On this 1 hour tour discover the fascinating marine environment of Tampa Bay while gliding through the mangrove islands of Shell Key or Weedon island nature preserve on the stable easy to use Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard. Expect to see native residents in their habitat like the Osprey, Stingray, Snook, Dolphin, Ibis, numerous wading birds and if we are fortunate enough the famous "sea Cow" or Indian Manatee grazing on the sea grasses of the Bay. Tours start from a tide and weather dependent location surrounding the Tampa Bay Area. All USCG safety equipment will be provided for our guests. Your guide will provide a demonstration on the proper use of the Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard and will also review a some basic safety information before setting off on the tour.
My love and passion for the water started at young age. It has led me to many adventures around the world above and below the surface of the water. Scuba diving, free diving, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, boating and fishing have been a been a large part of my life. I'm now hosting a unique water sports experience that will allow visitors to take in some of the amazing sites of where I call home. My co-host for this experience is Justin James, a Florida native, and very knowledgable about the regions waterways. He has previous experience instructing guests on our specialty boards.
Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard, USCG approved Safety Equipment, CPR/AED First Aid certified Guide
Throughout our guided tour we'll be on the waters of Florida's largest estuary. Amongst protected mangrove lined shores and islands that are the foundation for the entire marine ecosystem.
All guests will be required to sign a waiver of release prior to participating in this activity. This activity is not recommended for persons that are pregnant or have a serious medical condition.
Manatee and Dolphin Watching