It's time to watch the Full Moon rise! And what better way to do it than from your kayak or paddleboard.
REGISTER ONLINE AT:
Pre-Event (up to 4-hours before event start time)
$35 Single Kayak or Paddleboard
$65 Double Kayak
$15 Bring your own kayak or paddleboard (life jacket & lights required)
Additional $5 per person for onsite/day of event registration
REGISTER EARLY**Onsite (event day) reservations are additional $5 per person
**Online reservations close 4-hours before event start time
All rental kayaks and paddleboards include paddles, life jackets and light.
TIME & PLACE:
Meet at Virginia Key Outdoor Center on Virginia Key at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled event start (launch) time. Yes, we are in Miami but please do not be late. We will have to leave without you. Boats wet 1/2 hour before launch.
SUNSET & MOON RISE TIMES:
June 9th Launch 7:30 pm Sunset 8:11 pm Moonrise 8:21 pm
June 10th Launch 8:00 pm Sunset 8:12 pm Moonrise 9:10 pm
June 11th Launch 8:00 pm Sunset 8:12 pm Moonrise 9:57 pm
July 8th Launch 7:30 pm Sunset 8:16 pm Moonrise 7:55 pm
July 9th Launch 7:30 pm Sunset 8:15 pm Moonrise 8:41 pm
August 7th Launch 7:30 pm Sunset 8:02 pm Moonrise 8:06 pm
August 8th Launch 7:30 pm Sunset 8:02 pm Moonrise 8:48 pm
Meet at least 1 hour before launch at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center on Virginia Key. SHARP means not Miami time for those of us on alternate time zones ; ) It's only fair to those that arrive promptly.
This means boats are wet at least 1/2 hour before we leave the lagoon (LAUNCH).
We will be returning in the dark, lights are required for this paddle.
We may stop on the beach by the cove for a special viewing of the big glowing moon. Bring your cameras! You will absolutely understand why Miami is called the Magic City!
Lights are required for these paddles. No lights, no paddle, it's the law. PFD/Life Jackets are also required.
This paddle is suitable for experienced beginners.
Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Surf Skis are available for rent through Virginia Key Outdoor Center.
ALL Rentals include paddle and life jacket, whistle, light. You must bring your own light if you are NOT renting.
RESERVATIONS available online at www.vkoc.net (http://www.vkoc.net/)
****Advanced Reservations Required****
Virginia Key Outdoor Center
3801 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
From the mainland, head towards Key Biscayne on the Rickenbacker Causeway
Go past the toll plaza and the the Powell Bridge (tall bridge)
Continue to the light at MAST Academy
Take your first left immediately after the MAST Academy Light
(there is NO light, just a turn lane)
Look for a brown and gold sign on the fence and Green gatehouse
Continue to gate and let them know you are here for the kayak and paddleboard trip
Continue towards the right fork of the road for approx 1.25 mi.
At the end of the road make a left and quick right
Follow signs to Virginia Key Outdoor Center on your left, lagoon is on your right
PARKING Please park in the VKOC parking lot.
THE NITTY GRITTY:
This paddle is operated by Virginia Key Outdoor Center. We will stay together and share the evening. Each participant is responsible for his or her own equipment, safety and enjoyment. Bring a friendly attitude and you are sure to enjoy the evening.
See you on the water!
WHAT TO BRING:
A towel and dry change of clothes are recommended. Creature comforts, waterproof camera, bug repellent.
Soft drinks, snacks, insect repellent, and lights are also available from the park store.
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.
See you on the water!
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