The Southbay Paddlers, a group within the Southbay Power & Sail Club, is growing in popularity. The paddlers include kayaks, canoes and SUPs (Stand Up Paddlers). The Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club recently added a kayak ramp in the marina to make it easier for the paddlers to get their boats into the water. The Paddlers organize many events throughout the year from luncheon destinations to weekend events. For more information about the paddlers, email the group at Kayaksouthbay@gmail.com A Kayak Trip for Everyone Saturday, April 1, 2017 Silver Springs State Park Come join in the fun of exploring one of Florida's most famous waterways. Paddle around the world’s largest freshwater spring and down the beautiful Silver River. The Silver River has an amazing amount of history and abundant wildlife. Rent a kayak or bring your own. The trip will take approximately 4 hours, leaving Silver Springs State Park at 11:00 am and paddling five miles downstream to Ray Wayside Park, where a shuttle will pick us up. Single and tandem kayaks can be rented from Silver River Kayak Rentals for $35 and $50 (plus tax) respectively. Children 4-11 years old must be in a tandem with an adult. The cost for shuttle alone (for those supplying their own gear) will be $10. Paddling instruction will be given to all those renting kayaks. We will plan a group dinner for those interested following the paddle. For more information on renting kayaks, go to SilverRiverKayakRentals.com. To sign up for this event, contact Karen Vavra at email@example.com.