Where is Sea Dog Paddle Boarding Today?

Our Office is Usually Wherever We Are Paddle Boarding! 🙂 From Fort Myers Beach to Bonita Springs. At Sea Dog We Offer Private, Personal Paddle Board Tours & SUP Lessons and Meet Up By Reservation at our launch locations.

Current Paddle Board Tour & Classe Offerings

Paddle Boarding Adventure Weekend Paddle Boarding Retreat

Get in the flow and explore old Florida! Join Sea Dog Owner, Sheree Lincoln for a Weeki Wachee Hernando Beach 2 day paddle boarding retreat for women planned March 24-26. Click on Book Now and see the event for details and photos. There are 4 spots left as of 2/23/23

Hurricane Ian Update Re-Opening! Sea Dog Eco Tours is currently offering paddle board instructor certifications and river tours around Fort Myers by request. We will once again offer Mangrove tours on Lover’s Key on Dog Beach as soon as the Dog Beach officially re-opens in March! The gulf inlet at Dog Beach is the most beautiful place in our area to paddle with clear water and areas to paddle where powered boats cannot go! To read more about post Hurricane Ian paddle boarding conditions and which launches we will be using for our 2023 tours please visit our blog or Starting March 16th we hope to have our 2023 paddle boarding tour schedule in our booking system.

Paddle Boarding Adventures in Fort Myers Beach & Bonita Springs Dog Beach With Coach Sheree Lincoln

Paddle Boarding is a great way to explore our waterways and meet our wildlife. Our private Tours and lessons are usually just you and your family and friends. A plus one may be possible to add to a tour that already has paddlers scheduled. Looking for Paddle Boarding Near Me in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs? Use our Book Now button to view tour options with photos. Our schedule for Mid March will be added as soon as our Lee County Park Launch Sites re-open.. If you would like to book a private river or canal tour or have questions call owner, guide and instructor Sheree at 231-335-7278 (Yes 231, not 239 (She uses her Michigan cell #)

If you see “Call to Book” in our schedule it is usually because availability may vary based on weather, scheduled tours, lessons or park closures. If we know a day might be iffy for paddling we would rather not take payments that we might have to return so we change it to call to book so that we can plan each tour based on current conditions. We often will hold a date for you so please do not hesitate to call and inquire if you see the call to book on a time slot you are interested in.

New for 2023:
Paddle Board Near Me & Into The Emerald Blue Adventure Blog

Paddle Board Near Me Online Directory is an online directory that we have created to help you find places to paddle board near you around the country. If you know an outfitter that would like a free listing please share the website link as we are building our directory. Visit the paddle boarding directory at www.paddleboardnearme.com

Follow our the adventures of Sheree and her husband James aboard their sailboat, SpiritHawk on the sailing adventure blog Sailing SpiritHawk Into the Emerald Blue at www.IntoTheEmeraldBlue.com and follow @intotheemeraldblue on Instagram and Facebook.

Shop Local: Buy Paddle Boarding Gift Cards or Paddle Boards from Sea Dog Eco Tours. Call Sheree to talk about which paddle board would be best for you. Learn before your buy. Visit our online store to shop for Sea Dog Eco Tours, Fort Myers Beach and FMB Strong SPF Shirts, accessories and gift items. Visit the Sea Dog Shop – click here.

Click Here to buy a gift card from Sea Dog Eco Tours or book or browse our tours. You can also click on the book now button to buy, book or browse our tours with photos and more information about each tour.

Stand Up Paddle Board Tours, Classes, Training & Lessons

We specialize in introducing people to paddle boarding as well as coaching intermediate to advanced paddle boarders. All of our Fort Myers Beach area paddle board trips, lessons and adventures can be customized to meet your abilities, vacation needs, the tides (something to learn about since you won’t have experienced tidal currents on lakes and rivers) and the weather.

All our tours include a basic lesson or intermediate to advanced technique tips. We will search for sea creatures, paddle, swim if you like and explore. The Dog Beach guided paddle at the Lee County Bonita Springs Dog Beach is dog friendly and can be enjoyed with or without bringing your dog! We offer 1-1/2 hour tours and 2 hour tours.

The best days to paddle are when the wind is calm or ranging from 6mph up to  13 mph allowing for gusts from 14 – 20.  Over 22 MPH gust days we will be closed and reschedule  your tour or arrange for gift certificate.  Please take a look at the predicted weather when you are choosing a day for your tour. We suggest choosing a day to paddle earlier in your vacation so that we can reschedule if needed to accommodate the weather. All bookings paid for online, in advance, as we cannot take cash or reservations at the park locations. 

Dolphins, Live Shells to Learn About, Manatees, Pelicans and Dogs Oh My!

You may choose from a variety of stand up paddle board adventure launch locations with eco tours, lessons and instruction in the Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island, Lovers Key, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Pine Island Areas. Owner and Paddle Board Coach Sheree Lincoln is double certified to teach paddle boarding. She is a World Paddle Association Certified Level II Instructor Trainer (This means she certifies other instructors to teach paddle boarding) and is a a PaddleFit Pro Coach. Questions, please text or call Sheree on her Google Voice Reservation Line at 231-335-7278. Yes, it is 231, not 239…kept Michigan mobile number 🙂

We Offer Personal and Customized Stand Up Paddle Board Tours, Lessons and Training in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs. The Book Now Button will let you book or browse Paddle Boarding tours and lessons #1 thru #5 online.

Below is a list that includes other custom tours we can plan for your Paddle Board adventure experience. Book our Paddle Weekend March 24th online now. Our 2023 FMB Tour Schedule is being added soon please call or message Sheree to plan any of the other adventures, to adjust tour size to match your group and plan for youth paddlers for appropriate board and paddle size. You may also purchase gift cards online now!

  1. Weeki Wachee Paddle Board Retreat and Workshop: coming March 23-26. We are planning a 2 night 2 day paddle boarding adventure on the beautiful Week Watchi River. This beautiful clear freshwater river has lots of fish, wilderness and wildlife including manatees!  The is Women’s retreat also includes a paddle boarding skills session, SUP Yoga, a marsh paddle from our AirBnB and we will explore Hernando Beach.
  2. Coming Back Soon!!! Lover’s Key & Dog Beach Paddle: Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. 1 1/2 Hour $65 or 2 Hour $85 Tour of Estero Bay Preserve Gulf Inlet launching from Dog Beach on Southern tip of Lover’s Key just before New Pass Bridge. We launch from a small sandy beach down the same trail you take to Dog Beach. Friday and Saturday’s. This is a dog friendly tour. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog.* Your dog will need to be wearing a harness or life vest with a lift handle on top to help them get on the boards  and to protect the inflatable paddle boards from the dogs toenails. *
  3. SUP Yoga (Intro to SUP Lesson as needed) or QiGong:  SUP Yoga Flow & QiGong  session with paddle warm up to get to our beautiful class location site among the sand bars and mangrove islands. 1 hour adventure and we anchor where the powered boats cannot go.  Choose Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga or Qigong. We can also do some of both.  Qigong, pronounced “chi gong,”  began thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It uses gentle and smooth movements to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit for improved  health, well-being and promotes relaxation.  Qigong has both psychological and physical benefits and utilizing the regulation of the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture. This session is set on a nearly private sand bar and shallows area just a short distance from where we launch at Dog Beach and is available from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Minimum 2 people – Maximum 10 people. $50 per person. Once 2 people minimum is booked you may add in with your own boards for $25 per person.  Available as soon as Dog Beach opens. 
  4. Get Certified to Teach Paddle Boarding.  This World Paddle Association (WPA) certification class may include Zoom and at home book training with a minimum of 5 hours of on the water training.  $295 for semi private – $395 for 1 person 1 day private class.  $695 for private 3 day certification and training on how to run successful tours and SUP business.  Give Sheree a call for available dates at 231-335-7278! This class includes the World Paddle Association Level I Certification and the required water time.  Read more about getting SUP Certified on our Get SUP Certified Page – click here.
  5. AirBnB Paddle Board Mangroves & Dog Beach 3 Hour Tour – Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. Book on AirBNB only. $115. Visit AirBNB to book a 3 Hour Tour; an AirBNB Exclusive Experience. Picnic available by request.
  6. Paddle & Explore Natural Beach Preserve. Launch from beach at Bunche Beach Preserve. Explore the shoreline, tide pools and mangrove tunnels. 1 1/2 Hour $65 and 2 Hour $85 includes $5 park launch fee. Currently unavailable due to Hurricane Ian.
  7. FUN in THE SUN Tip of the Island Paddle – Not available since Hurricane Ian. Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. 1  1/2 Hour session ($65 Per Paddler 2 to 6 people) or the 2  Hour session (Per Paddler $85 good for larger groups up to 10) Paddle board tour with lesson launching on the back bay beach at Bowditch Point Beach Park on the North end of Estero Island in Fort Myers Beach (just past the Pink Shell Resort).
  8. FMB Inner Harbor Tour – Not available since Hurricane Ian. Advanced Beginner to Advanced. Dock launch from Canal by Matanzas Inn then paddle out to explore inner harbor including the sand bar, shrimp boats and yachts at anchor south of the Matanzas Pass Bridge. $65 Currently unavailable due to Hurricane Ian.
  9. Paddle Board Instruction at your private Dock or Beach:* Available in Fort Myers Beach $100 and Bonita Springs. $125. During off season available in Cape Coral and Fort Myers (Not possible during high season due to FMB Bridge Traffic.
  10. Pontoon Boat Charter with Paddle Boarding San Carlos Bay 2 to 4 hours with 2 to 4 boards for up to 5 people. $250-425 with FMB Beautiful and Captain Kelly.
  11. Lesson with Board rented from other Water Sports Company Add On a Lesson on Fort Myers Beach. $50 semi private 1 hour. $100 for 2 Hour Private Session
  12. PaddleFit Conditioning Classes & Cardio Work Out on Paddle Boards: 1 hour. Price depends on size of the group, location and if you have your own boards or not. $25-$50.
  13. PaddleFit Challenge: Try your hand in a friendly competition by paddling 50 meters around a marker including mountain climbers, crunches, bear crawls and more cardio activities both on the board and on the beach. Price depends on size of the group, location and if you have your own boards or not. Book any tour and request the PaddleFit Challenge.
  14. Race Training: Advance your paddle technique for racing: I am certified teach the techniques you need to win. I have placed in top 3 twice in 50 and over 3-1 /2 Harbor Classic at the Carolina Cup (14 out of 85) and 2nd in a Sunshine Series 3 mile and at the in top 3 at the Battle of the Blueway. Private Training $100 for 2 hours.
  15. Custom Paddle Board Adventure Available. Give Sheree and call to make a plan.

About Our Team

Sheree Lincoln is a PaddleFit Pro SUP Coach and a World Paddle Association, Level II Trainer and Instructor from Michigan  who moved to Fort Myers Beach in 2018 to live on a sailboat, teach paddle boarding, guide tours and coach Special Olympics Paddle Boarders.  She grew up sailing and has navigated the entire Intercoastal Waterway many times.  Take a guided Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tour with PaddleFit Pro Coach Sheree Lincoln with confidence.

Kim Hedges is a World Paddle Association, Level I Instructor, Track Coach and an 8th Grade Science Teacher here in Florida. Kim helps guide paddle board tours during the summer and weekends through out the year.

Cindy Gibson joins us in 2023. Cindy is an avid paddle board racer and is a World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor. Cindy lives in Bonita Springs and will be offering Sunset Tours in Bonita and at Dog Beach once the park reopens.

James Reed is Sheree’s husband and a 4th generation ShipWright (Boat Builder) and Artist. He is Native Alaskan and comes from a canoe culture. James is a World Paddle Association Level 1  Instructor.

WPA Instructor Adrian Komaromi is also on our team.  Adrian is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, a certified diver and an avid fisherman.

Read more about Sheree, Kim, Cindy, James and Adrian on About Your Guides – click here.

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Sea Dog Eco Tours

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Sheree Lincoln ~ Owner
WPA Level 2 Instructor/Trainer
Certified PaddleFit Pro Coach CPR/AED
Reservations: *231-335-7278

*Yes 231, not 239 (I am from Michigan…)

Website: www.shereelincoln.com

Book now!

Sea Dog Eco Tours Locations

Most tours we meet up at Dog Beach on southern tip of Lovers Key, at Bowditch Point Park at the northern tip of the island or at your own dock (for private lessons). You can also book through AirBNB for our three hour tour.

Sea Dog Eco Tours
Meet Up by Reservation Only
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Days of Operation
Wednesday through Sunday
Day closed depends on scheduled tours & weather – If winds are solid at 16 to 20+ we will close tours for the day. If winds are 4 to 15 with gusts 16 to 22 we may adjust paddle location to be in lee of the islands out of the wind.

We Meet Up By Reservation Only – Online Booking Only Our Office is Wherever We Are Paddling

Dog Beach Launch:  Tours will launch at Dog Beach once it opens again for 2023. Uber or Drive to Lee County Dog Beach at 8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 just North of the New Pass Bridge where we meet in the parking lot on the Gulf side and then walk out to the beach.

Bunche Beach Launch: Tours will be offered from the road end once the Bunch Beach Preserve opens again for 2023.

Matanzas Location:  None of our tours launch from Matanzas  for 2023. 

Bowditch Point Park:  None of our tours launch from here for 2023. 

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