Paddle-boarding can be practiced on the ocean near to the beach, lakes , rivers and canals.
Florida, is not out of the paddle-boarding trend and has some very beautiful place to go paddle-boarding with your friends or family. Here are some you can enjoy and have good memories to bring back on your camera.
maybe it doesn’t sound like a place you would like to go and be very near the water. But in real life, there aren’t many crocodile attacks around here or anywhere in Florida. You will experience the everglade first hand and understand why they say that it is where “ the water mirrors the sky”. You will need previous experience in paddle-boarding as it can get difficult at times. But be sure to take your camera and take shots of wildlife and plants that are only found in this type of ecosystem. There is one company that provides tours in the everglades. Its name is everglades adventure tours. They will take you first hand to see the mangroves tunnels and teach you about the divers ecology in the area.
Coral Gables hammock Park:
it is an urban park located in metropolitan Miami, just south of Coral Gables. It is an excellent ride for beginners. You can go on the Gables waterway in a 5 mile paddle. Be on the lookout for wildlife. You can go up the Gables waterway and even see golf courses and urban settings. Manatees, giant iguanas and Egrets are very common on this paddle route.
Crocodile alley, Coral Gables:
another place to visit in a paddle-board is the Crocodile alley. You will have to duck to pass through this full of vegetation alley where you can experience nature first hand. Many animals are lurking around and mosquitos are a common thing through this paddle waterway. It is a not so common place to take your paddle-board since the name says it all. Just be careful and on the look. Remember to take your safety gear and always go with an instructor or an expert. You will need some experience to enjoy it , but beginners can go as well if they are not so afraid of wildlife encounters.
it is a more urban experience on the coast. If you are up for sightseeing in the Waterway and Biscayne Bay, you will enjoy this paddle ride from the start. It’s a perfect place to see Miami's downtown skyline and the impressive mansions that are located between Miami beach and the mainland. You can also play along slow moving boat traffic and cruise along sleek yachts and small powerboats. You will need some experience to have fun and not be scared. If you are going to paddle along boat traffic, you do need a high level of expertise and self-confidence. At dusk you can enjoy riding with neon lights on your paddle and enjoy the view around you. It also connects with the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and takes you directly to the 1922 historic mansion boat dock.
The Oleta Park:
best known for its cycling paths, the Oleta Park also has the Oleta river on the north end which has a mangrove forest preserve with a big amount of native South Florida plants and wildlife. It is ideal for paddle-boarding but it has a difficult part near the Waterway and the mouth of the Haulover Inlet with currents and wind through the canal between Oleta and Sandspur Island. Wildlife is always there to see and more plants are visible to your eyes.