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Chris was great and helped us out.

It was our first time renting a kayak and Chris made it a great experience. The two hour rental was... read more

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So fun!

Mica was great at getting us set up - experienced and newbies too! Equipment was good. Very fun... read more

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

The hubby and I went for a 2 hour tour of Round Island with Chris. He went over everything in detail before we got going. It was great as we got to see dolphins and manatee right near us. Was a little windy so couldn't see a lot under the water where it is shallow. Would recommend this company to anyone.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Chris W, Owner at Paddles By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure getting to paddle with you two.

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Chris is very friendly, great instruction for beginners. Super safe, beautiful scenery. A little tricky to find, they're behind the Riverside Cafe. Highly recommended

Date of experience: April 2017
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Chris W, Owner at Paddles By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you so much! Teaching first time paddlers is one of my favorite parts of the job, so much fun seeing people succeed at something they thought would be difficult.

It really is confusing to find, we're working on better signs. Being behind another business isn't ideal, but its a great place to paddle once you've found it.

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Ideally located next to Riverside Cafe, there are many good paddle-boarding areas to the north. More than enough for a 2-3 hour trip. Prices are fair and the equipment is good. Watch out for the oyster-bed just past the bridge though!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Chris W, Owner at Paddles By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you so much for the review!

We agree, that oyster bed is rough. At certain tides its really hard to see.

The South route is pretty cool too.

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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Great place to SUP or kayak and convenient to the beachside hotels. The morning paddle on the river was a nice start to our day. A fun way to check out the views of boats, riverfront homes, and wildlife.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Chris W, Owner at Paddles By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thanks for the review! It really is a great way to start the day.

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Reviewed November 5, 2016

We signed up for a 2 hour guided tour for our family and had the pleasure of having Chris take us out on kayaks around the area. We are all very much beginners when it comes to kayaking, but Chris was very helpful and patient. We went a pretty substantial distance in our couple of hours. It was absolutely fantastic!! Chris even took pictures of our family out on the water and emailed them to us. This was definitely our favorite activity we did in Florida on our vacation! Absolutely worth checking out if you are in Vero Beach!! Thanks Chris for the great memories!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kenneth J
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Chris W, Owner at Paddles By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thanks for the review! So glad you had a great time. Its so much fun seeing this beautiful area through the eyes of people seeing it for the first time.

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