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
Our tours on Saturday Jan 18 and Sunday Jan 19 couldn't have been better. We paddle boarded over to Peanut Island during the incoming high tide. Winds were 10 -15 mph out of the north west. The water was a beautiful aquamarine color. The air temperature was a chilly 50 degrees when we first began our paddle warming to the low 60s. As we approached the South end of Peanut Island both days we encountered lots of manatees. Below you can see lots of pictures of the manatees and how beautiful the water was.
This morning when we departed for the Eco tour temperatures were in the low 50s. We made our way to the back end of Munyon Island where conditions were perfect. There we were greeted by a mom manatee with her calf. The water was so clear we could see the calf nursing. We also encountered 4 more manatees on the Eco tour. Below are some pictures from the tour.
Today was the first cold day of the winter season. We had just a few people who showed up for the Eco tour still wanting to paddle board in 20 mph winds. They were brought to the backside of Munyon Island where they encountered a manatee eating and several spotted eagle rays.