TBE to offer SUP clinic to mark refuge’s anniversary
Tarpon Bay Explorers, the recreational concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, will host a free standup paddleboard clinic on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Instructors will teach paddling basics to novices and can help refine skills for more experienced paddlers. The clinic will be conducted on a first-come, first serve basis.
“Paddleboarding is a great way to experience the refuge and wildlife that loves inhabiting it,” Wendy Schnapp, general manager and part-owner of TBE, said. “It is a versatile sport that people of all ages can enjoy, while minimizing impact to the environment. Paddlers can look underneath the surface with a bird’s eye view and see schools of fish or a manatee and then look up to see a squadron of pelicans fly over.”
TBE provides educational and recreational activities, as well as operates a gift shop.
For more information, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com or call 239-472-8900.
Tarpon Bay Explorers is at 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.