By South Florida standards, it’s been downright cold at night – especially for this time of year. But, most of the daytime temps have been absolutely beautiful with highs in the 70’s and low humidity. This makes for super enjoyable kayaking weather – you don’t even have to break a sweat half the time!
Come on down to Bryant Park this Saturday 11.10.2012 from 9am-1pm for open kayaking with Kayak Lake Worth and see for yourself!
Typically, we require advanced reservations for our rentals and tours, so this is a unique opportunity to just walk right up if the mood strikes and jump on a kayak. Notice I said ON and kayak, not IN a kayak? That is because we use SOT – sit on top kayaks, not the traditional kind where you are inside a cockpit. This makes the sport accessible to a broader group of people because the SOT kayaks do not tip or flip and are much easier to maneuver for beginners. Stand-up paddleboard rentals will also be available.
All rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Availability is not guaranteed. Children under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to be present.
1 Hour Single Kayak or SUP Rentals for $20+ tax, Tandem for $35+ tax
2 Hour Single Kayak or SUP Rentals for $35+ tax, Tandem for $50+ tax
4 Hour Single Kayak or SUP Rentals for $40+ tax, Tandem for $55+ tax
8 Hour Single Kayak or SUP Rentals for $60+ tax, Tandem for $70+ tax
We will be in Bryant Park, just south of the boat ramps. All major credit cards are accepted, cash payments are accepted, but we will NOT be able to make change. Call us at 561.225.8250 with any questions.
Hope to see you Saturday!
The Snook Islands are one of the must-paddle areas of the Lake Worth Lagoon. Located just north of the Lake Worth Bridge, the Snook Islands exist in a former dead zone. This portion of the Lagoon had been dredged to such a depth that there was no oxygen and it could not support animal or plant habitats. Now the area stretches for 1.5 miles along the Lake Worth Golf Course and features Oyster Reefs and 4 Mangrove Islands.
The Palm Beach County Snook Islands Restoration Project included:
>Restoration of 100 acres of wetland habitat.
>Created a natural and sustainable shoreline over 1 mile long.
>Eliminated exotic and evasive plant species such as Australian Pine from 5 acres of shoreline and restored almost 2 acres of existing mangrove fringe.
>Planted 11 acres of Mangroves.
>Planted almost 4 acres of Spartina (Cordgrass).
>Created over 2 acres of Oyster Reefs.
>Restored 40 acres of sup-tidal habitat to encourage sea grasses.
The Snook Islands N.A. also features a handy kayak launch, a 600 foot boardwalk, fishing piers and boat docks. Phase II/Bryant Park Wetlands should be getting underway soon and will add more Mangrove Islands and Oyster Reefs on the South side of the Lake Worth Bridge, just off shore from Bryant Park.
The Snook Islands can be paddled at any tide, although at and around low tide gives the most complete view of the islands. A drop off area is available at the Snook Islands Kayak Launch with free parking located a short walk away.