Hey Wet Dogs, you asked for it and here it is. As Jimmy once said, "Changes in Latitudes bring Changes in Attitudes"
Description: We'll enjoy three nights and four days of camping, paddling, biking and hanging out Wet Dog Style on the water at Boyd's Key West Campground. The campground is located on Stock Island just a few miles from Downtown Key West.
Thursday night Feb 13th - We'll carpool down to the Keys on Thursday night (takes about 6.5 hrs from Clearwater area.) Our campsites will be located on the water and very near downtown Key West.
Friday - We will head out for a paddle just off our campsites. After the paddle we will head back to our camp for some relaxing and perhaps a cocktail or two. We can bike over to Key West for dinner on the famous Duval street and enjoy the festivities at the southernmost point in the USA.
Saturday - We will load up the kayaks and drive up the Keys for an amazing mangrove paddle. The Keys mangroves tunnels are quite different then ours in that they are teeming with aquatic life that is easy to see due to the clear waters. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After the paddle we'll head back to the campsites for cocktail hour at 5 o'clock. Dinner is a potluck style (bring a dish to pass).
Sunday - This day is totally free for whatever we want to do. Just hangout at the campsite, paddle, bike or shop in Key West. We'll gather up later for dinner and nightlife on Duval Street in Key West.
Monday - Feb 17th - Breakfast then pack up and drive back home. Perhaps hitting a few places of interest on the way up.
Cost: $174 if bringing your own kayak (includes 4 nights camping and 4 breakfasts) $234 if renting a kayak (includes 4 nights camping, 4 breakfasts, kayak rentals and gear) If you invite a guest or non members they will have to add $35 or they can become a member for $25 and save. Put in the amount on the Paypal box that pertains to your situation. ie. bring your OWN boat or RENTING a boat. (if renting we need to know your ht and wt in a private email)
Special note on carpooling and tent sites: We are carpooling down to the keys because each site can only have 1 vehicle, 1 or 2 tents, and 4 people/site. We'll figure out the carpooling later, but we can talk about it in the comments section to get things rolling I guess.
Note on RSVP's:
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE WRITE FOR THIS TRIP BEFORE RSVPING! Due to the popularity of this trip please RSVP only if you are serious about wanting to go. There will be certain penalty's for cancellations on this trip that you must note: We will ask for a deposit to be paid in order to hold your spot. This is due to the fact that we have had trouble with memberws just signing up to hold a spot yet they don't show up for the trip. It leaves the people on the waiting list who truly were interested high and dry and that ain't cool.
• To secure your spot, a non refundable deposit of $30 is due by Sept 8th.
• Full payment is due by Dec 1st. We'll put up another meetup trip page for the final payment so members can make the final balance on that page (Note: you can pay the full trip fee at anytime) We will not accept checks, cash, credits from other trips of any kind for this trip.
• Cancellations (special cancellations due to our group having to secure the camp sites 6 months ahead of time.
60 days - Full refund minus $30 non refundable deposit
0- 30 days from start of trip - 50% refund