Tour Time is Actual Check-In or Arrival Time. We suggest bringing Cooler / Snacks and Extra Glow in the Dark Accessories. We may be named Sunrise Paddleboards, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t love to paddle at night just as much. In fact, our Full Moon Paddles is our most popular Paddle and is often SOLD OUT far in advance. We often Host a seconf Paddle once the first scheduled Full Moon Date is Sold Out and often have specialty events scheduled to suit the special days surrounding the Full Moon Date. This event averages over 3 hours starting from Check-In Time.
The Full Moon is a celebrated event throughout the area with many gatherings of people who appreciate the brilliance of the moon when it shines its brightest each month. Our Full Moon Paddle has quickly become a truly special and unique way to experience the Water and Moon working together providing an awesome experience!
Did you know that each Full Moon is defined by its own special characteristics and meaning? One reason for its popularity is because we have so many repeat Paddlers, who wish to experience the various features each Moon has to offer. For complete details and explanations review the details and information provided below including the dates of our upcoming and future Full Moon Paddles.
Sunrise Paddleboards Instructors keep learning with experience. Our professional guides are directed to review the Tide Charts and select the safest and calmest routes in order to make our Paddles the “Best In Town”. We rotate 4 different routes and the Guide will ultimately select the route, however request may be made in advance and we will always try to meet your request.
Routes include Island City, George English Park, and the Wilton Manor Reserve and on special occasions like our Christmas Light Paddles; we never get tired of seeing the World Famous “Venice of America” at night. Imagine paddling beside Johnny Depp’s yacht and wondering if he is on board or maybe Scotty Pippin will be hosting some Celebrity friends on the Lady Val. We never know who or what we are going to see until we get there, but one thing is for sure; the lights on the Intracoastal will fill your eyes with spectacular scenery of some of the most luxurious homes and yachts. It is truly beautiful to see the lighted gardens and landscaping up close at night.
Sunrise Paddleboards is the first company to provide navigational lights on board. Our local Water Taxi and others have grown to appreciate our sincere desire to be safe and to respect others that also travel the Intracoastal Waterways. Each Full Moon Paddle will have at least two (2) CPR Certified Instructors that must adhere to Sunrise Paddleboards strict Policies and Procedures so that we may insure your confidence, security, and maximum enjoyment.
Please review the times below as each Full Moon may differ in launch times which typically will have a duration between 2.5 and 3.5 hours long. The paddle will be a mixture of standing on your feet, kneeling on your knees, sitting, and even laying down to see the moon and stars while floating on your 12 foot bed.
Sunrise Paddleboards strives to exceed your expectations!
Advanced Reservations are Required and all Guest should call (954) 440-4562
NOTE: This is not a Lesson and this is not advised for First Timers, however Lessons can be completed prior to paddle.
Cancellation Policy: 72 Hours in Advance Required for Full Refund. WE PLAY IN THE RAIN!
This is a water activity and you should get wet! We will only cancel if lightening persist. Lightening, Thunder, and Showers pass very quick, so please do not expect a cancellation. Weather is unpredictable in SoFlo, so do not trust the Weathermen or Women. We will call you if we are canceling.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a very popular Paddle and is usually SOLD OUT. This means we are Reserving Boards for anyone Prepaid and likely have to turn away others who would have reserved your position; therefore any last minute cancellations may be considered however they will only be given credit towards a 2 Hour Weekday Rental and not towards future Full Moon Paddles. Hence, we do not offer Refunds or Substitutions for this Specialty Event.
Full Moon Names and Their Meanings
• Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
• Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
• Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
• Full Pink Moon – April This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
• Full Flower Moon – May In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
• Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
• The Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
• Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
• Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
• Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
• Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
• The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
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