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 Launch Locations.


Current Paddle Board Tour & Class Offerings

Hurricane Ian Update Re-Opening! Meet our wildlife, paddle and explore our waterway from the Fort Myers Beach Area to Lovers Key at Dog Beach. SEA Dog Eco Tours are-opened in April offering paddle board lessons, tours, instructor certifications and retreats in small and private group settings from 1 paddler to 10 paddlers.

Paddle Boarding Adventures in the Fort Myers Beach Area & 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. Looking for Paddle Boarding Near Me in Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs? Use our Book Now button to view tour options with photos. If you 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 advanced beginner to advanced paddle boarders. All of our Fort Myers Beach area paddle board trips, lessons and adventures are 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 of our paddle board adventure experiences are designed for one guide for 1 to 3 people. Coach Sheree can take 4 people out if she is available. Generally if you have more than 3 people you can book 2 of the same tours which will add a second guide and accommodate 6 people. If you don not see a second tour available when booking or have more than 6 people in your group please give Sheree a call at 231-335-7278 and she can send you a booking link for your custom paddle boarding experience.

All of our paddle board adventures include safety instructions, directions on how to use our equipment, proper paddle technique and more based on your needs. We will search for sea creatures, paddle, swim if you like and explore. If you want more lesson time then your wish is our command. 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 and 2 hour tour and lesson sessions. Our tours are kid friendly too for ages 3 and up.

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 area, 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 Adventures #1 thru #6 where we share photos and more details.

We have also included additional ideas for your paddle boarding adventure experience in the list below. Our Spring 2023 schedule is available online. 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 or leave our guides a tip by clicking on Book Now.

  1. Lover’s Key & Dog Beach Paddle: We launch from a small sandy beach down the same trail you take to Dog Beach and then we paddle north to a nearly private bay with beautiful clear water where powered boats can’t travel. 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. This is a dog friendly tour. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your dog.* Your dog will need to wear 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. *
  2. 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.
  3. Sunset Paddle at Dog Beach. Paddle board as the sun sets over the New Pass Inlet and the Gulf of Mexico, the colors come alive and the essence of the water is enhanced and brings peace to the end of your day. Relax with friends and family on this small, personal paddle boarding experience. Join this 1.5 hour stand up paddle board experience. Select dates available Mid-May. Call Sheree for a sunset tour for your special date.
  4. Paddle Board Play Time or Lesson 1 Hour Sessions at Sanibel Causeway Beach ~ For Dolphin & Manatee Seekers. Our Marine wildlife love the abundant fish and sea grass along the beach on the south side of the causeway. We offer 3 sessions a day on Wednesdays there (when it is easier to find parking). Enjoy the beach and your book while part of your group plays on the paddle boards right out in front of where you placed your chairs, sun shelter or beach towel.
  5. Get Certified to Teach Paddle Boarding.  This World Paddle Association (WPA) certification class is available as a 1 day or 3 day class. All classes include study time at home bookwork with a minimum of 5 hours of on the water training depending on your level of experience paddle boarding and as a coach. $295 for semi private – $395 for 1 person 1 day private class.  $695 for private 3 day certification plus training on how to run and plan 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.  Book online now for the Wednesday Certification Class or Read more about getting SUP Certified on our Get SUP Certified Page – click here. Call Sheree to plan a custom date or weekend class.
  6. SUP Yoga (Intro to SUP Lesson as needed) & 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. Call Sheree if you would like a yoga session at your own beach or dock.
  7. AirBnB Paddle Board Mangroves & Dog Beach Tour – Newbie, Beginner to Advanced Paddlers. Visit AirBNB to book an AirBNB Exclusive Experience. Picnic available by request.
  8. FUN in THE SUN Tip of the Island Paddle at Bowditch Beach Park – 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).
  9. 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.
  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. Call Sheree.
  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.

Paddle Board Instructors & Coaches at Sea Dog Eco Tours – About Our Team

Sheree Lincoln is the owner operator and founder of Sea Dog Eco Tours , Sea Dog SUP Nation  LLC and the Paddle Board Near Me Online Directory.  Coach Sheree is a PaddleFit Pro SUP Coach and a World Paddle Association, Level II Trainer and Instructor.  She  moved to Fort Myers Beach in 2018, from Michigan,  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 Inter Coastal Waterway many times.  You can take a guided Stand Up Paddle Board Eco Tour with PaddleFit Pro Coach Sheree Lincoln with confidence.

coach kim hedges - bitmojiKim 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.

coach cindy gibson - bitmojiCindy 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.

Read more about Sheree, Kim, Cindy, and  James 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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