Bonnet House Garden Tour and Paddle Adventure (Beginner Friendly)
Explore the ECO System surrounding the Bonnet House via Kayak or Paddle Board. After your paddle from Coconut Cove guests can walk the grounds of this 100+ year-old Historical Plantation with Desert Gardens, Beach Views, and awesome views outside of the museum. The grounds are known for spotting raccoons, wild monkeys, turtles, herons, and other critters. Parking is free. Enter the Main Visitor Parking Lot on 9th St. off Birch Road / West Gate. Advanced reservations are requested 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time.
Note: The Bonnet House Museum is NOT Included and may be added for an Additional $15 (Reg. $25)
8:30AM Tuesday thru Sunday by 24 Hour Advanced Reservation
Bonnet House Museum & Garden Tour
As others have said this is a great spot for beginners. The canal has calm waters so you can work on your technique and feel comfortable before hitting the ocean. We went to celebrate a birthday. Danny put us in the water and gave us some instruction and tips. We left on knees and shortly thereafter were standing and paddling with ease. My mate plunged into the water a few times but I think he did that just to splash around. Paddling along the nabe with waterfront homes is cool and there are signs to watch out for manatees and directional signs to and from the intracoastal. We signed up for two hours and it was definitely a workout. Keep in mind as you go out further you WILL have to paddle back so be aware of your distance and time. Bring a water proof pouch for your car key/phone or you can buy one from the shop. Great experience!
Great way to exercise and be on the beautiful water at the same time. The guides are young and fun! Fantastic backyard views along the intracoastal and an occasional dog greeting! Relaxing and fun; you should try it!