The family that owns and operates Treasure Coast Paddle shepherds explorers around Florida's southeast coastline and historic Indian River Lagoon. From their downtown Jensen Beach location, expert outdoorsmen spread their passion for the outdoors, while encouraging the appreciation and preservation of natural resources. They outfit renters with standup paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats for exploring aquatic waterways that teem with beautiful wildlife and retired sports mascots. During lessons and lead tours, they pass along their paddling tutelage and acquaint tourists with must-see landmarks and little-known treasures.:m]]
From surfboards to surfboarding skills, Cowabunga Surf & Sport provides all the necessities for a day on the waves. Certified instructors teach riders how to skim the sea or tour the tropical rivers, even offering a surf camp in the summer months. Inside, the family-centered surf shop stocks surf-, paddle-, skim-, body-, and skate-boards for rental or purchase, as well as accessories, unique apparel, and a variety of beach supplies.
Riverfront kayaks Paradise Tours leads paddle-propelled expeditions throughout the waters of Southern Florida, from the coastal inlets of St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties to the gentle tides of the Atlantic. The company tracks weather patterns and tides to determine the opportune times and location for tours, so guests can enjoy pristine conditions as they gaze at the coral reefs of the Florida Keys or interview manatees about the existence of merpeople. Tours vary from half-day outings to overnight adventures, and Riverfront kayaks caters to paddlers young and old, as well as those interested in fishing during their aquatic excursion.
Cattails and knotty trees shake themselves in the breeze drifting off waterways, where gentle wakes spread behind Riverfront Kayaks? colorful vessels. The staff presides over a range of single and double kayaks, as well as paddleboards, which let one stand upon the surface of the water. Their gears purring in the sun, bikes also cruise from the shop with easy speed. During eco-tours and other activities, the crew introduces guests to Florida's rippling rivers, fishing hot spots, and official state fishing story. The organization also rents GoPro cameras to those who want a visual record of their watery fun.
Dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles swim through the waters surrounding Coastal Paddleboarding. It's quite easy for visitors to view these majestic creatures as they play water polo in their natural habitat; all that stands in the way is a short paddleboarding lesson. After this instruction?which is included in all of Coastal's tours?guides lead groups through mangroves, intracoastal waters, and other areas. Alternatively, customers can rent a paddleboard and chart their own adventures.
Lisa Fasnacht loves to see people go outside and be active—so much so that her company's web address is its own call to action, GetOutsideandDoSomething.com. Then there's her company's Facebook page, where she's just as apt to plug excursions with the local Meetup group outside-adventure club as she is her own equipment rentals, which include use of outdoor gear such as bicycles, Trikkes, standup paddleboards, and camping equipment. She also leads guided kayak tours along the Treasure Coast's waterways, giving guests occasional glimpses of wildlife such as eagles suffering from male-pattern baldness.