Paddle Board Marine Life Watching Tour

St Petersburg, United States

Experience hosted by Chris

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

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.
Other things to note
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.
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. Tou…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Hobie Stand Up Pedalboard, USCG approved Safety Equipment,
    CPR/AED Fir...

Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 147 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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.
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 regi…
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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.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 147 reviews.

Rachel
May 2021
Pedal boarding with Chris was an awesome experience! The boards are super easy to use and no experience is necessary. Chris will walk you through how to use the boards and help along the way if needed. Prior to the experience Chris was great in making sure everyone knew how to find him and was very communicative. As you pedal around the bay Chris points out marine life and is super knowledgeable about the area. He also made sure to take a picture of everyone to send to them after. It’s a very cool area to explore, I highly recommend. There’s also a restaurant right near where you launch and it’s a great spot to stop and have lunch/drinks on the water after your experience.
Pedal boarding with Chris was an awesome experience! The boards are super easy to use and no experience is necessary. Chris will walk you through how to use the boards and help alo…
Payden
May 2021
AMAZING experience! Highly recommend!!! We saw a manatee (very close up), dolphins, all kinds of fish and sting ray... stopped at a sandbar... mangroves were very neat to paddle through.... water was clear. And to top it off, our guide, Chris, was exceptional in his information and tour. Scheduled a last-minute tour and are very happy we did. Our advice: Book.This.Tour!
AMAZING experience! Highly recommend!!! We saw a manatee (very close up), dolphins, all kinds of fish and sting ray... stopped at a sandbar... mangroves were very neat to paddle t…
Lynette
April 2021
We had a great time on the Walk on pedalboards with Chris as our guide. I have never seen a manatee and we saw tons of them..even a baby! Was a wonderful experience!
Matt
April 2021
Chris and Marine (guide) were great and made for an exceptional experience. The scenery was beautiful and the tip was easy for all in our group.
Timothy
April 2021
What can we say? This experience was absolutely perfect! The peddle boards were very easy to use! Chris was friendly and informative. We saw manatees (and their poop) and sting Ray's. We would recommend this activity for all ages, couples or families.
What can we say? This experience was absolutely perfect! The peddle boards were very easy to use! Chris was friendly and informative. We saw manatees (and their poop) and sting Ray…
Carol
April 2021
This was a great experience on our Florida vacation. Paddling (pedaling actually!) those cool paddle boards was already half the fun! Chris is very nice, he is a good communicator and patient. We did get to see manatees too, which was very exciting! My 13 year old daughter and I definitely recommend it!
This was a great experience on our Florida vacation. Paddling (pedaling actually!) those cool paddle boards was already half the fun! Chris is very nice, he is a good communicator…

Activity advisory

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Please note that 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 know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

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.