Venture deep in the heart of MacArthur State Park!
Birds to Riches 3-4 Hour Paddling Tour
Starting at $99 | All ages | Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards
Duration: 3-4 hours
Departs From: 141 S Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach FL 33401
- Single Kayak Ages 13+ only • Seats 1 person
- Tandem Kayak All ages • Children 12 and under must ride with an adult • Price shown is for 1 adult
- Stand Up Paddleboard Ages 13+
Guided Half-Day Paddle Tour!
Let Visit Palm Beach take you on an eco-journey through the mangroves in the Lake Worth Lagoon (Intracoastal Waterway) and get an up-close view of the uber-wealthy mega-mansions of Palm Beach!
Our exploration begins on the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront where your guide will set each guest up with gear and give a quick “paddling 101”.
We will then launch and paddle our way through the South Cove Natural Area which is one of the areas newest man-made mangrove islands, already full of life. We will make our way past the Society of the Four Arts gardens, under the Royal Palm Bridge headed toward Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue with a glimpse of the historic Everglades Club, The Breakers Hotel and the Flagler Museum.
As we paddle, quiet is the byword – that’s the secret to spotting the indigenous wildlife on these islands. These mangrove covered islands are nearly untouched by man and often avoided by powerboats because of the shallow waters. Some of the fowl includes the Great Blue Heron, American Egret, Osprey and Turkey Vultures. The marine life includes Snook, Jacks, Mullet and crabs. Manatees sometimes make seasonal appearances.
The Bingham Islands, protected by the National Audubon Society, are a must see for those who love the serenity and the beauty of nature. Just a short paddle from these islands is Everglades Island. This island, unlike the others, is filled with breath taking Private Estates. You will paddle near these estates and catch a glimpse of the famous Palm Beach lifestyle.
Our exploration continues as we paddle under the Marjorie Merriweather Post Memorial Causeway. A short distance away stands her former mansion: Mar-A-Lago, now owned by President Donald Trump. A small opening in the mangroves will reveal an entirely different world, as the waters suddenly become smooth as glass and the sounds of the hustle & bustle of every day life start to fade away.
While exploring this chain of islands, we’ll travel through narrow cuts in the mangroves, explore hidden coves, and head to Fisherman’s Island for a brief exploration of the island and a break for refreshments. Then it’s back to land, where reality sets in again.
- Minimum of 2 guests
- Maximum of 20 guests
- Children under 12 or inexperienced must ride in tandem kayak with adult
- Beach Shoes are recommended
- Guests should expect to get wet, so dress accordingly
- Towel Service
- Picnic Style boxed Lunch (menu choices available at time of reservation and must be pre-ordered)
- Cell phone dry bag
- Any necessary additional equipment
- Drinking water
- Trained tour guide