Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida Guide Book

by Nigel Foster (The Globe Pequot Press)
Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida  by Nigel Foster

224pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762703369

This guide lets kayakers of all skill levels explore 40 trips along the shores of Florida including Sanibel Island, Peace River, Cape Sabel, Loxahatchee River, and the Florida Keys. Inside you'll find information on trip planning, safety guidelines, weather & tides, and camping, lodging, & restaurants. Each trip includes launch points, detailed route descriptions & maps, and what to see along the way.

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Trails from the "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida" Guide Book
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... Preview: This trip threads through protected waterways in a barrier island area in Estero Bay, with the option of venturing onto the Gulf Coast beach. The west-facing Gulf beach is a good vantage point for wat ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Fort Myers, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This is a sheltered water trip in the shallow water of Gasparilla Sound and Island Bay in Charlotte Harbor. Advanced paddlers would find it an interesting route in almost any weather, and they’re both ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Placida, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: This one- or two-day round trip begins at Boca Grande and crosses Boca Grande Pass to Cayo Costa, an island. Here the shore is of the finest sparkling sand, extending in shallow bars and fine spits ca ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Placida, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: This round-trip to fascinating Cabbage Key with its eccentric inn takes a less committing route than the trip to Cabbage Key from Boca Grande (Route 13), with the extra safety net of possibly taking a ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Bokeelia, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: This is a sheltered water trip in the shallow water of Gasparilla Sound and Island Bay in Charlotte Harbor. Advanced paddlers would find it an interesting route in almost any weather, and they’re both ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Placida, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 20.7
... Preview: For a strenuous three- or four-day paddling adventure, try this journey that circles Cape Sable at the northwest corner of Florida Bay. The four-day trip comprises a two-day journey from Flamingo alon ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Homestead, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 60
... Preview: This trip includes a committing crossing of Passage Key Inlet to Passage Key and across Southwest Channel to Egmont Key. The tide passes through these channels and past the northern end of Egmont Ke ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Saint Petersburg, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: This short but interesting trip starts on Mullet Key (south of St. Petersburg) and crosses Egmont Channel to Egmont Key. The channel not only features a tidal stream, but is also a shipping route for ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Saint Petersburg, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12.7
... Preview: El Radabob Key lies on the Atlantic side of Key Largo. A complete circuit of El Radabob Key totals about 12 miles, but the nature of the sheltered waters with mangrove channels at either end of Largo ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Key Largo, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: You’ll find a little of each of the main ingredients of the Everglades coast within this one five-day journey. Starting and finishing at Everglades City, the trip begins by traversing a region of mang ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Everglades City, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 52
... Preview: Fakahatchee Island is rich with cultural history, including remnants of a Calusa Indian mound, about 20 feet tall, dating back for more than two thousand years. You will also see reminders of the Euro ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Naples, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 16.1
... Preview: A leisurely circuit of Geiger Key offers shelter and shallow water, so it makes a great beginner trip. You stand a good chance of seeing a lot of birds in the “lake” section to the north of Geiger Key ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Key West, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This trip makes a circuit of Halloway Island, passing through Rookery Bay. The many mangrove islands in Rookery Bay provide nesting sites for thousands of birds. Late spring is a good time to be here ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Naples, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This trip in Everglades National Park explores an area of mangrove forest that opens up with distance from the launch site into a bewildering area of streams and ponds, but still offers protection fro ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Homestead, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: This is a short trip to an island where in 1840 some sixteen people were killed in a surprise Indian attack. At that time an entrepreneur named Houseman, who had already begun a number of profitable s ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Islamorada, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This relaxing route highlights the contrast between the Old Florida, with secluded mangrove channels and tiny sandy beaches, and the typical Florida east coast dredge-and-fill canal development with p ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Jupiter, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Cape Romano Island and adjacent Kice Island are barrier islands just south of Marco Island. The trip details two outings: one around Kice Island, and the other beyond Kice Island to Cape Romano. Both ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Marco Island, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Lido Key is one of the islands that enclose Sarasota Bay close to the southern end. Although Lido Key is accessible by road, this trip begins on Siesta Key to enhance the island experience by adding t ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Bradenton, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: Lignumvitae Key has been owned by the state and the Nature Conservancy since 1970. It’s the highest of all the keys at a spectacular 16 feet above sea level! In the nineteenth century, the key’s giant ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Islamorada, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This is a cruise among the keys of the Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge, starting from Punta Rassa boat ramp near Fort Meyers. The keys, in shallow water west of Punta Rassa, offer ideal natural ... From the guidebook "Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida"
Fort Myers, FL - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.3

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