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Spring Blueway Paddles offered along the shoreline of SW Florida

By Staff | Mar 24, 2010

Lee County Parks & Recreation announced the following Blueway Paddling events for the spring:

Bowditch Point Park Eco-Paddling Tour – April 6

Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin, manatee and a wide variety of birds as you tour the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. This trip will last approximately 3 hours.

The next tour of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 at 9a.m. The cost for this trip is $40 per person and includes all of your paddling supplies.

Please register 48 hours in advance to assure minimum numbers are met at www.leeparks.org or by phone at 239-533-7440.

Bunche Beach Eco-Paddling Tour – April 8

Paddle along the shoreline of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, through mangroves and creeks. Explore the wide variety of wildlife and vegetation this beautiful area has to offer. Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.

The next trip of the season is Thursday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for this trip is $40 per person and includes all of your paddling supplies.

Kayak With Your Canine – April 21

If you and your pooch are experienced, well mannered kayakers, or you enjoy paddling without your pooch, this Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail trip is for you! Four-pawed and two-legged participants will meet at the kayak launch across from Dog Beach on Estero Boulevard just south of Lover’s Key. No dogs over 100 pounds are permitted and only one dog per kayak, please.

The next trip is scheduled for Wednesday April 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $40 per person and includes all the necessary human gear and boats. Dogs’ participation is free, but canine companions must supply their own life vest and wear them. All dogs must have current vaccinations… and get along well with others!

Participants must pre-register 48 hours in advance at www.leeparks.org or by calling 239-533-7440.

Check the web site for additional program dates and times or call 239-463-3764 for more information.