We live in Miami so we pass the park every weekend on our way to the beach, but had no idea what fun awaited us inside.
Going during the week seemed to be a great choice, since the park always seems to be packed on the weekends. We found the place almost empty, which was great because we enjoyed a beautiful back water kayak trip with little or no river traffic. We saw tons of fish under a mangrove canopy and even paddled out to the white sand beach area for a break at one of the many picnic areas.
We found the staff to be courteous, efficient and the equipment, solid.
Our Groupon package included a lunch complete with craft beers at the Blue Marlin restaurant, conveniently owned by the same kayak proprietor in the park.
This place was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives, however they no longer smoke their own fish in house, which is why they were on the show in the first place. So, dont expect anything special. The grilled snapper was fresh and came with the obligatory cole slaw and chips, 6 out of 10. My lady enjoyed her crab cakes with side salad. The beer selection was great, some local some not but mostly craft beers.
Each of us received a kayak for 2 hours, lunch and a beer for under $50. This is in Miami.
Great choice for visitors in miami beach on an overcast day or alternative to the beach. They also have bike trails, cabins and paddle board rentals.
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