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22 hours ago
Down in Key Largo to scuba today and tomorrow but you know we had to bring the yaks to pop in for a couple of hours! ☀️ Every time I come to the Keys I daydream for weeks about how to move down here permanently 🛶🌺🐠🏝 ... See MoreSee Less
It's not hard to move down there, if you can stay sober and show up to work on time and not steal everything, business owners will happily pay for your services.
Beautiful place but awfully expensive to live there
Step 1: be uber wealthy. Near impossible to earn enough by working to afford housing and other life expenses. Just enjoy your vacations there!!
1 day ago
One of the best kayaking adventures in the United States! We overnight camped at Fort Jefferson on Garden Key of the Dry Tortugas National Park for two nights. We kayaked from the Fort over to Loggerhead Key and snorkeled Little Africa reef. This is hands down the most incredible snorkeling in this country and we lived in Hawaii for nine years! Love this place and already planning our return trip! ... See MoreSee Less
Wow. Stunning. Can you ellaborate a little on where exactly you launched from, how long did it take you to paddle to each point n back? Also, sea looks totally flat. Did you wait for the right conditions or just got lucky?
We’re you able to rent the kayaks or did you bring your own?
That is beautiful! May I ask what type of underwater camera you used?
Wade Wheeler Loretta Peterson 1 week!!!
Beautiful. Such vivid colors.
Wow 🤩 that is beautiful ❤️
Love it there
Did you snorkel around the fort at all? Just wondering about reef condition...
We love it there
Looks like a great adventure.
These pictures are amazing!! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! Beautiful! 👍🏻
Wow, we absolutely loved Dry Tortugas for snorkeling but these pics from Loggerhead key look absolutely amazing!!
This is on my bucket list.
16 hours ago
Paddling at Weedon Preserve today ! It was beautiful !! ... See MoreSee Less
17 hours ago
Saw this in another group and had to share ... See MoreSee Less
Alligators gotta eat too 🤣
Gotta get rid of the evidence
Git in ma belley!!! Fat Bastard (Austin Powers)
The last time there was a crop that bad, 3 million Irish died
17 hours ago
A perfectly beautiful and peaceful day on Captiva 😎 ... See MoreSee Less
18 hours ago
Enjoyed the Mangrove Tunnels on Lido Key today ... See MoreSee Less
Nice. I love kayaking that spot.
Can't wait, will be there soon
18 hours ago
Got out on my first adventure. Fort Pierce inlet state park. Thank you so much to Jenna Lynn Taylor and James Taylor for inviting me up. We saw dolphin, manatee and a couple of ospreys. I’m definitely hooked. ... See MoreSee Less
My favorite place to paddle!
3 days ago
Finally saw a small Gator at Weeki Wachee❣ It's still worth it to go down from the State Park if you don't want to go against the stream, even if it's just 2.8 Miles now. Unfortunately no swimming anywhere allowed at this part anymore but noone seems to care. ... See MoreSee Less
Why can't you get out and swim?
Michael Guerin state park rules ☹
If you put in at Rogers park .... You’re not going against the current if you go at high tide
How can they tease people with that crystal clear water and not allow them to take a dip under. That's effing ridiculous. I hope NO One follows the no swimming rule.
Part of the ecosystem that keeps the water clear IS the vegetation, and too many people trampling on it will destroy it. We need to be mindful of protecting these precious resources so our children and grandchildren can enjoy them. Splash some of the cool water on yourself to cool off.
I have kayaked & swam in that river for years! It's so weird not being able to now!
Well I guess I won't be going to Weeki. No fun if I can't get out and cool off in the water.
thanks for sharing 😍
Weeki is on my list!!! Living miami is a ruff life for a spring lover
Because you can’t swim in the state park
You can’t swim anywhere along the entire river? When did that happen?
Trish Calentine McGill Carrie McGill Gallagan apparently you can’t swim in the weeki wachee.
Cant swim? That looks like a beautiful snorkeling location
No swimming stinks😝Guess I'll stick to Rainbow River 😎
So beautiful there 💕
Swimming.... 😂 I just Kayak there for the first time two weeks ago any you had all these boaters and jet skies trolling down the River! Really??? A 2,000 pound boat will do more damage than a group of Kayakers. I didn’t want to smell gasoline at a place so pristine! The no swimming part was actually in the state park that a witnessed.
People have damaged that precious spring so much. I hope the State doesn't wind up shutting it down. There has been talk of doing so.
Been up and down well over a hundred times and never seen a gator so that's pretty cool! I have seen deer and alligator snappers. There are also was an otter years ago but he disappeared and I never saw him again. I have also seen raccoons. One alligator snapper on a side canal that came out of the mud (fast and hard) like some kind of monster. Scared the bejizzles out of me at first but then I went looking for it and couldn't find it.
True we went there yesterday very nice
2 days ago
Sam's Club in Apopka has these, lots of them. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
First time out at Thousand Islands.. had fun in those mangrove tunnels! Parked and launched at Ramp Road Park. Lots of picnic tables and clean bathrooms. ☀️🛶 ... See MoreSee Less
The Thousand Islands from Ramp Road launch site is my favorite place to realize why living in Florida is special. Thanks for posting these pictures.
We had to break apart our paddles because some of those tunnels are super tight. Love it though!
One of my favorite places to paddle also, especially on windy days.
1 day ago
You can check out a beautiful stretch of the Hillsborough River by launching from Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa! Just know, there are a few quirks (admission to the park, parking lot to launch ratio & an end time)! More details here 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Santa Fe river from boat ramp 27 to Ginnie Springs, a beautiful and fun paddle. ... See MoreSee Less
Where did you stay over night? I am thinking of going up that way mid April but have no idea where I could find a place for my hubby, the kayak and me.
My new hoodie came in the mail today , thank you moteefe 💕 If you want to have this shirt or hoodie here is the link : moteefe.com/kayakmarijuanaa
Can you tell me how to find the 27 bridge please? I usually put in at Gilchrist BLUE Spring and paddle up then back down to where I started, but tomorrow we’re hoping to start at the 27 bridge and paddle or float down to the 47 bridge. I was able to find the takeout point at 47 in my navigator but could not find a result for the 27 bridge.
4 days ago
Nice days in different places ... See MoreSee Less
I like your tattoos!
Where did u go the water is beautiful
I was @ Three Sisters last weekend. Loved it there
Adorable pics ❤
Such fun pics.
Beautiful pictures! Looks like a good time 🥰🥰💗💗
I live right next to Three Sisters, but where is Kings Landing?
Great pics, guys!! Enjoy!
Slice of Heaven. Thanks for the share!!!
LOVE ALL the pictures!!!!
7 days ago
Went down to Flamingo to paddle with the Crocodiles! ... See MoreSee Less
Always love your pictures!
Awesome Time,for sure 😜
SO Much Wildlife!!!!!! HOW COOL
Would you do it again?
How were the mosquitoes?
They make gators look like puppies
Awesome pictures ‼️
Awesome pictures thank you for sharing with us
Beautiful! How was the mosquito situation? They scare me more than crocs lol
4 days ago
I’m excited. I know she’s a low budget kayak but she’s now mine! 🙂 at 8.5 feet I can fit her in the van and at around 40lbs I can carry her. Up until now I have used an inflatable, that’s a little nerve wrecking around oyster bars! And red is my favorite color!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Very nice! My first “real” kayak was an eight foot. Enjoy and stay safe.
Enjoy every minute!
Tyronza Do Congrats 😊
Where did you get it? It's awesome!
Congrats!!! Great feeling ain’t it? 😎✌🏼
Love sit on tops. Congrats!
I have one and it love it. Have fun paddle on
i need to redo the lettering on mine too
Enjoy! What does it weigh?
It’s perfect. Have fun. We love our Lifetimes.
My first kayak was similar. Took it everywhere. My daughter uses it now.
Awesome have fun
Love it! Has your name on it, have fun🌊👏💖
Welcome to the lifestyle
Who cares how much it is lmak at least you didn’t buy a blow up one one bite from a gator and your gator chow!
Congrats! No one should care what you paddle as long as you get to paddle. I have a pelican and love it. Tried others and still prefer my pelican. =) Many happy paddles to you.
Looks like a fun little boat. I had a sun dolphin, same size for my plastic boat. This looks much sturdier.
if it works for you enjoy and have fun
1 day ago
First time kayaking on Hillsborough River, went about 3 miles. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Yesterday, my friends and I went WAY BEYOND the "Crack" on the Chaz. 12 miles round trip from the Chaz River Campground to Crawford Creek and Beteejay Spring and Blue Spring. 6hrs 45 min with breaks. Well worth the effort. ... See MoreSee Less
Wish I could have gone! Maybe next time!❤️
Sorry I couldn’t make it! Sounds like y’all had a great day.
Where did you put in?
Yes lots to explore on the Chaz
Christopher Tracy Byer we need to find these
I want to do this some day as well! Looks beautiful! 🤩
That's one of my favorite trips. Katharine, did you make it all the way to the Blue Run head spring?
Hope you saved the route via gps tracking for all us slobs who had to work 😉
4 days ago
Three Sisters Springs , beautiful as ever 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
We can’t wait to go back!
Wifey and I went there for my 1st time on Sunday. It was awesome.
I have got to get over that way with my old beat up kayak 🤣🤣🤣
Barely anybody there- would love to get there and almost have the place to yourself. Did you go on a weekday?
Beautiful photos! May I ask where you launched your kayaks please? I’m planning on going soon.
Love the water at 3 sisters 😍
Omg sooo Beautiful 😍
I live 15 minutes from there and haven't been in so long because of the crowds
I wanna go there!! Was the water cold?
Is hunters spring better then Pete’s pier to put in? We’re going this Saturday
Miss going there, always a fun trip!!
I’m going there on the 12th-15th for the first time! I’m so excited!!
Love it there!!!
Wow what a beautiful spot
3 days ago
Question: I just finished installing a Yakima Jetstream rack and Thule Hullavator. I’ve managed to load my kayak successfully. The Hullavator is within spec for mounting onto the rack. The kayak “looks” a bit far out from the car (see pictures.) But feels solid, doesn’t shift, and works well (load assist feature.) I could cut the Yakima load bars back by 3” and still be within spec, but not sure if I need to. ... See MoreSee Less
Depends how much you can tolerate wacking your head on the bars. I have mine on the shortest bar and remove the hullavator when not in use. Personal preference, IMO.
I have the Yakima version, but mine sticks out the same amount. Haven't had a problem except that when I have my boyfriend with me, I now seat it over the driver's side since he never understands to duck when he gets out. He banged his head a good number of times in a single day and never learned his lesson. 😅 Yours looks entirely fine to me.
I have the Yakima system with the Showdown lift (Hullavator equivalent) on my Toyota Tacoma. Mine is about the same distance off to the side as yours. Basically it’s pretty much parallel with my driver side mirror. 80mph down the interstate and have never had a problem with it not being secure. I also make sure I have my bow and stern tied down.
I've always read that the load capacity of bars is based on a centered load. With one kayak you are clearly not exceeding load but just thinking it might be better for the rack mounts and assembly to have the load as centered as it can be? Also the car may handle better with it a bit more centered?
4 days ago
For the maiden voyage of my new touring kayak yesterday I did a 10 mile up-and-back paddle on the Silver River in Florida. She's a little long (17') to be perfect for this river, but with the rudder down she handled the strong downstream current nicely. No rudder needed on the way back down. She also handled the motorboat swells well. A big thank you to Dena Abbinante for taking the pics of me in my new boat. Also, needed a new paddle for this narrower boat and I can report that if you are looking for a good full-carbon paddle, then consider RPC3 (www.rpc3.com/kayakpaddles). Excellent workmanship and you save about $150 over Werner. Even comes with a travel case. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful new kayak! Love that paddle, too. The blue matches wonderfully.
Congratulations, great boat. A good strong lean will shorten the waterline considerably for tighter turns.
It’s BEAUTIFUL!✨ Looks like you are ready for some serious touring adventures!
Love seeing the sporty ones. ) She looks good on you!
Looking great. Thanks for sharing the paddle information. I will definitely check it out.
She’s a beauty!
Congratulations on your new boat!! I used to have a Perception Carolina, so I completely understand the big boat struggles! Now I have a 10 footer and it feels like I went from a truck to a little car. 😂
What a pretty yak
Sleek & beautiful. Much enjoyment to come!
Congratulations it’s a beaut!
3 days ago
Hello i’m looking into purchasing my first kayak. I’m back and forth between the Kuna and the Pelican. Anyone have any suggestions on which has the best seat or best to buy overall? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
I love my pelican. Very comfy. Been out for 6 hours a few times. Only shifted to get more sun on my legs or back down again. But I go for leisurely paddles.
I have that same Pelican, it's great. I own a lifetime as well and it's horrible.
I have the bandit pelican and I LOVE it (the same one)
I love my pelican bandit
Questions on social media about buying a kayak are quite common, so I have a canned response. I am an avid paddler who has owned 20+ kayaks over the last 20 years. I paddle something over 1000 miles each year, most of which is training/racing plus a mixture of recreational paddling and kayak camping. The first point I will make is that NOBODY can give you a good recommendation without knowing about you and how/where you plan to paddle. What is your height/weight and how big are your feet? Will you be paddling springs, lakes, ocean, mangroves? Short recreational paddles, long distance day trips or overnight kayak camping? Fishing, photography? How will you stow and transport? The second point is that comfort is of the utmost importance, so NEVER buy a boat without paddling it first. If you are serious about getting the right boat for you, do yourself a favor and go to an outfitter who has a good selection of boats that you can test paddle. A good outfitter knows what questions to ask and how to properly size a boat for you. I am not talking about premium $3000 boats, but the entry level kayaks sold by outfitters. I am familiar with Wilderness and Hurricane but there are many others that fit this category. You will spend a little more, but you will end up with a boat that fits both your intended use and your body. You can get a cheaper boat at a box store, but it will be heavier (harder to load), slower, handle like crap and may or may not be the right boat for the conditions that you intend to paddle. Even worse, you may find that it does not fit you well and a mile into your first paddle it turns into a medieval torture device. The previous two paragraphs may give the impression that I think all big box store kayaks are terrible, but that is not the case. Undoubtedly, there are some decent performing and reasonably comfortable kayaks available mixed in with the horrible boats at the box stores. The problem is there is no way to tell the difference between the horrible boat and the decent one by just looking at them. Also, you cannot rely on product reviews to help make the choice because the handling and fit of a boat is highly dependent upon the size and shape of the paddler. A boat that a small lady finds fast and comfortable would likely be a cramped and slow for a large guy. My only real issue with box store kayaks is that you cannot try them out before buying. Most of us will not buy a pair of shoes or a pair of pants without first trying them on. Why spend hundreds on a boat that you can't try first? There are deals to be had on Craigslist etc but you have to know what you are looking for, and if you are asking here you don’t have that knowledge. Most on Craiglist are just box store kayaks that the owner found to be uncomfortable/heavy/slow when they got it on the water for the first time. Renting for a few outings is a good idea before buying. Try going to a variety of different venues (beach, river, intercoastal, springs, etc) and paddle a variety of boat types (kayak, canoe, SUP, tandem, etc). This will help you decide what and where you prefer paddling. Keep in mind that most rental boats are horrible cheap things and may not be representative of a good kayak that you would buy from an outfitter. Generally speaking, you do not want a single kayak less than about 12’ long, but a lighter paddler can go a little shorter and a heavier paddler will need a longer boat. While easier to transport and store, shorter boats take more effort to paddle and do not track well (they don’t go straight). Most beginner kayakers start with Sit On Top (SOT) boats but graduate to Sit inside boats if they stay with the hobby. The biggest advantage of SOT boats is that they are unswampable and they are great for fishing. Sit inside boats tend to be lighter and have a drier ride than SOT. Sit inside boats also perform better because the paddler sits lower and has less windage. One caution is that a sit inside MUST have positive floatation in both the bow and stern (some of the very cheapest sold ay box stores do not). Without floatation in both ends, the boat will float vertically if swamped, and the only way to empty it is to pull it ashore. You do not want a tandem less than ~14’ long because the paddlers are too close together, making it easy to hit paddles. That is why they are commonly called divorce boats (Yes, we used to own one and yes, we sold it after paddling it very little). Shorter boats also have to be wider to carry the load so they are slow and do not track well. Most SOT tandems are rotomold plastic, so they are really heavy (hard to load). One of my paddling buddies has a Hurricane Santee 140 tandem, and that is a great little tandem. Hurricane uses a different plastic, and the Santee 140 is about 10# lighter than a similar sized rotomold. Inflatable kayaks are a great choice if you are really limited by storage/transport space. They come in two varieties, expensive and pool toys. If it costs under ~$500 then it is a pool toy. Don’t get me wrong, the pool toy may be perfect for you if you don’t want to paddle far or fast and like having a wet butt. Some of the more expensive inflatables perform relatively well but not as well as a similarly priced rigid boat. Keep in mind that setting up an inflatable increases launch/recovery time. It can also be difficult to demo an inflatable. The last two items to consider are a paddle and a PFD. Most first-time kayak buyers make the mistake of going cheap on both. All cheap paddles are heavy and heavy paddles tire you quickly. The price of a $50 paddle may look good but half-way through a 3-mile paddle you will be hating it. Generally speaking, metal shaft paddles are the cheapest/heaviest, fiberglass is more expensive but lighter and carbon fiber are the lightest and most expensive. If you are going to use it much, a $200 paddle will be well worth it. A similar argument can be made for your PFD. For $10 or so you buy one of those orange things that is so uncomfortable that you will never wear it. Strapped to the back of your kayak it meets the legal requirement (you need a whistle too), but it will be of zero value in a survival situation. It is very difficult to paddle wearing one and they are impossible to put on while swimming. For less than $30 you can get a vest style PFD that is suitable for inland use and doesn’t interfere with paddling. Inflatable fanny pack PFDs are a bit more expensive and require annual maintenance, but they are very unobtrusive. If you are paddling in waves, a suitable high-quality PFD will cost well over $100 and be worth every penny. As the USCG says, “The best PFD is the one that you will wear.”
We bought 2 pelicans last summer. One the same as the one pictured. No complaints.
Wilderness, Jackson, Old Town, Perception and liquid logic all are great kayaks. I have 2 of those. Like stated above, you may spend a little more but it may be the only boat you ever have to buy. The 2 you have pictures of are very hard to paddle on flat water plus like said above they may not be right for you.
Love my Bandit pelican.
I have a Pelican and. Mustang 💕
I love my icon! the upgraded seat is much easier on my back
3 days ago
Scored this Ascend￼￼ 12’ kayak yesterday. These usually retail for around seven and I got it for four.￼ Used but new to me. I still can’t believe it 🙃. ￼ ... See MoreSee Less
Hey congrats! I got mine for that price as well! I love it.
Nice. I had one and didn't know what I had and traded for a cheap Walmart kayak. I had no idea at the time. I kick myself everyday.
I have the same one
WoW great deal
That is an awesome deal! And looks pretty darn new to me!!
Sweet! Whats the weight?
We have two for our boys!! Great kayaks, you're gonna be a very happy paddler!
I love a good deal- enjoy!!
Pays to shop & have patience
3 days ago
We took our maiden voyage on our Old Town Sportsman 106 powered by Minn Kota. We dropped in at Little Mud Creek off Ocean Drive in Fort Pierce, Florida to do a little fishing in the flats of Indian River Lagoon. What we caught was a whole lotta of wind and some big waves. They are perfect for our future fishing adventures. ... See MoreSee Less