Fort Lauderdale is on the Atlantic coast of Florida, north of Miami. This city is a popular tourist attraction due to its many points of interest such as museums, beaches, and nightlife activities. With Fort Lauderdale’s pleasing tropical rainforest climate, beach activates are seen as a popular way to spend the days. Proudly known as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale, Florida encompasses some of the most beautifully intricate canal systems seen in the United States. With the presence of these incredible waterways, come many possibilities for thrilling water sports. Not only do the canals provide for a great time, but Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of clean, white-sanded beaches and refreshingly clear water also allow for an endless amount of water activities.
Tours at Jupiter Outdoor Center depart under a setting sun and return under a veil of moonlight or starlight. Paddlers launch from a private beach into the crystal-clear waters of Jupiter Inlet, which is close to Loxahatchee River Aquatic Preserve, Sawfish Bay, and Fullerton Island (an Intracoastal Waterway island restored to its natural state in 2014), the latter with shallow, interior waterways for kayakers and paddle boarders.
"As a society, we've become very out of touch with the moon cycles, so it's wonderful to watch people react to the moon rising over the ocean," says Vivian Caylor, certified SUP instructor and owner of Paddleboard Connection, a mobile outfitter specializing in lessons, Eco tours, and specialty tours, including moonlight paddles on Lake Worth Lagoon. "It's breathtaking during a summer full moon to watch the huge full moon rise over the water at night."
Precision Paddleboards is South Florida's original night SUP tour operator. Boards are outfitted with high-intensity LED lights, creating a floating light parade as guests and their guide paddle down the New River through Fort Lauderdale. "Night SUP tours gives visitors the opportunity to view Fort Lauderdale from a different perspective," says Josh Vajda, president of Precision Paddleboards. "When you're gliding peacefully across the water that runs through the heart of our city, you'll understand why Fort Lauderdale, with over 300 miles of navigable canals and waterways, is known as the 'Venice of America.'" Yolo Board Adventures Sandestin holds its moonlight paddles on the calm Choctawhatchee Bay waters in Horseshoe Bayou. Bring your own board or rent one at the Yolo hut, located at the marina on the bay side of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
One of the great scenarios, during the holiday season is with colorful lights adorn homes and palm trees along the Precision Paddleboards Night SUP tour route. The glittering holiday displays reflect off the water and illuminate the shoreline, enhancing the SUP tour's light-parade effect.
There are so Many Beautiful Places to Paddle Board. Florida has an abundance of rivers, lakes, canals, beaches, and mangrove trails to explore and standing up on the paddle board gives you an amazing view. We have seen manatees, dolphins, turtles, sharks, rays, sea stars, and many other creatures that we would not be able to see as well from land or from a kayak. Paddle Boarding in Nature. This area have had dolphins and manatees swim right up to and under the boards of the practitioners, and the great thing is, these animals are not in captivity! From their boards, they can sometimes go out in the ocean and snorkel.
The activity of paddle boarding could be transformed in a complete unforgettable road trip across all the State of Florida, visiting beautiful lakes like Lake Okeechobee, George, Crescent Lake, Lake Harris, and more, and enjoying the diverse and amazing fauna and flora of Florida.