After a long day at work, we believe the best way to unwind is by taking a sunset kayak paddle. Our guides select these adventures from among our many routes based on the time of year and what wildlife may be active in certain areas.
We will launch before the sun goes down and enjoy the quietness of the evening. Then we’ll watch the sun get big in the sky as it slowly sinks into the west. Another advantage of this tour is a lot of animals start to come back out to forage and get their “day” started. During the summer, one of our routes is particularly spectacular since the banks of the river light up with millions of fireflies. Seeing these insects light up the night is an experience that you will talk about for many years to come.
This paddle also serves as the basis for our famous and incredibly awesome meteor shower paddles. Shooting stars are the remnants of comets. As these small rocks and dust particles enter Earth’s atmosphere they begin to burn up causing the phenomena we call shooting or falling stars. Even on nights without a meteor storm, we see as many as a dozen or so a hour, but on nights when the Earth passes through comet trails, that number increases to several dozen per hour. The next meteor shower is the Perseids peaking on August 12-13. Meteors should be on the increase from around July 23rd until the peak, then tapering off until around August 20th. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this celestial event from a kayak!
About this paddle
This paddle requires no previous experience and is suitable for everyone. Like all our tours, nothing is scripted, and we don’t have the ability to call animals out on demand. Sometimes (often times) we get to see an amazing assortment of Florida wildlife in their natural environment. However, this being nature, nothing is guaranteed.
What to bring, what’s provided
What’s provided: Kayak, personal floatation device (PFD), paddle, drinking water, and chemical lights.
What to bring: bug spray of your choosing, beverages (other than water (please note: no alcohol during the tour)), shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting wet.
2 1/2 Hour Tours Tuesday – Sunday 6:30 pm – 9 pm