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Naples to Isle of Capri - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: October 24, 2008
Nearest City: Naples, FL
Difficulty: Easy

Description:

I woke up very early this morning and decided to take my Epix 18X for a spin. I had been practicing rescues and rolls for a week or two and just had the need for speed. After a short stack of pancakes at The Capri Fish House I headed out.

This is a great place to paddle fast but still enjoy the scenery. Although I love the summer heat down here, when you get that first cool day it really makes you want to get going. I use an Epic Mid wind paddle that I just love. I have learned to roll this boat with a wing paddle but it takes regular practice to keep the roll tuned up with a wing paddle.

Anyway, paddled hard and fast around Cannon Island, a popular run with the local paddlers club down here Paradise Coast Paddlers Club. I really enjoy paddling this boat in the "racing" position, that is, knees upright to allow for full rotation down the spine.

Accommodations:

This area backs up to Rookery Bay but you are launching into Johnson Bay. The Capri Fish House opens at 7am for paddle fuel!

Fees:

No

Directions:

Exit 101 of 75. Take Collier Boulevard to Capri Boulevard to 203 Capri Boulevard. Free launching there

Resources:

It is pretty easy to find your way around as long as you don't explore too deep into the mangrove tunnels


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