Spring Break Fever – In Florida
Not Just for Spring Break Anymore
If a spring break vacation in Florida conjures up images of wild Jell-O wrestling parties, keg fests and out-of-control college students taking over the beach, you're thinking of Panama City, not Palm Beach.
While white sand beaches can fill many days with sun and fun, if you want to venture beyond the shore, you'll need a good outfitter. And Nomadik can help. Visit Palm Beach, is the proverbial little touring company that grew. Initially, providing bicycle tours for corporate hotel guests, VPB expanded with its customers' demands. Today, they offer everything from parasailing to sport fishing charters. While many of their tours began to help corporate clients bond, it's easy to see how they made the leap to guiding families – both groups typically present a mix of ages, skill levels and interests.
Two must-see Visit Palm Beach tours perfect for the family are:
Mangrove Creek Kayak Tour: Boardwalk tours, shaded mangrove trails and gentle kayaking take you past exotic wildlife and wading birds. Grab the complementary disposable cameras and snap a photo or two of native birds like osprey and kingfishers. A Crayola box of color await with brown pelicans, great blue herons and white ibis.
Munyon Island Kayak Tour: John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, now restored to its former beauty, is the base of this tour. After a short lesson on paddling, you can practice your new skills in the gentle waters winding through mangrove trails. Recoup your strength with a swim break on sandy trails and explore the island with a guided tour. While the tour is informative, it can't compete with Ozzie and Harriet, the two dolphins who live in the lagoon.
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