kayak

Protecting the shoreline naturally

Protecting the shoreline naturally

Paddling along the waterways of Navarre and Gulf Breeze, kayaker Dave Barker is disappointed. He said rather than the naturally sloping habitats that support dozens of species of fish, crabs, shrimp and more, he is greeted by almost continuous sea walls. “Most of the shorelines that I see where residents are, they are not natural,” […]

Clear Bottom Kayak Tours

Explore and discover Navarre Beach Reef with a 45 minute Clear Bottom Kayak Tour of the Gulf Side Reef. From the Sea Oat Pavilion parking lot (the second parking lot on the gulf side), proceed down the kayak boardwalk located on the eastern most side to the beach, arrive 20 minutes prior to time slot. […]

Clear bottom kayak provides unique view

Clear bottom kayak provides unique view

Dozens of visitors paddled out to the Navarre Beach Gulf side artificial reef Saturday as part of Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary’s Clear Bottom Kayak Reef Tours. Mike Sandler of the Marine Sanctuary said this year’s first tours were a huge success. “It was a big success. There were a lot of people out there and […]

FWC scuttles move to require kayak license

FWC scuttles move to require kayak license

Last month a citizen panel put together by state boating authorities explored options that could lead to requiring registration and fees for non-motorized boats such as kayaks. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Record-setting rodeo

Record-setting rodeo

The 2016 Navarre Fishing Rodeo set records on many levels.  This year the rodeo attracted more people, larger sponsors, more door prizes, more fish weighed – it was more.  The beautiful weather on both days of the event got folks out onto the water to enjoy a day of fishing with family and friends. The […]

Kayak Tours on Navarre Beach

Come explore the gulf-side artificial reef system on Navarre Beach from the comfort of a clear bottom kayak! The unique clear lens of the kayaks will afford a view like none other.  Tours will be guided by certified reef monitors, these small tours enable participants to learn about the reef and all its inhabitants. Tours […]

Kayak Tours on Navarre Beach

Come explore the gulf-side artificial reef system on Navarre Beach from the comfort of a clear bottom kayak! The unique clear lens of the kayaks will afford a view like none other.  Tours will be guided by certified reef monitors, these small tours enable participants to learn about the reef and all its inhabitants. Tours […]

Surf’s up at PaddlePalooza

Surf’s up at PaddlePalooza

Children between the ages of 8 to 11 took to the waters of Navarre Beach and Black Water River July 18-22 for the second annual PaddlePalooza Summer Camp hosted by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Activities for the 23 campers started at 9 a.m. and finished by 3 p.m. each day. Campers went to […]

Kayak fishing offers chance to get away from it all

Kayak fishing offers chance to get away from it all

In a world captivated by technology, kayak fishing offers an opportunity to get away from it all. Frank Dailey, the Emerald Coast Chapter Team Leader and Director of Coordinated Therapeutic Programs for Heroes on the Water, can’t emphasize that enough. “The peaceful element of kayak fishing is absolutely amazing,” Dailey said. “You take away the […]

Kayak launch coming to Navarre Park West

Kayak launch coming to Navarre Park West

In a little known park at the end of Blue Tip Drive in Navarre, Santa Rosa County will be installing a new kayak launch.  The request for the addition came from James Broxson, owner of Broxson Outdoors located at the corner of Blue Tip Drive and Navarre Parkway and District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson. […]