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8450 Placida Rd, Don Pedro Island State Park, Placida, FL 33946-2402
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Kayaking with Dawn

When kayaking or paddle boarding, it is important to have safety procedures in place, equipment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JoyMD68
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Venice, Florida
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Our tour guide, Dawn was great! She was very knowledgeable about all the interesting wildlife we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak Rentals, Guided Eco-Tours, Lessons, and Sales. PaddleFit and World Paddle Association Certified instructors and our tour guides are also Florida Master Naturalists. Paddle on beautiful water and see local wildlife like dolphin, manatee, stingrays, sea urchins, seahorses,and lots of fish and exotic birds. Paddle through magical mangrove tunnels at Don Pedro Island State Park with crystal clear water where you will float over starfish, sponges, upside down jellyfish, and live shells leading to a hidden lagoon that feels like your own private paradise. Kayak & SUP rentals also available so you can create your own adventure. 2 amazing Florida State Park locations- Don Pedro Island State Park & Stump Pass Beach State Park.
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8450 Placida Rd, Don Pedro Island State Park, Placida, FL 33946-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When kayaking or paddle boarding, it is important to have safety procedures in place, equipment that fits the individual, and appreciation of the waterways. Along with these key features, we had a guide/instructor, Dawn, who blended the importance of safety with fun. In our group...More

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very informative review! We are very proud of our emphasis on safety and knowledge of the environment and we are thrilled that it shows. Thanks so much for the awesome review and for paddling with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Dawn was great! She was very knowledgeable about all the interesting wildlife we saw and the mangroves we paddled through. Two favorite things on this trip were the Mermaid Lagoon and Don Pedro Island beach. The pace of the paddle was perfect...More

Thank Sue F
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for paddling with us and for your awesome review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day at Don Pedro island and the surrounding mangrove forests. The staff was friendly and informative!

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for paddling with us and for your great review!

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

What a great tour and experience! Our guide, Dawn, was fantastic- friendly, knowledgable, and hospitable. She was very organized, and it made our excursion feel much more relaxed. Great route, great wildlife sightings, great equipment provided by staff. Thanks for a memorable day!

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Wonderful! Thanks for your awesome review and for paddling with us!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Hey, I’m 50 something and this was my first time on a SUP. Couldn’t have picked a better experience. Dawn was an excellent instructor who got me up and going in minutes. She gave us a nice educational experience about the wildlife. She also coached...More

Thank PatDee2018
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thanks so much for your great review and for paddling with us! So happy you had such a great time!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My husband and I did the tour from Stump's Pass in Englewood. The weather was gorgeous making the kayaking adventure all the more enjoyable. The tour guide Dawn was very knowledgeable, the pace of the tour was leisurely and we saw a few dolphins, many...More

Thank Sheila M
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

YAY we love your awesome review thank you!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Started out a little overcast, but the haze burned off and we saw lots of fish, and whelk, and got up close and personal with a dolphin. Dawn was very knowledgeable in the natural habitat. She took some amazing photos and we had a great...More

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks for paddling with us and for your nice review. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

My husband an I did the don Pedro tour on Sunday an had Dawn as our guide. She was so patient an gave out a lot of “good job” an “see you got this” since I was nervous an she knew that. The tour is...More

Thank Brandie B
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Wow thank you for such an amazing review. It truly makes us happy to know that we put you at ease and that you enjoyed your tour, your safety truly is our number one priority but of course we want you to have fun so...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Four of us recently went on the Don Pedro kayak tour with Hooked on SUP and had a wonderful day. Two of us had never been kayaking before, and our guide Dawn gave great instructions and guidance. There were also two women new to stand-up...More

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you so much for such a detailed and wonderful review! We are so happy you had a wonderful time and we sure hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We went on a kayak tour w/Dawn at Stump Pass and it was amazing! Not only was the weather perfect but it was a great lesson in the habitat of all the living things in the area. It was like being in a super-sized touch...More

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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked on SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We are truly thrilled that you had such a great time on our tour and learned so much about our local wildlife! Thanks for paddling with us and for the wonderful review!

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jyates34
4 February 2017|
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Response from HookedOnSUP | Property representative |
Yes, there is plenty of parking at Don Pedro.
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jyates34
4 February 2017|
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Response from HookedOnSUP | Property representative |
Yes, you can go to Don Pedro Island State Park Land Base and pay a $3 per car parking fee and launch your own kayaks from there. The island is approx 1 mile from the launch.
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Jomaxal
21 January 2017|
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Response from HookedOnSUP | Property representative |
Hello! Yes we rent SUPS and kayaks (singles and tandems) by the week. We also deliver and pick up. Our rates are as follows; SUPS are $250 per board for 7 days Single kayaks are $200 per kayak for 7 days Tandem (Doubles... More
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