Sunrise Paddle
Dec
1
6:45 AM06:45

Sunrise Paddle

  • 19500 Sanibel Causeway Fort Myers, FL, 33908 United States (map)
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Ocean Tribe Paddlers organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy the community of a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

On December 1st, we will be paddling from Causeway A around the San Carlos Bay (Causeway A is the closest island to the toll booth).  Those interested in joining the paddle can bring their own paddle craft, or borrow one; to get a loaner, please email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

Launch: 6:45 am from Causeway A. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Please be mindful that we will be launching in the dark, headlamps/flashlights are highly recommended.  Be sure to visit the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for any weather updates. We will post about any schedule changes at least one hour prior to the event.

Duration: Weather depending, we should be on the bay to see the 6:59 am sunrise to the east. The paddle will last 1 hour and we will be back at the launch site around 7:45 am.

The Ocean Tribe Paddlers community is open to everyone. If you would like to check out any of our events, your first event is free! Please join us for all of our events by becoming an ocean tribe member. You can join online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups!  If you have any questions about our membership or future events please contact oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club hosted by Sanibel Sea School to help the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit oceantribepaddlers.org for more information.



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Screening of "The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida"
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Screening of "The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida"

Ocean Tribe Paddlers organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

On December 13th, we will be screening the documentary “The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida”, following in the footsteps of a wandering Florida black bear, three friends leave civilization and enter a lost American wilderness on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle and bike. Traversing Florida’s vast and seldom seen “Forgotten Coast,” the expedition encounters stunning and rare wildlife including black bears, manatees, alligators, ancient river fish and endangered woodpeckers- all living within the fragile wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border.

Where: Sanibel Sea School

455 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel, FL 33957

When: Thursday, December 13th, 6:00pm

The Ocean Tribe Paddlers community is open to everyone. If you would like to check out any of our events, your first event is free! Please join us for all of our events by becoming an ocean tribe member. You can join online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups!  If you have any questions about our membership or future events please contact oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

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Full Moon Paddle and Social Hour
Dec
22
5:30 PM17:30

Full Moon Paddle and Social Hour

Ocean Tribe Paddlers organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy the community of a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

On Saturday, December 22nd, we will be exploring Bowman's Beach Mangroves. Those interested in joining the paddle can bring their own paddle craft, or borrow one; to get a loaner, please email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.  

Launch: 5:30 pm from the Bowman's Beach Kayak Launch. Sunset will be at 5:41 PM. We recommend bringing a flashlight/headlamp on this paddle. Be sure to visit the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for any weather updates. We will post about any schedule changes at least one hour prior to the event.

Duration:  This paddle will be 1.5 hours. The paddle will explore the mangroves under the light of the full moon. We will be returning to the launch site around 7:00 pm.

After Paddle Social: Join us for a social hour after the paddle at Doc Ford’s Bar and Grille. This is a great opportunity to chat with like-minded people after spending quality time on the water.

The Ocean Tribe Paddlers community is open to everyone. If you would like to check out any of our events, your first event is free! Please join us for all of our events by becoming an ocean tribe member. You can join online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups!  If you have any questions about our membership or future events please contact oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club hosted by Sanibel Sea School to help the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit oceantribepaddlers.org for more information.

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Morning Birding and Wildlife Paddle
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

Morning Birding and Wildlife Paddle

Ocean Tribe Paddlers organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy the community of a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

On January 15th, we'll be exploring Bowman's Beach Bayou. Those interested in joining the paddle can bring their own paddle craft, or borrow one; to get a loaner, please email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

Launch: 9:00 am from the Bowman's Beach Kayak Launch. Be sure to visit the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for any weather updates. We will post about any schedule changes at least one hour prior to the event.

Duration: While exploring the mangroves of Bowman's Beach we will be looking for local wildlife, often seeing osprey, wading birds, manatees, and fish species. We will be returning to the launch site around 10:30 am.

The Ocean Tribe Paddlers community is open to everyone. If you would like to check out any of our events, your first event is free! Please join us for all of our events by becoming an ocean tribe member. You can join online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups!  If you have any questions about our membership or future events please contact oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club hosted by Sanibel Sea School to help the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit oceantribepaddlers.org for more information.



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November Bay Paddle Meet-Up and Social Hour (LOCATION CHANGE)
Nov
15
4:45 PM16:45

November Bay Paddle Meet-Up and Social Hour (LOCATION CHANGE)

Sanibel Sea School's Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

On November 15th, we will be exploring Fisherman’s Key in San Carlos Bay. Those interested in joining the paddle should bring their own paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and other paddle-powered vessels are all welcome). A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance (oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org).

DUE TO WEATHER THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO BOWMANS BEACH. LAUNCH AND RETURN TIME WILL REMAIN THE SAME. WE WILL MEET AT THE KAYAK LAUNCH AT BOWMANS BEACH. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE APPROPRIATE PARKING PASS, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY TO PARK.


Launch: 4:45 pm from the north side of Causeway A (the causeway island closest to the toll booth). Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Be sure to visit the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for any weather updates. We will post about any schedule changes at least one hour prior to the event.

Duration: The paddle will be around Fisherman’s Key and back to the launch site. The paddle should take a little over an hour. Return to launch site estimated at 6:00 pm.

After Paddle Social: Join us for a social hour after the paddle at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. This is a great opportunity to chat with like-minded people without concentrating on paddling.

Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free, then it is requested that you purchase a membership online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Please RSVP to oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups!

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club hosted by Sanibel Sea School that helps the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit oceantribepaddlers.org for more information.



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October Paddling Club Meet-Up
Oct
9
4:45 PM16:45

October Paddling Club Meet-Up

For our October meet-up, join us for a paddle on beautiful San Carlos Bay. Meet on the west side of Sanibel Causeway Island A (closest to Fort Myers) and bring your favorite paddling equipment - kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc. are all welcome.

We'll go for a relaxed group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. Parking is free. Questions? Email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

Any weather related changes will be posted on the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page on the day of the event.

Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free. After that, we ask that you purchase a club membership via our website. 

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Cruising Through the Canals
Jul
17
10:30 AM10:30

Cruising Through the Canals

For our July event, we will meet at the Sanibel Boat Ramp. From the put-in, it’s a quick paddle east to the Sanibel canals. Once in the canals, we can loop around, check out the various wading birds, observe mangrove crabs as they scuttle to and fro, and enjoy looking at Sanibel from a new perspective. The paddle will be held on Tuesday, July 17th from 10:30 am to noon. 

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May 22nd Bowman’s Beach Mangrove Exploration
May
22
2:00 PM14:00

May 22nd Bowman’s Beach Mangrove Exploration

We called the May 13th meet up when strong rains and thunderstorms rolled in on Sunday afternoon. However, we don’t want to miss our opportunity to explore the waters around Bowman’s Beach. So, we are rescheduling our May meet-up for Tuesday, May 22nd, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. We will paddle through the bayous, encounter wading and diving birds, and discover a bit about mangrove ecosystems. For the more adventurous folks, there’s also an opportunity to portage over Old Blind Pass, and into the Gulf!

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Bowman’s Beach Mangrove Exploration
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Bowman’s Beach Mangrove Exploration

Sanibel Sea School's Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

Weather permitting, the May meet-up will be held on Sunday, May 13th, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. We will paddle through the bayous, encounter wading and diving birds, and discover a bit about mangrove ecosystems. For the more adventurous folks, there’s also an opportunity to portage over Old Blind Pass, and into the Gulf!

Those interested in joining the paddle should bring their own paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and other paddle-powered vessels are all welcome). A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. The group will meet at the Bowman’s Beach canoe/kayak launch. It's hard to miss our orange SUP Trailer! Parking is $5 per hour.

Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free, then it is requested that you purchase a membership online at oceantribepaddlers.org. Please RSVP to oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org. Stay tuned for future meet-ups!

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the SWFL paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit oceantribepaddlers.org or follow us on Facebook to learn more.

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Afternoon Paddle

One of the first thunderstorms of the year rolled in to meet us right before our scheduled paddle earlier this month. Needless to say, the gusty winds and sheeting rain prohibited that meetup from happening. So, on Sunday, April 29th, at 2:00 p.m., we’re going to try this paddle again, and hopefully beat the weather!

Join us for a paddle on San Carlos Bay. We’ll meet on the west side of Sanibel Causeway Island A. Bring your favorite paddling equipment - kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc. are all welcome. We'll go for a relaxed group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. Parking is free. Questions? Email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free. After that, we ask that you purchase a club membership via our website at oceantribepaddlers.org.

On the day of the event, please check the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for all weather related updates. We hope to see you on the water!

 

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The Great American Cleanup
Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

The Great American Cleanup

Join Coastal Keepers and the Ocean Tribe Paddlers on Saturday, April 21st for The Great American Cleanup, an initiative created by Keep America Beautiful. This is a paddle-based cleanup, so we will travel through Sanibel’s east end canals via paddlecraft, gathering litter along the way. If you do not have a paddlecraft, Ocean Tribe Paddlers has a limited number of loaner paddleboards and kayaks available.

We will meet at Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus at 8 AM for a briefing, then divide into small groups before driving to the Sanibel Boat Ramp to launch our vessels. Parking is available there for a small fee. All cleanup materials will be provided. After the event, participants are invited to return to Sanibel Sea School for refreshments. To register for The Great American Cleanup, please go to http://klcb.org/great-american-cleanup.html and choose Sanibel Canals as your location. We kindly ask that you register online in advance to help our friends at Keep Lee County Beautiful measure participation. To reserve a paddleboard or kayak, please contact oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org before the event.

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Apr
10
4:45 PM16:45

April Paddling Club Meet-Up

For our April meet-up, join us for a paddle on beautiful San Carlos Bay. Meet on the west side of Sanibel Causeway Island A and bring your favorite paddling equipment - kayaks, canoes, SUPs, etc. are all welcome.

We'll go for a relaxed group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. Parking is free. Questions? Email oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org.

Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free. After that, we ask that you purchase a club membership via our website. 

 

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Mar
31
6:45 AM06:45

Paddler's Sun Salutation

Our first sunrise paddle went so well that we decided we should probably do it again. We will meet at the same location as before, Causeway Island A, and paddle out to greet the rising sun. We will have loaner paddleboards available for this outing. Seeing the sunrise from the water is something everyone who loves to paddle should do. Again and again.

RSVP at oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org or www.meetup.com/oceantribepaddlers

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Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

People Paddling Together

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is about people paddling together. On Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00am on Causeway Island B, that is exactly what we will do. Let us gather on the water and talk paddling, enjoy each other’s company and see if any of our favorite marine creatures want to join us! RSVP at oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org or www.meetup.com/oceantribepaddlers. As always, we will have paddleboards available for those without paddlecraft, however we will not have kayaks on this outing. We look forward to seeing everyone out paddling!

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Demo Day- Bishop Boards
Jan
23
4:00 PM16:00

Demo Day- Bishop Boards

Ocean Tribe Paddlers is proud to welcome Bishop Boards and owner Todd Bishop to Sanibel! Ocean Tribe Outfitters will be carrying Bishop Boards in the outfitter store and Todd Bishop has graciously offered the opportunity for Ocean Tribe Paddlers to give his paddleboards a try! We will be taking RSVP's at oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org. This event is open to the first 15 individuals who RSVP. Look for the Bishop Boards van and the Sanibel Sea School Truck on Causeway Island B on Tuesday, January 23rd from 4-5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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