Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:30 am and start with a self-guided audio tour* of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. Then, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!
$40 per person. Rain or shine. Please review rules and restrictions at the link below. Advance registration required. Call 305.603.8067.
Click here for Canoe Tour Rules and Restrictions PDF.
*Guests may also catch a 1pm guided tour of the exhibit after the canoe tour. Fees included.
Please note that there are 2 paddlers (must be 9 years old +) per canoe; 1 child (age 6+) may sit in the middle of canoe as third passenger as long as they fit properly in the provided life vest. The difficulty level is rated easy to moderate by EcoAdventures due to possible difficulties in paddling presented by high current or wind.
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Bring plenty of water, at least 2-quarts per person. Protection from the sun including sun block with a high SPF (15 or higher), hats, and sunglasses are important. Closed-toe shoes required.
Tour Location / Departure Point:
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
We recommend you park at the Museum Parking Garage.
If a participant cancels within 48 hours of event, a 50% refund will be issued. If a participant cancels within 24 hours of the event, no refund will be issued. This excursion goes out rain or shine, but it will be canceled if lightning is in the area. Miami-Dade EcoAdventures and the Coral Gables Museum may cancel this event when weather or other circumstances beyond our control make it necessary. If this event is cancelled, full refunds or credit toward another program will be provided.