Paddle to Dinner

Hello Wet Dogs,

As part of our Monthly Paddle to Dinner series, we're going to paddle to one of our favorite water side locations in Tampa Bay.  This months it's going to be" The Getaway" and "IC Sharks" located just west of Gandy Bridge.

After much research on where to put-in to make this a leisurely paddle for all skill types we discovered that Riviera Bay would be an ideal location to use.  We'll paddle across this small bay up to Weedon Island Pier and into the first few trails of the preserve.  Around trail 14 we'll cut out into the bay and paddle north past the power plant towards the west end of Gandy Causeway for our take out. 

We'll enjoy dinner at one of Tampa Bay's most Key West like venues on this night.  To make it easier and not have to paddle back.  ( we  would'nt be able to make it back through the trails with lower tide )  We'll do a car shuttle so you can enjoy your time at The Getaway and just drive home or to your cars from there. Paddle Difficulty - Beginners and up will enjoy this trip.  Approx.  6 mile paddle.

Location: There is no physical address but we're meeting at a boat ramp on the southern side of Riviera Bay, in St Pete at Bay St. NE and 88th AVe NE.  To make the paddle easier we're going to do a shuttle so we don't have to paddle back to our cars


JUST A REMINDER WE NOW HAVE A PADDLE SHOP LOCATED IN TARPON SPRINGS.  ALL WETDOG SUPPORTERS can ENJOY A 50% OFF kayak and SUP (stand up paddle board) rentals YEAR ROUND.

Cost:  $30 if renting a kayak (50% off if paid supporter) It is up to you to put in the correct amount.  FREE if bringing your own kayak or SUP

Bring:  Bug spray, money for dinner, water, sunscreen, light clothing, light for kayak, camera 

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  • Karen G

    I really needed this paddle. Haven't been in awhile and realized how much I miss it. The water was great, the weather was perfect and the company was awesome. Thanks everyone.

    July 31, 2014

  • Carolina M.

    Lisa and Bo, you may not get a kayak because you didn't pay for one for this trip yet. I'll bring the trailer, but we don't know your hts or wts so you may have to paddle a tandem kayak.

    July 31, 2014

  • Karen G

    Mike - would like to rent a kayak. Thanks.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can not make the paddle and would like to meet up for dinner. what time do you think the armada will be arriving at IC Shacks

    July 31, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      between 8:30 and 9pm just because we have to do a shuttle of cars.

      July 31, 2014

  • carol

    just got called in to work, missing another one :( enjoy!!

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the paddle. A couple of questions: How do you become a paid supporter? Is there anything I need to do if I'm renting a kayak? I have to drive by The Getaway, is anyone meeting there to shuttle to the launch spot?

    Thanks

    Bo

    July 21, 2014

    • Carolina M.

      upper left navigation under Membership Dues. Yep in your rsvp you can pay for the kayak (50%off if paid supporter) We will meet at the put-in then do a car shuttle.

      July 30, 2014

  • Jenny H.

    Please accept my apologies for the cancellation. Was so looking forward to this paddle tomorrow. However, work is getting in the way of play this week. Look forward to paddling with you soon. Hope you have a great time!

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live nearby so I'll kayak over.

    July 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I use my own kayak, is there space on your trailer to portage my kayak back to the car ?

    July 28, 2014

  • Lindsay

    PS I'll need to rent a kayak Thursday night

    July 27, 2014

  • Lindsay

    Hi you guys! It's been a while. Looking forward to seeing you again:)

    July 27, 2014

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  • Carolina M.
    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer
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  • Patrick
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  • Wes C
    "Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Ken W.
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • Karen G
    "2014 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
  • A former member
  • A former member

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