Join us for a relaxing sunset paddle

In photography, the golden hour is the period of daytime shortly before sunset, during which daylight is redder and softer than when the sun is higher in the sky.

Come watch how the mangroves and salt flats change as the sun sets on Double Branch Creek and the Old Tampa Bay, creating beautiful views and ample opportunity to see local wildlife. Join us for a relaxing sunset paddle at Upper Tampa Bay Conservation Park. As we float across the flats, it's not uncommon to catch glimpses of dolphins, stingrays, and manatees swimming by in the clear shallow water.

Things to know

  • $5 program fee and $2 park entry fee, for cars with up to eight people
  • Meet at the Nature Center
  • Weather related cancellation is possible and rain checks will be provided
  • Will kayak approximately three miles
  • Age minimum: 10-years-old; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum of eight participants
  • No alcohol allowed

Kayak rentals available

We have single-person kayaks and tandem kayaks available for rent for this event. If you wish to attend with your own vessel please email beforehand.

Tandem Kayaks carry two people (an adult over the age of 18 must be in the vessel). If you will be attending by yourself, please choose a single-person kayak.

Kayak rental fee: $25

Things to bring

  • Water in a refillable container (required)
  • Snacks
  • Hat
  • Water-friendly shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Water-proof bag to keep personal items dry
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Registration required

Space is very limited! Pre-registration is required to attend this event, there will be no walk-up registration.


For more information or questions email Ashley Martin or call (813) 365-5275.

Last Modified: 6/14/2024, 2:03:10 PM