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Anclote River Paddle ROMPS (River of the month)

ROMPS trip (River of the Month Paddles)

We'll paddle the famous Anclote River located in nearby Tarpon Springs. Famous you say, it's the only river that has two eco systems. The river's northern side has a slightly different eco system then the southern side. We'll put-in at the Alt 19 bridge on the right near the Sponge Docks and paddle up the rivers meandering path and under US 19. Just past the highway we'll veer off to the left and paddle up to the even more famous "Anclote River Boat Club" If you've been there you probably laughed at that name, but that's what the bikers call it in these parts. The folks at the bar are always cordial to us, the music is great, and it has character. Its the only place I know of where if you order a beer on one end of the bar it may slide down the other end to your friend. Come join us and find out what we mean. Paddle difficulty: beginner and up paddle. Approx. 5 mile paddle. Kayaks available for rent.

We'll eat a late lunch on the sponge docks, but bring cash for a beer or two at the boat club.

Cost: $45 with kayak rental (includes all gear) FREE if you bring your own kayak.

Note: 2013 Wet Dog Supporters get 50% off of their kayak rental. Not a supporter? It's only $25/year and you get 50% off all rentals on half day trips and rentals and discounts at the Whistle Stop in Safety Harbor. In addition you get your name in the hat to win the new $1000 sea kayak at our Annual December Holiday Paddle and Party. Just ask Charles Holley who won the kayak in 2012.

Bring: Water, sunscreen, cash, water shoes or heel strap sandels NO FLIPFLOPS OR CROC due to oyster beds!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    had a blast

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We survived the "Anclote River Boat Club" and some really strong wind. Another excellent adventure.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had such a great time!

    February 17, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    Great paddle trip. Everyone got to learn what the Lee of the wind is really about.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great great great... OK challenging paddling into the wind but still great

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone, what an adventurous maiden voyage to launch my kayaking career.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    a great day with such a fantastic group of paddlers. What a wind though. WOW. Look forward to paddling again with such an awesome group. Thanks Mike for the great kayak I rented.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic day with a group of wonderful people!

    February 16, 2013

  • Pam

    Fun group of kayaker s . The wind sure made the trip a good work out .

    February 16, 2013

  • Pam

    Fun group of kayaker s . The wind sure made the trip a good work out .

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great trip, Mike. Thanks.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm lost

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a litle late

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a boat.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Concerned about the wind mixed with my experience

    February 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Inexperience

      February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wind & windchill advisory on weather channel. combined with my inexperience I think I ll pass. enjoy!!!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I can't go. I have come down with a terrible cold and have been down all day.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike, is "Jackson's Landing" a dock launch?? If so I am guessing he doesn't have that great system they installed at Upper Tampa Bay Park.

    February 15, 2013

    • Carolina M.

      Rudy, the launch is not a dock launch it's a rail launch. The area we're putting in at used to be a boat buidling business and they have rails going out into the water, at least the last time I was there.

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to weather conditions, is the trip still on?

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing 1 kayak need to rent 1

    February 15, 2013

  • Geza

    Since I have been sick, I think it is going to be too cold for me tomorrow.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Wet and cold"?? Between ( and 5 temps are predicted to range between 60 and 68, with only a 20% chance of rain.
    But it looks like it WILL be breezy. 20 to 30 mph out of the NW. But the river is somewhat sheltered. Wouldn't head out to Anclote Key tomorrow. 8-)

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Mike, sorry think me and my bro. are gunna wuss out here. Looking like it'll be kinda wet, cold and windy tomorrow. Gotta cancel, looking forward to next trip though :)

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, Didn't realize I'd be out of town.

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I nearly cut my fingertip off last night... Ouch!

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disappointed but can't make it. Hope you have fun :-)

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something has come up. Have a blast!!

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I have to cancel..hope to make the next one.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather permitting I'll be there. I will have my kayak.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing my own kayak

    February 13, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    Myself and my guest have our own kayaks.

    February 13, 2013

  • Carolina M.

    PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE NEEDING A KAYAK OR BRINGING YOUR OWN KAYAK IN YOUR RSVPS! It helps us at a glance to see who's status is what instead of having to always go to the members profile to find out what you need, then seeing that the profile isn't filled out, makes us guess on whether you need a kayak or not.

    February 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, Mike. I failed to mention it on my RSVP but I have boats for myself and my guest. No rental needed. Thanks.

      February 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have my own kayak

      February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got it...nevermind :b

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bring our lunch or we going to Ms. Vickies, Rusty Bellies...or 'The Boat Club' (LOL)

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just found out I'm moving that day so can't make this trip, but looking forward to living in Safety Harbor!!

    November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike, I would like to rent a sit-on kayak if possible. Thanks.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to cancel

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Both have our own kayaks

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going out of town for the holiday!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will need to rent a kayak please. PAID

    February 9, 2013

  • Geza

    Mike, around what time do you think we may be back from the paddle and hitting the sponge docks for lunch?

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have a kayak

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have my own Kayak

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in need of more than one spot. How many have become available?

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing 1 kayak need to rent 1

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    4 of us would like to be onthe wait list. I wil be visitng from boston. cell 5083643461. Thanks Kelley

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    how soon do I need to sign up??

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to rent

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My folks are visiting. Say "Hi" to the boat club for me.

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I paid my Wet Dog Supporter fee tonight, will that be for 2013 since it is almost December? Also, I don't see where I am a member yet.

    November 27, 2012

    • Carolina M.

      Ronda the supporter fee is optional. Its FREE to join the group. If you pay the fee it will be good till January (you will get your name in the hat to win the kayak if present at the Holiday Lights Paddle) If you want to take advantage of the benefits in 2013 you'll have to make another payments. Hope that helps.

      November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Mike. I will be sure to pay for 2013 right after the holidays! Provided that is okay?!?! I am really looking forward to kayaking in 2013! :)

      December 16, 2012

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    "Chief of the Wet Dog Tribe", Organizer
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  • Pam
    "2013 Paid Wet Dog Supporter"
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