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This group is about outdoor activities - kayak, standup paddleboarding, mountain bike, or hiking/running. All events are held at nearby parks.

Our most popular events are our is the night time paddling during the Full Moon, Sunset Paddles, Manatee vieweing trips in the winter and spring, and bioluminescent paddles all summer. Special events are always in the mix with Fireworks Viewing on July 4th and New Year's Eve. Hold your birthday party outdoors! It's fun and catering is available too.

With the best Mountain Bike Trail on Virginia Key we teach riding skills from beginners to advanced. Or come by for a bike repair clinic. Our certified mechanics offer tune-ups at a great rate. Ride, drop it off, pick it up in a day or two, and ride again!

Great way to enjoy the outdoors. Outdoor adventurers of all levels are welcome! We invite all walks of life and especially those that can share their travel stories. All trips are staffed by professionally trained tour guides. The Meetups are open to the public. Most members do not have their own gear and can rent from Virginia Key Outdoor Center (http://www.vkoc.net).

Advance registration (online at www.vkoc.net) are required on all events. Even FREE events we appreciate you sign up first.

So come enjoy the great outdoors.

Próximos eventos (5)

VKOC - Coastal Photo Safari | Day Time Kayak & Paddleboard Tour

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##About Grab your camera. Grab your sunscreen. Grab a cooler and let's go! Discover Miami’s coastal habitat. There is life of all shapes and sizes living in the sand, rocks, and sea grass beds of Virginia Key Beach North Point Park. Experience this spectacular habitat first hand from your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. We may stop at a beach or sandbar along the ask (subject to tide levels) This is a lighthearted, relaxing, fun paddle for all ages and skill levels. BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ Participants can expect to see things such as: - Sea urchin - Starfish - Variety of fish - Sea birds and coastal birds - Manatees - Eagle rays, and - Giant iguanas - Dolphins Locals have always known about Virginia Key. One of few remaining natural areas in South Florida, Virginia Key has always been a local favorite for those in the know. Wrap up your morning on Lamar Lake with a tour of our lagoon. A nursery for numerous ocean species this salt water lagoon is home manatees, fish, birds, and event the occasional dolphin visit. Discover Virinia Key, Miami's best kept secret from your kayak or paddleboard. Enjoy Miami like a tourist ; ) After all we live here. **What to Wear:** Wear water shoes, or closed toe shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Be ready to get wet as we may wade as far as waist deep to view the creatures. Bring a change of clothes for after and towel. **Tour Includes** - FREE parking for registered participants in the VKOC lot ($8 at the master meter) - Guided Tour - Souvenir photos (shared electronically) - Private bathrooms and outdoor showers - Parking in the VKOC lot - Fun is FREE if you let it happen **Customary gratuity of 15%-20% is not included.** Beverages, telephone cases, and snacks are available for purchase from our shop. ____________________ ##Rates - **Paddleboards:** $45 - **Single Kayaks:** $45 - **Double Kayaks:** $85 BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ ____________________ ##Duration 2-2.5 hours ***Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to your scheduled event time*** ____________________

VKOC - Coastal Photo Safari | Day Time Kayak & Paddleboard Tour

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##About Grab your camera. Grab your sunscreen. Grab a cooler and let's go! Discover Miami’s coastal habitat. There is life of all shapes and sizes living in the sand, rocks, and sea grass beds of Virginia Key Beach North Point Park. Experience this spectacular habitat first hand from your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. We may stop at a beach or sandbar along the ask (subject to tide levels) This is a lighthearted, relaxing, fun paddle for all ages and skill levels. BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ Participants can expect to see things such as: - Sea urchin - Starfish - Variety of fish - Sea birds and coastal birds - Manatees - Eagle rays, and - Giant iguanas - Dolphins Locals have always known about Virginia Key. One of few remaining natural areas in South Florida, Virginia Key has always been a local favorite for those in the know. Wrap up your morning on Lamar Lake with a tour of our lagoon. A nursery for numerous ocean species this salt water lagoon is home manatees, fish, birds, and event the occasional dolphin visit. Discover Virinia Key, Miami's best kept secret from your kayak or paddleboard. Enjoy Miami like a tourist ; ) After all we live here. **What to Wear:** Wear water shoes, or closed toe shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Be ready to get wet as we may wade as far as waist deep to view the creatures. Bring a change of clothes for after and towel. **Tour Includes** - FREE parking for registered participants in the VKOC lot ($8 at the master meter) - Guided Tour - Souvenir photos (shared electronically) - Private bathrooms and outdoor showers - Parking in the VKOC lot - Fun is FREE if you let it happen **Customary gratuity of 15%-20% is not included.** Beverages, telephone cases, and snacks are available for purchase from our shop. ____________________ ##Rates - **Paddleboards:** $45 - **Single Kayaks:** $45 - **Double Kayaks:** $85 BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ ____________________ ##Duration 2-2.5 hours ***Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to your scheduled event time*** ____________________

VKOC - Miami's Best Full Moon Kayak & SUP Tour

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RSVP @ https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ ##Rates - **SUPs/Stand Up Paddleboards: ** $45 - **Single Kayaks: ** $45 - **Double Kayaks: ** $85 - **BYOB pp (Bring Your Own Boat/Board/Bike | Book One per Person):** $25 ________________ ##About Discover why Miami is called the Magic City! Enjoy a spectacular night under the starts. We will be paddling out to enjoy a spectacular sunset and watch the Miami Skyline light up! The City lights glimmer as do the stars above the Miami Skyline and Port of Miami. We will then start our way back to the Outdoor Center and watch the Full Moon rise before us. The Moonlight will guide our way back to the Outdoor Center. ________________ **CAN I BRING MY OWN KAYAK/BOARD/CANOE? ** Yes, you can! Please be sure to RSVP ahead of time by selecting the BYOB option. All crafts are required to have a coastguard approved light. Each person on the craft must have a lifejacket accessible to them. Children are REQUIRED by law to have them all. Lights and Lifejackets are required for these paddles. No lights/lifejackets, no paddle, it's the law. All BYOBs must be set up by the launch at least 20 minutes before start time. **TIME & PLACE: ** Meet at Virginia Key Outdoor Center, 3801 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. Please arrive at least 30-minutes before your event start time. Late arrivals are non-refundable. **DIFFICULTY: ** This paddle is suitable for experienced beginners. Conditions will determine the length and final route. Not recommended for first-time paddle boarding or kayaking. We will paddle at a leisurely pace. **DESTINATION: ** Final destination and route are subject to weather. The lagoon is always sheltered, and the creek is calm. We'll paddle to Norris Cut and either the beachside or the port. Both are spectacular at night. It will be dark so please, stay together. We'll make a stop on the water along the way from which we can enjoy the sights. **AFTER PADDLE? ** Absolutely. Bring something for the grill, a beverage, and a dry change of clothes. Bring something to share and be prepared to chill with new and old friends. Dominoes, music, view the lovely night sky... If you drink, you must drink responsibly. We do not sell or serve alcohol. Beer and wine are ok, but you must bring your own. Hard liquor is not welcome. Soft drinks, snacks, insect repellent, and lights are available from the park store. **RENTALS:** Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Surf Skis are available for rent through Virginia Key Outdoor Center. All Rentals include kayak/paddleboard, paddle, life jacket, and light. RESERVATIONS call Virginia Key Outdoor Center at[masked] or e-mail [masked] **LOCATION:** Virginia Key Outdoor Center 3801 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149 P. [masked] www.vkoc.net **DIRECTIONS:** For detailed directions please visit vkoc.net/directions **PARKING:** Please park in the VKOC parking lot. **WHAT TO BRING:** Your boat, your paddle, your PFD (which you will wear), lights for night paddling, drinks, and snack food, bug spray is recommended just in case. Don't forget your camera and cheerful disposition. Virginia Key Outdoor Center operates this paddle. We will stay together and share the evening. Each participant is responsible for his or her equipment, safety, and enjoyment. Bring a friendly attitude, and you are sure to enjoy the evening. See you on the water! RSVP @ https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/

VKOC - Coastal Photo Safari | Day Time Kayak & Paddleboard Tour

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##About Grab your camera. Grab your sunscreen. Grab a cooler and let's go! Discover Miami’s coastal habitat. There is life of all shapes and sizes living in the sand, rocks, and sea grass beds of Virginia Key Beach North Point Park. Experience this spectacular habitat first hand from your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. We may stop at a beach or sandbar along the ask (subject to tide levels) This is a lighthearted, relaxing, fun paddle for all ages and skill levels. BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ Participants can expect to see things such as: - Sea urchin - Starfish - Variety of fish - Sea birds and coastal birds - Manatees - Eagle rays, and - Giant iguanas - Dolphins Locals have always known about Virginia Key. One of few remaining natural areas in South Florida, Virginia Key has always been a local favorite for those in the know. Wrap up your morning on Lamar Lake with a tour of our lagoon. A nursery for numerous ocean species this salt water lagoon is home manatees, fish, birds, and event the occasional dolphin visit. Discover Virinia Key, Miami's best kept secret from your kayak or paddleboard. Enjoy Miami like a tourist ; ) After all we live here. **What to Wear:** Wear water shoes, or closed toe shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Be ready to get wet as we may wade as far as waist deep to view the creatures. Bring a change of clothes for after and towel. **Tour Includes** - FREE parking for registered participants in the VKOC lot ($8 at the master meter) - Guided Tour - Souvenir photos (shared electronically) - Private bathrooms and outdoor showers - Parking in the VKOC lot - Fun is FREE if you let it happen **Customary gratuity of 15%-20% is not included.** Beverages, telephone cases, and snacks are available for purchase from our shop. ____________________ ##Rates - **Paddleboards:** $45 - **Single Kayaks:** $45 - **Double Kayaks:** $85 BOOK AT https://www.vkoc.net/book-now/guided-tours/ ____________________ ##Duration 2-2.5 hours ***Please arrive at least 30-minutes prior to your scheduled event time*** ____________________

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