With warmer weather(and water) this week, kayak season is officially here.
Two Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros, an Ocean Malibu 2 tandem and an old Cobra 12′ are my current Kayak fleet. Holler if you want to take them for a cruise. Or have me take you on a tour of the beautiful landscape of the Punta Banda peninsula. firstname.lastname@example.org
An easy cruise is from the Baja Cove Marina in the estuary. Water is only 4 feet deep and is usually sheltered from the wind. You can kayak from the Marina over to Estero Beach Resort for a nice lunch on the water. Back to Baja Cove Marina for happy hour?
But, the more spectacular cruise is south side Punta Banda. Launch from Camp Kennedy boat ramp and explore the arches, caves and scenery. You can also head over to La Bufadora, leave your yaks on the beach and enjoy a beverage and lunch at La Bufadora Grill.
If you watch tides and swells , low tide will allow you to explore the caves. “La Cueva de Julia”(named after my sister) is 400 meters east of the Kennedy Boat ramp and highlited in yellow path of lower left photo. My neighborhood is the green highlight on the ridge above.
The south side of P.B. also offers a wind shadow from the prevailing northwest winds. There are many mornings when that bay resembles a calm lake.
Last row middle photo is me on the “white ghost” kayak with friends the day after Thanksgiving in 2009. Muy Tranquilo! Thanks, Surfer Dude for that nice pic.
Caves, seals, birds, fish and overall scenery are magnificent.
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