Whistle Stop Sunset Paddle to Dinner

Where:

Mullet Creek in Safety Harbor 

Itinerary:

After talking to Todd Perry (fellow Wet Dog) who pointed this unique put-in spot out to us recently, we've decided this could be great way to do our "Monthly Paddle to Dinner Trip" with a group as we'll as introduce the new mangrove trails at Coopers Bayou.  We'll put-in on the right side (west) side of Mullet Creek and paddle 1/4 mile down the creek and out to the bay.  We'll turn south paddling past the Roseate Spoon Bill rookery then cruise past the Safety Harbor Marina and Pier and on up to Coopers Bayou.  Coopers is fast becoming a popular place to paddle due to the new mangrove trails being cut by the city of Clearwater as part of Pinellas Counties "Blue Ways Trails"  We'll do a loop through the bayou and paddle back north past the marina to the opening of Mullet Creek and our cars.  

Once all the boats are secured we'll drive a short distance to the Famous "Whistle Stop Bar and Grill" for a delicious dinner and drinks. (one of Wet Dogs Sponsors)   The Whistle Stop is designed perfectly for a soggy group of Wet Dogs and food is southern cooking at the best.   Paddle difficulty: Approx 3 mile round trip for beginners and up.

Special note:  Wet Dog Adventures is fast approaching 2,000 members and one of the most active groups in Tampa Bay.  So... I thought why not invite a friend or co-worker to come on a paddle (especially our Christmas Paddle and Party in December) or join Wet Dog and lets see if we can get to that magical number by Jan 1st 2014.  

IF you enjoy the trips and social benefits of our group 

like us on Face Book at:  Wet Dog 

Cost:

FREE if bringing your own kayak  $25 if renting a kayak from us. (includes all gear)  Note: If you're a 2013 Wet Dog Paid Supporter you get 50% off your kayak rental.

 

Bring:

lights for paddle back, water, money for "Whistle Stop", sandals or water shoes.  AVOID FLIP FLOPS PLEASE! due to oyster beds, appropriate paddle clothes, camera, etc.

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  • Chrys R.

    Anybody have pics to post of is at Whistle Stop?

    October 20, 2013

  • Ken W.

    I think that the part of the paddle I enjoyed the most was going back up the stream in the dark. A real adventure.

    October 17, 2013

    • Karen G

      That was really something. And looking back and seeing all those little lights coming in... wonderful!

      October 17, 2013

  • Sandra W

    Great trip!!! Loved the stream put in. And as always, great group to grab a bite with after the trip. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Arturo

    Such a great time!!! Thanks mike and all for making me feel most welcomed!

    1 · October 11, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Thanks Arturo, great meeting you on the paddle. You added a lot to the group. Hope to see you soon on another trip.

      1 · October 14, 2013

    • Chrys R.

      Arturo!!!! Good to meet you too! Hope to see you and the other Wet Dogs soon.

      1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jodi

    Hi Mike. It looks like I won't be able to make it tonight. Maybe next time. Thanks.

    October 10, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Missed you Jodi, but we'll schedule this one again is was an amazing night.

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Jacqui L.

    Looks like it was a perfect paddle night for you all! Wish I could have made this one!

    October 11, 2013

    • Karen G

      We did miss you. See you at the next one.

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Yes Jacqui missed you last night. Shoulder feels better, but I think I may need to make an appointment with you soon.

      October 11, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    Super awesome people, calm water with amazing sunset. Whistle Stop did not disappoint. Great night and support for this paddle.

    October 11, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    A GREAT TIME. Beautiful night, wonderful people.

    October 11, 2013

  • Chrys R.

    It was gorgeous out. What a great paddle and an even better group of folks!! Loved meeting you all.

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time. Paddle was good, food was good and the company was good. I even found my way home, but it was this morning when I got there. The moon on the water at the skyway was shimmering nicely. Hope to paddle with y'all again soon. I just have to find a way to get midnight traffic at 5 o'clock. (dreamer)

    October 11, 2013

  • Arturo

    Awesome group can't wait to hang again!!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Chrys R.

    I am here but there's not one car in the parking lot???

    October 10, 2013

  • Chrys R.

    I am almost there. About 5 minutes late.

    October 10, 2013

  • carol

    so sorry, was really looking forward to this one but i'm calling in sick :(

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to rent a kayak. How do I go about doing that? Through paypal on this group?

    October 10, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Christine you can do it right on this page on the upper right hand side. Yes we use Paypal on the site.

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, I made my kayak reservation through PayPal! I should be good to go! See everyone soon!

      October 10, 2013

  • Roxann Jenkins D.

    I'd like to attend this paddle but I can't seem to change my RSVP to "attending". I also don't see the pay pal button to pay sine I need to rent a kayak. Can you help me out? Thanks!

    September 30, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Yes Roxann you can send me your personal email address and I'll send you a request for payment through Paypal. [masked] Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

      October 9, 2013

    • Roxann Jenkins D.

      I'm so disappointed! I so wanted to meet you all, but I've had a personal emergency and cannot attend tomorrow night....sigh! Thank you Mike for being so flexible!

      October 9, 2013

  • Susan H.

    Not coming to the sunset paddle, hope to see you at the next one.

    October 9, 2013

  • Susan H.

    What kind of light do we bring?

    October 1, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Susan, any light is fine. A regular flash light in a baggy or a chem stick, or a kayak cone light at Bill Jackson's if great.

      October 9, 2013

  • gary s.

    Have cancel out due to shoulder injury...... may try to catch you at the Whistle Stop.

    October 9, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      I hear ya brother. Screwed up my shoulder 6 weeks ago and it's still tender, but will make the paddle as a way to rehab it. Good luck and take care of that shoulder.

      October 9, 2013

  • Arturo

    I will need a kayak as well, please!!

    October 9, 2013

  • Karem

    Mike, I need a rental, please.

    October 9, 2013

  • Del

    Will need a kayak

    October 8, 2013

  • Karen G

    Mike, I'll need a kayak for this one please.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry..I gotta work. :(

    October 6, 2013

  • Susan H.

    I'm bringing a guest and we have our kayaks. See everyone on the 10th.

    October 1, 2013

  • bob g

    I looked at the aerial photo, where do you park for the Mullet Creek put in?

    September 30, 2013

  • Juliana

    I need to rent a kayak!

    September 27, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    I will be renting pd already when we got cancelled at the trip in st Pete dinner at the bayou

    September 24, 2013

  • DENNY L.

    I'd love to come but Thursdays aren't good for me. It would be great if we could change the Paddle to Dinner day to Fridays. This restaurant sounds interesting. Perhaps another opportunity will come up in the future.

    September 24, 2013

  • Kim B.

    Need a kayak to paddle. Looking forward to a "do over"...or actually a "do."

    September 22, 2013

  • Dana B.

    I have my own yak! Sounds like fun.

    September 22, 2013

  • Chrys R.

    I have a two man kayak!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's the Lightning's first home game of the season. Can't miss it! But I will miss joining the group - it will be a fun night.

    September 20, 2013

  • Jacqui L.

    :( So sorry I can't do this one in my back yard! I will be teaching my Healthy Breast Care workshop that night...Have fun and lets schedule this one again!

    September 19, 2013

  • Mardie

    Wish I could go--sounds like fun but I'm taking a course out of town that night.

    September 18, 2013

  • Rudy K

    Alas, out of town that evening. But thanks for he tip! May have to explore this one on my own.

    1 · September 18, 2013

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