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  • What should I wear to go kayaking?
    We recommend comfortable outdoor clothing that could possibly get wet. We also recommend sandals, water shoes or flip flops since it is possible for your feet to get wet entering and exiting the kayak. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen.
  • What does my kayak rental come with?
    Paddle, personal flotation device and a brief paddling tutorial if needed.
  • Will I get wet?
    This is an outdoor water activity. It is possible to get wet.
  • Is swimming allowed?
    No, this is a conservation area and swimming is not allowed.
  • Do I need a reservation?
    YES. We recommend reservations at all times.
  • Is there an age requirement?
    No children under the age of 2 for rentals. Children 2-3 years old must weigh 30lbs or more. Children under 6 are not recommended on tours.
  • Are Children allowed?
    NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2. Children 2-3 years old must weigh 30lbs or more. Children under 6 are not recommended on tours.
  • Are there alligators?
    Yes, there are alligators, this is a natural body of water. They are not aggressive but should be respected and given their space; they are still wild animals.
  • Can I get lost?
    As long as you follow staff instruction and the very well-marked trail, you will not get lost.
  • How deep is the water?
    The average depth of the creek is 4-8 feet deep, however it can reach depths as high as 18 feet, or as low as 2 feet, depending on erosion patterns.
  • Can I go swimming?
    No, you are not allowed to swim in Shingle Creek. Exiting your boat creekside is also prohibited due to our location within a fragile Conservation Area.
  • What are the tours about?
    Our tours provide an educational and interactive experience for guests to explore Shingle Creek with a knowledgeable guide.
  • What am I going to see?
    Shingle Creek is bordered by a beautiful Cypress Forest and is home to many species of native wildlife.
  • Is kayaking hard?
    We have first-time kayakers paddle with us daily. We also offer basic paddling instruction for anyone who would like it.
  • Will alligators attack us?
  • What kind of wildlife will we see?
    Shingle Creek has a variety of wildlife. Birds and Turtles are most common. If you're lucky you could get a glimpse of George.
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