Hey Wet Dogs,
Come join us and explore Rattlesnake Key located just Southwest of the Skyway Bridge. This is a very nice kayaking place filled with hundreds of small islands or keys and it's not far from home. The area is famous for seeing dolphin, spotted eagle rays, white ibis, Rosette Spoonbills and many other flying or aquatic creatures. We'll put-in at the Southern end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Fishing pier and paddle through the maze of mangrove islands. We'll stop at one salty sandbar for lunch and do some exploring then paddle back.
Directions to put-in area: Just as you go over the Skyway Bridge south on the Bradenton side you will see the exit for the south fishing pier on the right. Our launch point is at that clump of mangroves just as you turn right. Beginner paddle and up Approx. 7 mile paddle. About a 4- 5 hour trip.
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Cost: $42.80 for kayak rental (includes kayaks and gear) FREE if bringing your own kayak.
Bring: Plenty of water, sunscreen, head protection from sun, proper paddling gear for weather, camera, lunch (collapsible coolers work best so you can fit them in hatches easier)
Tides for Saturday
Sa 13 High 3:58 AM 1.8 6:45 AM Rise 11:28 AM 18
13 Low 8:31 AM 1.0 8:29 PM Set 11:43 PM
13 High 3:26 PM 2.0
13 Low 9:07 PM 0.4