PaddleBoard Picnic Mangroves & Dog Beach

Fort Myers Beach, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Sheree

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Meet up with me at the southern tip of Lover's Key to launch your paddle board tour at beautiful Dog Beach. This is a semi-private paddle board, picnic and play adventure* paddling quiet bays & sandy beach areas. We start with safety tips, sizing your paddle and learn the best way to get on a board as well as paddling techinique. We'll get comfortable on the boards and paddle the gulf inlet to quiet remote areas, where power boats are not allowed. We will explore the mangrove bays of Lover's Key. It's like Gilligan said "the 3 hour tour". You may see sea birds, live shells, sea urchins, sand dollars, dolphin and of course dogs at play & if we are lucky the elusive Manatee. We will picnic on a private beach or bay. If you wish we can stop at Dog Beach, sit on the boards visiting and visit the dogs before returning to our launch point. I will photograph your adventure, text a few pictures right away sending the rest once I have had time to upload them to the cloud and send link. You will leave with skills to use on your next paddle board adventure.

*This adventure involves some inherent risk & physical exertion, so you must be in good physical condition without any recent surgery, heart condition, disability or injury (knees?) You should know how to swim, (or wear a life vest if you do not) & feel comfortable in water. We cannot guarantee you won't fall off the board.
Meet up with me at the southern tip of Lover's Key to launch your paddle board tour at beautiful Dog Beach. This is a semi-private paddle board, picnic and play adventure* paddling quiet bays & sandy beach areas. We start with safety tips, sizing your paddle and learn the best way to get on a board as well as paddling techinique. We'll get comfortable on the boards and paddle the gulf inlet to quiet remote areas, where power boats are not allow…
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What's included

  • Food
    A dried fruit & nut mix with golden cheese fish and a wrap for Lunch with a...
  • Drinks
    Energy Drinks, Flavored Smart Vitamin Water and Water are provided. You may...
  • Equipment
    Paddle board, leash, life jacket and whistle.
    Digital Photography take...

Meet your host, Sheree

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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I founded Sea Dog Eco Tours in Fort Myers Beach because I am passionate about hosting the kind of water adventure I would enjoy. What does that mean for you? It means I can manage the tides and navigation for you as well as help you get comfortable with paddle boarding as we soak up the sun and get closer to nature. We will explore the beautiful beaches and bays in search of sea creatures while immersing ourselves in the experience. I have been sailing most of my life and fell in love with paddle boarding in 2011. I'm a certified paddle board instructor with PaddleFit & the World Paddle Association including SUP Yoga. I moved to Florida and from Michigan, where I co-owned an Outfitters shop with tours because I wanted to full-fill my dream of living on a sailboat where I can paddle board everyday.
I founded Sea Dog Eco Tours in Fort Myers Beach because I am passionate about hosting the kind of water adventure I would enjoy. What does that mean for you? It means I can manage the tides and navigation for you as well as help you get comfortable with paddle boarding as we soak up the sun and get closer to nature. We will explore the beautiful beaches and bays in search of sea creatures while immersing ourselves in the experience. I have been sailing most of my life and fell in love with p…
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Where you'll be

Explore the Gulf inlet and inner mangrove lined bays by paddle board at the Southern end of Lover's Key Meet up at the the parking area at 8800 Estero Blvd, Lee County Dog Beach. We will reach this by launching from the beautiful sandy beach at the end of the path as you walk out to go to Dog Beach.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Gina
September 2021
I would 10/10 recommend this trip if you are looking to explore the beautiful sights of Fort Myers! Sheree is an excellent tour guide, extremely friendly and knowledgeable with the marine life. It was a great way to experience our first attempt at paddle boarding. With views of manatees, dolphins, and plenty of other sea creatures, it was well worth the price.
Kacey
June 2021
Excellent! Was the best paddle boarding tour i’d ever been on. She was very instructional & the kids were able to pick up the technique. Lunch was a great touch on a little private island. Also loved the meeting place where we started & ended. Getting to see all the dogs just loving the Ocean as they were jumping in & swimming to our paddle boards. She did a great job taking a lot of pictures of us & suggesting wonderful places to eat dinner!
Kt
June 2021
So much fun! Even if you’ve never paddle boarded, Sheree will guide you through a great lesson. We brought our dog which was super fun too. Would definitely do this again and recommend it to others!
Terrie
May 2021
This excursion was so much fun it was relaxing and fun! Sheree was so pleasant and was very good a explaining everything. The area that we paddle boarded was calm and a great place to learn! We really recommend this trip!
Maryellen
April 2021
Sheree is so knowledgeable. She is kind and patient with all ability levels. We had a great time and would definitely do it again.
Karri
February 2021
Sheree was a delightful host and expert teacher. We were paddle boarding like champions in no time! This will be an experience we will remember for a long time!!!

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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 4 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun Hat

Sunscreen