What you'll do
Meet up with me at Bonita Dog Beach for a semi-private paddle board, picnic and play adventure* on the gulf inlet at the southern tip of Lover's Key paddle boarding to areas you might miss or be nervous about paddling to on your own. We start with safety tips, sizing your paddle and learn the best way to get on a board. We'll get comfortable on the boards to explore the gulf inlet and paddle to the private Island or the end of of Lover's Key to walk on the beach. We will have a mid-morning snack and then explore the mangrove bays of Lovers Key, enjoy lunch on the Inlet point opposite Dog Beach watching the antics then paddle across to Dog Beach to float or sit on the boards and visit with the dogs. I will personally photograph and video your adventure. It's like Gilligan said "the 3 hour tour", maybe 4! You may see sea birds, pear whelk, sand dollars, dolphin and of course dogs at play in the water. If the water is warm we may see manatees. I will customize the route in accordance to the weather conditions and your group’s experience level. *This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in good physical condition without any recent surgery, heart condition, pregnancy, disability or injury. You should know how to swim, (or wear a life vest if you do not) and feel comfortable in water. We cannot guarantee you will not fall off the board
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
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- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
I founded Sea Dog Eco Tours because I am passionate about hosting the kind of water adventure I would enjoy. What does that mean for you? It means I can manage the tides and navigation for you as well as help you get comfortable with paddle boarding as we soak up the sun and get closer to nature. We will explore the beautiful beaches and bays in search of sea creatures while immersing ourselves in the experience. I have been boating all my life and in love with paddle boarding in 2011. I'm a certified paddle board instructor with PaddleFit & the World Paddle Association including SUP Yoga. I moved to Florida and gave up co-owning an Outfitters in Michigan to full-fill my dream of living on a sailboat where I can paddle board everyday.
Powerbars or Granola Bars for Snacks. A fruit & nut mix with chips and a wrap for Lunch.
Drinks provided. Choose from Energy Drinks, Juice and Water. You may also bring pop or other non-alcoholic beverages on the…
Paddle board, leash, life jacket and whistle. Digital Photography taken by guide on iPhone, Camera or Go Pro.
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Where you'll be
Explore the Southern inlet beach and inner mangrove lined harbors of Lover's Key, the private Big Hickory Island Beach and the beautiful sandy bottom swimming area at Bonita Dog Beach. We'll stop for a snack mid morning, later we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the inlet point across from Dog Beach.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 3 guests ages 11 and up can attend. For this tour Guests do not have to know how to paddle however they should be use to an athletic activity like hiking, walking, or a sport.
Because it's your special adventure please feel free to contact me with custom requests. Also please plan a 4 hour window of time for the tour just in case we are having too much fun.
Paddle Board Adventure With Dogs