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Carribean Watersports at the Key Largo Grande Offers Newest Watersport That Has Guests “Walking on Water”
Hotel offers package to explore Florida Keys
October 20, 2009
KEY LARGO, Fla. - A new craze in watersports has popped up at the Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club, A Hilton Resort offering guests a "tuna tower" view of the Florida Keys. One of the fastest growing watersports in the world, stand up paddleboard (SUP) is a user friendly sport that combines kayaking, surfing and canoeing.
Gliding through the Florida Keys on a SUP is becoming a new phenomenon. At the Key Largo Grande, Caribbean Watersports, Ltd offers adventurers a "walk on water' experience letting one explore the shallow waters of Florida Bay while getting a great workout. Nature lovers will love gliding over the crystal clear sea grass filled bay standing on a board that resembles a surfboard while using a paddle to help guide through the water.
"SUP's are fun and easy to use and typically only takes a short time to learn how to balance, paddle straight, and take a short cruise along the shore." said Darrell McCullough, Caribbean Watersports Director. "The beach at the Key Largo Grande offers a unique opportunity to try SUP's as the shore is generally on the calm side of Key Largo on Florida Bay which has a depth of only 5' to 7'. The saltwater portion of the Everglades National Park starts only 3/4ths of a mile from the swim area making it a great way to view the magnificent sea life the Keys have to offer."
The hotel is offering a watersports package for guests to take advantage of this new phenomenon and experience the beauty of the Florida Keys. The Key Largo Watersports package ranges from $149 per room per night to $439 per room per night based on availability and room type and includes*:
- Overnight accommodations
- One water sport per adult per stay.
- A 2 night minimum stay is required.
Each adult can choose from one of the following activities:
- 600' High Extreme Parasail Flight
- 4 Hour Use of Stand Up Paddleboard
- 1/2 Hour Use of a "high-speed personal water craft"
- 2 Hour Use of a Sailboat
- 4 Hour Use of a Kayak
- Everglades Tour
- Snorkel Tour
Age and/or weight restrictions may apply to some activities. Due to space limitations, snorkel tours may be provided by an offsite operator. Water sports information is available at www.caribbeanwatersports.com
** Subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes, gratuities or incidental charges. One water sport per stay, per adult is available for up to two (2) adults per room.
Rentals for SUP's begin at $30 per hour, $45 for two hours. Two children may share one board at the same time for no extra charge, subject to age and weight restrictions. Special charters can be arranged with Caribbean Watersports and Enviro Tours to combine the SUP and Hobie Kayaks with guided nature tours of the protected islands of the Everglades National Park.
For reservations and information the KEY LARGO GRANDE RESORT & BEACH CLUB, A HILTON RESORT is located at 97000 South Overseas Highway Key Largo, FL 33037
Telephone: (305) 852-5553
Facsimile: (305) 852-8669
Reservations: (888) 871-3439
About The Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club
The Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club, A Hilton Resort is nestled on 13 acres of lush forestry, situated along the Gulf of Mexico, and offering all the pleasures of an island paradise. In addition to an impressive redesign and expansion of function space, and enhancements to the 200 guest room accommodations as well as common areas, the resort features extensive nature trails; a private white-sand beach, unparalleled sunsets, and is less than one hour from colorful Miami.The hotel is is 65 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA) and 95 miles from the Key West International Airport (EYW). For more information or reservations, travelers should contact their travel planner, call (888) 871-3439 or visit www.KeyLargoGrande.com.
About Caribbean Watersports & Enviro Tours
Caribbean Watersports & Enviro-Tours has been a leading water sports provider for over 25 years, 20 at the resort. Nestled on the white sandy beach of the refurbished Hilton's Upper Keys luxury resort, CWS offers a wide assortment of watersports: Enviro-Tours, Parasailing, Private Snorkeling or Sunset tours and Jetski/WaveRunner, Hobie Cat sailboat rentals as well as kayaks, paddleboats and SUP's.
Please visit our own web site: www.caribbeanwatersports.com
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