Paddle Boarding With Native Wildlife

Edgewater, Florida, United States

Experience hosted by Greg

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

We'll meet at Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, and you'll learn the basic skills of Stand Up Paddling before we go on our water excursion. We'll give you all the information you need to safely enjoy your time on the water.

We'll guide you through the waterway of the Indian River for an amazing memorable experience. It is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. You will have the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, turtles, eagles, herons, osprey, stingrays, crabs and more on the water here. We will stop on an island along the way to provide you a break. We will bring snacks and drinks while you rest and take in the natural environment around you. We will take pictures to share so you always have the memories you created with us.

Children are also welcome. Anyone age 9 and over can paddle their own vessel. Anyone 8 years and under can ride on a board with their parent or guardian. The whole family can enjoy being on the water together. When you leave this experience you will have a new skill you can use on many new adventures in the future!
We'll meet at Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater, and you'll learn the basic skills of Stand Up Paddling before we go on our water excursion. We'll give you all the information you need to safely enjoy your time on the water.

We'll guide you through the waterway of the Indian River for an amazing memorable experience. It is a great way to relax and enjoy nature. You will have the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees…

What's included

  • Food
    Fruit and/or granola bars or other light light snacks
  • Drinks

Meet your Host, Greg

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am certified in CRP/First Aid and trained in the American Canoe Assoc. Level 1 Instructor Certification Course.

I've always had a love of sports and the outdoors. This lead to my 30+ year career as a Parks and Recreation professional in the cities of New Smyrna Beach and South Daytona where I retired early.

During my career I gained extensive experience organizing comprehensive recreation programs including eco education classes, sailing lessons, surfing lessons, fishing local waterways, and many community events and tours. My career provided the knowledge and understanding of our local ecosystem and it's plants and animals. Paddle boarding has become a passion and allowed me to share my knowledge and experience with locals and those visiting our community. I pride myself on creating a high quality experience you won't forget.
I am certified in CRP/First Aid and trained in the American Canoe Assoc. Level 1 Instructor Certification Course.

I've always had a love of sports and the outdoors. This lead to my 30+ year career as a Parks and Recreation professional in the cities of New Smyrna Beach and South Daytona where I retired early.

During my career I gained extensive experience organizing comprehensive recreation programs including eco education classes, sailing lessons, surfing lessons, fishin…
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Where you'll be

Tours will begin and end at Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive in Edgewater. Depending on the tide we will paddle north or south into the Indian River along the mangroves where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the natural environment and an abundance of wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, shore birds and predatory birds. We will stop on a sandbar along the way and you can take a swim or enjoy the surroundings.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Heidi
December 2021
We enjoyed our family experience with Greg. He was very thorough teaching us the skills of SUP. We also loved how he was knowledgeable of the wildlife and surrounding area. Great adventure to do with the family!!
Paul
October 2021
My wife and I took our 14 and 12 year olds - first time paddle-board experience for all of us except my 14 year old. Greg's safety/instructional tips prior to departing put everyone at ease and left us feeling ready to tackle the experience. Greg was incredibly responsive before and after the paddle. He made it really personal, stopping to take great photos for and of us and much of the great scenery we saw during the trip, and sent them to us very quickly after the trip concluded. He was knowledgable about the area, and gave us lots of great information to make it an educative as well as a relaxing and exciting time. We were happy to get up close looks at dolphin families, stingrays, crabs, and a manatee during our excursion. If you have any hesitancy about paddle-boarding, set it aside and book an excursion with Greg - it's a really great opportunity to learn a new skill, get an up-close look at much of the beauty in the area while tuning the rest of the world out for a few hours, and to feel like you've made a new friend. Greg's a great guide and his enthusiasm for what he does is infectious.
George
September 2021
Greg was extremely knowledgeable of the area and provided a top notch paddle boarding experience that my girlfriend and I absolutely loved. We saw an ample amount of dolphins, including several families! The wildlife on the inter-coastal was thriving and was very easy to spot as we cruised along. On top of dolphins we saw tarps, sting rays, and herons. Super glad we made the decision to book a tour with Greg and we hope to repeat this occasion in the future!
Alicia
September 2021
this was the absolute best thing that i have ever been able to experience. we got to see dolphins, watch the beautiful sunrise and Greg was an amazing guide :) 100/10 recommend
Lindsay
September 2021
Greg was wonderful and our experience on the water was peaceful and gorgeous! He was very patient and an excellent guide. My husband has poor coordination on the water and Greg was kind enough to walk him through it and give him pointers that really helped. The wildlife was great! We saw a stingray, manatee, egret, pelicans and many dolphins on our paddle. The boards are very easy to use because of their size. Great experience and would 100% do this again, especialily with Greg. It was a great day!
Melanie
August 2021
We had a great time with Greg. He was a wealth of knowledge and we were able to see and hear about a lot of the wildlife in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will be back.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 9 and up can attend, up to 7 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Water Shoes
Sunscreen
Towel
Change of clothes for the ride home

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.