After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a brief panoramic drive through Progreso and then into the lush countryside, a natural area that borders lagoons and mangrove forests. Upon arrival at the base camp, your guide will brief you on the art of handling a kayak, give you safety instructions and provide an outline of the adventure ahead.
As you paddle through the typically calm waters of the lagoon which has depths of 1 – 4 feet, you can expect to spot a huge variety of birds, as more than 300 avian species live here. You might see pelicans diving into the water for fish, and herons and egrets wading through the mangroves that grow along the shoreline. Perhaps even more impressive are the pink flamingos that flock here to nest.
Flamingos favor estuaries and shallow waters for breeding, and the lagoons around Progreso are ideal. Flamingos live in huge colonies, as there is safety in numbers, especially when the birds feed with their heads completely submerged in the water. Their diet consists of tiny fish and shrimplike crustaceans that lend a pinkish hue to their feathers.
After approximately ninety minutes of kayaking, you will return to the base camp and then drive to a nearby beach club, where you will be free to relax however you please. You might stroll along the coast, bask in the sun or stretch out under a palm tree and read a book. This is your time to enjoy the serenity of nature at your own pace without a care in the world. A light snack will be provided.
Following your time at the beach, you will rejoin your transportation and transfer back to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of moderate paddling and sandy surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to pregnant women. Participants should be competent swimmers and in good physical condition. Light-weight, weather appropriate clothing that can get wet; a change of clothes (changing and toilet facilities are available); sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; insect repellant; a swimsuit; a towel from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Lifejackets will be provided and must be worn. Guests must be at least 8 years of age to take part in this tour. The minimum allowable weight is 90 lbs. and the maximum allowable weight is 250 lbs. A waiver will be required by the local operator before being allowed to take part in the tour. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Wildlife sightings, while likely, are not guaranteed.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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