When is Paddles By The Sea open?
We’re open 7 days a week 9am- 5pm at the Indian River Lagoon location behind the Riverside Café, and on the beach of the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa. We offer paddle board and kayak rentals and lessons at both locations.
We want you to be available when you want to paddle, when it’s convenient for you.
If you’re interested in paddling before or after our normal hours, don’t hesitate to ask. We’re very likely to be able to accommodate. Sunrise or sunset paddles are great times to paddle and we wouldn’t want you to miss an opportunity to experience that. Wouldn’t say we’re always open, but if it’s safe and legal, and involves paddle sports, we’re happy to make it happen. For example we have a local group of friends that have arranged a regular sunrise SUP yoga class for themselves. Feel free to call, text or email to arrange after hour events
However, there are some exceptions to our open 7 days a week policy. Since we specialize in paddle board and kayak rentals and tours only, we will close for weather and wind that could make your experience less fantastic. Our staff is some of the best weather readers you’ll ever meet. It’s still very difficult to predict, so we often cancel events or close if it’s questionable, or has the potential to be unsafe. It’s not worth a couple bucks to put you and your family at risk. Our goal is to make sure you have so much fun you come back again and again. Sometimes that means not letting you go paddle at all.
This is a good reason to give us a call or message before coming down. We’re happy to give you advice on what location is best that day. In some cases we may not allow paddle boards to go, but kayaks would be allowed. It’s all very wind and weather dependent. It’s not uncommon for the Indian River Lagoon location to be calmer than the ocean, some days it’s the other way around. In the summer the ocean might actually be calmer than the river. Please feel free to contact us to find out what’s best for you and want you want to do.
If you’ve ever attempted to predict a path of a summer thunder storm or winter wind direction, you’ll know it’s a real challenge. Check out this blog post we wrote about paddle boarding and wind.
The only other time we close is Christmas day. That’s it, pretty simple. Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm, closed for poor wind or weather and Christmas Day.
Feel free to call, text, social media or email to setup after hours or special events. Click here for Contact info
By: Chris Woodruff
Owner: Paddles By The Sea
What: Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals and Tours
Where: 3321 Bridge Plaza Dr Vero Beach FL