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Fun Things to do on Water in Tampa Bay's Bluest Backyards 

IMG_2936I was driving the other day from Pinellas County, heading over the Gandy Bridge and Tampa Bay to South Tampa when I was reminded of one of my favorite past times - paddling. 

No I'm not talking about "paddling" as in spanking, though I must say I received a few of those in my youth.  Paddling is what locals call "kayaking" around here in the Clearwater Florida area.  Pinellas County is actually surrounded on three sides by water  (the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay) which is why we are blessed with so many blue backyards and so kayaking is one of the popular ways of sightseeing or even flats fishing when you're looking for a relaxing eco-friendly day - now that's my kind of Green Living.

So what jogged my memories? Seeing Dave Camp and the guys from Sweetwater Kayaks helping some local kayakers put in to the mangroves along the side of the road and off they into the waters of Tampa Bay. I have to confess I was even running a little late to a friends wedding (which I was the photographer for) and couldn't resist quickly pulling off the side of the road for a few shots and a quick video interview . I'm always excited to be able to bring great info back to the readers of Sandbars to Sunsets. Here is the interview with lots of good info on kayaking around Clearwater | Saint Petersburg | Tampa Bay...   

Dave tells about Local Kayaking | Weedon Island Self-Guided Tour 

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So have you had a good paddling lately? If so, what's your favorite place to kayak?  

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Comment balloon 26 commentsCyndee Haydon • October 01 2007 07:45AM


What a coincidence, I am thinking about buying a kayak  for the lake.  It is so much fun and so peaceful.  Great post!
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 12 years ago
That looks like a lot of fun and I love the interview!  I am sure you see some beautiful wildlife along the water you wouldn't normally see. 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) about 12 years ago
Jack & Cyndee - I love your title! Thanks for the information. My son built two beautiful wooden kayaks last year in wood shop in school. They are not very friendly to transport but they certainly are beautiful and see worthy! Good video! Your other pix do not show up!
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 12 years ago

This is TERRIFIC!!  I remember you telling me how you were DRESSED FOR A WEDDING, pulled off on the side of the road and made time to interview this guy! 

Great pictures!!  Great interview!  I love the idea of being able to see the wildlife with a kayak.  It's not the same as "swimming with it!"

Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) about 12 years ago


That looks like fun!!!!!!!!! I would go Paddling :0)

Tom Weiss

Posted by Thomas Weiss (Thomas R. Weiss) about 12 years ago
Cyndee--Paddling sounds like great family fun in Clearwater FL!
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 12 years ago
Cyndee, Now that looks like fun. We do ocean kayaking out here, but I have been on calm waters a few times and I remember taking in the nature a lot more that way
Posted by Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA (805 County Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Hey Cyndee, I have never done this before...but always wanted to. It sounds like so much fun!!!
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP ( about 12 years ago
Cyndee - My brother and I used to swim there YEARS ago - thanks for the photos!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago
I love to Kayak - it is one of my favortie ways to enjoy the water -
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) about 12 years ago


North Carolina has a lot of kayaking and canoeing too.  We went whitewater rafting this summer and it was a blast.  My husband bought a kayak a few weeks back and has been enjoying his new toy too much!  Great interview with another local expert - I like how you are incorporating video into your local blog pieces. 

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) about 12 years ago
Cyndee - I all sound like so much fun.  I also love your video and the interview with someone who was an authority on the subject matter.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 12 years ago

Oops - what a bad hostess - I was tied up yesterday...just getting bacK...

Diane - maybe you'll do a post about it in the future. :-)

Candy - thanks for stopping by

Mary - I was hoping it would attract some attention (LOL) thanks for your comments

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago

Susie - you telling ALL my secrets :-) 

Tom - it is great fun!!!

Teri - my boys are finally old enough to do it - YEAH!!

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago

Barbara - thanks for visiting - do they kayak in Vero Beach Florida?

Mana - water's very calm here - surfers pray for big storms (lol)

Stephanie - It's so "eco-friendly" you'll LOVE it!!!

Barbara Jo - thanks for stopping by neighbor. Enjoyed our talk!  

Thesa - I never thought of it for Central Oregon - look one more thing we have in common. :-)


Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago

Rita - thanks for the feedback on the videos - I am enjoying it too! :-)

Jennifer - You should see how experienced and qualified they are - on their website they have their certifications and skill levels - who know there was so much available. Thanks for visiting. 

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago

Oh here you are Cyndee. I didn't put the face with the name until just now.  I was already subscribed to your AR blog and didn't know that it was you. 

By the way, I love the title of this post.  It certainly caught my attention.

Posted by Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker (BrokerInTrust Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Hey Tracey - I figure lots of familiar faces will connect when it's more obvious who we are. Thanks for visiting - and I was working on my "Headlines" - thanks for the positive feedback - always working to get better. Looking forward to visiting your other blog more and growing together. :-)
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago

I've heard alot of good things about outdoor fun in Clearwater, FL! Might have to comeover there to do some kayaking! Rose Bay near Port Orange in my neck of the woods is a good spot for kayaking too!

Posted by Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate (Re/Max Signature) about 12 years ago
Hi Cyndee, I guess if you go in the drink there it is warm anyway.  I am always afraid of tippy boats because our water is so cold!  I guess kayays aren't as tippy as canoes and lessons always help.  Great video. 
Posted by Joanne Hanson, Summit County, Colorado Realtor (Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Cyndee-Looks like so much fun. Of course after researching and writing my post on Alligators I am too afraid to go in our lakes and river anymore. Of course, Broker Bryant swims with the gators. I love how you inteview people and get these great photos of Clearwater Florida. Katerina
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 12 years ago
Thanks for your kind words Katerina - I really enjoy the videos too. Been working on lots of things with it.  
Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 12 years ago
Cyndee - Great title indeed! I'm glad to see it was an article about kayaking. I haven't done it in may years, but it is wonderful fun.
Posted by Tom Plant ( about 12 years ago
Cyndee: Your title is a hoot! I wish San Diego had more inland water for activities like this. Ocean kayaking is probably out of my league.
Posted by Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes (San Diego Previews Real Estate) about 12 years ago
cyndee, Nice you really got the video thing down. I need to learn how to do that
Posted by Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert (Rodeo Realty) about 12 years ago
What a great blog post featuring Sweetwater Kayaks!  This is an excellent service you bring to your local community.  Nice video, very informative regarding kayaks!
Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) about 12 years ago