Snipe Point and Mud Keys

Sugarloaf Shores, Florida 33044

Snipe Point and Mud Keys

Snipe Point and Mud Keys Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The paddling route for this trip follows along the Snipe Keys to circle into the
Gulf around Snipe Point and, optionally, the Mud Keys before returning along the
other side of the Snipe Keys to the start. The water is shallow. In theory you could
probably walk much of it.

Be sure to take polarized sunglasses to get a better view of the fish, sponges, and jellyfish beneath you, or a mask so you can hold onto another kayak for support as you dip your face into the warm water for an even better view. The mangrove islands on this route are roosting places for herons, egrets, and pelicans, and the outer islands have sandy beaches and offshore coral heads in water clear as glass. Watch for egrets and ibis flocking to their roosting grounds in the evening."

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Trail Information

Sugarloaf Shores
Nearby City
18-22 miles
Skill Level
Full day
There are no significant tides, but avoid low tide.
Tidal Information
The near-impenetrable mangroves make landing almost impossible on most islands along the route. Although the water is shallow enough to stand almost anywhere along the way, the rich seabed wildlife—upside-down jellyfish, sponges, and fish (including stingrays, sharks and barracuda)—might persuade you to wait until you reach Snipe Point. If you do wade, wear shoes.
Waterproof Charts #34; NOAA chart #1145
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Dec 2018