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Paddling Central! The most active paddling group in South Florida. Check our schedule of upcoming club and community events. Visit Virginia Key Outdoor Center for daily rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, and surf skis. Offering self guided and group adventures in Miami, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne and South Florida. Call to schedule you're next great adventure. Check out the full moon paddleboarding and full moon kayaking groups events. Contact www.vkoc.net 786.224.4777

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

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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 - Beginner's Kayak Lessons | Private & Group

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

** Classes are available by appointment ONLY! For more dates and time visit https://www.vkoc.net/lessons-1/kayak-lessons/ ** Its not just push and pull. In fact its not that at all. Enjoy you time on the water and learn to paddle the right way. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely and potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. The Introduction to Kayaking course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level individuals in public, private, and commercial settings. #RATES: 1 - 2 Participants: $75.00 / per person (BYOB: $65) 3 - 6 Participants: $55.00 / per person (BYOB: $45) #COURSE LOCATION / VENUE The lesson will take place both on land at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center and in the sheltered saltwater lagoon across the street from it. The water will be flat as the lagoon is protected from the wind, waves, and outside boat traffic. The Lagoon is also within swimming distance of shore. #COURSE OBJECTIVES • Identify and Understand your equipment (Kayak types, parts, materials; paddles types, parts, hand positions, sizing) • Terminology: onside, offside, etc. • Car Topping: racks, tie downs, loading and unloading • Launching: from land or docks • Body Position - It shouldn't hurt to paddle. Maneuvers: ** Forward: Hull moves forward in a straight line. ** Forward Stopping: boat stops within a reasonable distance. ** Spin: (onside & offside) Hull pivots from standstill. ** Turn: Hull turns while underway. ** Sweeps ** Assisted Recues ** Self-Rescues #DURATION: It is a 1.5 hour class. #ASSESSMENT: Those interested in assessment, certification, and skills refinement will return on an agreed upon date (to be determined at class) Assessment or Skills Update sessions are $45 and last 2-3 hours #WHAT IS INCLUDED? - Kayak - Lifejacket & Paddle - Instructor - Free Parking #OTHER CLASSES: Interested in a private, semi-private, or want to schedule a group on a different date? Would you like your kids to get involved in outdoor activities? We have kid's SUP Lessons on appropriately sized boards and paddles. Give us a call at[masked] or email [masked] or visit our website at www.vkoc.net. We'll set it up for you.x ** Classes are available by appointment ONLY! For more dates and time visit https://www.vkoc.net/lessons-1/kayak-lessons/ **

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

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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 - Beginner's Kayak Lessons | Private & Group

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

** Classes are available by appointment ONLY! For more dates and time visit https://www.vkoc.net/lessons-1/kayak-lessons/ ** Its not just push and pull. In fact its not that at all. Enjoy you time on the water and learn to paddle the right way. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely and potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water. The Introduction to Kayaking course is designed as a short program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level individuals in public, private, and commercial settings. #RATES: 1 - 2 Participants: $75.00 / per person (BYOB: $65) 3 - 6 Participants: $55.00 / per person (BYOB: $45) #COURSE LOCATION / VENUE The lesson will take place both on land at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center and in the sheltered saltwater lagoon across the street from it. The water will be flat as the lagoon is protected from the wind, waves, and outside boat traffic. The Lagoon is also within swimming distance of shore. #COURSE OBJECTIVES • Identify and Understand your equipment (Kayak types, parts, materials; paddles types, parts, hand positions, sizing) • Terminology: onside, offside, etc. • Car Topping: racks, tie downs, loading and unloading • Launching: from land or docks • Body Position - It shouldn't hurt to paddle. Maneuvers: ** Forward: Hull moves forward in a straight line. ** Forward Stopping: boat stops within a reasonable distance. ** Spin: (onside & offside) Hull pivots from standstill. ** Turn: Hull turns while underway. ** Sweeps ** Assisted Recues ** Self-Rescues #DURATION: It is a 1.5 hour class. #ASSESSMENT: Those interested in assessment, certification, and skills refinement will return on an agreed upon date (to be determined at class) Assessment or Skills Update sessions are $45 and last 2-3 hours #WHAT IS INCLUDED? - Kayak - Lifejacket & Paddle - Instructor - Free Parking #OTHER CLASSES: Interested in a private, semi-private, or want to schedule a group on a different date? Would you like your kids to get involved in outdoor activities? We have kid's SUP Lessons on appropriately sized boards and paddles. Give us a call at[masked] or email [masked] or visit our website at www.vkoc.net. We'll set it up for you.x ** Classes are available by appointment ONLY! For more dates and time visit https://www.vkoc.net/lessons-1/kayak-lessons/ **

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Manatee Photo Safari - Kayak & Paddleboard Tour

Virginia Key Outdoor Center

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