day on the bay

October 20-22, 2020

9 AM to 12 PM

Cost: $40 per person (tandem kayaks only; must register in groups of two)

What to Expect

Day on the Bay is a 2-2.5 hour kayak eco-tour launching from Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde, with trained environmental educators as your guides. The day begins with a quick kayak trip briefing and estuary overview.  Participants will then take to the water in our tandem kayaks as we explore the unique habitats of the bay, including winding our way through a serene, natural mangrove tunnel. This journey is a great way to view the estuary from a different perspective, while observing the beautiful flora and fauna that call the bay home.

Intermediate Level Kayak Excursion

The level of exertion during this eco-tour is substantial. Our route includes paddling across a channel where the current and wind can be intense in comparison to other areas of the estuary. The expectation is to be on the water for the majority of the morning, so participants should be in good health without injuries or long-standing medical conditions that may compromise well-being. This eco-tour is designed for participants who have previous kayaking experience.

Limitations and Cancellations

Our capacity for each day is 20 participants. If fewer than six participants register for a given day, Tampa Bay Watch reserves the right to cancel the trip due to lack of attendance. We will be paddling in tandem kayaks and require pairs for registration, so make sure to bring a friend! Solo participants will not be permitted due to COVID-19 protocol. The minimum age for participants is 9 years old. Any participants between the ages of 9 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

In compliance with CDC guidelines and local ordinances, Tampa Bay Watch has implemented a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the pandemic. Our goal is to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19, requiring full cooperation of all visitors and staff. Participants will be expected to social distance and wear a face covering/mask while on property. Face coverings/masks can be removed once on the water. All participants must come in pairs, as we will be using tandem kayaks. Tampa Bay Watch reserves the right to cancel any eco-tour on account of COVID-19 precautionary measures. 

Please be advised that Tampa Bay Watch reserves the right to cancel any eco-tour due to inclement weather or water conditions, including but not limited to swift current, severe winds, or persistent rain and thunderstorms. 

Cancellations will be made two hours prior to departure, at the latest, via email. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.

Email Jordan Findley at jfindley@tampabaywatch.org with questions about Day on the Bay.