organizing. It does not go unnoticed !!! We Luv You Colleen.

    3 · August 18, 2013

  • Debby M.

    Have fun today....

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Micki S.

    Overdosed on sun yesterday have fun!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Saturday weather update: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. East southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
    11 mph in the morning to 7 mph in the afternoon. high tide 10:11 Another great day in paradise. bring plenty of water and suntan lotion 50+

    August 18, 2013

  • Anne D.

    Sorry to back out, I have an eye infection ~ need to stay out of the sun & water :-(

    August 17, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    sorry I had something come up very important

    August 16, 2013

  • Colleen

    I had to limit the attendees since parking is limited. Carpool if you can. Depending on weather, we may paddle back after a stop at the beach to beat any bad weather. Then eat later....Gatorbites.

    August 14, 2013

  • Terry

    I'll have to skip this one... I don't think I'm experienced enough yet! Maybe the next one!

    July 28, 2013

    • Colleen

      Maybe you could join us on Saturday instead...see the Southwest FL Adventure meetup group.

      August 14, 2013

  • Pat

    I'll have to skip this one as I am not that experienced...yet

    August 14, 2013

  • Pat

    Would like to attend and meet the group. Will arrive about 10 am.

    August 10, 2013

    • Colleen

      The Sunday paddle leaves at 9:00.

      August 13, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    Don't forget about Saturdays Fun day in Paradise. At the Sanibel causeway, span-B. We have the two best kayaking websites in Ft. Myers. You can book this entire weekend paddling, in Paradise:-) All you need to remember is Saturday is after the bridge and Sunday is before the bridge. Its going to be a Fun weekend.
    Except for Bea, she has to work:-(

    August 11, 2013

    • Bea W.

      I was able to get Sunday off. See you then...

      August 13, 2013

  • corey h.

    Hi. I'm Corey Hyde from Bonita. Can anyone help Me W a ride. my car isn't fit for it. I really would like to go. Thx:)

    August 12, 2013

  • Bea W.

    This is my weekend to work, see you next time. :)

    August 1, 2013

  • Jill

    Hi gang! It sure has been awhile. Passing thru Ft Myers and would love to join everyone for a day on the water :)

    July 31, 2013

  • Kees

    Hope for some waves. ice cram at dairy queen .

    July 25, 2013

    • Colleen

      Not too many waves! But yes for ice cream!

      July 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    This is not an area where kayaks can be rented correct?

    July 26, 2013

    • Colleen

      Correct...sorry!

      July 27, 2013

  • Rose Y.

    Sorry, mixup with my name: it's Rose; I will correct that!! Does anyone need a 2nd paddler?

    July 27, 2013

  • Jeff Z

    The tide is perfect for this area on Sunday. Really High tide at 10.:11am 3.8H, dropping to 0.00 ft by 6pm
    we have the afternoon to play.

    July 26, 2013

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