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Paddle The Mangroves & Seagrass Meadows

Paddle mangroves and seagrass meadows in Biscayne National Park

Quick Details

Departure Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Homestead, FL

Duration: 1.5 hours

Start Time: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Age Limits: Age 6+ on shared trips, 3 and older on private.

Adult to Child ratio: 1 adult 18+ per 1 child shared trips, 1 adult 18+ per 2 children on private trips

Important Information:

Paddler
$39
Paddler Ages 6-11
$19
Private Trip Up to 6 paddlers
$189
Private Trip Up to 10 paddlers
$249

Explore Biscayne National Park’s watery trails!

Join our Naturalist in exploring the mangroves and seagrass meadows on a kayak! Biscayne National Park boasts one of the longest contiguous stretches of mangrove shoreline left on the United States’ eastern shoreline and are considered a vulnerable habitat. Mangroves are home to many birds, tree crabs, the mangrove snake, juvenile fish, and several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

Your program will be led by naturalist for the first 30 minutes and then you will be able to paddle on your own for the next hour. The naturalist will show you where to watch for interesting wildlife and tell you about what you may see.  Your guide will also give pointers on how to enter and exit your boat, how to use your paddle efficiently, and how to stay safe on the water.

Be Prepared:

Protective foot wear required,  flip-flops are not permitted.

On shared bookings there must be at least one adult per double kayak with no more than 1 child. Private bookings can have up to 2 children per adult in a double kayak or canoe.