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Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival and Lee County Parks & Recreation welcome you!

http://www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com/

The annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is among the fastest growing paddling festivals in North America. When many places are feeling the late-autumn chill, Southwest Florida continues to provide the perfect location for canoeing, kayaking and SUPing along sugar-sand shores and Gulf waters. Join us Nov. 1 – 3, 2013 in Fort Myers-Sanibel. Enjoy 75-degree weather, companionship of fellow paddlers and newcomers to the sport, and — of course — activities such as demos, speakers, instruction, evening socials, live music, fishing tournament, races, group tours, club paddles and more.

The 2013 festival will offer parking on Sanibel Causeway Island A for those who want to pay the $6 toll or have a car on site so they can haul home a newly purchased kayak or SUP!

Tickets can be purchased at the event. $5 daytime on the Causeway, kids 12 and younger free. Evening events TBA.

For more information on festival hotel rates, click here: http://cwp.marriott.com/rswrs/calusablueway2013/

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  • Mary B.

    Very well-run event in a beautiful setting, met wonderful paddlers. What else could you hope for!

    November 29, 2013

  • Ellie

    Hi Lynn I am interested in car pooling with you, my email is [masked], please give me more details, thanks.

    October 24, 2013

    • Lynn

      Hi Ellie, are you bringing a kayak? I'm going with a friend. We have a suite booked at a motel on Sanibel. Hope to drive over Friday morning. I'll email more details this weekend. We may be taking 2 cars.

      October 25, 2013

  • Smitty

    I would love to attend this event. I have a question about kayak storage and safety. Is there a place to store the kayaks or lock them up or do you put them in your room? I am new to all this and was wondering.

    October 20, 2013

  • Lisa D

    Mary, I love your Florida Keys Paddling Atlas and have used it quite often! I look forward to meeting you!

    October 16, 2013

    • Mary B.

      Thanks, Lisa, see you there! We'll have all our books for sale at our booth, and also information on our trips in the Keys, Everglades and Calusa Blueway!

      1 · October 18, 2013

  • Lynn

    I'm planning to book a motel for the weekend. Probably on Sanibel. Does anyone want to carpool and/or share a cottage or suite?

    October 8, 2013

  • L A H.

    Are there rentals?

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rental of what?

      October 7, 2013

    • Lisa D

      I don't think there are rentals but there are always boats around that you can demo.

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    San Carlos RV Park & Islands more info‎
    18701 San Carlos Boulevard
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
    (239)[masked]
    sancarlosrv.com‎

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've stayed there twice, nice place and center of a lot of the Festivals activities.

      October 7, 2013

  • Fran

    is there anywhere to camp in the area?

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      San Carlos RV Park is close. Tent and pop-up welcome

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go but I'll be out of town.

    October 6, 2013

  • Mary B.

    We will be there all weekend with a booth and doing a book-signing & slide show for Saturday's evening entertainment! Burnham Guides

    October 6, 2013

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