Saturday July 21st. Paddle


The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday July 21st. 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 rest rooms 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.

​Wednesday July 25th. Paddle


The Venice Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Wednesday July 25th, launching from Linger Lodge on the Braden River to Jiggs landing and return. This trip will be about 8 miles long, 4 hours in duration, rated intermediate.

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

Facilities: The ramp at Linger Lodge is concrete with an adjacent earth area for kayaks. We can launch our kayaks, then move our vehicles back to the regular parking lot.  Vehicles with trailers will have to park outside the gate on the grass verge. Linger Lodge has a restaurant, restrooms, picnic tables, etc. You may purchase lunch there or bring your own and picnic.

Directions: To get to Linger Lodge, just take I-75 north to State Route 70, Exit 217, and head west to Tara Blvd. Turn left at Tara and head south on Tara Blvd 1.8 miles to Linger Lodge Rd. Make a left on to Linger Lodge Rd and follow it over the over pass to the next stop and make a right on 85th St Ct E. Drive until you dead end in Linger Lodge's parking lot.

Wednesday July 18th. Paddle

The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday July 18th. launching from Allapatchee Park in Punta Gorda with a destination of the South branch of Alligator Creek, then through several mangrove tunnels and small lakes leading to Charlotte Harbor and return.  This trip will be about 3 1/2 hours in duration, 8 miles long, is rated intermediate, and will be guided by Bill Van Ooyen.

"Launch time of 9:30 a. m." 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: This is a paddle craft launch site. The ramp is concrete, parking is sand/grass, and is in a residential area. There are no fees and no facilities. The last part of the road is gravel.

Directions: From I-75 Exit 161, go west on Jones Loop Road until it connects to Hwy. 41. Turn left (south) on Hwy. 41 cross the bridge over Alligator Creek, and get in the left hand lane. Turn left onto Acline Road. To the right front of the Hwy. 41 and Acline Rd. intersection, there is a Sweetbay market which makes for a good landmark. There is no traffic light at the intersection. After turning left on to Acline Rd., continue east, cross railroad tracks, and turn left at the first road, which is Oakview Lane. On Oakview Lane, take the first left on to Pine Lane, then left again on to Hickory Ct where you will see a sign for Allapatchee Park. Continue into the Park. If southbound on Hwy. 41 in Punta Gorda, cross the Burnt Store Road intersection, cross Alligator Creek, and follow the above directions. This launch ramp is 2.7 miles from I-75 exit 161.

​Saturday July 28th. Paddle


The Venice-Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a kayak trip with a launch time of 9:30am on Saturday July 28th, launching from the 19th street landing on Boca Grande. This paddle will be about 3 hours in duration, 7 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: 19th Street is a paddle craft launch area with no facilities other than parking. There is room for kayak trailers.

Directions: Drive to Placida via SR 775 south out of Englewood or southwest on SR 771 from the El Jobean areas. At the Boca Grand Causway traffic light, turn west and cross the causeway toward Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande. There is a $6.00 toll per vehicle to cross the causeway, and an additional toll if you are pulling a trailer. From the toll point follow Gasparilla Rd. south to 18th St., turn left, cross a bicycle path and immediately turn left again onto East Railroad Ave for one block and turn right onto 19th St. This is a sandy dead end street ending at the paddle craft launch area.

Where we buy our equipment.

Venice LemonBay Kayakers

Economy Tackle  / Dolphin Paddlesports


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


ALL TRIPS LAUNCH AT 9:30am. UNLESS SHOWN OTHERWISE.


​"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.


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Most trips are 6-8 miles long and approx. 3 hours in duration unless noted otherwise in the trip description.


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