Venetian Canal Paddle Tour

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Dinky Dock Park

410 Ollie Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

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Get a taste of Venice, right in the heart of Orlando! Paddle the unique, winding canals of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes.

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These blissful, Venetian-like canals are lined and canopied with lush, tropical flora and fauna. Gliding atop clear water you’ll spot turtles, fish, anhinga and cormorants. The gorgeous lakes boast beautiful estates (some owned by celebrities) and historic homes and bridges. Once we launch you’ll feel instantly transported to another place in another time!

We'll meet at Dinky Dock Park, a gorgeous, oak filled park with a white sandy beach. Your instructor will assign you to quality and fitted stand up paddleboard gear and give a 10 min safety and paddling technique briefing on land. Then we'll launch and begin leisurely exploring the chain of lakes - covering 3 lakes and 2 canals. We'll stop to take breaks along the way, to lay back and look at the sky, soak our feet, or take a refreshing swim. We'll stop at Kraft Azalea Gardens to stretch or use the restroom before heading back. This paddle is all about taking in the beautiful sites, being in the moment, and absorbing therapeutic benefits of being on the water. Trip photos included. Once we return, you're conveniently located 2 minutes from Park Ave, with a variety of boutique restaurants and shops for brunch or lunch.

Stand Up Paddle Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced - Instruction included. Must know how to swim. Kids 12 years old and under may ride along with a parent for free.

Paddle Distance: about 2.5 mi including stops and breaks along the way.

This outdoor activity is a great way to socialize while maintaining physical distancing on individual paddle crafts.

Bring: Water, towel, snacks, dry change of clothes. If you're bringing your own paddle craft, a life vest and whistle are required by law.

Wear: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses (with croakies), wear something that is easy to move in and can get wet (like dry wicking workout clothes or swimwear).

Parking: There is a parking lot at Dinky Dock Park. It usually fills up early on the weekends so overflow parking may be found in the garage just behind it toward Aloma Ave.

IMPORTANT: In the event of inclement weather (rain/lightening/high winds), you will be notified of a reschedule via email at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled paddle. We only reschedule so that your SUP experience will be the most safe and enjoyable one possible!

Guide: Jessica Cichra is a SUP enthusiast that has been actively paddle touring, racing, surfing, and instructing since 2009. She is the founder of Wave of Wellness, a company with a mission to empower clients through adventurous activities that enhance all areas of well-being with a focus on travel, SUP, yoga, and community. Jessica guides paddle tours in the greater Orlando area and internationally on adventure travel retreats. She is also an industry representative as a sponsored ambassador/athlete for prAna, Glide SUP, Local Honey Designs, and Maui Jim.

Tips are highly appreciated if you believe your instruction, service, and experience to be exceptional!

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Dinky Dock Park

410 Ollie Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

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