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Florida Paddlesports' fleet of watercraft includes everything from tandem and fishing kayaks to yoga and touring paddleboards. When not selling or renting these aquatic vessels, the staff members use them to lead group tours of Florida waterways around destinations such as Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, and Bokeelia. Along these trips, they lead paddlers past mangrove tunnels or glistening white beaches and point out dolphins giving manatees skincare tips. The crew also bestows paddling prowess upon groups during kayaking and standup paddleboarding lessons, and takes groups out on both vessels for fishing excursions.
Since the shop has at least one rental available of every kayak and paddleboard it sells, staff members recommend customers try out a Native Mariner kayak or Tahoe standup paddleboard before committing to one. Additionally, they deliver rentals to customers' launching spots and their retail shop brims with paddling wear and accessories from the likes of RailRiders clothing, SealLine, and Malone.