LIQUID Canoeing Day Trip (Weedon Island)
COST PER PERSON:
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREGISTER!!
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10:30am (be at the canoe put-in by 10:20am)
Weedon Island Preserve - St Petersburg, FL
Weedon Island Preserve: SOUTH PADDLING TRAIL
1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
MAP & GPS:
Click here for MAP | GPS: 27°50.654'N; 82°36.671'W
No Cancel Date!
MIN. PEOPLE NEEDED:
Open to all ages (15 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
CANOE TRAIL SPECS:
Distance: 4 Miles (Loop)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Water Type: Salt water
Current: Fluctuates with tide
Clarity: 1-2 ft (Low Visibility)
Width: 10-200 Feet
Wildlife: Birds, fish, dolphins, manatees, sharks, & schools of mullet
Paddling Time: 2 Hours (approx)
WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE WEEDON ISLAND PRESERVE CANOE LAUNCH FOR THE SOUTH PADDLING TRAIL NEXT TO THE FISHING PIER.
[Please print & complete prior to arrival]
(Any participant under 18 must
also have parent/ guardian
sign each waiver)
Click here to see some pictures from previous trips.
|ABOUT WEEDON ISLAND PRESERVE'S SOUTH PADDLING TRAIL|
|AN EXCERPT FROM THE ST PETE TIMES|
|"This 1,046-acre park has some of the best fishing and canoeing in the state. The 4-mile canoe trail |
will show you Weedon at its wildest. The mangrove islands and narrow passes will challenge paddlers of all skill levels. Accomplished paddlers will finish the trail in two hours but plan for three if you want to stop and enjoy the sights."
An excerpt from clubkayak.com:
"Weedon Island Preserve is a 1,046 acre park in Pinellas County that is home to many different species of wildlife and plants. The park was established for preservation and education and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For the paddlesport enthusiast, Weedon Island offers two canoe trails only minutes from St. Petersburg, Largo and Pinellas Park. In many locations, the mangroves grow so they form a canopy (tunnel). Weedon Island has a very colorful and long history. The island was originally inhabited by early Native Americans. For the careful observer, it's easy to spot elevated sections of ground that may be shell middens or burial mounds."
|ABOUT OUR CANOES|
Mohawk has been building fiberglass canoes since 1964. Only the latest in construction techniques are used in building their up-to-date contemporary designs. GTD uses the Mohawk Blazer 16 which is an excellent general purpose canoe. The shallow-arched bottom offers good stability, yet a fine entry, and a little "V" gives it ample tracking ability. It is designed to accommodate the needs of the beginner, as well as the seasoned paddler. Ideal for cruising. camping or just recreational fun.
BLAZER 16 - Length: 16', Beam at gunwale: 36", Beam at 4" waterline: 33.5", Depth: at bow 18",
at center 12.75", at stern 18".approx. weight: 67lbs. Estimated capacity: 700 lbs.
|BASIC CANOEING GEAR SUPPLIED BY GTD:|
(See Clothing & Gear Checklist below for items you need to bring)
|DAILY AGENDA OVERVIEW|
Meet at Canoe Put-In
Welcome & Introductions
Distribute Canoes & Gear / Canoeing Instructions
Group Picture & Group Prayer
Put-In / Start Canoeing (approx 2 hrs)
Squishee Ball Wars / Canoe Races / Individual Pictures
Canoe To Take-Out / Eat Lunch
Load Canoes & Gear
|ABOUT LUNCH & SNACKS|
We will eat lunch after canoeing. A sample menu for this type of trip may include your choice of sandwiches (turkey or chicken salad w/ sliced cheese or peanut butter & jelly) on whole grain bread served with chips. Typical beverages: water & lemonade. A typical snack during canoeing may be granola bars.
We don't supply a lot of snacks so bring them if you need them. Participants are usually hungry during canoeing. If you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs we will try to accommodate, but we need to know in advance (you may want to bring a few supplemental meals).
|WHAT IS INCLUDED|
Full time guides, canoes, paddles, life vests, lunch & drinks, small snacks, Christ-centered devotional, a lifelong memory!
|WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED|
Transportation, additional snacks, dry containers, water bottles, items listed on checklist (see below).
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|EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS|
1.888.697.2479 (GTD Main Office - Toll Free)
727-394-9483 (GTD Main Office - Tampa Bay area)
727-692-0250 (GTD On-Call cell phone)
727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)