Fireworks at the Seaquarium, with The Paddle House

I don't know what it is but the Miami Seaquarium is making a big announcement on December 12th.  In fact, fireworks are scheduled.  Hopefully the announcement doesn't involve another over-commercialization of the outdoors but, well, we'll see.

On Thursday, December 12th, the night paddle will launch from Crandon Park Marina. 

Parking is somewhere between $4 and $1million depending on if you have a car or trailer.  Bring plastic for the machine.  The canoe ramp if the furthest lkaunch, next to the mangroves.

Make sure you bring your lights! The more lights, the better as it will be dark when we return, but you must have at least ONE! The lights also allow other boaters to see us on the water and thus not run us over, thereby ruining our evening!

Bring something to drink and and eat.  A change of dry clothes are a good idea too.

Reservations are Required - RSVP please to The Paddle House

Rentals: Special Club Rentals are available for those in need at the special rate of $30/single and $40/tandem kayaks. You must reserve your boat in advance.  Please call The Paddle House at (786)[masked] or stop on by to reserve your boat and pick-up some lights.  We're at 2753 SW 27th Ave. on the corner of SW 27th Ave and 28th Lane, between Shell Lumber and US1.

Launch Fee: None, but you must pay for your parking.  The toll at the Rickenbacker bridge is now $1.75 for cars, and about $12 for a trailer. 

Parking:  Master meter, bring cash and/or plastic.  Some machines do not accept American Express.

What to bring: Camera, drinks, snack, your boat, your paddle, your PFD (which you will wear). Wear appropriate clothing (avoid cotton and open toe shoes/flip flops).

The fine print:

By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment; as well as the safety and equipment of your guests. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining an outing. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. All night paddles require lights; even for rentals or borrowed boats. PFD and whistles are required. Intermediate to Advanced Paddles are for those who have substantial experience, skill, and solid knowledge of boat handling and self-rescues. Kayaking has inherent risks. Often, we are the smallest boats on the water. We each individually assume these risks each time we go out on the water. With all that being said, we all look forward to yet another great day on the water.

 

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  • Scott

    So what's the big news at the seaquarium?

    December 13, 2013

    • Isabel M.

      They are celebrating the 50th year anniversary of Flipper the tv show that was filmed at the sequarium. They have a new dolphin show and a "flip it forward" program and some other things. There's a $6.00 coupon on their website.

      December 13, 2013

    • Esther

      Anti climactic. But at least they had fireworks.

      December 13, 2013

  • Boyd T.

    Got this one squeezed in before it got real windy!!.. The paddle was fun and having front row seats for the fireworks was even better!

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Patricia M.

    Folks, both Gloria and I are going to bag it due to the wind. I will drop by The Paddle House and get my rudder/new hatch cover this weekend, probably before lunch after cycling on Saturday AM. Wanna do lunch on Saturday? Will have the bits of the old valley cover that Wayne is welcome to salvage.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Esther

      Sounds good. The to key large for parade. Woo hoo

      December 12, 2013

  • Lucas G.

    Well, we literally got blown away this time.
    Gotta pray to those weather gods earlier and more often, Esther.
    See you next time.
    Lucas

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Esther

      It is windy. :)

      December 12, 2013

  • Rolando P.

    Sorry guys it looking really bad and I am not feeling very well for a work out tonight. Hope you guys have fun

    December 12, 2013

  • Boyd T.

    Thanks for the weayher updates Esther.... I will still probably drive up with the boats.... Not sure about launching though... Hope to see ya!....Stay tuned!

    December 12, 2013

  • Esther

    Fireworks are supposed to go off at 9:30. Those paddling will meet at 7PM, launch sometime thereafter.

    December 12, 2013

  • Jeanette A.

    Weather report says its going to be rough tonight.

    December 12, 2013

    • Jeanette A.

      It's glass now. Maybe forecast wrong???

      December 12, 2013

    • Esther

      Unfortunately, it does look bad. Let's see how the day progresses.

      December 12, 2013

  • Kenny

    The best announcement would be they close that miserable place.

    December 6, 2013

    • Kenny

      Keep a killer whale in a fish bowl doing stupid human tricks? Sounds like Lolita will eventually pass away and It's time for the Aquarium to come up with something new to survive. No way they can bring another Orca in there to entertain the fools, let's see what they come up with.

      December 11, 2013

    • Esther

      No need for name calling. That's just impolite.

      December 12, 2013

  • Scott

    Rumor has it that the Seaquarium is being sold to a large conglomerate. I wonder if that's it?

    December 6, 2013

    • Donna J.

      Is there any place more appropriate to have a water park than Miami?

      December 11, 2013

    • Esther

      Away from the beaches. There's already water there:)

      December 11, 2013

  • Donna J.

    How long a paddle will this be? Is it just from Crandon Park Marina to Miami Seaquarium and back?

    December 11, 2013

    • Esther

      We can paddle up and down the beach. Trying to hey details about event, time. Of its nice we can head to the ocean.

      December 11, 2013

  • Beatriz C.

    Esther I'm going to need s tandem kayak, I'll pass the paddle house tomorrow to pay. See you tomorrow!

    December 11, 2013

    • Esther

      You got it.

      December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting all you Miami kayakers, and making a few more friends, along with some adventure trips........

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • teresa r.

    Ok. Ignore last post. I just fixed it

    December 9, 2013

  • teresa r.

    I don't know why every time I RSVP it posts a message I wrote to rick months ago. Ignore please

    December 9, 2013

  • Patricia M.

    Hopefully my rudder will be here

    December 6, 2013

    • Esther

      It will. Its scheduled for Monday delivery. I asked the y hold for pickup as we are closed. That usually works well. If any delays I will bring you a boat ;)

      December 6, 2013

  • Patricia M.

    Hopefully my rudder will be here

    December 6, 2013

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