Padde Punta Gorda
Back by popular demand!
Paddle Punta Gorda will be offered again in 2017.
Mark your calendars for November 18, 2017
and come back here for updates as the plan unfolds.
As a part of TEAMs Maritime Committee, Paddle Punta Gorda emphasizes that while Punta Gorda is a “water community,” that means even more than being adjacent to the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. The event premiered on November 12, 2016 with naturalists guiding 90 kayakers through five tours on the Peace River, Shell Creek, Alligator Creek, Lettuce Lake and Ponce de Leon Park waters.
Most participants were seasoned paddlers, but a few were new to the sport. One appreciative paddler said: “Extremely well organized, and everyone was very accommodating about different skill levels.”
The event was such a success that 100% of those responding to the survey (which was most of the paddlers) said they would recommend the event to a friend. As one paddler put it, the benefit was “Going where I’d never been. Learning all of the paddling venues in the area that I was unaware of.” One lucky paddler won the grand prize, a carbon fiber kayak paddle.
The array of kayaks and transportation modes made for a colorful display at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association parking lot, where the registration was held. To see all the photos from the paddles, go to our Paddle Punta Gorda Photo Gallery.