Sunrise Paddleboard Guides twist and turn past Manors and Mangroves on this adventurous Journey around “Island City” incorporated in 1947.
It is bordered on the north by the North Fork of the Middle River and the city of Oakland Park; to the south, the boundaries include the South Fork of the Middle River and the city of Fort Lauderdale; the westernmost boundary reaches Interstate 95; and the eastern terminus of the city limits extend to Federal Highway (US 1) and the Sunrise Paddleboard Showroom.
Our Journey will start from our Middle River Showroom conveniently located on Federal Highway.
We have free parking and a BBQ Restaurant (yes, they serve Beer and Wine) in case you build up an apatite or thirst. We often show a Quick Video for Mental Preparation. Your Guide will start off with some quick pointers and launch you in the Knee Position. Once you establish your able to steer and control the direction of the board; then you will be ready to Stand Up.
The entire Voyage is great practice for First Timers as your Guide will provide Instructions along the way for those needing assistance or just give advice to improve your technique. Experienced Paddlers and Locals are equally Informed as we provide Demos of our Skills and Teach everyone how to Navigate are winding River. We welcome those who learn our Route’s and return with friends to ultimately lead they’re own expeditions on the same routes.
Your guide will select the route that caters your group!
Most routes include passing through Colohatchee Nature Park, a 9.3 acres (38,000 m2) recreational facility complete with a boardwalk for nature observation, a dog park, and a boat ramp for watercraft entry.
We initially stopped here and walked around, but Founder Brian Galton stumbled upon a secret entrance through a narrow Lagoon and now we paddle right into the middle of the park. It is truly amazing as you will be surrounded 360 degrees by natural mangroves with a lush jungle environment! This is the perfect photo opportunity to show everyone something that only our Guest get to see.
Everyday brings new site and you never know when you may see a Manatee or Sea Turtles wondering the area. Our Tours are customized each time, so whether you are a beginner wanting an Instructor to assist along the way or experienced wanting to see mother nature show off her natural talents.
We will pass masses of Mangroves that home an abundance of Iguana and an incredible nesting for South Florida’s known tropical birds. The area known as Wilton Manors is in a successful economic revitalization, with Wilton Drive, the city’s Arts and Entertainment District features an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Only you get to see the area from a fish’s eye perspective.
Special Request can be made for One Way Paddles or a Full Roundabout as far west as I-95 over to Oakland Park and back to our original departure for a full circle (This may take over 3 hours and adds $12 per person.
DAILY at 10AM* and 1PM
Advanced Reservations Required (954) 440-4562
*Saturday at 10AM by Request Only as the time is reserved for Venice Of America Lesson and Tour