Boating & Fishing

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Imagine flying over the tall grass, wetlands of Florida’s Everglades on an airboat. You will be gliding over the meter tall grasses, deep and shallow waters of one of the country’s most precious national parks. Alligators, snakes, fish and birds will all be within a few feet from the safety of the airboat. Airboat tours are the best way to see all that the vast Everglades have to offer. 

Everglades National Park spans an impressive 1.5 million acres.  Comprised of wetland preserve on the southern tip of the state of Florida, the Everglades are home to a multitude of habitats and animals. “Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, saw grass marshes and pine flat woods that are home to hundreds of

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The Wild Dolphin Camp hosted by the Under Blue Waters Foundation is all the rage for Jupiter kids these days! It is an incredible camp for kids ages 8-15 who are passionate about the oceans and all they behold. 

By partaking in the Wild Dolphin Camp, kids become honorary “junior marine biologists” and will earn their Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) “Skin Diver certification.” This means, the campers master their skills of snorkeling while researching and exploring their local ocean.

Campers will get the unique opportunity to see what being a marine biologist is like. Aboard a real research boat used for studying the oceans and its creatures, kids get to exercise their snorkeling and swimming skills as well as learn about

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The 32nd Palm Beach International Boat Show is set to take place March 23 - March 26, 2017 in downtown West Palm Beach. The show will feature more than a billion dollars’ worth of yachts, boats and accessories. Hundreds of boats will be on display ranging from inflatables, power boats and sport fisherman to super yachts over 150 feet. The show will feature a wide array of the latest marine technology, accessories, seminars, kids fishing clinics and boat handling classes, live music and fun for all. It is one of the top five shows in the country.

The show will open Thursday, March 23 starting at noon - 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 10a.m. – 6.pm. Admission is $22 for adults, children 6-15 are $12 and children under 6 are

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Palm Beach County has lots of beautiful natural areas and preserves from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean. The Department of Environmental Resources Management (E.R.M.) manages” a range of environmental programs designed to protect, preserve, and enhance Palm Beach County’s natural resources, both on land and water. Fresh drinking water, unpolluted waterways, a large tree canopy, and controlling mosquito populations provide a welcoming outdoor tropical experience to snorkel and dive, visit sandy beaches, fresh or saltwater fish, kayak waterways, hike in the woods all while viewing wildlife in their natural habitat.”

To bring awareness to the community, the E.R.M. will host the annual family fun event known as the Natural Areas Festival.  Palm

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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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