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Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Todays Tours are at Bowditch Point Beach Park! I have room for 2 people at 12:00. Booking is open for the FUN aim The Sun Tour until 11:30 for the 12:00 Tour and lesson.

Paddle Board Near Me!

Paddle Boarding is a great way to enjoy nature and an easy way to maintain social distancing, since keeping a distance between boards makes it much easier to paddle! Tours and lessons can be just for you and your group or semi-private where a plus one is possible on a tour that already has 2 people 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 and then book online. If you have questions call owner, guide and instructor Sheree at 231-335-7278 (Yes 231, not 239 (She uses her Michigan cell #)

Please note we do not have a storefront and that we meet up with you by reservation only at one of our 3 launch locations The Matanzas Inn, Bowditch Point Beach Park on Fort Myers Beach and Lovers Key Dog Beach!🐶

Current Hours of Operation 9am – 4pm Wednesday through Sunday closed 4th of July weekend due to high boat traffic.

Click on the book now button to check availability. We may close the schedule based on weather, owner vacations and private training days. If you see “Call to Book” in our schedule it is usually because availability may vary based on weather, scheduled tours and lessons. 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. Scroll down to footer for the rest of the years days of operation.

🐬 All of our tours start with a short paddle lesson on land which helps you be more successful paddling and working with tides which you don’t experience if you have been paddling on lakes and rivers 🙂 We will go over paddle technique and tips appropriate for you or your group from beginner to advanced. Next you learn how to get on the board safely, how to get back on if you do fall off and how to stand up on the board. We practice turns, stopping and paddling forward efficiently. Once everyone is comfortable on the boards we paddle out to the sand bar and shallows, harbor, beach or mangrove areas where the water is clear and we can explore. You may see sea creatures like Dolphins, live shells, marine birds, fish, turtles and sometimes the elusive manatee.

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Stand Up Paddle Board Tours, Classes & Training

Dolphins, Lightning Whelks, Manatees, Pelicans and Dogs Oh My!

We specialize in introducing people to paddle boarding as well as coaching intermediate to advanced paddle boarders. All of our Fort Myers Beach 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. The best days to paddle are when the wind is calm or ranging from 6mph up to 12mph-14 mph allowing for gusts from 14 – 20.  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.

You may choose from a variety of stand up paddle board adventures, 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 🙂

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. Our most popular tours are the 1 and 1/2 Hour Tour and 2 and 1/2 Hour FMB FUN in THE SUN Bowditch Point Tour and the Lovers Key Dog Beach Tour.  The Dog Beach guided paddle at the Lee County Bonita Springs Dog Beach can be enjoyed with or without your dog! We will launch at Dog Beach and then head into Lover’s Key from the southern end of Lover’s Key island where motored boats cannot go and look for live shells and wildlife just off the beautiful Gulf Inlet in the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. Click here to Book one of our most popular tours now.

We Offer Custom Stand Up Paddle Board Tours.

The Book Now Button will let you book Paddle Boarding tours and lessons #1 thru #10 online.

Below is a list that includes other custom tours we can plan for your Paddle Board adventure experience. Book Tours 1 – 10 online now or 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!

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  1. FMB Inner Harbor Tour:  1-1 /2 Hours with a lesson in the canal by the Matanzas and then we paddle Matanzas Pass around the mooring field and the beautiful sand bar by the Shrimp Boats.  Note: We Launch from a floating dock. Lesson is in the canal and then we cross the channel together on the way out to go paddle in an area where power boats do not travel.   $65
  2. FUN in THE SUN Tip of the Island Paddle – Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. 1  1/2 Hour session ($65 Adult, Youth $55) or the 2  1/2 Hour session (Adult or Youth $85) paddle board tours 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).
  3. Lover’s Key & Dog Beach Paddle: Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. 2 Hour Tour of Estero Bay Preserve Gulf Inlet launching from Dog Beach on Southern tip of Lover’s Key just before New Pass Bridge. $85 Adult and $75 Youth. We launch from a small sandy beach down the same trail you take to Dog Beach.
  4. Paddle Board Picnic Mangroves & Dog Beach 3 Hour Tour – Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. Book on AirBNB only. $125 with lunch. Visit AirBNB to book a 3 Hour Tour With Lunch; an AirBNB Exclusive Experience
  5. Paddle Board Picnic Tip of The Island Paddle 3 Hour Tour – Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. Book on AirBNB only. $125 with lunch. Visit AirBNB to book a 3 Hour Tour With Lunch; an AirBNB Exclusive Experience on Thursdays.
  6. SUP Yoga & SUP Lesson2 Hour Intro to SUP Yoga class with Paddle Boarding time too! Semi Private 2 to 6 people. $65
  7. Paddle Board Yoga With Erin & Sheree up to 10 people. Yoga session with sort paddle warm  up on a quiet inner bay in downtown Fort Myers Beach across from Lynn Hall Park. $40
  8. Private Paddle Board Tours, Lessons, Coaching & Instruction for new paddlers, beginners, intermediate and advanced training including race training.
  9. Hop Into The Emerald Blue  Adventure – Island Hopping Boat & SUP Charter with Captain Diaz of Pine Island Hopping as your host along with Coach Sheree Lincoln of Sea Dog Eco Tours for Up to 5 people with paddle boarding. Pine Island to Cayo Costa. 4 to 6 hour options with or without paddle boards. $400-$650 Meet up on Pine Island at Marina Launch.
  10. World Paddle Association Level I Certification:  Get Certified to teach paddle boarding! This class includes Zoom and at home book training with a minimum of 4 hours of on the water training.  $295 for semi private – $395 for private class. I also offer Paddle Board Business Training and multiple day classes based on your current level of paddle boarding and desired goals for teaching, racing or tours.  Give Sheree a call at 231-335-7278!
  11. Family FUN Night Paddle Coming Soon .  Paddle around the tip of the island, work on some paddle board skills with Sheree. $10 per person with your own board at Bowditch Point Park. If you have your own group of 4 or more please call Sheree to reserve a time. 1 hour session (unless we are having too much fun!!!)
  12. Matanzas on the Bay Bar Hop to Nauti Parrot Paddle Tour For Athletic Experienced Paddlers. 2 Hour Tour. $85. Minimum 2 People. Maximum 4.
  13. Paddle Board Adventures & 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)
  14. Pontoon Boat Paddle with Paddle Boards Estero Bay Preserve: 3 to 5 hours with FMB Beautiful Pontoon Tours & Sea Dog Eco Tours. $400 – $650.
  15. 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.
  16. 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. $100 as private training session in Fort Myers Beach and off Island $125
  17. 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. $25-$50 for group class. $100 as private training session in Fort Myers Beach. Off Island $125.
  18. 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. As group please call for price.

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.

We are excited to welcome WPA Instructor Adrian Komaromi to our team.  Adrian is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, a certified diver and an avid fisherman.

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

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Sea Dog Eco Tours

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

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

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Sea Dog Eco Tours Locations

Most Tours Launch from Matanzas on the Bay.  We also 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 Paddle Picnic & Play Tour.

Sea Dog Eco Tours at Matanzas Inn  Meet Up by Reservation Only
414 Crescent St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Days of Operation
Wednesday—Sunday through Jan 30th
Starting January 31st Open 6 Days a week**
Day closed depends on scheduled tours & weather – usually Tuesday or Wednesday. If winds are solid at 14 to 20+ we will close. 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

Matanzas Location: Take the Trolley or the Free Tram to Times Square and walk  south to Crescent St.  Take Crescent 3 blocks to 2nd Street.  Look across the street for the Matanzas on the Bay Restaurant and the Matanzas Inn which is at 414 Crescent St.  Walk out to the patio and find the dock. Walk down the talk back towards the Beach (West) and look for a small floating dock. There will be another white  Pergola with a picnic table near there.  If you come by car,  find paid parking under the Matanzas Pass Bridge for $3 per hour or park at Nicks Liquor Store for an all day low rate. Nicks is the 1st driveway as you come over the bridge, just across from Crescent Family Beach on the gulf. Sheree will meet up with you at launch location once a paddle adventure has been booked. Sea Dog Eco Tours does not have a storefront or Kiosk on site to allow for #moretimeonthewater in #FMB.

Dog Beach Location:  Uber or Drive to Lee County Dog Beach at 8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931 where we meet in the parking lot and then walk out to the beach.

Bowditch Point Park:  Walk, Bicycle, Take The Tram or Trolley or Uber to Lee County Bowditch Point Park at 50 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL. 33931 where we will meet on the back bay harbor side. Arrive early to park as parking is limited. If you come by trolley walk around the buildings to the right or up the stairs through the building commons are and then out to the parking lot.  From there walk towards the back bay (away from the beach) to the small cove by the park bench just north of the public dock.

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