PADDLE BOARD – Whether you just want to go paddle boarding for the day, take a lesson or sign up for paddle yoga – it is all accessible around Jupiter Inlet there are several places on the Intracoastal and on US1 south of DuBois Park that can get you set up to explore the interior Jupiter Inlet lagoons, Loxahatchee River with wildlife and the Jupiter sandbar, the Tequesta Intracoastal sandbar and of course the ocean. Individual and group paddling available.
Paddleboarding also known as stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding or ‘Hoe he’e nalu’ in Hawaiian uses paddles to move ahead. It is an ancient form of surfing that has become popular again as a way to travel long distances on a long surf board. It is easy to learn and offers a great workout. Amateurs often start by kneeling on the board which is slightly wider than a standard surfboard.
River paddle boarding is becoming popular as it requires skill and agility to navigate. It is a fun surfing sport that doesn’t rely on high or low tides.
It is very popular in Jupiter and Tequesta around the Jupiter Inlet both on the Intracoastal and Loxahatchee River and even on the ocean for advanced paddlers.
Jupiter to Palm Beach FL Lifestyles and Things To Do
KAYAK – to kayak or canoe is very popular on local waterways. Jupiter and Tequesta are located on the Loxahatchee River by Jupiter Inlet. The Loxahatchee River is one of only two nationally recognized Wild and Scenic Rivers in Florida. The second one is Wekiva River in Central Florida – north of Orlando.
There are both public and private places to launch kayaks along the Loxahatchee River. Waterfront communities like Tequesta Country Club have neighborhood launch locations for kayaking. Kayakers also enjoy the turquoise waters of the Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean. The average water temperature is around 85° F (26° C).
Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Tequesta/Hobe Sound– Located on the north end of the Loxahatchee River and accessible from the water or by car from US1 in Tequesta. Follow the mangrove up the river to see wildlife such as alligators, deer, bobcat, coyotes, wild boar, manatees, turtles, tortoises, herons, egrets, ospreys, bald eagles and fish. Trapper Nelson’s cabin is along this fork of the river with picnic tables and restrooms.
Riverbend Park, Jupiter – Located west of I-95 & Florida Turnpike at Indiantown Road. Canoe and kayak outfitters onsite. Famous for the thrilling ride over the Masten Dam. Onsite outfitters rent canoes and kayaks but are closed Tuesday & Wednesdays. The most popular trip from River Bend is a 2.5-3.5 miles trip (3-4 hours) called the Cypress Canopy. No swimming allowed. If you prefer you can rent biked and go biking along the Riverbend Park trails.
Intracoastal (ICW), Jupiter/Tequesta – Jupiter Lighthouse Park, US1 in Tequesta and Coral Cove Park on Jupiter Island are public launch sites to access Jupiter Inlet and Intracoastal sandbars.
Jupiter – Tequesta Kayak Rentals and Tours –
Jupiter Outdoor Center – (Jupiter Inlet) (561)747-0063 – 1116 Love Street, Jupiter, FL 33477
Beach Water Sports – (Intracoastal) (561)745-6900 – 17967 SE Federal Hwy, Tequesta, FL 33469
Jupiter Pointe Paddling – (Intracoastal) (561)746-6691 – 18701 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta, FLL 33469
Canoe Outfitters of Florida (Riverbend Park, Loxahatchee River & Jonathan Dickinson State Park) – (561)746-7053 – Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
More Palm Beach County Kayak and Canoe Areas –
Bert Winters Park, Juno Beach / Burt Reynolds Park, Jupiter / Dyer Park, West Palm Beach / Jim Barry Light Harbor Park, Riviera Beach / John Prince Park, Lake Worth / John Stretch Park, Lake Harbor / Juno Park, Juno Beach / Lake Ida Park, Delray Beach / Ocean Inlet Park, Ocean Ridge / Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach / Paul Rardin Park, Pahokee / Peanut Island Park, Riviera Beach / Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach / South Bay RV Park, South Bay /
Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, West Boca Raton / Stub Canal Park, West Palm Beach/ West Delray Regional Park, Delray Beach
Contact me to add more vendors and locations to this page.
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YOGA is offered at a few places around Jupiter and Tequesta – one of them is by the beloved Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The class is offered on Monday nights at 6pm or 7pm depending on season by Mary Veal with Green Tara Yoga in Jupiter.
Please arrive in time to settle in. Bring a yoga mat and cash donation. Starting time may vary by season.
For more information visit Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum or call (561)747-8380.
Did you know over 1 million people follow Yoga Girl – Rachel Brathen? As our schedule gets overwhelmed with too many activities I find it increasingly important to unwind and get a good 8-hour sleep. This 5 minute evening yoga routine by yoga guru Rachel Brathen is very easy to follow. Enjoy!!
Rachel Brathen, “Yoga Girl”, shares an easy to do basic yoga pass. I discovered this wonderful video while surfing Elle Magazine that only takes 5 minutes to start your day. Watch, enjoy & have a wonderful day!!
RESTAURANTS – The dining options offered in Palm Beach County are truly multicultural and for all budgets. From coastal food shacks to elegant Palm Beach cuisine. Making the effort to discover what is beneath the surface will be well worthwhile!!
ZAGAT Rated Restaurants –
See “Miami / South Florida 2014 edition” for current Palm Beach – Jupiter Florida Zagat restaurant ratings
Juno Beach – Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Kee Grill & Sushi Jo
Jupiter – Cafe des Artistes, Guanabanas, Jetty’s, Lazy Loggerhead Cafe, Little Moir’s Food Shack, Little Moir’s Leftovers, Tabica Grill, The Bistro, Too Bizaare and Dive Bar
North Palm Beach – Seasons 52
Palm Beach – Cafe Boulud, Cafe l’Europe, Chez Jean-Pierre, Palm Beach Grill, Renato’s and Ta-boo
Palm Beach Gardens – Asian Fin, Cafe Chardonnay, River House, The Capital Grille and Vic & Angelo’s
Tequesta – Evo, Gallery Grille & Hog Snappers Shack & Sushi
West Palm Beach – Cafe Sapori & Cheesecake Factory
YELP – Jupiter Florida
Great resource for local restaurants including reviews
TRIPADVISOR – Jupiter Florida restaurants
Great resource for restaurants and travel tips
Looking for a new place to eat?
Try PGA Commons on 4500 block of PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.
Prosecco Cafe – Gelato-ria, tapas bar & prosecco bar. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Roccos’ Tacos – Mexican restaurant with award winning food & ambiance. Lunch & dinner.
Spoto’s Oyster Bar – Oysters, fresh fish, bouillabaisse & crab cakes. Lunch, happy hour & dinner.
Vic & Angelo’s – Coal over Italian pizza & home made pastas. Lunch & dinner.