Dolphin and Manatee Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
This tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. You get to experience 2 to 3 hours of pure fun and enjoyment while spending time in nature and see many exotic animals that you've never seen before. You will be paddleboarding on the water and you'll be seeing dolphins and manatees. We will make sure we take you out at the times when these animals are most active. This is of course located in Daytona Beach in Florida. The first thing we will do is we will give you a lesson on how to safely operate your paddleboard and then it is time for us to go.
You will be on a calm day where you get the chance to try out your paddleboard and get comfortable with it. And if you're not comfortable user paddleboard then you can use one of the kayaks that are available. Just imagine spending a few hours in the water just enjoying yourself be one with nature and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The adventure begins when you go around the island and you will go under a few bridges and then you find yourself paddling alongside a lot of yachts. You would then go through a canal that shallow and it is at this point that you will pass through the area where there are dolphins and manatees. After you've done this you get back to where you started and you will be able to just relax and think about all you just saw. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience especially for people who like animals and who like being out in nature.
Meet your guide at the paddleboard site in Daytona Beach at your selected tour time. (The 8:30 am and 10:30 am tours are recommended as this is when the weather is normally the best and when dolphins and manatees are the most active).
Most people who take the tour have never tried paddle boarding, so every tour begins with a ground demonstration and lesson. There is a calm bay where everyone will have a chance to try out their paddleboards and get comfortable. If you still do not feel comfortable, there are kayaks on site that you can use instead.
Your adventure will begin with a circle around an island, where you'll pass under seven bridges, through a Yacht Club, and alongside Yachts. Then go through small and large canals close to shore, in relatively shallow water. You will pass through areas that have high concentrations of manatees and dolphins.
Tours include all gear required and concludes at the original departure point. The tour is approximately two hours long, however, please allow for three hours when scheduling as sometimes the itinerary can be lengthened depending on manatee sightings.
Pickup & Return:
Tour office in Daytona Beach.
Your return location will be the same as your departure location.
Departure Times: 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
- Local guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
- It is recommended you wear comfortable attire that you don't mind getting a little wet. Water shoes are also recommended, but most people do go barefoot
- Not wheelchair accessible