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Phone: 727.394.9483
Toll Free: 1-888-697-2479
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Events: 300+
Participants: 7000+
 

 
 
 
LIQUID 2013 - Weedon Island

 
 
2013 LIQUID Canoeing Day Trip
March 30, 2013 (Sat) - St Petersburg, FL
 
DAY TRIP
2.0 - ROBUST
RUGGED
1.0
$20
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LIQUID
LIQUID is what we call our canoeing day trip that's open to the public. Florida is saturated with many incredible paddling destinations and GTD wants to take you there! We invite you to join us on one of our annual LIQUID paddles as we explore a different waterway in God's amazing creation. Let GTD put you in the seat of one of our Mohawk Blazer Canoes as we guide you into God's liquid playgroud. LIQUID canoe trips are Christ-centered events that include lunch, a daily devotion from the Bible, all canoeing equipment, full time guides, and a whole lot of God-awesome fun!!. We can take 20-30 canoers per trip. Spots do go fast so sign up today.
 
 
 
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LIQUID (WEEDON ISLAND)
EVENT:
LIQUID Canoeing Day Trip (Weedon Island)
DATE:
March 30, 2013 (Sat)
COST PER PERSON:
$20 (includes lunch)
TO REGISTER:
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREGISTER!!
Call or email to sign-up! Pay online or by check to lock-in your spot.
START TIME:
10:30am (be at the canoe put-in by 10:20am)
ENDING TIME:
2:30pm
LOCATION:
Weedon Island Preserve - St Petersburg, FL
PUT-IN:
Weedon Island Preserve: SOUTH PADDLING TRAIL
1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
MAP & GPS:
Click here for MAP | GPS: 2750.654'N; 8236.671'W
CANCEL DATE:
No Cancel Date!
MIN. PEOPLE NEEDED:
4
MAX. PEOPLE:
30
AGE RANGE:
Open to all ages (15 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
ACCOMMODATIONS:
- Public restrooms available
CANOE TRAIL SPECS:
Distance: 4 Miles (Loop)
Scenery: Good
Difficulty: Easy
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Water Type: Salt water
Current: Fluctuates with tide
Clarity: 1-2 ft (Low Visibility)
Width: 10-200 Feet
Route: Winding
Shade: 50%
Wildlife: Birds, fish, dolphins, manatees, sharks, & schools of mullet
Paddling Time: 2 Hours (approx)
DEPARTURE INFO:
WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE WEEDON ISLAND PRESERVE CANOE LAUNCH FOR THE SOUTH PADDLING TRAIL NEXT TO THE FISHING PIER.
RETURN INFO:
N/A
REQUIRED WAIVERS:
[Please print & complete prior to arrival]
(Any participant under 18 must
also have parent/ guardian
sign each waiver)
PHOTO ALBUMS:
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:
Canoe
Canoe Paddle
Life Vest
(See Clothing & Gear Checklist below for items you need to bring)
DAILY AGENDA OVERVIEW
SATURDAY
Meet at Canoe Put-In
Welcome & Introductions
Collect Waivers
Distribute Canoes & Gear / Canoeing Instructions
Morning Devotional
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
Depart
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).
PAYMENT OPTIONS
GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, or debit / credit cards. To pay online with a debit or credit card scroll to the top of this link and click on the Pay Now button. Click here for cash & check payments.
GTD ALSO OFFERS PAYMENT PLANS
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
GTD
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)
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIQUID CANOEING TRIP CHECKLIST
CLOTHING & GEAR
WARNING: Expect to get wet. Canoes do capsize & friends do splash friends. If you don't want something to get wet or sink to the bottom of the river then you will need to waterproof it & make it float or tie it to something that floats... or consider leaving it in the vehicle.
[ ] Sandals or Watershoes or Flip Flops or Tennis Shoes
[ ] Swimsuit AND/OR: Activity Shorts, Activity Shirt, Lightweight Jacket (if weather is cold or rainy)
[ ] Hat / Visor
[ ] Towel
[ ] Change of Clothes (optional)
[ ] Water Bottles (you will need at least 30 ounces of fluids)
[ ] Energy Bars / Favorite Snacks
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Sunscreen
[ ] Lip Balm
[ ] Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[ ] Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[ ] Waterproof Camera (optional)
[ ] 2 Plastic Bags (for wet clothes and to protect car seats)
[ ] 1 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[ ] Extra Money
[ ] GTD WAIVER 1 (Please fill out and SIGN prior to participating!)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 

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