Meander past majestic homes and limestone bluff. Manatee are not uncommon, nor are Egrets, Ibis, and giant Iguanas. Fish swim by beneath a canopy of old native Florida trees. It's the Gables Waterway!
Depending on wind and tides we may head towards the Biltmore or towards Biscayne Bay and Tahiti Beach. Bring your kayak, canoe or SUP for a wonderful Sunday morning on our very own South Florida Waterways.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Excellent for first time and experienced paddlers.
Distance: Approx. 5 miles Roundtrip
Time: Approx. 3.0 Hours
Parking: Please drop off your boat and gear and park. The launch site is small. A few street spots are available across the street; plenty of parking is available at the metered lot about a block away. Be sure you do not obstruct traffic please.
Required Gear: Boat or Board, Life Jacket, Paddle, Whistle, paddling appropriate clothing and appropriate footwear (no flip flops)
Recommended Gear: Sunblock, Waterproof Camera, Drinks, Snacks, Bug Spray (just in case)
Rentals: Rentals are available from The Paddle House. Single Kayak $25, Tandem/Double $35, Paddleboard $30. Advanced reservations required. Call The Paddle House at (786)[masked] or stop on by to reserve your boat and pick-up some lights. We're at 2753 SW 27th Ave. on the corner of SW 27th Ave and 28th Lane, between Shell Lumber and US1.
The fine print:
By participating in any of our paddles you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety and for your equipment; as well as the safety and equipment of your guests. It is important for everyone that each participant be prepared for the trip. Please use your discretion and best judgment when joining an outing. Be sure you are up to the paddle -- physically, mentally and that your equipment is appropriate for the intended trip. All night paddles require lights; even for rentals or borrowed boats. PFD and whistles are required. Intermediate to Advanced Paddles are for those who have substantial experience, skill, and solid knowledge of boat handling and self-rescues. Kayaking has inherent risks. Often, we are the smallest boats on the water. We each individually assume these risks each time we go out on the water. With all that being said, we all look forward to yet another great day on the water.
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