March 2015

OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN A KAYAK

Indian Pass Lagoon is a treasure says Adventure Guide Trish. A true eco-adventure. You need a flat bottom boat or a kayak because it’s so shallow. You will see all kinds of wildlife around the oyster beds. Indians created and used oyster mounds to drive fish in the direction of their nets. You still see some of them today in the flats. (Legend has it that the Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw Indians who came to the coast to fish and harvest oysters first used the Pass.)

If you are feeling extra adventurous, rent or bring your kayak to a Lagoon launch. It’s a great paddle and the water is calm so it’s easy. You’ll see beautiful marshes, oyster beds, an occasional alligator sleeping back in the little coves. The people that live along the Lagoon have neat long docks and you’ll see their crab pots out. So much to see. And, do you kayak fish? The trout and redfish are great out there. .Just wear good shoes that buckle on because the mud is sticky and the oyster shells are sharp.

It you want a more predictable ride, let an expert take you out. Captain Jordan at Saltwater Obsessions has a great flat bottom boat and he grew up on the Lagoon. He can take you on a personalized eco-tour and show you all the hidden wildlife.

Trish, owner of the infamous Turtle Beach Inn recommends exploring the Indian Pass Lagoon by kayak. You can rent them from Scallop Cove or Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost. Or, take an easy journey with Captain Jordan Todd at Saltwater Obsessions. Either way, it’s a “do not miss” adventure.

Updated: Dec 08, 2017 0:37

Published: Mar 01, 2015 21:50

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Trish Petrie Local since 1997Owner of the Turtle Beach Inn, Trish offers guests a unique experience that is tailored to their needs. She is a true Indian Pass ambassador and can be found exploring the lagoon and St. Vincent Island!
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