Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Caroni Wetlands
CARONI WETLANDS KAYAK OR STAND UP PADDLE (SUP):
An amazing family fun half day of adventuring through the lush interior of Caroni Wetlands with your choice of kayaking or Stand Up Paddle, topped with the Scarlet Ibis.
For today's adventure we meet outside Grand Bazaar Mall for 2:15pm. A second meeting point is at Nanan's Bird Sanctuary Tours for 2:30pm, which is just off the Caroni Flyover, from which we will head to the Caroni Visitors' Centre where gear up and kayak into Caroni Swamp.
After gearing up we kick things off with paddling lessons to ensure all have basic techniques to get through the kayaking or SUP in the world famous wetland. We put in our kayaks and SUPs Northern edge of Caroni Swamp and your tour leader teaches the basics of paddling so we can go reasonably straight, LOL. Once we have learnt technique we take it to the water to get some practice, then it's into the swamp.
While paddling you may see Ospreys fishing, Caimans cruising, as the beautiful Wattled Jacana as it hops from lily to lily. Our kayak starts on a wide river as we head towards Blue River and the protected area. Once we enter the depth of this amazing wetland and the channels narrow to just wide enough for the kayaks into some areas only the kayaks and SUPs can go. We will look for many more beautiful birds, such as the spectacular Scarlet Ibis, Snowy Egrets, several types of Herons, and Ducks. If we are lucky we may see a Silky Anteater or Tree Boas.
We will end the day as we amaze at what is considered one of the world's top 5 birding sights; the Scarlet Ibis coming into roost at sunset. A boat to collect us and we will be driven back out.
SUPs are limited, so its "First Come, First Served". Book the SUP when you book the tour.
Kayak Duration is about 3 Hours. Bring enough food and drink for that duration.
Water Conditions: Flat Water with some tidal currents
Kayaks: Sit-on-top Single / Double Kayaks
Swim suits like surfing trunks are best, Jeans will be too restrictive and heavy.
Everything will get wet so bring phones / cameras in dry bags or double/triple zip loc bags
Mosquito repellant is a must
Kids are encouraged to join this adventure.
Make sure you leave a dry change of clothes and towel in the car to change into for the drive home!
In order to confirm your attendance you must contact Courtenay Rooks either by messaging him on Facebook, emailing him on firstname.lastname@example.org, calling / texting him on 620-8240 or submitting the Booking form below on the last tab.
You must provide accurate information on names and numbers of people attending, a cell contact and an emergency phone number of someone not attending the event. Once you are confirmed it is understood that you are subject to the Cancellation Policy displayed on the next tab.