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New Event: Homosassa River Manatee Trip

From: Carolina M.
Sent on: Monday, January 14, 2008 10:44 PM
Announcing a new event for Tampa Bay Outdoors Online!

What: Homosassa River Manatee Trip (Rescheduled do to weather cancelation)

When: Sunday, February 3, 10:00 AM

Event fee: USD45.00 per person if renting

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Welcome anyone who loves nature and paddling

Why: Get close up to this gentle giant of Florida. Kayaking is the best way to see these endangered treasures.

Event Description: Join us on this Fun, Exciting Treasure of Florida.
Homosassa River is famous for two things; manatee's and the people who come to
view them. And during the winter months of December to March, you can expect
to find plenty of both. The freshwater spring fed river is a favorite wintering spot for the West Indian Manatee.


Paddle Difficulty:?An easy paddle for the beginner and up.?Kayaks available for rent.


Where:?McRae's Motel and Boat ramp off Yulee Drive (CR 490) Homosassa, FL (about 1 1/2 hrs?drive from St. Petersburg, FL.?Plan for traffic on US 19. )

Cost:?Only $45.00/ person if renting a kayak (includes all gear and guide fee)?$15?if you have your own kayak.?(includes guide fee)


Note: We'll eat lunch near the manatee viewing area. Also join us after the paddle for dinner at the Monkey Bar Restaurant located next to the McRae's Hotel on the water.

Directions: Travel North on US 19 to the town of Homosassa Springs and turn west on Yulee Drive (County Road 490). Take left at stop sign and follow signs to the Yulee Sugar Mill ruins.?Stay on Yulee until reaching MacRae's Motel. A boat ramp and dock are available to the public at no charge. (parking is down the street from Hotel.)


Save time on travel and take the Sun Coast Highway towards Homosassa.
(about a half hour time saved compared to US 19)


Things to bring:?Lunch, water, camera, sunscreen, appropriate kayaking clothing, water shoes or
sandals.

Call us on our cell at[masked] if questions, but keep in mind reception is spotty near this area.?

Learn more here:
http://kayaking.meetup.com/182/calendar/7115081/

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