Wet Dog Shop Grand Opening Party

Hey Wet Dog tribe,

What: Come join us on the docks on Saturday April,  12th at 6pm for a Grand Opening Celebration at our new Wet Dog Adventures Shop.  Imagine sitting on the docks listening to music watching the sunset with your Wet Dog Tribe on a Saturday night.


Why: Our shop is providing kayak, SUP (stand up paddle board) and bike rentals and tours. In addition we are trying to create a place for the Wet Dogs to hangout, receive great discounts, hold seminars and workshops related to paddle sports and the outdoors.  

It's not easy to find us, actually it's quite an adventure just to zig zag your way back to find our location so a party will let every member or prospective member know where we are.  

Where: We're located on the famous Greek Sponge Docks just behind River Side Grill at 18 Dodecanese Blvd., in Tarpons Springs.  (if traveling north on Alt 19 take a left on Dodecanese Blvd then take the next right into the River Side Grill.  There you will see the large kayak sign over a Suncoast Rentals and Tours sign.  Follow the left side of the building and zig zag your way to the end)

Music: Selected music for all of you Wet Dog's to get your vibe on mon.  

Food: Greek style with shish kabobs, , Greek salad, hummus and pita bread,  and for dessert we'll have the favorite baklava straight from the Sponge Docks bakeries themselves.

Sun Line Cruise of the Sponge Docks will back their 49 passenger boat up to our dock to serve beer and wine and help celebrate our venture and them moving their location to our docks.

Games and more fun: We'll play adventure trivia, with prizes and giveaways and just have fun hanging out on the water.  

So rsvp and enjoy a night on the docks with us and help celebrate and support our new venture. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Mike & MJ
    I will not be there as I have gone North for the Summer? ( if we get one this year) I will drop by when I get back South.
    I wish you both great success in this New Venture ~!~

    Larry

    April 25, 2014

  • Sue P

    My apologies Mike, Earl will not be there tomorrow. I hope to be there but don't have access to the grill.

    April 11, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      No worries Sue. Hope you can stop by and see the shop and get some Greek vittles.

      April 16, 2014

  • Rich C.

    Hey Mike - not able to make it. Congratulations on this huge event! Will see you soon!!

    April 12, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Thanks Rich, looking forward to you seeing the shop sometime. Take care.

      April 16, 2014

  • Sandra W

    As always, nicely done!

    April 15, 2014

  • DENNY L.

    Terrific idea having the Suncoast Tour boat open for seating. Everyone looked comfortable and relaxed while chowing down shish-ka-bob and Greek fixins. Thanks Mike and MJ for putting this on and giving us a place to hang out and plan kayaking adventures.

    April 13, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    We enjoyed putting this on for the Wet Dog tribe. Thanks so much for all the terrific support with the meetup group and the shop.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great location for me...a short bike ride on the Pinellas trail! I look forward to morning coffee on the deck (hint,hint Mike!).
    Great job decorating, MJ!

    April 13, 2014

  • Debbie W.

    This was my first time at a Wet Dogs meet up and it was fun. I met a lot of great people

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Deb! It's me, Sue! I was your "shade" for a while! Good to see you!

      April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great party. Lovely place to watch the sunset and talk about kayaking with friends!

    April 13, 2014

  • Susan H.

    Awesome grand opening of kayak rental and retail shop. Plenty of wonderful food and people were on board to help celebrate Wet Dogs newest location on the Tarpon sponge docks.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time! Nice to meet new people! Look forward to joining everyone for an event soon!

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike and Pat are magnets that attract a great group of people who seem so at home with each other. No one is a stranger at a Wet Dog meetup.

    April 13, 2014

  • SeminolePaddler

    Hard to find but I had a great time once I did. Thanks Mike and all the others who contributed so much. I hope your business does great!

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mike - I'm going to bring a grill.

    April 12, 2014

  • DENNY L.

    I'm bringing two guests to the grand opening. I guess that brings the number up to 62. Thanks for the heads up about the parking.

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    3 of my friends are coming also

    April 12, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Wet Dogs it may be a good idea to bring a camp chair with you.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Mike and Laurie L.

    Gonna miss a great party....but had other plans already....can't change.

    Enjoy!!

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sooo.... wish I could be there!! Out of town!

    April 11, 2014

  • Pat C.

    Sorry to miss this celebration, but sending my congrats to Mike and good vibes to all :)

    April 11, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Thanks Pat. Sorry you have to miss it.

      April 11, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Update on the event: It looks like were going to have about 60 people on our docks.

    Tribal Style band cannot make it to our event. Raul and Brother Pat are going to do the music from a laptop with PA system. We picked out some island music to play.

    If you want beer and wine bring cash there will be plenty on the Island Star Cruise boat.

    Parking is $5 all day across the street. If you get there in the evening you may park in front of River Side Grill for free if you find a spot.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    We still need the two grills for Saturday. If we can use them for this event it would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    April 10, 2014

    • Sue P

      Earl has an electric grill that I will ask him to bring. If I don't make it up there, please know I wish you all the success in the world & sooner or later I will make it up there to " Greektown!"

      April 10, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Thank you so much Sue, if Earl can bring his grill can he get there early say about 5pm?

      April 11, 2014

  • Debbie W.

    Looking forward to meeting you all and getting involved in kayaking more

    April 9, 2014

  • DENNY L.

    It's finally happening! Congrats. Can't wait to join the fun. I hope to add a few more to the RSVP after I spread the word. See you there.

    April 9, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Thanks everyone for all the support and well wishes. However we are needing a few things. Two larger grills maybe Smokey Joes or whatever for the shish k bobs, and maybe a volunteer or two for set up during the day.

    1 · April 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a fun time!
    Is there a phone number incase I get lost?

    April 7, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Anyone having trouble signing up for this event? I had a few members say they rsvp'd but couldn't get on the list. I have it as no wait list.

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrads on your new shop!

    March 27, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Thanks Wade, you all helped make this happen.

      April 7, 2014

  • SeminolePaddler

    No problem RSVPing today. Mike, I assume this will be a cash bar?

    March 29, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Cash bar on the Sun Line Cruise boat "Island Star"

      April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Mike.. Thanks for responding.. It says that the RSVP has been closed for this event..;) ?

    March 25, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Leah you can rsvp until the meetup starts. Not sure why it's saying that. Anyone else having trouble rsvping out there?

      March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great! Hey mike, are you running any tours Thursday or Friday, this week? Just me- so it would need to be if you have a few others booked. It is my spring break, I would love to get on the water with like minded folks.

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all.. I just got another email for the grand opening of the store yesterday but it says the meetup is full? Can you let me know if its because i need to be a paid member first?

    Thanks in advance

    March 25, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      Hello Leah, the meetup is no limit so it can't be full. Try to rsvp again and it should let you in. We do have a $25 fee to be a supporter of our group, but that shouldn't be a problem.

      March 25, 2014

  • Susan H.

    Will be awesome!

    March 24, 2014

  • Raul Reyes j.

    Sounds cool.. I look forward to being their .

    March 24, 2014

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  • Carolina M. +4
    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer
    Event Host
  • KETTY D.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Jodi
    "2014 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Mardie +1
    "2013 WDog Supporter" and 2013 Paddler of the Year
  • Patrick
    Brother in Arms
  • Tony +1
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Raul Reyes j.
    "Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Mary C.
    "2014 Paid Supporter"
  • earl s.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Chris M.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Sue P
    "2014 Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Bob D.
    "2014 Paid Supporter"
  • DENNY L. +2
    "2014 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Sherry C. +1
    "2012 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Julie S.
    "2015 Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Sandra W
    "2014 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Ken W. +1
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Susan H.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • SeminolePa­ddler
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
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