Posts Tagged ‘paddling’

Central East Florida Nature Tours

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Some folks travel to Central East Florida for Disney World. Some come here for Daytona Beach and the Kennedy Space Center. Still others come here for the nature. This blog is for the outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Florida kayaking

Imagine yourself on a paddling adventures in Central East Florida.

Kayak tours are a fantastic way to explore both coastal waters and inland waters. Try a romantic sunset paddle, or a moonlight cook-out and paddle. Consider an afternoon of kayak sailing; it’s a great way to cover more distance and pick up a little speed. Kayak the Jack Island Preserve area of the Indian River Lagoon or the quiet Sebastian river. Explore Blue Cypress Lake, home to many wonderful birds, or paddle around the Barrier Islands, home to dolphins and manatee. Any time in a kayak will be fun. See Tropical Kayak Tours¬†for more possibilities.

Stand up Paddle boarding is a fantastic way to feel fit and have fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or a novice–if you fall in, the water is warm. See what it’s like to walk on water in the company of dolphins and manatee. It could be one of those life-changing experiences. Please see Super Eco Adventures for specifics.

Honest John’s Fish Camp is a local treasure. The legacy of an honest man who loved to fish lives on here, run by his grandchildren. This is a good place to rent a fishing boat and learn about the local waters and fish. You’ll also see wonderful wildlife.

Come explore the quiet side of Florida. Get out in nature. Keep it real by lodging in a Melbourne Beach, Florida Bed and Breakfast.

 

 

Paddle Estero Bay

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Estero Bay is a large aquatic preserve south of Fort Myers, in Southwest Florida. The long, shallow waters are clean and clear, making it an ideal place to paddle. Mangrove islands dot the waters, providing habitat for manatee, dolphins, and numerous species of birds. Plan to visit Estero Bay the next time you stay in a Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfast.

The Great Calusa Blueway is a 190-mile long paddling trail in Southwest Florida, and the section through Estero Bay is ideal for experienced and novice paddlers alike.

Estero Bay thrills and delights its visitors. Explore the maze-like mangrove tunnels of Hell Peckney Bay and take moonlight paddles along the Imperial River. Picnic on the beach at Lovers Key State Park and enjoy a drink overlooking the bay at Flippers Grill. You can rough it or indulge in luxury when paddling Estero Bay.

It would be impossible to experience all Estero Bay has to offer in just one day; travelers who lodge at nearby Southwest Florida Bed and Breakfasts in Cape Coral or Bokeelia will have ample time to explore the many cultural, historical, and natural attractions of Estero Bay.

Estero Bay Historic Attractions:

  • Koreshan State Historic Site: location of a former utopian society.
  • Mound House: a Calusa Native American site, and the oldest home in the area.
  • Mound Key: an island with large shell middens.


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