Island City ECO Paddle and Lesson

Outdoor Activities in Fort Lauderdale

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Sunrise Paddleboard Guides twist and turn past Manors and Mangroves on this adventurous Journey around “Island City” incorporated in 1947.  Your Journey will start from our Middle River Showroom conveniently located on Federal Highway.  We have free parking and a great Restaurant next door with Salads, Sandwiches, Smoothies, Wine, Beer, and Sodas Available. 
We often show a Quick Video for Mental Preparation.  Your Guide will start off with some quick pointers and launch you in the Knee Position.  Once you establish your able to steer and control the direction of the board; then you will be ready to Stand Up.The entire Voyage is great practice for First Timers as your Guide will provide Instructions along the way for those needing assistance or just give advice to improve your technique.  Experienced Paddlers and Locals are equally Informed as we provide Demos of our Skills and Teach everyone how to Navigate are winding River.  We welcome those who learn our Route’s and return with friends to ultimately lead they’re own expeditions on the same routes.Your guide will select the route that caters your group!Most routes include passing through Colohatchee Nature Park, a 9.3 acres (38,000 m2) recreational facility complete with a boardwalk for nature observation, a dog park, and a boat ramp for watercraft entry.We initially stopped here and walked around, but Founder Brian Galton stumbled upon a secret entrance through a narrow Lagoon and now we paddle right into the middle of the park unless Tides are too low.  It is truly amazing as you will be surrounded 360 degrees by natural mangroves with a lush jungle environment!  This is the perfect photo opportunity to show everyone something that only our Guest get to see.Everyday brings new site and you never know when you may see a Manatee or Sea Turtles wondering the area.  Our Tours are customized each time, so whether you are a beginner wanting an Instructor to assist along the way or experienced wanting to see mother nature show off her natural talents.We will pass masses of Mangroves that home an abundance of Iguana and an incredible nesting for South Florida’s known tropical birds.  The area known as Wilton Manors is in a successful economic revitalization, with Wilton Drive, the city’s Arts and Entertainment District features an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.  Only you get to see the area from a fish’s eye perspective.DAILY at 10AM* and 1PMAdvanced Reservations Required (954) 440-4562

What’s included

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  • Guide
  • Lesson
  • Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak
  • Bungee to hold a drink or small items you wish to carry
  • Paddle
  • Life Jacket and Leash for Safety
  • Pictures post on Facebook and yours to share for free (please let us know if you do not want your picture taken or posted)
  • Lockers are available with your own Lock. We sell locks for only $5 and yours to keep.
  • We have inside area for kicking off shoes or miscellaneous stuff, but suggest you keep valuables in your car trunk.
  • Waterproof Phone Cases are available for purchase, but we are not liable for any losses.
  • Free Parking on the South Side of our Showroom extends to the Business Offices on that side of building

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • No Towels are suggested
  • Water or Beveridge for Hydration