Where we buy our equipment.

Economy Tackle  / Dolphin Paddlesports

6018 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL. 34231.
941-922-9671
www.economytackle.com
www.floridakayak.com

All kayaks and kayakers must observe all State and Federal Regulations regarding safety and navigation rules.  This includes carrying a CG approved PFD that is "readily accessible" (not inside a hatch or under your seat) and an effective sound producing device such as a whistle or horn.

All trips have a Launch Time of 9:30am. unless shown otherwise in the trip details.

"Launch Time" means you are in the water and ready to paddle.  Please allow sufficient time for travel, unloading equipment and preparing for the trip.

Venice LemonBay Kayakers

Saturday May 25th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30 a.m. on Saturday May 25th. launching from Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda.   The destination will be to several canals and mangrove tunnels in the area and return.  The trip will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 miles long, rated as intermediate.

"Launch time of 9:30 a.m." means that you are in the water and are ready paddle. Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks, and preparing for the trip.

Facilities: The Park has full facilities. The ramp is concrete and parking is asphalt. Nearby is a wildlife rehabilitation center. This is a Punta Gorda city park so there are no Charlotte County fees to park or launch.

Directions: If southbound on Hwy. 41 from the North Port area cross the Peace River Bridge. Shortly after crossing the bridge, turn right (west) at a traffic light onto West Marion Ave. and follow it west until you see the Park entrance to the left.
If northbound on Hwy. 41 in South Punta Gorda, continue northward to the traffic light at West Marion Ave., turn right (west) and follow the above directions. If approaching from I-75, take Exit 164 and go west toward Punta Gorda on Hwy. 17, which becomes West Marion Ave., and continue to the Park.

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!

Wednesday May 29th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Wednesday March 29th. launching from Robinson Preserve in Bradenton with a destination of the Preserve, Perico Bayou and waters in the area.   The paddle will be about 3 hours in duration, 6 miles long, rated intermediate.

“Launch time of 9:30am” means that you are in the water and ready to paddle.  Please allow ample time for travel, unloading your kayaks and preparing for the trip.

Facilities:  The parking is shell and the kayak launch site is improved sand.  There are restrooms at the launch site. No alcohol is permitted in Robinson Preserve.

Directions:  Going north on I-75 take exit 220B and head west on SR 64, Manatee Ave for about 10.3 miles.  Turn right onto 75th St NW for about 1.3 miles.  Turn left onto 17th Ave NW for about 1.5 miles.  The entrance to Robinson Preserve is at the end of 17 Ave.  From any other route you need to get onto Manatee Ave going east or west and turn onto 75th St NW to 17 Ave.

SAFETY COMES FIRST.  ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!

On any trip extending past official sunset all kayaks must carry a White light that is visible for at least one mile or be equipped with approvedRed, Greenand White navigation lights.