We enjoyed a beautiful evening on the Lake Worth Lagoon paddle boarding to Munyon Island in North Palm Beach. Our group paddle boarded out to Munyon Island enjoying a gorgeous sunset over North palm Beach. We then paddle boarded through the mangrove trails as our LED lights illuminated the water beneath us. We then paddled back to Munyon Island to watch a beautiful moon rise over Singer Island. The moon was a dark orange and so bright and beautiful.
Anna and Cliff experienced perfect SUP conditions today! We headed out to Munyon Island in North Palm Beach on the lookout for marine life. We saw a mama manatee and her baby, we also saw a third manatee, spotted eagle rays, southern stingrays, horseshoe crabs, a starfish and a sea urchin. Enjoy the pictures! Book your Eco Adventure today! Sunrise and Sunset tours offered Mon-Sat. www.southfloridapaddle.com
Another beautiful day in paradise!! We paddle boarded to Munyon Island located in North Palm Beach, and through the mangrove trails. We saw lots of fish in the trails and a spotted eagle ray just before the trails. Book your Private Paddle Board Party, Lesson, Eco Tour, or Rental today at www.southfloridapaddle.com
Sunrise SUP Experience
Turned out to be a gorgeous sunrise this morning off Singer Island. We headed out to Munyon Island to see the sunrise and and the scenery. Sunrise is such a beautiful time to be paddle boarding out on the water. Book your Eco Adventure today at www.southfloridapaddle.com
We started 2015 with a beautiful sunset and full moon paddle boarding session. The weather was amazing about 74 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The sunset was gorgeous followed by an amazing full moon. Once the sun went down we turned on our LED lights and enjoyed the glow. The water around Peanut Island was crystal clear and we saw lots of rays and fish. A memorable time was had by all!!
2 hour Paddle board tour through the "Real Florida"
Enjoy a 120 minute guided paddle through the lake worth lagoon. Depending on water levels and wind you will enjoy a scenic view of the "Real Florida." Your guide will take you paddle boarding through Munyon Island's unique mangrove trails or around to Munyon Island's beautiful white sand beach. Also keep your eyes open for a spotted eagle ray gliding by you, dolphins hunting mullet, or a manatee feeding on the sea grass below.
This location is perfect for beginners. It is away from direct boat traffic.
Age 13 and up anyone under 18 must have a guardian accompany them.
Please note that different times of the year the weather can make paddle boarding more difficult. When there is a full moon the outgoing tide can be very tough to paddle against. High winds can also make paddle boarding very difficult.
Max number of people on a tour is 10 people
Minimum number is 4 people
45 dollars per person
5 or more signing up together is 35 dollars per person
7 or more signing up together is 30 dollars per person
Private lesson and Eco tours are also available.
We also offer shorter tours/lessons for younger children and seniors.
Check out recent tour information and animal sightings on our Facebook page.
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Sunday night couldn't have been better for a full moon paddle to little Munyon Island! We meet at the launch area and headed south to little Munyon. On the way we enjoyed a beautiful summer sunset. For the paddle back we had a south wind helping us and the full moon lit up the sky!!
FLORIDA HORSE CONCH
THE FLORIDA HORSE CONCH
The U.S. state of Florida declared it the state seashell in 1969. The shell is popular with shell collectors partly because of its great size.
Although known as a horse conch, this is not a true conch, as it is not in the family Strombidae.
This species is the largest gastropod in the American waters, and one of the largest univalves in the world.
The animal can retract the soft parts entirely into the shell and close it with the operculum. The soft parts are bright orange in color.
This species shell length can reach 24 inches
The outline of the shell is somewhat fusiform, with a long siphonal canal, and having up to 10 whorls. Its sculpture present several spiral cords and axial ribs, some of which can form knobs on the whorls shoulders.
The shell color is bright orange in very young individuals. The shell often becomes greyish white to salmon-orange when adult, with a light tan or dark brown periostracum.
This species dwells on sand, weed and mud flats from the low intertidal to shallow subtidal zones, in 20 foot (6 m) deep water.
The horse conch is a carnivorous predatory species, and feeds on other large marine gastropods, including the tulip shell , the lightning whelk , and the queen conch, as well as some Murex species. It may also present cannibalistic behavior, feeding on smaller individuals. It has been observed (in an aquarium setting) to eat small hermit crabs of the species.
POPULAR BIRDS OF THE ESTUARY
Adult Roseate Spoonbills have a bare greenish head ("golden buff" when breeding) and a white neck, back, and breast (with a tuft of pink feathers in the center when breeding), and are otherwise a deep pink. The bill is grey.
Like the American Flamingo, their pink color is diet-derived, consisting of the carotenoid pigment canthaxanthin. Another carotenoid,astaxanthin, can also be found deposited in flight and body feathers.The colors can range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age and location. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. They alternate groups of stiff, shallow wingbeats with glides.
This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, newts and very small fish ignored by larger waders. In the United States a popular place to observe Roseate Spoonbills is "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Roseate Spoonbills must compete for food with Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Tricolored Herons, and American White Pelicans.
The Roseate Spoonbill nests in shrubs or trees, often mangroves, laying 2 to 5 eggs, which are whitish with brown markings. Immature birds have white, feathered heads, and the pink of the plumage is paler. The bill is yellowish or pinkish.
Information about predation on adults is lacking. Nestlings are sometimes killed by turkey vultures, bald eagles,raccoons, and fire ants. In 2006, a 16-year-old banded bird was discovered, making it the oldest wild individual.
Today we did a long paddleboard trip. We started our paddle in the ocean at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island paddled through the Palm Beach inlet (Lake Worth inlet (north)) over to Peanut Island. The winds remained light, and we rode the incoming tide in, so we had a very easy paddle. There were so many manatees on our entire paddle. We also had a rare sighting of a little sea turtle near Peanut Island. Below are a few pictures of the day. South Florida Paddle has added a new Peanut Island Paddle Excursion tour. Information can be found at the following link./peanut-island-paddle-board-excursion.html