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Bioluminescent Paddle

  • Aug 22, 2014 · 8:15 PM
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We will NOT be meeting at the bridge in Titusville, instead we will be meeting at Old Florida Grill and Oyster House.  The address is 5370 U.S. 1, Cocoa, FL 32927.  (Some GPSs require you to type in 5370 N Hwy 1, Cocoa, Fl.) but it is the same location. 

We are meeting at 7:00 sharp for dinner then launching at a private launch area close by. Launch will be at 8:15 PM.  PLEASE indicate in the comment section if you will be joining us for dinner as reservations must be made.

A reminder that you will be required to wear a PFD and a whistle.  You will also need two glow sticks, one on front and one on back of your vessel.  (These can be purchased at Dollar Tree stores for $1.00.per pair).  A headlamp is useful when loading and unloading yaks but please do not use them when on the water as it disrupts the bioluminescence viewing of others.

We have a limited number of yaks available for members, so if we are providing a yak for you please be courteous and give advanced notice if you need to cancel. 

Mosquito bug spray is suggested. You may also want to bring water or another favorite beverage.  :-)

The event typically lasts around 2 -3 hrs.

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  • Alex G.

    Thanks for a great time, Danno. This is one of my favorite of the year.

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got back home and sadly &:-( won't be going. I got to Pineda Csway and strap thumping. It wasn't the yak but when I started back up it was under hood. A big belt came off. I was able to get all the way home thank God, prayer answered, before it completely died in front of house. Neighbor jumped so I could get in driveway. Monday back to the garage &:-(

    August 23, 2014

  • Jim D.

    Danno, Thanks again for a great paddle. I don't know very many coordinators who would continue leading paddles with broken ribs...feel better soon.

    2 · August 23, 2014

    • Adam T.

      My pleasure ... it's what Adams are for :P

      1 · August 23, 2014

    • Patrick

      Thank you Danno, I had a great time! I look forward to join the group again.

      1 · August 23, 2014

  • Julieta

    Fabulous experience. The bio-lum stronger in some parts than others, specially in the shallow edges, where we could see the fish darting and jumping about. In the dark it was a little unsettling at first, but soon one becomes acquainted with this phenomenon. The paddles splashing, the droplets, even the waves crashing on shore gave a bluish glow, hard to capture in photos, but totally marvelous to experience. The water was so warm and all the heat rising was feeling like a sauna at times, but as one paddled one could feel the breeze from land. The food and the service at the Old Florida Grill was great too, fresh, tasty, quick and friendly service. Was a really great outing and a great experience to paddle with the slackers.

    2 · August 23, 2014

    • Rachael D.

      Encantada Julieta :-)

      1 · August 23, 2014

    • Julieta

      Mucho gusto seniorita, es pero verla otra vez muy pronto!

      1 · August 23, 2014

  • Rachael D.

    We are very lucky to witness this natural phenomenon. . Many Thanks to Danno for scouting the area, planning the paddles, and sharing the light.

    2 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing these very special paddles, Danno! Enjoyed it all.

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome experience this was. Thank you Danno for doing this paddle. And thanks to all the other slackers for being so welcoming to us. Really enjoyed meeting you all and paddling with you.

    2 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to tonight and add me to the dinner reservation.

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Danno. I had a great time.

    August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno, thanks again for a great time.

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in for dinner Danno. (Btw, Walmart has glow sticks for 50 cents each.)

    2 · August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We bought ours at Dollar Tree. Easier getting in and out than Walmart.

      August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno, thank you SOOOO much! Casey and I had an amazing time. Couldn't believe the glowing fish zooming all around us in the dark. So wonderful!

    2 · August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Evie, if you still have an extra kayak available for Saturday night, my friend, Gail, needs one and it would be great to use yours, if still available. Please let me know. Thanks... Alex. cell:[masked]

    August 22, 2014

  • Moira O

    Danno - do you have any single yaks still available? My daughter is a maybe attendee. If there aren't any left, I can give up my +1 spot.

    August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome. Put me down for one rental....looking forward to it...I'll pay tonight

      August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am sorry. I am trying to rsvp for Saturday night. Is there still a yak available for rent tomorrow. Ooops. my bad.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there !!! I'm at Manatee Hammock campground with the Fort Myers group...

    2 · August 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too

      August 22, 2014

    • Shari

      Do you have room to share your site? Thx. I have my own tent and stuff.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno, I won't make it for dinner, where are we meeting after y'all finish?

    August 22, 2014

    • Danno

      Meet us at the Restaurant Mauri. There is an empty private lot on the North side of the restaurant where we will be launching.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,
    I'm interested in the trip tomorrow night. Do I need a kayak?

    August 21, 2014

    • Danno

      I will bring a yak for you Jeff. In the upper left of the Slacker home page there is a red tab that says Pay Online.

      August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should have my dues paid online this morning

      1 · August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno, I hope this is not a problem but can my husband, Tom also come to dinner? That would be Me(Kate), Casey (both paddling) and Tom (not paddling because he hurt his back a little bit, but he wants to do some future events.) Thank You!

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really wanted to go but something came up. Hope to do it before to late

    August 22, 2014

  • Jim D.

    Great, I made it off the wait list.
    Danno please add me to the list for dinner.

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter Casey (22) and I (Kate) will be doing dinner and the paddle and bringing our own kayaks.

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danno. Surprise visit from my daughter. Can I bring her as a plus one? She will also join us for dinner.

    August 21, 2014

    • Danno

      Yes Bobby bring her along.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss. Someone can have my spot.

    August 21, 2014

  • Rachael D.

    Howdy Danno, Do you still have any yaks available for Friday's paddle?

    August 20, 2014

    • Rachael D.

      Possibly. My original plus 1 won't be coming. I currently have a maybe plus 1 that would need a yak.

      August 20, 2014

    • Rachael D.

      No need to rent a kayak, but thank you so much anyway. I found a taker for my plus one spot and we will be using her double kayak.

      1 · August 21, 2014

  • Julieta

    Hello Danno, I don't know how I ended up on both lists! I originally signed for paddle and reserved dinner for Sat. However, since we are on Friday's list, can we switch dinner and paddle for Friday and let somebody else take our spots on Saturday?

    August 20, 2014

    • Danno

      Absolutely Julieta... See you on Fri then.

      August 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Add me to the dinner list, Danno. It'll be great to meet everyone!

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Danno

      will do Julie...

      August 20, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Hi Danno- I just wanted to clarify - I (plus 1 ) will be attending on August 23 - I just got a conformation for Aug. 22 also, please take me off the list for Aug 22. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

    August 19, 2014

    • Danno

      Will do Kathryn... see you on Saturday.

      August 20, 2014

  • Danno

    Hey folks.... Friday will be here soon and I'm looking forward to a great paddle. Just a reminder though...If you are signed up as GOING and are not able to attend, please change your RSVP as we still have many on the Wait list. Thanks, Danno :-)

    August 19, 2014

  • Patrick

    Is it too late to join for dinner?

    August 18, 2014

    • Danno

      Not at all Patrick... see you there.

      August 18, 2014

    • Patrick

      Great see you Friday.

      August 18, 2014

  • tina

    Would have loved to seen bioluminescence have opportunity to go to Philadelphia and meet my new grandchild

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • lois v.

    thanks everyone for your help, I found the campground by searching for Manatee Hammock Campground. 25.00 a night, plus tax, no discounts on week-ends. I'll call tomorrow and reserve a space . Is anyone else camping there?

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • Linda S

      yes...however I am with another meetup group.

      May 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am also camping with a few other meetup groups at the campground for the same paddle.

      August 14, 2014

  • Nona

    Have to cancel so I can move on Sat. Early :(

    August 14, 2014

  • lois v.

    Danno, I have 2 yaks and we will spend the night with Tina.

    August 12, 2014

    • Danno

      Sounds good Lois. Look forward to seeing you. :-)

      August 12, 2014

  • Lynn H.

    I'm in for dinner. If anyone from the Orlando area wants to carpool let me know.

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • lois v.

    Put me down for two for dinner and paddle. how much notice will you need if I have to cancel because of my daughter?

    August 11, 2014

    • Danno

      Thanks Lois.. Cancellation time for dinner isn't real critical. Does she have her own yak?

      August 12, 2014

  • Laura

    Count me in for dinner!

    1 · August 11, 2014

  • tina

    I and a guest would like to join you for dinner Dano

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Alex G.

    Two for dinner Danno.

    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Moira O

    I will need to rent a kayak for my +1. Is it possible to rent a tandem and then I won't have to haul mine over? Thanks, Moira

    August 9, 2014

  • Sheila B

    Kim and I would like to join you for dinner. Danno, make sure you wear your pretty bracelet :)

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend Karen and I are both in for dinner, thanks. Look forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · August 9, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Anyone heard anything about how good the bioluminescence is this year? Some years seem better than others. Thanks.

    July 27, 2014

    • Danno

      I've been going out every weekend and it has been excellent Carolyn.

      1 · August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy to get a spot on this special paddle! Will I be able to rent a kayak, possibly two?

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Danno, my guest and I will need to rent two single kayaks. Is the cost $30 each? Would you prefer we pay in advance? Thanks for all your help.

      June 20, 2014

    • Danno

      yes Pat 30 each. I will collect the night of however if one or both should cancel please let me know in advance. Thank You.

      June 21, 2014

  • Clare

    I am going with a Fort Myers group. I hope to see all of you around.

    June 16, 2014

  • Kathryn

    On the wait list (for both dates). Hoping to get one of the slots if one opens up. Is there a way to see how many are ahead of me? I have been waiting for this one!

    April 30, 2014

    • Danno

      Kathryn.. We will do our best to be sure everyone gets the opportunity to participate, even if we have to post more events. It's often dependent on the bio activity.

      May 1, 2014

    • Kathryn

      Thanks! I understand, can't control nature. :)

      May 1, 2014

  • lois v.

    Oh, I am on the waiting list so I'll wait and see if I move up to the accepted list, before I make a reservation.

    April 30, 2014

  • lois v.

    I tried the link for the campground, but it didn't know what I wanted? Do you have a telephone #? I would like to camp near by \. It would make my trip so much easier.

    April 30, 2014

  • Danno

    Peggy... A link for Manatee Hammock Campgrounds. US-1 Titusville.
    A clean little campground located central to many area points of interest. http://www.brevardcounty.us/Par...­

    • A link for some area Hotels in Titusville. https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=...­

    I've heard good reviews from others who stayed at the Days Inn, and the Quality inn on the corner of I-95 and SR 50

    April 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Danno, I changed to the Sept 27th Saturday night paddle, but will look into the campground. I have heard this was a great trip, cannot wait.

      1 · April 29, 2014

  • Danno

    NOTICE - If you have Not paid your annual membership dues, please do so now or you will be moved to the waitlist to make room for paid members to attend. If you have paid and do not see a "SLACKER 14" under your name please contact Sam. Otherwise you will need to pay to attend our events. Thank You and we look forward to seeing everyone on the water. :-)

    April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun time, I have not been able to do any trips with the group yet, so be great to meet you all. Has anyone done this trip before? I know I will not be driving back any suggestions on where to stay?

    April 29, 2014

    • amy

      If the bio is active, this will be the most amazing paddle you will ever do.

      April 29, 2014

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    Slacker17,
    Event Host
  • Donald
    Slacker17, Loyal Subject, Assistant Organizer
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  • Alex G. +1
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  • Laura
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  • Patrick
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  • Rachael D. +1
    Slacker17
  • Jim D.
    Slacker17
  • Julieta +1
    Slacker17
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