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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Great Calusa Blueway Paddling February 2013

Burnham Guides is expanding! We've come up with a new, five-day kayak trip on the Great Calusa Blueway, Feb. 12-16, 2013. Coinciding with Valentine's Day, why not bring your sweetheart, or meet afterwards at the gorgeous Lover's Key Resort.

Spend five glorious days paddling with dolphins, manatee and wading birds on Florida's southwest Gulf coast. We'll pass the famed beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, stay on Cayo Costa, Florida's least-visited state park (accessible only by boat), and explore the watery mangroves tunnels of Sanibel Island's Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

The trip includes two nights of island camping, a night in a beachy cottage on Sanibel, and a bayfront inn in the funky fishing village of Matlacha, home of the "fishingest bridge in the world." We'll average 8 to14 miles daily, 55 miles in all.

Cost: $1150 per person, all-inclusive of kayaks, camping equipment, lodging and food. Discount for bringing your own kayak and/or camping gear.

Email or call 305-240-0650 for more info.  Don't delay as trip size is limited.
Bill and Mary Burnham, authors of the "Florida Keys Paddling Atlas." Visit to learn more about our Everglades and Florida Keys trips.

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