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Jones Lagoon Eco-Adventure-Paddle Clear, Calm Waters

Guided Exploration Of This Unique Area, Equipment Included

Quick Details

Departure Location: Dante Fascell Visitor Center in Homestead, FL

Duration: 3.5 hours

Start Time: 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Age Limits: Age 12+ on shared trips. Private bookings can have paddlers ages 8 and older and the child must use a double kayak with an adult.

Important Information:

  • For the safety of all our guests, there is a maximum weight limit of 275 for all in-water-activities. This includes the following activities: kayaking, paddle boarding (SUPs), snorkeling, and SCUBA diving. There is not a weight limit for guests who are not engaging in an in-water-activity.
  • For the safety of all our guests, guests must be able to climb a four-step vertical ladder without assistance. This ladder will be used to get on and off the boat when participating in an in-water-activity.
Passengers Ages 12+
$99
Private Trip Up to 6 passengers
$594
Private Trip Up to 12 passengers
$1188

A guided paddle in the calm clear waters of Jones Lagoon!

Every day there is a guided paddle through the calm clear waters of Jones Lagoon where you can look for baby sharks, turtles, and the rare Roseate Spoonbill. Paddle over water that’s just inches deep and surrounded by amazing marine life.

We use stand up paddle boards while paddling Jones Lagoon because their low profile allows you to see more beneath the water surface. Stand up paddle boards are very stable and can be knelt on or sat on like a kayak.

Institute staff help you with your gear and inform you about the history and local ecosystems. We want to share all the beauty this area has to offer and show how we can be good stewards of the National Park, preserving its unique habitats for generations to come. And most importantly, we can have a blast doing it!

Trips to the lagoon ride on a powerboat for about 30 minutes to arrive at the site. We supply either double kayaks or stand up paddleboards. We take with a maximum of 6 per guided paddle trip.

Guided paddles in Jones Lagoon are for active adults and children age 12 and older who are good swimmers. Ages 12 and older can select a stand up paddleboard. Younger participants that are ages 8 and older are welcomed when booking as a private trip and children ages 8-12 will need to book a double kayak and have an adult be in the double kayak with them. Programs that are suitable for all ages include Boca Chita Island Experience and Sail, Paddle, Snorkel and Island Visit.

Locations and Trips:

Biscayne National Park trips start and end at the park headquarters at Convoy Point. Trips motor east across Biscayne Bay to Hurricane Creek on our USCG Inspected powerboat before continuing to the dive or paddle location. The trip travels by high speed boat in open waters where the jarring motion of the boat could cause problems for pregnant women, and those with recent surgeries or back injuries.