My daughter and I went kayaking at night through a mangrove last year on my 50th birthday in bio luminescent bay in Puerto Rico. We loved it so much we planned this year's trip around kayaking again. She found Great Turtle Kayak online and it sounded like a wonderful way to celebrate turning 51, So we planned our trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan.
When I called, Paul insisted the sunrise tour was the best. I consulted my 21 year old daughter about waking up at 4:15. She agreed after looking at the pictures and knowing how much I love sunrises! Our guide met us at 5 a.m. at the waterfront, just a few minutes walk from our hotel. He was funny and extremely competent. He made sure we were perfectly fitted into our kayaks. I've had multiple back surgeries and cancers and was used to lots of pain other times I went kayaking and white water rafting. This time I had no pain after 3 hours on the water! Amazing! These folks are professionals!
We were out on the water and experienced God's glory in the most amazing sunrise! It was stunning!!!! Our guide took pictures of us with his i-phone and was so nice to make sure we had great shots! After the sunrise, he offered us options of going to Arch Rock or a rare opportunity to kayak to Round Lighthouse. We chose the lighthouse and were so blessed we did!
My daughter and I enjoyed my best birthday ever blessed with a witty and kind kayak guide. At one point he asked if we'd be okay so he could go help a straggler with the other group. We were impressed how he handled the situation - assured we were okay and then helped another person. Both groups sang Happy Birthday to me at Round Island! We learned so much about the area and had a great adventure!
Thank you Great Turtle Kayak for making my 51st birthday the best birthday yet!
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