Native Canoe Log

Who Were The Calusa?

People have been coming to Florida since some time in the late 1400’s. There has been a number of recorded events linking the Spanish, French and English to Florida. While this has been true the real question is who originally settled Florida and what do we know about them? In honesty, I thine everyone wishes we knew more. We did …

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Florida’s Brown Pelican

If you are down here for the winter, one of the most distinctive birds you will notice while you are here is the Brown Pelican. The way they effortlessly fly just above the water or float just outside your car window as you drive over the Sanibel bridge. We love our birds here in Florida. There are so many different …

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6 Yoga Poses for Paddle Board

Maybe you have read an article, or even heard friends talking about it. So can you do yoga poses on a paddle board? The simply answer is yest.Chances are you love yoga and you are wondering about practicing yoga on your paddle board. Why SUP Yoga is Better than Studio Yoga The unstable board makes SUP Yoga challenging A better …

How To Safely Transport Your SUP

So you love to stand up paddle board (SUP) and your thinking about owning your own board. However you are wondering how tricky it is to safely transport your SUP to different locations. We put together some tips and reminders to help you safely get your board to all those wonderful paddling locations! Safely Carry Your SUP You need to …

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Paddle boarding while pregnant?

A pregnancy doesn’t have to stop your fun with outdoor water sports! Expecting mothers can still enjoy paddle boarding while pregnant  as long as they follow some precautions. Though there is little risk of injury paddle boarding, we advise speaking to your doctor when making a decision regarding you and your babies health and any outdoor activity. This may mean …

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Local Paddle Board Rentals

Get out and start enjoying the outdoors by reserving a paddle board rental! It’s getting cold up north and the weather in Florida is pretty awesome. This time of year we start welcoming back all our part time winter residents. It’s been a tough summer with the algae and red tide, but the waters are clear and we are ready …

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Bald Eagles In Florida

Living or visiting Florida usually means spending a considerable amount of time outside. We hope you use some of this time to visit us and spend some time on the water with us. While on the water you will see a number of different animals including birds. One of the most interesting and loved birds by many is the bald …

Plan Ahead When Paddle Boarding

Like most sports or adventures you decide to embark on, you should always have a plan. For just a few minutes, lets take a look a few ways you can prepare and be safe the next time you go out on the water. The investment to join the paddle board fun is relatively small and its extremely easy by stopping …

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Is a Whale Shark a Whale?

Are whale sharks, whales or sharks? To answer that question, lets go back to 1828 when this animal was first documented. Off the coast of South Africa a whale shark was collected examined and thus named. Even though the fish belongs to the same family as sharks, it was given the name whale shark mostly because of its size. One …

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What is Red Tide?

Red tide is all over the news in Southwest Florida. The reason people come to Florida is to enjoy the wonderful weather and amazing beaches. This summer red tide has been worse than years in the past. What is red tide anyway? Is it dangerous and how does it affect your visit? What Is Red Tide? Lets get the technical …