Getting lost in mesmerizing mangrove tunnels and kayaking through winding branches seems like a relaxing pipe dream, but it could be your reality, and you can paddle on a clear bottom vessel.
These natural wonders don't even seem to exist in Florida. Except, they do, and one way you can see them is through Get Up & Go Kayak tours leading you through the winding branches.
The tour begins at the Stan Blum Boat Ramp and will take you right into Tucker Cove, which sits within the state park leading you to the scenic views.
While you're paddling through the maze of mangroves, you could also encounter some of the inlet's marine life, such as manatees, rays, and turtles. The clear kayak is perfect for sightseeing not just what's around you, but also for what's below you.
The tour might give you the opportunity to stretch out a bit. You'll be able to walk around the shallow areas of the inlet, but this rest break depends entirely on the tides.
It's about two and a half hours to complete the journey around the inlet, and reservations are required.
You can tour at various times of the day including sunrise and sunset paddles. There's also a glow-in-the-dark adventure that features bioluminescent jellies on the latter tour.
This fun excursion is offered in many places around the state, and the newest guided trail just opened up in Miami, FL.
Address: 613 N., Beach Causeway, Fort Pierce, FL
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This article has been updated since it was originally published on September 21, 2020.
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