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SUP/Kayak Animal & Island Exploration

North Miami, United States

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Experience hosted by Aaron

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I’ll give you a brief introduction on the basics of paddleboarding and kayaking before we head out onto the water to explore a lush mangrove jungle. As we wind our way through narrow canals, we’ll be on the lookout for all different types of wildlife including; manatees, iguanas, birds, crabs, fish, raccoons even possibly dolphins. We’ll explore the natural wonders of the area for a couple hours before making our way to a small island where we will relax, swim, maybe snorkel a little and enjoy a delicious fresh fruit snack and drinks . Including; grapes, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana. Drinks included and totally free all you can drink; beer, wine and water. After we are all full and everyone is ready to go we will head back to shore. There is never a rush for time. We will stay as long as everyone is having fun. Please keep in mind the manatees and dolphins we are spotting are wild animals roaming a large area. They are seen less often in the summer months. Don't worry there will still be many beautiful plants and animals to see and learn about.
Other things to note
Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, a bathing suit, a camera, snorkel gear if you'd like, a waterproof bag or case for your phone, and a positive attitude. Meeting location is at the end of the street in a residential area.
I’ll give you a brief introduction on the basics of paddleboarding and kayaking before we head out onto the water to explore a lush mangrove jungle. As we wind our way through narrow canals, we’ll be on the lookout for all different types of wildlife including; manatees, iguanas, birds, crabs, fish, raccoons even possibly dolphins. We’ll explore the natural wonders of the area for a couple hours before making our way to a small island where we w…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fruit Snack
  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Stand-up paddleboards or kayak, and all safety gear
From $48
/ person
Mon, Mar 8
$59 per person
$59 per person
Tue, Mar 9
$59 per person
$59 per person
Wed, Mar 10
$59 per person
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$59 per person

Meet your host, Aaron

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 192 Reviews
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I have spent most of my life in, on, or near the water. I began snorkeling and scuba diving in the Keys when I was younger. After moving north here to Miami, I fell in love with surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. I've been teaching people about the outdoors and watersports for 10 years. I am privileged enough to share my passion with a couple thousand new friends every year. If you are a beginner or have never paddled before don't worry it's easy as pie.
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet at a local nature preserve most people don't even know as a paddle location. With me, you’ll hit the water and visit Haulover Sand bar, Sandspur Island and a natural mangrove jungle.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 192 reviews.

Tiffany
February 2021
Aaron was a relaxed, fun guide who knew a lot about the ecosystem and wildlife in the area. Although we didn't see a whole lot this time out, the paddle boarding was an adventure! Bonus points for Aaron's cooler of seltzers and beer. Oh! And getting to feed the raccoons (they're cute, I promise) on the island we took a break at.
Aaron was a relaxed, fun guide who knew a lot about the ecosystem and wildlife in the area. Although we didn't see a whole lot this time out, the paddle boarding was an adventure!…
Carrie
February 2021
Simply amazing! Do not hesitate to book with Aaron. We had the most incredible time! Mangroves were breathtaking & feeding the raccoons was an amazing experience. Great time with great people & energy. We already planned to do the night tour as well.
Simply amazing! Do not hesitate to book with Aaron. We had the most incredible time! Mangroves were breathtaking & feeding the raccoons was an amazing experience. Great time with…
Calvin
February 2021
Absolutely loved it — we went to an Island and fed some animals — also got to meet some cool people who love traveling .. Aaron was super helpful and made sure we were all safe .. will definitely do again
Lily
February 2021
great experience!! this did not feel touristy at all! it felt like a lot of friends hanging out, going paddle boarding together :) plus, the location was incredible! we were all up in the nature!! loved that unlimited drinks were provided! & also, super cool that thanks to Aaron, we got to feed raccoons!!!! we def enjoyed this experience!! :)
great experience!! this did not feel touristy at all! it felt like a lot of friends hanging out, going paddle boarding together :) plus, the location was incredible! we were all up…
Adrian
February 2021
A must do experience if you are in the area! Aaron takes you on a awesome experience through some of the hidden gems in the area! My gf and I even got to see a manatee up close and personal.
Becky
February 2021
Great experience for me and kids! The only complaint from my teen boys is they couldn’t stay longer and fish! Definitely worth every penny! Aaron is a relaxed, knowledgeable, and helpful guide!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

sunscreen

sunglasses