Author Archives: Kayak Dave

From an Illinois Family We really enjoyed it, thanks again for taking the time to do the tour. I have been to the Navarre a couple times, but I really enjoyed getting to learn about the permanent inhabitants of the area. The dolphin sighting was an added bonus! Hopefully I can snorkel out by the reef next time we are down there, the water was a little too rough yesterday. We just made it back to IL but we are already talking about coming back! Thanks again,  

Craig, sent us a photo from a recent Sunset Eco-Tour. Will this be the last Eco-tour of 2015? Only the weather knows ! Thanks Craig.

    Joe Richard, a long time fisherman and nature/sports photographer, has a great article in the July TIDE magazine for the CCA. Met Joe and his wife Amy this summer. He had called and said he was coming from Gainesville to take pictures for an article on Kayak king fishing. He wanted to rent one of our double fishing kayaks to get out in the gulf and hopefully catch some Kings. The day ended up being too rough to go out but he did get a lot of info for his story. I tried to reprint the article but couldn’t, so below is a link with some pictures from the Navarre area and fishing tips from our own Kevin Maye Click on link and go to pg 32-33, Joe and Amy did make it back later in the year and got out on the Gulf for some King…

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We had a group of Boy Scouts go out on our Kayak Eco-Tour the other Thursday. We had 29 scouts and leaders and did 3 tours with the guys. Started at 6:30 AM and finished at 4:30 PM. Kevin Maye, our main fishing and eco-tour guide, did the first and third Eco-Tour and I did the second. All the guys were great and seemed to have a good time. In addition to the sights and sounds of Santa Rosa Sound’s ecosystems, tidal ponds, secondary dune systems and shore birds, we had fun doing Kayak Watermelon Relays and then ate the watermelon!                     See ya on the water, KayakDave

From a post I made on An email after one of our Kayak Ecotours mfhurst wrote: You don’t know how great it is until you go somewhere else and it’s so busy and just not relaxing. Ready to Relax and be lazy on the beach……… You’ve got that right ! For a few years I had to move from Navarre to find work, I used to take my son to many fine places on vacation, but it was always better to go to the beach in Navarre and “relax”. After you have been lazy on the beach for a few days, maybe you would like to spend some time “relaxing” in a kayak. I know many people equate kayaking with a high energy output activity. But that is because most people visualize whitewater river kayaking, but seakayaking is very different. You can expend as much energy as you want,…

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