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#92555 - 10/06/04 10:20 AM Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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We are excited about our upcoming journey to AC, as the locals call it, but one of the things we want to do is kyak out to the reef to snorkel. We have looked back over so many of the posts, going back at least 2 years, that our eyes our spinning. We have picked up so much good info that my wife Bonnie has started a file. It's already an inch thick! All of the info on kyaking just leads us in circles. Some say its great, others warn of being killed by boats, others of the tremendous effort it takes to paddle out to the reef and so when you finally arrive you are so exhausted you would drown if you tried snorkeling! So is that kyaking expert out there, who can give us the lowdown on kayaking on Ambergris Caye. Thanks for any and all information you have to impart!
We will be arriving February 15th and are fortunate enough [ we are self employed] to be able to stay for a whole month. We are very excited, as I'm sure you can tell. Only four plus months to go! Thanks again, Moss & Bonnie

#92556 - 10/06/04 10:23 AM Re: Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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#92557 - 10/06/04 11:36 AM Re: Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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Go for it, as long as your in good shape and use your head, it's a nice way to spend a few hours. As for boat traffic it's like crossing the street, look both ways and like mom told you don't play in the street. Do not attempt it on a windy day or at night. You will need some type of anchor, a cinder block and some rope will work. Find a sandy area about 4 feet deep to anchor (this also helps getting back into the kayak), do not anchor in the coral. Stay close by your kayaks. Stay on the inside of the reef, it can get rough on the outside, also watch for cuts in the reef, where when the tides going out, the current can get strong. Most important don't go alone, wear your PFD and let someone know were your going and when you plan on returning. But make sure you do at least one boat trip with a guide, they will take you to some really nice spots.

#92558 - 10/06/04 12:33 PM Re: Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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Hi Rockfish, Great news. Plain common sense and being in shape is something our gang has in quanity. We absolutely will be going out with professionals more than once. I hear the Mexico Rocks are a great experience, as well as the more popular ones. Anyone out there have any other experiences or suggestions? feel free to indulge! We are lapping it up. Also, heard the lagoon is a great place to check out the flora and fauna. All for now.

#92559 - 10/06/04 12:59 PM Re: Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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Mexico Rocks has a pole in the ground that you can tie your kayak to. Don't know how to tell you where to find it though.........

Good luck to you and I hope you are a body builder because if you aren't your gonna be in trouble. BTDT - kayaking to the reef should be left to those people who take protien powder and lift weights every day.

Bring water!!!

#92560 - 10/10/04 04:16 PM Re: Kyaking????? Need more information?????  
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Well much food for thought. We just fiqured with kayaks, we could, besides attempting the reef, do the lagoon, paddle north or south or just do whatever. It just gives us more options.

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