Discover South Florida from a different point of view and get a first hand view of the environment Tropical Audubon fights so hard to protect. TAS’s volunteer guides will lead paddlers through bays, mangroves and sawgrass prairies. Come learn for yourself how these waterways sustain wildlife and city-dwellers alike.
The trips on our paddle schedule are open to all current TAS members. Becoming a TAS member or renewing your membership is easy, visit our donation page to Join or Renew. In addition to trips on our paddle schedule, we can arrange private trips for team-building, school field trips, scouts, family reunions and more. For more information please contact Michelle Metcalf.
Age Requirement: Our trips are appropriate for kayakers of all levels, but we ask that children between the ages of 9 and 15 be accompanied by an adult. Any child below 18 requires a signed parental consent in order to participate. We do not permit children below 9 years old to participate in the trips on our paddle schedule (private trips may be arranged for groups with younger children upon request).
Gear: We provide kayaks and all related paddling gear. Participants should bring the following:
- Close-toe water-shoes
- Long sleeves
- Bug spray
- Plenty of water
- Dry bag (optional)
- Goggles (optional)
Donations: We appreciate a donation of $25 per paddler, per trip. Some trips require a deposit in advance, but generally donations may be provided on the day of the trip. Students and anyone bringing their own kayak may contribute at a reduced rate of $15 per trip.
Our Guides: Paddle Out is led by volunteer kayak enthusiasts. We are always looking to expand our team, so if you are interested in helping to guide trips, contact Pilar Rodriguez. Guides-in-training learn how to help a fellow paddler who has fallen out of the kayak, how to navigate and how to utilize our gear and safety equipment.
Photograhpy Contest: Send us your best paddling pictures! Paddle Out guides will select the picture that best captures the Paddle Out experience and announce a winner at a TAS event. The winning picture will be featured on the Paddle Out webpage. Submit your best works to Michelle Metcalf.
To sign up please email this information:
- Which paddle trip
- Each participant's full name, email, and cell phone number
- Level of experience (everyone is welcome)
- Age, if under 18
2015 Paddle Schedule
|Saturday, July 11th||Oleta River State Park||10am - 2pm|
|Saturday, July 25th||Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Jupiter||11am - 3pm|
|Saturday, August 1st||Full Moon, Chapman Field||6:30pm - 10:30pm|
|Saturday, August 8th||Indian Key, Islamorada||10:30am - 2:30pm|
|Saturday, August 29th||Full Moon, Chapman Field||6pm - 10pm|
|Saturday, September 12th||C-100 Canal||10:30am - 2:30pm|
|Saturday, September 26th||Full Moon, Chapman Field||6pm - 10pm|
|Sunday, October 11th||Chapman Field||9:30am - 1:30pm|
|Saturday, October 24th||Full Moon, Chapman Field||5pm - 9pm|
|Saturday, November 7th||Turner River, Everglades National Park||9am - 2pm|
|Saturday, November 21st||Full Moon, Chapman Field||4pm - 8pm|
|Saturday, December 12th||Full Moon, Chapman Field||10am - 2pm|