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Canoe, kayak and paddleboard at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (August 09, 2017)

The Deering Estate offers a variety of water activities including canoe tours, kayak workshops, kayak rentals, and a new Paddleboard Adventure Tour!

Moonlight Canoe Tour
Friday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Take a moonlight canoe tour across Biscayne Bay and enjoy a campfire and s’mores on Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery, approximately one mile off-shore. For ages 18 & up.
Cost: $40. Space is limited; reservations required. Register online or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233. 

Kayak Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Discover how easy and fun kayaking can be on the scenic waters of Biscayne Bay! The workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary to begin safely paddling on small, calm bodies of water. For ages 9 & up.
Cost: $30. Space is limited; reservations required. Register online or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Canoe Tour
Sunday, September 10, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Take a sunrise canoe tour across Biscayne Bay! Visit Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery, approximately one mile off-shore.
Cost: $30 adults; $20 children (ages 9-14). Space is limited; reservations required. Register online or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Paddleboard Adventure Tour
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a Paddleboard Adventure Tour on Biscayne Bay! Tours depart from the Deering Estate Boat Basin where your guide will teach you the basics of stand-up paddling (SUP) and will share ecological facts about the Bay. For ages 9 & up; beginner and experienced paddlers.
Cost: $30. Space is limited; reservations required. Register online or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Weekend Kayak Rentals
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Weekends are the perfect time to kayak on Biscayne Bay! Rental fees include the use of the kayak, life vest, paddles and a small dry bag for personal belongings. Guests must be 21 years of age to rent a kayak. Participants ages 9-20 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian in the same kayak. 
Cost: $10 per hour for adults & $8 per hour for children (ages 9-14), plus regular park admission.

For more information, including additional dates, please visit the Deering Estate website or call the Deering Estate at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre 
Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided Historic House tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!