Mangrove and Manatee Kayak Field Trip with Christa Jewett from Saltwater Studies at Mizell-Johnson State Park in Dania Beach, FL.
WHEN: February 19, 2018
9:00 AM (Duration: 2 hours)
WHERE: Mizell-Johnson State Park
(formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park)
6503 N Ocean Dr
Dania Beach, FL 33004-3044
CONTACT: Christa Jewett
MANGROVE & MANATEE KAYAK – Participants will be led on a guided kayak through Whiskey Creek in Dania Beach. This is a sheltered waterway lined by mangroves that provides a great opportunity to see a variety of marine life. This is a great location to kayak during the winter months as manatees are frequently seen in the area due to the proximity to the FPL’s warm water discharge on the west side of the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. All ages are welcome to attend. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied and supervised by a parent. Participants will meet at the park concession stand called BG Whiskey Creek Hideout located in Main Parking Lot #2 in Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd Beach State Park) in Dania Beach, Florida (6503 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004). Participants must bring their own water and snacks.
COST: $20 per person (plus park expenses)
Expenses: The park charges $25 (plus tax) for up 1.5 hours of kayak rental for a single kayak and $30 (plus tax) for a double kayak. Canoes are also available for $25 (plus tax) for up to 1.5 hours. If you provide your own kayak, you must also bring a life jacket. In addition, there is a $6.00 per vehicle (up to 8 people) park admission fee. Cash will be required to pay this fee at the park entrance.