It is no secret that the waterways of The Palm Beaches offer kayakers picturesque views of some of Florida’s most serene settings. From the Florida Everglades, to Lake Okeechobee and miles of ocean there are plenty of places to explore in the sunshine. But once the sun sets, that doesn’t mean it is time to hang up your paddle! Several local kayak outfitters and companies offer special evening tours of the quiet waterways – a completely new view of scenic Palm Beach County.
Peanut Island, the famous location of the President John F. Kennedy bomb shelter, is one of the most popular kayak destinations during the day, but in the evenings, the paddle from Riviera Beach to the island is a smooth ride as the moon rises highlighting the natural side of the island.
At Jupiter Outdoor Center, the two-hour full moon paddle tour is by far the favorite of locals and vacationers alike. Whether a romantic date night for two, or a fun family activity, the glassy waters of the Loxahatchee Aquatic Preserve make navigating the channels manageable for riders of any level. Once the sun sets completely, the tour guide always stops the group to take in the view of the Jupiter Inlet, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, and bridges complimented by the glow only a full moon can cast.
Another popular location for kayaking, Lake Worth Lagoon, also offers monthly full moon paddles. At Kayak Lake Worth, tour guides lead the group out as the sun begins to set and heads north along the Snook Islands before stopping halfway at Mangrove Island, as it gets dark. Paddle back through the waters by the light of the moon.
Upcoming full moons:
Saturday, 19th October 2013
Sunday, 17th November 2013
Tuesday, 17th December 2013