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Bunche Beach Paddle

  • 17950 John Morris Rd Fort Myers, FL, 33908 United States (map)

On May 9th, the Ocean Tribe Paddling Club will host a morning paddling excursion at Bunche Beach Preserve. The preserve is a quick drive from the islands and covers more than seven hundred acres, facing southwest towards Sanibel and the Gulf of Mexico. It is home to mangroves, beaches, and plenty of birds. It is also part of the Great Calusa Blueway and the Great Florida Birding Trail. “All are welcome to join and paddle through the mangrove trails with us,” said event coordinator Kealy McNeal.

Those interested in joining the group should meet at the kayak launch in the Bunche Beach parking lot at 8:45 AM. The paddle will begin at 9:00 AM. The paddle will last approximately one and a half hours. Participants are invited to bring their own vessel, or a limited number of loaner vessels can be reserved in advance by contacting oceantribepaddlers@sanibelseaschool.org. 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.


Our paddling community is open to everyone, and your first event is always free. After that, we request that you purchase a club membership via our website. Ocean Tribe Outfitters is a branch of Sanibel Sea School that helps the local paddling community better explore, enjoy, and understand the ocean. Visitoceantribeoutfitters.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

Earlier Event: April 17
Bowman's Beach Mangrove Paddle
Later Event: May 21
San Carlos Bay Paddle