Boating & Fishing

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For a different adventure for yourself or yourself with family and friends, you must venture out to the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach! The refuge is located just north of the lush and lively Everglades. The refuge is a dedicated organization that is devoted to preserving the wildlife of the Florida Everglades.

What makes the Arthur R. Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge so special is that not only do they serve a great cause but it is a fun place to learn, visit and give back to our native environment. The refuge prides itself on preserving animals like the endangered snail kite, the wood stork and the formerly endangered American alligator. When you enter through the main entrance of the park you will

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For something new to try in the Jupiter area, think of the Jupiter River Center! The amazing River Center is an all in one fun place for fun and learning. The River Center offers its guests amazing facilities with live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represents the ecosystem of the Loxahatchee River, from freshwater cypress swamps to sea grass estuaries to marine bionetworks. 

“The center provides a fun, educational opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents to learn about Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River.” And their mission “is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship for the Loxahatchee River’s diverse watershed with quality education programs, exhibits and meaningful

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The Jupiter River Center is a fun destination for locals or tourists.The River Center offers its guests amazing facilities with live aquatic tanks, interactive exhibits, and a touch tank that represents the ecosystem of the Loxahatchee River, from freshwater cypress swamps to sea grass estuaries to marine bionetworks. 

“The center provides a fun, educational opportunity for school children, adults, visitors, and long-time residents to learn about Florida’s first National Wild and Scenic River.” And their mission “is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship for the Loxahatchee River’s diverse watershed with quality education programs, exhibits and meaningful events.”

Every Saturday from 2pm-3pm the Jupiter River Center staff hosts a tour

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This Saturday, December 3rd in the evening is a two-hour kayak and paddleboard tour at the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve. The tour begins before dusk so you can cruise leisurely through the Intracoastal Waterway as the sunsets and the stars come out. 

On this unique tour of Jupiter’s waterways you will get an upclose look at the Jupiter Lighthouse, mangrove islands, estuaries, and the inlet. You will see an abundance of native wildlife like gentle manatees, turtles, fish, pelicans and sometimes even a dolphin. As the night falls, you will get to stargaze with your naked eye and see all that the Jupiter night sky has to offer. 

Launch times for these tours vary based on the time of year and the sunset. All of the gear will be included and guests

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This is your chance to have fun and help our local environment. Help spread the message in Jupiter that “PLASTIC AND MARINELIFE DON’T MIX!” by joining the Jellyfish Project Workshop. 

Together with other locals you can help make 500 jellyfish art pieces made from ocean plastic that has been collected from our beaches to help clean up our oceans. You and the group of volunteers will be hand assembling these beautiful pieces of art by fashioning the old polluted plastic into a work of art. 

“Plastic is a threat to marine and coastal wildlife through ingestion and entanglement. It photo degrades into micro plastic and enters the marine food chain. It never goes away completely. Jellyfish Project is a chance to bring awareness to this important issue

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Calling all fishing enthusiasts or those who want to become fishing enthusiasts now is your chance to get private fishing lessons from expert anglers at the Juno Beach Pier. 

The one-hour, private lessons are going to be held every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The time slots will be 7am, 8am, 4pm and 5pm on these days. 

The Juno Beach Pier staff takes great pride in education avid fishermen and women on the environment, local fish species and all of the tricks and rules for catching them. 

“Private Fishing Lessons for adults and kids, ages 8+! If you’d like to learn fishing techniques and how you can help protect and restore the marine environment from expert anglers, please contact Demi at dfox@marinelife.org.”

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Coming to sunny, Fort Lauderdale this weekend is the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Fort Lauderdale has earned a reputation for being one of the “yachting capitals of the world!” 

Taking place November 3rd through the 7th, will be a exposition complete with the world’s most impressive super yachts, mega yachts, sport fishing boats, center consoles jet skis, personal water crafts, exotic cars and the list goes on. For boat enthusiasts, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the place to be! 

The boat show will be broken down into two parts. The outside will be filled to the top with the mega yachts, sport fishing boats, catamarans, luxury sailboats, powerboats and more. You and your friends and family can stroll along the

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Mangrove Park in Boynton Beach is a small, scenic nature park. Only spanning about 12 acres, the park offers its guests a quiet and relaxing get away from the bustle of city life. 

A natural mangrove hammock, Mangrove Park is home to a variety of native plant and animal species. Visitors will see everything from great blue herons, fish, turtles, foxes, rabbits, manatees and more during a day at the Mangrove Park. A long, winding boardwalk creates the perfect path to walk or observe from. The boardwalk even comes to a point that is elevated over the Intracoastal Waterway making for the best vantage point in the park. 

Mangrove Park is in a great location and easily accessible by car or boat. The address to the park is 700 NE 4th Ave., Boynton Beach,

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Village Of Tequesta Park & Recreation Food Truck Pow Wow & Concert In The Park! What a great way to end the week with a family friendly event that is sure to have something for everyone. Enjoy live music, kids activities, and food trucks. Special raffle tickets will be sold for a $1,000 shopping spree at The Gardens Mall and a custom designed Tito's Handmade Vodka Paddle Board! Drawing for the raffle will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Bluewater Babes Fish For a Cure held at Sailffish Marina Resort in Singer Island. A $10 donation to Bluewater Babes Includes: Bluewater Babes Koozie and a free beer ticket to Tequesta Brewing Company or Twisted Trunk during the weekend of Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25.   Friday, September 23
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 NPLD Mark your calendars for the National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, September 24 from 8:00am to 11:30am at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (ONA). Projects include shoreline cleanup, staining the boardwalk (subject to weather) and pulling lovevine. No registration required.  Meet at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area's Northside parking lot (just off US Hwy1 on S. Beach Road).  The ONA designation was established by Congress primarily to protect unique scenic, scientific, educational, and recreational values. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse ONA is one of three sites afforded this designation, along with Oregon's Yaquina Head established by Congress in 1980 and California's Piedras Blancas Light Station…
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