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Club to host morning paddling trip

By Staff | Dec 9, 2019

The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

The next one will be held on Dec. 12 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.

It will be a morning paddling excursion along the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s Wildlife Drive. Participants will paddle on the preserved waterways and enjoy the scenery and wildlife that call the refuge home. Sanibel is the winter home for several migratory birds, including the white pelican.

Those interested in taking part can bring their own paddling craft or reserve one of the limited number of loaner vessels in advance. To reserve a vessel, email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

The first event is free, then it is requested that a club membership be purchased.

Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the first kayak launch point on Wildlife Drive, located after the first water control structure about half a mile after the toll booth. Those without an annual pass will need to pay $5 per vehicle to enter the park.

Any weather related updates or schedule changes will be posted on the Ocean Tribe Outfitters Facebook page at least one hour prior to the event. The inclement weather location will be Bowman’s Beach.

Ocean Tribe Outfitters is a branch of Sanibel Sea School that helps the local paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. For more information, visit oceantribeoutfitters.org or follow on Facebook or Instagram.