This is our last blog from Cedar Key. I decided to hold it until the end because this was one of the "funnest" activities we did while in the area.
To set the background a bit. We have a Sea Eagle Paddleski inflatable boat which we have enjoyed many times in the past. We were going to use it to do some paddling around the Cedar Keys area. After taking a look at the waters (especially at low tides) and speaking to several of the kayak rental shops, I felt that the very sharp marine growth might not be too good for the Sea Eagle.
Ok, what to do now. We still wanted to do some kayaking. I went online and checked out all of the kayak rental shops in the area. One in particular received very good reviews and the price was more than right.
We decided on Cedar Key Paddling. They rent kayaks and also lead tours. The small business is run by a husband-wife team and they couldn't have been more accommodating. They will deliver the kayak to one of seven locations around Cedar Key and pick you up pretty much anywhere you agree upon. We rented a tandem kayak for $25 for the entire day. They will even pick you up at one location and transport the kayak to another location for launch. I highly recommend them.
wikipedia link if interested in learning more.
|Low Tide On Atsena Otie Key|
By the time we returned to the kayak, the tide was returning. This was good for us because when it's high tide on Atsena, the key is split in half and you can kayak "thru" the key from one side to the other. Atsena is rich in bird life.
We had a great day paddling over to Atsena Otie Key and exploring some of its' wildlife and interior section.
Here's a short video of us once on Atsena Otie Key.
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