Lynn, Adventure Guide and General Manager of the Port Inn is deep in thought. “What would I do with my extra day on a long weekend? Walk out into St. Joseph Bay – honestly, my family does it almost every day. We live across the street and we see the sea urchins, scallops, blue crabs and horseshoe crabs. We just go out on the Bay and play.”
It’s really fun. We put in right in PSJ (Port St. Joe) right across the street from the Methodist Church. Our Bay has so many times that its low tide – we call it the “islands” – and we go out and explore. In fact, one weekend over the summer, we took all of our paddleboards out. There were about 30 of us from church. We went out and boarded to the middle of the Bay and had a bonfire. It was so fun. Jumping in and out of paddleboards and kayaks. We stayed out there for hours. Cooked hot dogs. Saw a sea turtle and dolphins. Horseshoe crabs. When the tide changed, we cleaned up everything and headed home. The next morning it was high tide and you couldn’t even see the “islands” any more. We do it all the time and have a blast.
If you come down for a weekend, Daly’s Watersports rents boards. Or, there are independent paddleboard rentals, too. You can just pull off on the side of the road really anywhere along the Bay. They are creating a little ramp in PSJ in a green space between Sunset Coastal and Port Inn. Should be cool.
The Bay is very calm and shallow. It’s safe. If you’ve never paddleboarded before, it’s a great place to try it. If you fall, it’s not deep. Easy to get back up. Tons of cool sealife. And, it is so clear.
PSJ expert, Lynn recommends paddleboarding on your extra long-weekend day. She can be found most days at the historic Port Inn. Well. When she’s not out in St. Joseph Bay, that is!
Updated: Dec 08, 2017 0:25
Published: Sep 01, 2015 20:52