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Sunset Paddle Board Tour with Manatees

sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida
sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida
sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida


Need I say more? I once read that if you want to go on vacation all the time maybe you should build a life that is a vacation. This obviously stuck with me as I enjoy vacationing and fun in the sun. I decided to live a vacation kind of life and you can, too.

On a typical Tuesday, I drove about 15 minutes to meet up with Evan and friends at Travel Country to see manatees while paddle boarding. I already knew what bikini I'd wear...my Lagoa Swimwear because it has a zippered-pocket for my things and for it's superior fit/comfort while doing water sports. We also got to bring our dogs so, I stashed some treats for Foxy in the pocket of my bikini top.

In a previous post, I mentioned the many benefits of paddle boarding. To go paddle boarding with manatees during sunset is even more rewarding. You can see manatees throughout the waterways of Florida. We went to a special spot in the intracoastal waters of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Manatees are gentle, friendly giants.They need space to move and are not allowed to be touched. What's great about paddle boarding where the manatees are is that they will often come up to the board, play and give you an up-close show. Some stuck their nose right up on the board and even pushed Evan's board for a little ride. I got some videos but it was hard to capture them on camera when you are enjoying, watching and living in the moment.

Evan was as nice as can be and very helpful. At one point, the wind and current got too strong for me. He came on his paddle board and saved me! He gave us tips on how to get around on a paddle board and taught us about the area. The Marine Discovery Center collects donations of oyster shells from local businesses to put back in the water. This filters the water and the oysters will regrow. It's a fantastic part of the Lagoon Restoration Project. Another beautiful soul brought her dog and she happened to be someone I sold a bikini to! We had a lot of fun and got some amazing photos in the beautiful sunset while out on the water. What's a vacation without go-pro footage?

You can join Travel Country on these paddle board tours with your own board or rent one. Travel Country Outfitters is an outdoor and sporting goods company in Altamonte Springs, Florida. They have everything you need for your outdoor adventures including paddle boards and kayaks. Check them out online, in store or on Instagram.

I love to wear my swimsuits. I love to paddle board. I love sunsets and I love manatees. What about you?

sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida

sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida

sunset, photography, go pro, bikinis, manatees, dogs, paddle boarding, tour, new smyrna beach, florida

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