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Tampa Bay Marine Life Watching

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Tampa Bay Marine Life Watching

112 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
paddleboarding

Tampa Bay Marine Life Watching

paddleboarding

Tampa Bay Marine Life Watching

112 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On this 1 hour tour discover the fascinating marine environment of Tampa Bay while gliding through the mangrove islands of Shell Key or Weedon island nature preserve on the stable easy to use Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard. Expect to see native residents in their habitat like the Osprey, Stingray, Snook, Dolphin, Ibis, numerous wading birds and if we are fortunate enough the famous "sea Cow" or Indian Manatee grazing on the sea grasses of the Bay. Tours start from a tide and weather dependent location surrounding the Tampa Bay Area. All USCG safety equipment will be provided for our guests. Your guide will provide a demonstration on the proper use of the Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard and will also review a some basic safety information before setting off on the tour.

Chris's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Your hosts

My love and passion for the water started at young age. It has led me to many adventures around the world above and below the surface of the water. Scuba diving, free diving, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, boating and fishing have been a been a large part of my life. I'm now hosting a unique water sports experience that will allow visitors to take in some of the amazing sites of where I call home. My co-host for this experience is Justin, a Florida native, and very knowledgable about the regions waterways. He has previous experience instructing guests on our specialty boards. For the 2020 season we will be joined by another co-host named Julia. Her outdoor experience in the forest and on the water, environmental education and great personality will be a great addition to hosting this experience.
Chris
Chris
Julia
Julia

What's included

Equipment
Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard, USCG approved Safety Equipment, CPR/AED First Aid certified Guide

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Where you'll be

Throughout our guided tour we'll be on the waters of Florida's largest estuary. Amongst protected mangrove lined shores and islands that are the foundation for the entire marine ecosystem.

Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Our boards have a maximum weight rating of 250 lbs. If your weight is approaching the maximum you will have a little more difficulty maintaining your balance.

What to bring

You'll need to ensure you bring WATER, sunscreen, bugspray, polarized sunglasses, aqua shoes or booties and most importantly an adventurous spirit.

More tips

All guests will be required to sign a waiver of release prior to participating in this activity. This activity is not recommended for persons that are pregnant or have a serious medical condition.

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Chris
Tampa Bay Marine Life Watching
112 reviews
£57/person
112 reviews
£57/person