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Sanibel Canal Paddle

  • Sanibel Boat Ramp (map)

On April 4th, Ocean Tribe Paddlers will lead a group paddle through the residential canals of Sanibel. This is an excellent opportunity to explore an area of the island that is home to a surprisingly diverse array of flora and fauna.

Canal paddles often provide a chance to observe manatees, dolphins, birds, and fish, and some residents' yards are full of interesting native plants. Paddlers can also expect to meander through a few short spans of shady mangrove habitat.

Those interested in paddling should meet at 9:30 AM at the Sanibel Boat Ramp. The trip will last until approximately 11 AM. Participants are invited to bring their own vessel, or a limited number of loaner vessels can be reserved in advance by contacting Any weather related updates or schedule changes will be posted on the Ocean Tribe Outfitters Facebook page at least one hour prior to the event.

Ocean Tribe Outfitters is a branch of Sanibel Sea School that helps the local paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.