Monday January 21st. Moonlight Paddle

Note:  Launch Time for this trip will be 4:30pm.

The Full Moon is forecast to be a "Super Blood Moon".


The Venice Lemon Bay Kayakers will have a Full Moon Paddle on Monday January 21st. launching at 4:30pm. from Turtle Beach, Sarasota.

We will paddle to Midnight Pass Beach to watch the sunset then paddle waters in the area after dark. Please remember, you need a white light or approved navigation lights on your kayak after sunset.

Bring the beverage of your choice and a snack to share while watching the sunset.


Facilities: Parking is sand/shell; the launch point is sand on an inlet to the intracoastal waterway (ICW).  Restrooms are located at the entrance to the park and are not a handy distance from the launch point. The Gulf is to the west of the parking area, a nice place for an evening picnic supper.

Directions: From Hwy. 41 in South Sarasota, turn west on Stickney Point Road (SR 72), cross the ICW to Midnight Pass Road (CR 789) and turn left (south) for 2.5 miles to Turtle Beach. There is a large Turtle Beach road sign on the right side of the road, turn right (west), then left then left again into the parking area.  

SAFETY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD!

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.

Wednesday January 23rd. Paddle

Launch Point:  Blackburn Point Park, Nokomis.


Following the paddle we will have our February paddle-scheduling meeting. Bring the beverage of your choice and a dish to pass.

Facilities: There are picnic tables, trashcans, BBQ grills, and restrooms.

Directions: From Hwy 41 in Osprey turn west onto Blackburn Point Rd. and continue towards the bridge. Pass the main Park entrance on the left then turn left just before crossing the bridge and park on the south side of the road in the sandy area.

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.

Where we buy our equipment.

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Venice LemonBay Kayakers

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.

Economy Tackle  / Dolphin Paddlesports

6018 S. Tamiami Tr. Sarasota, FL. 34231.
941-922-9671
www.economytackle.com
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​Saturday January 26th. Paddle


Launch Point:  Ponce De Leon Park in Punta Gorda.


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; it then curves southwest then south directly into the Park. 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!